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Two Easy Salad Recipes—Before we Say Goodbye to Summer

While the calendar says Fall, the 80 plus degree highs for most days still says summer. Before we say goodbye until next year. Try these two new salad recipes on www.Medinsteadofmeds.com. Tomato and Pepper Salad with Lime A quick salad that is as beautiful as it is delicious. The addition of black and green olives […]

BEST way to cook okra – GRILLED

I grew up in the south. This means that fried okra was on the menu frequently. In fact, I am not sure I knew that you could eat it any other way until I was an adult. Lucky for me, my mom was a health-conscious southern cook and did not use heavy batter or deep […]

Best, Easy Corn Salad: EVER

With all the fresh corn available you may be tired of just plain corn on the cob. I have been experimenting with using corn to make a cold summer salad. I like cooking the corn in the husk in the microwave. The corn comes out perfectly every time. I like a sherry vinaigrette but you […]

Chickpea and Black Bean Salad

Whole Grain, Chickpea, and Black Bean Salad

This salad is actually a main dish with whole grain, vegetables, beans, and nuts. It keeps for several days and actually is better after a day or so. Exact proportions are not critical so don’t worry if you have more tomatoes or less cucumber.

Turkey Grain bowl photo

Turkey Grain Bowl

After a big holiday meal, a grain bowl is a welcome fresh meal that uses some of the leftovers. There are a lot of possible variations on this so don’t feel like you have to stick to the recipe. Just layer the flavors with what you have on hand. The recipe below makes two bowls. […]

Eloise Cofer 2020 Invitation

Join Chef Cheetie Kumar on Webinar

The Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences is pleased to present our 2020 Eloise S. Cofer Lecture. This year we are fortunate to have Chef Cheetie Kumar. Chef Kumar is a James Beard Best Chef Southeast Finalist and owner of Garland restaurant in Raleigh. She will share with us two dishes that showcase southern ingredients […]

Cranberry Relish

Fresh Cranberry Orange Relish

Cranberries are super healthy with lots of antioxidants. Thanksgiving, however, does not bring out the best in this super fruit as they are usually accompanied by lots of sugar. This recipe is what I would call healthy-ish as it does have some sugar but lots of fruit that adds most of the sweetness. It also […]