Quinoa Taco Salad

quinoa taco salad

I think there are two types of people who will read this blog post. Person one is super excited or at least interested at the mention of quinoa in a taco salad.  Person two is skeptical. Quinoa seems like one of those weird, trendy health foods that probably tastes bad right? Wrong. Although many of…

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Peachy-Perfect Salad

Peach Salad

It’s peach season, friends! And peach season for us this year means our new Peachy Perfect Salad. This latest creation was inspired by our Strawberry Poppyseed Salad. You all loved it so much that we couldn’t let it die when strawberry season ended. Similar to the Strawberry Poppyseed Salad, our Peachy-Perfect Salad includes a base…

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Greek Salad

Greek Salad

On a recent summer afternoon, Julie and I sat down to brainstorm future farm kitchen dishes. A few minutes into the meeting, Farmer Dan delivered the new–the first tomatoes were READY! An obligatory happy dance immediately followed. After we calmed down, an image of a creamy fresh dish with vine-ripened tomatoes popped into my head.…

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Strawberry Poppyseed Salad

strawberry poppyseed salad

This Strawberry Poppyseed Salad was inspired by meals Dan and I shared at the home of Jake and Trena Van Wyk, back in our days at Dordt College. The Van Wyks often opened their home for Sunday dinners, and we experienced many delicious and comforting meals around their table.  Although I don’t remember the exact…

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Asian Sesame Salad with Kongjang and Egg

Asian Sesame Salad

This winter our friends at Firefly Fields gifted us with a 5 pound bag of dried soybeans. At that point, I’d never before cooked with soybeans. So I started searching for recipes, and I came upon this one for sweet and sour soybeans, or kongjang. I substituted local honey for the agave, and I added…

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How to Pack a Salad for Lunch

lunch time salad in bento box

Packing a salad lunch is a great option when you’re out and about for work or play. For instance, this past weekend we left the farm to go hiking at Tippecanoe River State Park. I asked each of our kids to make their own lunch. Our youngest chose a salad, and with some help, she…

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7 Ways to Eat Leafy Greens

Julie enjoying raw spinach

Updated Feb 5, 2021 Eating leafy greens is something we know we should do, but sometimes we feel overwhelmed actually doing it. At our farm, we strive to make eating greens easy and enjoyable. How do we do this? By growing greens that are both super nutritious and super delicious! What kind of greens do…

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