Learn about the featured food of the month

Health4U nutritionist Peggy Crum and MSU Corporate Chef Kurt Kwiatkowski team up to choose a slate of seasonal produce and pantry items to feature, one each month, throughout the year. Find links to the Recipe for Health newsletter and Chef's recipe.

Recipes

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Almond Brittle

Since developing this brittle by accident, Chef Kurt has made it in American Culinary Federation competitions to garnish his desserts. Many chefs wanted the inside scoop—how did he take the sticky out of brittle? Now he’s sharing his technique with you!

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Aquafaba Chocolate Mousse

It’s not often we feature an ingredient that’s usually washed down the drain! Aquafaba is a rapidly rising star for its uncanny ability to mimic egg whites. Chef’s version of chocolate mousse is creamy smooth without a hint of beaniness.

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Za'atar Roasted Vegetable Farro Bowl

Za’atar enhances Chef’s recipe 3 times: 1) toasted with the vegetables to bring out its deep notes 2) added as the herbal ingredient in the finishing vinaigrette 3) a light dusting right before serving to preserve its lighter, more delicate flavors.

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Sweet Corn Soup with Poblano Peppers

Save some fresh corn for this sweet summer soup! The fresher, the better.

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Lemon Posset

Posset is an English dessert served chilled. Its texture is akin to mousse but the ingredient list is short and sweet—nothing more than sugar, cream, and lemon. The result of careful cooking, waiting, and straining is a light dessert with big flavor.

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Kohlrabi Pakora

Pakora are delicious little Indian fritters often eaten for snacking or as an appetizer. Make sure your spices are fresh for maximum flavor.

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Grilled Polenta

Cornmeal is truly the all-American grain.

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Caprese Salad

Caprese salad is the perfect combination of flavors and freshness. Late summer, when tomatoes are at their peak and the basil is abundant, is the best time to layer a Caprese. Or simply toss it for a less traditional presentation of this gorgeous salad.

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Sauteed Swiss Chard

A simple sauté highlights the sweetness and tender texture of Swiss chard. Lemon juice adds a nice zing!

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Caramel Popcorn Balls

You can buy caramel corn in the store. But like most things, it's better when homemade. Cheaper, too!

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Vegetable and Black Bean Burrito

The combination of vegetables, herbs, and spices will have you adding this burrito to your favorites list.

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Chicken Bruschetta

A great comfort food recipe!

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Char-grilled Tofu Romesco

A classic Spanish sauce for a flavorful tofu meal.

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Greek Yogurt Pan Sauce

Fantastic on chicken, pork or turkey scallopini!

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Giant White Beans with Greens

A show-stopper in the bean category, giant white beans are surprisingly smooth and creamy in this warm salad.

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