Culinary Cooking and Concepts
Chef John Finley, Executive Chef, University Club of MSU
Featured Food: Thanksgiving Yield: Serves 10

Ingredients

  • Cranberry Vinaigrette:
  • 1 c vegetable oil
  • ¼ c champagne vinegar
  • 1 T Dijon mustard
  • 1 T water
  • 2 T sugar
  • 1 c cranberries, ground in food processor
  • Salt, pepper
  • Salad:
  • 2 sweet potatoes, diced and cooked
  • 1 c dried cherries
  • ½ c pecans, toasted
  • 20 oz mixed greens

Preparation

For the vinaigrette: 

Blend all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Taste, chill and serve. 

To assemble the salad: 

Mix the potatoes, cherries and pecans together in a medium bowl. Place the mixed greens onto 10 plates and top with the sweet potato mix. Drizzle the cranberry vinaigrette over the top and serve.

Featured Recipes

Recipe For Health

Rhubarb & Strawberry Crisp

Combine tart rhubarb with sweet strawberries, add a streusel topping, and bake until bubbly. Dessert doesn’t get easier—or more classic—than this. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. You’re sure to get rave reviews!

Recipe For Health

Farro Salad with Grilled Vegetables

Chewy farro grains are delicious in this autumn-y salad. Recipe yields enough for dinner for 2 to 4 with some left for a couple of lunches. To do this, make the base with dressing, farro, and grilled veggies. Add fresh veggies to the base as you go.

Recipe For Health

Pecan and Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

Roasting amps up the flavor in everything including pecans. Chef Kurt's attention to detail takes a traditional chocolate chip cookie to another level of yum!

Recipe For Health

Onion Soup

Onions, the simplest of pantry staples, mingle with butter, broth, and herbs to become luxuriously smooth and delicious. Add "homemade" croutons and a blend of cheeses to make a complete and satisfying meal.

More Food and Nutrition Recipes

Find a Recipe

Browse all recipes

Find a Class

Browse all courses

Search Health4U


Coaching and Counseling Services

Coaching and Counseling Services provides you with access to accurate health and lifestyle information, helping you to explore new behaviors and skills, and identifying useful campus and community resources.

MSU community members eligible for coaching and counseling services include faculty, staff, graduate assistants, retirees and the spouses/partners of members of these groups.

To schedule an appointment with Health4U you are not required to email us from your MSU email address; please email us from the email address you are most comfortable with. 

Read More

Departmental Services

The goal of department based services is to provide work units and colleagues the opportunity to learn about health and wellness as a group activity or exploration.  

Read More

Health e-Guide

This guide has been discontinued and is no longer viewable.

Visit Health e-Guide