Eating History: Dry Peas, Beans, Lentils, Chickpeas

Lentils (those tiny little legumes often displayed in the “healthy grains” section of the supermarket) are not commonly on the dinner plate in most American households, even though they are a key element in the healthy – and highly recommended – Mediterranean diet.
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Pita, Not Pizza

I recently avoided disaster, thank goodness! It was Saturday – and we have homemade pizza every Saturday or every other Saturday. So I stirred yeast into some water, let it sit; next added flour and salt. After kneading for a bit, I covered the bowl to let it rise. Then… Life got in the way. It was not to be Pizza Night!
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Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread...

Bread was truly the “staff of life” for both the peasant and the nobleman for centuries. In the Middle Ages, for example, a majority of the population – mostly peasants – ate 2 to 3 pounds of bread a day. Today, even with government recommendations of 6 to 8 ounces of “grain equivalents” a day, most Americans are eating about half as much bread as they did just 40 years ago.
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Mariah Gladstone (Blackfeet/Cherokee Nation): Indigikitchen

Mariah Gladstone (Blackfeet/Cherokee Nation) talks about her background in food advocacy and her experience founding the online cooking platform Indigikitchen.
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Covid-19 and Our Food System

Self-quarantine and “Stay-at-Home” orders are stressing supply chains to breaking and it’s getting hard to even find staples like flour and sugar. Montana grains, meats, and cheeses are now available online so you can have the basics delivered. At GoodFood World we absolutely believe in seeking out and eating the very best in regionally grown and harvested meat, fish, grain, dairy, produce, and other foodstuffs. We are committed to spotlighting growers and producers whose food is healthy, nutritious, and delicious.
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Double X Bar Ranch - Stewards of the Land

A descendant of generations of Montana ranchers and farmers, Tim Dusenberry, owner and operator of Double X Bar Ranch, is the steward of nearly 600 acres of farmland where he raises 135 head of beef cattle, 40+ pigs, and uncounted laying hens just a few miles from the city limits of Helena.
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Johnson's Nursery and Gardens

If you were to eat a dinner consisting only of Montana’s top agricultural products, here’s what you’d have in front of you: steak, a potato (no butter or sour cream, sorry), a big piece of bread, a cold glass of beer, and a piece of black cherry pie. What happened to that salad or side serving of veggies?
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Gardening is a subversive act! Plus you get tomatoes...

Have you noticed lately that all that beautiful produce on the grocery shelves seems to spoil and go bad the day after you get it home? Didn’t it used to last at least a few days longer? What to do?
Read more: Gardening is a Subversive Act! Plus You Get Tomatoes…