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woman cookingThis week the Wall Street Journal reported on a prepared-foods research study completed by Simone Dohle of the University of Cologne. Doctor Dohle co-wrote the research paper with Sina Rall and Michael Siegrist of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. Go Switzerland!
Taste tests showed that when it comes to healthy food, people like their own preparation better than the same recipe ready-made. Psychologists call this the “justification of effort”, because when people overvalue objects they put effort into. This explains a lot of crafts that are stuffed in attics, and crocheting.
Okay but here is what’s really interesting: the preference for self-made meals changes when the food is unhealthy. In other words, even though you made it you still know it's crap. 
Finally, Doctor Dohle (our hero) says “There’s this second process: If you prepare something, you become more aware of all of the ingredients you put into your food. Food preparation could be a way to foster healthy eating habits.” We get that!

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magic mountain tomato
Magic Mountatin Tomatoes
Hepworth Farms (CO)

Enjoy them raw in salad or slice and toss on top of a pizza. Bruschetta makes a fantastic snack. Toss together tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, and garlic in a bowl. Mix in balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Serve on toasted bread slices. Sprinkle with this week's mustard!

Best Tomato Recipes. Ever.
Baked Tomatoes with Rosemary and Garlic
Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad
Easy Gazpacho

bosc pear
Bosc Pears
Migliorelli Farm (IPM)

With its long-curved stem and elegant, elongated neck, Bosc pears are often called the “aristocrat of pears". Bosc pears have a more firm, dense flesh than other pear varieties, making them ideal for baking, broiling or poaching.
Roasted Bosc Pears
10 Pear Salad Recipes

Sweet Pie Pumpkin
Barber's Farm (OG)

Pumpkins are part of the Winter Squash family and can be used interchangeably with many different Winter Squash varieties. There are dozens of varieties of pumpkins ranging in color from near-white to green. Varieties that are best used for cooking are generally called sweet pumpkins. You can either freeze chunks of raw pumpkin or you can cook the pumpkin and puree it and then freeze the puree. The puree can be used like canned pumpkin. The frozen chunks can be used in recipes that call for raw pumpkin. Also, go explore the exciting world of punkin chunkin at the World Championship Punkin Chunkin Association (WCPCA) website

Penne Pumpkin Pasta
Pueblo Pumpkin Stew
Pumpkin Tomato Curry
Pumpkin Apple Soup
Chai Pumpkin Bars
Pumpkin Canning
Roasted Pumpkin
This is How You Eat Pumpkin for Breakfast

purple mustard greens
Purple Mustard Greens
Rexcroft Farm (IPM)

A peppery, leafy green. When cooked, these lose their mustard bite and are milder than collards. They cook quickly. Cook in olive oil or butter with some garlic and a splash of liquid. Try with sesame oil for a kick.

Mustard Greens and Sweet Onion Saute
Butter-Blanched Mustard Greens with Mustard Oil
Lo Mein with Mustard Greens

Whistledown Farm (CO)

A colorful, versatile standard. Roasted, steamed, marinated, or raw, you can't go wrong with some orange on your plate. Try carrots a new way this week—maybe pureed in this delicious and easy Carrot Ginger Curry Soup pre-tested on fussy kids.

Roasted Balsamic Carrots
Sesame Carrot Salad
Butter Roasted Carrots with Thyme
Simple Carrot Soup
Baked Carrot Oven Fries

red lettuce
Red Lettuce
Hepworth Farms (CO)

Lettuce is a great way to put fresh salads on your table, and as often as you can. In addition to other prepped vegetables, for a more filling and flavorful boost add roasted nuts, dried cranberries, roasted sunflower seeds, shaved parmesan, chick peas, etc.

50 Salad Dressing Recipes
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  • Herb & Allium: Peppermint, Sorrel, and Cilantro from Sparrowbush Farm (OG)
  • Fruit: Green Seedless Grapes from Tousey Vineyard (FAM)
  • Cheese: Camembert from Chaseholm Farm (OG)
  • Bread: Olive Country Loaf from Cafe Le Perche
  • Pasta: Saffron Gnocchetti from Flour City Pasta (CO)
  • Yogurt: Whole Milk 32 Ounces from North Country Creamery (OG)
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  • Tip 1: Any item you would cook, you can also freeze.
  • Tip 2: A dull knife conspires against you and slows you down. A sharp knife makes your food taste better, and look better too! NY Times Article
  • Tip 3: Any greens need to be as dry as possible, wrapped in a paper towel in a plastic bag, and kept in the fridge crisper.

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