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A Family Recipe for the Holidays

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Thanks to board member Hlee Vang for sharing her family’s traditional holiday recipe! “I love the holidays and the ability to share good, healthy, delicious food with my family and friends. I would love to share a traditional family recipe with you. Bon appétit!” – Hlee Vang Chicken Coconut…

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Wild Rice – A Native Minnesotan Grain

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Presented by Kristin Hamaker of Goosefoot Kitchen, Mississippi Market’s exclusive chef partner. True wild rice is a native Minnesotan food, and we should celebrate the fact. Earthy and comforting, wild rice is highly nutritious, packed with B vitamins, fiber, and protein. There are two types of wild…

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Seconds Count – Using Ugly Produce

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Presented by Kirstin Hamaker of Goosefoot Kitchen, Mississippi Market’s exclusive chef partner. Scabbed, bruised, punctured, gnarled, undersized, crooked. Here’s to imperfections, and unrecognized beauty. Ask your farmer or produce manager for any “seconds”, the ugly and discounted produce that often gets thrown away. Food waste statistics…

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Hispanic Heritage Month Recipes

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September 15–October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month, a period that honors generations of U.S. Latinos who have positively influenced and enriched our country. During this month-long annual tribute, we celebrate the rich cultural traditions, histories, and contributions of those who can trace their ethnic roots…

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Celebrate Community: Kimiko

As part of our Celebrate Community series, we are celebrating the rich cultural diversity of our very own staff members at Mississippi Market. Kimiko has worked in the front end department at our West 7th store for four years, and has been teaching Japanese cooking classes at Mississippi Market for the last several years. Kimiko grew up on the semitropical islands in Okinawa prefecture. It is located at the southern end of Japan and is known for longevity and its healthy diet. The base of her cooking is Okinawan, which has heavy influences from both Chinese and Japanese cooking. However, Kimiko lived in Tokyo for more than 12 years from her college years where she fell in love with a variety of Japanese food and started cooking and learning about Japanese food extensively. Now, she primarily cooks Japanese food at home and occasionally Okinawan.

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Celebrate Community: Victor

As part of our Celebrate Community series, we are celebrating the rich cultural diversity of our very own staff members at Mississippi Market. Victor has worked for Mississippi Market for 9 years now, most recently as the Produce Manager at our East 7th store. Having just returned from a visit home to the Philippines, Victor shared a recipe for pinakbet - a popular dish to serve at any Filipino gathering. Victor recommends substituting tofu for the pork belly as an easy way to make this dish vegetarian.

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Celebrate Community: America

As part of our Celebrate Community series, we are celebrating the rich cultural diversity of our very own staff members at Mississippi Market. America has worked in the housekeeping department at Mississippi Market for over five years and with her contagious smile and friendly presence is beloved by staff and shoppers alike. Originally from El Salvador, America's passion has always been cooking and sharing her delicious food with others. The secret ingredient that makes her recipes taste so good is "el amor," a little love! America's Salvadoran pupusas with curtido recipe is sure to be a favorite as it is one of the most popular dishes in El Salvador. America explains that nearly everywhere you go in El Salvador you can find a pupuseria selling a wide variety of pupusas from simply cheese-filled to "la revuelta," the most popular pupusa, filled with cheese, beans, and shredded pork.

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Celebrate Community: Ebele

As part of our Celebrate Community series, we are celebrating the rich cultural diversity of our very own staff members at Mississippi Market. Ebele has worked in the human resources department at Mississippi Market for three years now. Originally from Nigeria, Ebele has lived in Minnesota with her family for the last five years. She has a strong love of food and cooking, especially spicy food! Ebele shared with us a recipe for Jollof Rice. It is a dish that is eaten in many West African countries but is very popular in Nigeria - so popular that you will find it at virtually every occasion!

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Celebrate Community: Libya

At Mississippi Market, we celebrate the rich cultural diversity and food and farming traditions that immigrants bring to our community. Today we’re highlighting a cultural food tradition from Libya. Food is one of the most important activities of any Libyan family, so emphasized that there is a Libyan saying: one must eat well.  Today's feature recipe is a popular, easy to make dish - curried turkey legs. Following this recipe, you can achieve the taste of a curried leg of lamb for about a quarter of the price.

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Celebrate Community: Yemen

At Mississippi Market, we celebrate the rich cultural diversity and food and farming traditions that immigrants bring to our community. Today, we’re highlighting a cultural food tradition from Yemen. Traditional Yemeni food staples include lamb, chicken, rice, potatoes, eggs, freshly baked flatbreads, and ground spices such as cumin, cardamom, and turmeric. Though typically thought of as originating from Israel and northern Africa, shakshouka is a dish enjoyed by many Middle Eastern countries. Try our take on this scrumptious dish with zhoug, a Yemeni green sauce made with herbs and chili peppers, for a refreshing twist on a classic one-skillet meal.

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