Wilted Kale with Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash – Market Meals

Final Weeks By Summer Miller, author of New Prairie Kitchen We are down to the final weeks of the Omaha Farmers Market, but that doesn’t mean the bounty it provides needs to end. There are many items at the Market that will last you well into winter and some you can stock up on and use until […]

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad – Whole Foods Market Recipe

INGREDIENTS: 2 small sweet potatoes, diced 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup honey 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives 4 cups baby arugula 3 medium radishes, sliced paper thin   METHOD: Preheat the oven to 400°F. In a medium bowl, […]

Classic Butternut Squash Soup – Whole Foods Market Recipe

INGREDIENTS: 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 carrot, diced 1 celery stalk, diced 1 onion, diced 4 cups cubed butternut squash, fresh or frozen 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper   METHOD: Heat oil in a large soup pot over medium […]

Hot Spiced Apples – Market Meals

Hot Spiced Apples By Summer Miller, author of New Prairie Kitchen The sky was yellow — a combination of haze from wildfires and the glow of the sun. My husband and I debated opening the windows in our home. We often debate these things. It’s part of marriage. The mundane daily details of whether the house is […]

10 Minute Pasta Sauce with Homemade Noodles – Market Meals

Daybreak By Summer Miller, author of New Prairie Kitchen I scoop a pile of all-purpose flour into the shape of a small, soft, moveable mountain. The front fingers of my left hand curve gently inward making a loose fist that I dip into the center of my creation. I push the walls of flour further outward in […]

Market Meals – Beet Sandwich

Small Decisions with Big Returns By Summer Miller, author of New Prairie Kitchen I woke to find the air misty and damp. It was early March and the sun had yet to rise. I stayed in bed for a minute as blue light settled on the surface of my nightstand, and across a stack of unread books. […]

Cauliflower and Broccoli Tots – Whole Foods Market Recipe

INGREDIENTS: 2 slices soft whole wheat sandwich bread*, torn into bits 1 1/2 cup small cauliflower florets and chopped peeled stems 1 1/2 cup small broccoli florets and chopped peeled stems 1 egg or 1 flax egg* 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt   METHOD: Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment […]

Carrot Zucchini Cupcakes – Whole Foods Market Recipe

INGREDIENTS: Cupcakes 1/2 cup canola oil 1/2 cup unbleached, evaporated cane sugar 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce 2 large eggs 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt 2 medium carrots, grated 1 small zucchini, grated 1/2 cup chopped walnuts Frosting 4 […]

Market Meals – Peach Basil and Blueberry Overnight Oats

Peach Season By Summer Miller, author of New Prairie Kitchen My neighbor was perched in the bucket of her John Deere tractor plucking fruit from the highest branches of her peach tree. My son and I arrived with cucumbers and kohlrabi from our garden to share, and ready to help. This is part of what I have […]

Market Meals – 24K Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Turning 40 By Summer Miller, author of New Prairie Kitchen My husband turned up the volume on the Bluetooth speaker he gave me for my birthday. This is significant because he has never turned up the volume on anything before. He always turns it down, and this has been a source of contention in our 15-year relationship. […]