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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Flourless Dark Chocolate Mini Cakes

Everyone looks forward to this decadent, gluten-free dessert!

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Hoppin’ John

I’ve got a feeling you’re going to love Chef Kurt’s twist on this traditional dish.

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Fruit and Nut Rice Pilaf

This recipe takes ordinary brown rice to a whole new level.

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Stuffed Red Peppers

Smoky flavor of melted Gouda cheese pairs nicely with sweetness of red bell peppers in this main or side dish

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Triple-Pomegranate Chicken

Pops of cheery red add color and flavor to the ever-popular chicken--perfect for the holidays.

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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!

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Barbecue Jackfruit Sandwich

A vegan pulled "pork" sandwich!

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Almond Butter

A delicious alternative to the classic peanut butter. So easy to make! The food processor takes dry almonds to creamy deliciousness in just a few minutes.

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Cranberry Glaze

This deliciously sweet glaze pairs perfectly with any meat, poultry, or wild game.

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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.

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Sweet and Spicy Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts lovers and naysayers alike should make this recipe. Caramelized Brussels sprouts are deliciously sweet. Add this simple combination of maple syrup and sambal oelek and your sprouts will go over the top!

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Baked Oatmeal

Baked oatmeal is so easy to serve as a family breakfast. Double the recipe for a large group. Also great to make ahead for a quick weekday reheat-in-the-microwave breakfast. One of the all-time-favorites in Recipe for Health history.

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Turkey Noodle Soup

Get every bit of goodness from your Thanksgiving turkey. Begin this recipe by making stock from the turkey carcass. Pull out your crock pot for this step and you’ll have delicious stock in just a few hours.

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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.

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