The Iowa Dish Articles
Living the “lake life” in Iowa + back-to-school meals
This summer, my daughter and I are spending our weekends visiting different beaches in central Iowa, while my husband takes his boat out on the lake to go fishing.
Why growing kids need real meat
As parents and grandparents, we all want to provide healthy, nutritious foods to help our kids grow, learn and thrive.
Launching Iowa’s ‘water quality blitz’
Polk County farmer Kurt Lehman admits to having some doubts the first time he heard about ambitious plans for a "water quality blitz" adding 40 saturated buffers and 11 bioreactors on farms in Polk and Dallas counties with minimal landowner effort or expense.
Your wait is over: State Fair foods are back
After COVID claimed the 2020 Iowa State Fair, most are ready to return to the midway and the grandstand and the barns, where they will see not only familiar sites and faces, but changes and improvements as well.
Iowa Dish Video: Meat is healthier than you think
Meat is a healthy part of a balanced diet. It's simple, tasty and nutritious, with vitamins and minerals that are hard to find in other foods.
Question: How can I introduce nutritious, protein-rich real meat as a “first food” in a young child’s diet?
The latest U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans, released earlier this year, recommend that infants over the age of 6 months can start eating complimentary, or solid, foods to help provide key nutrients for growth and brain development.
Healthy crops, healthy food, healthy planet
Like many Iowans spending more time at home, I started growing houseplants as a pandemic hobby this past year to bring a little bit of nature inside my living and work spaces.
Plants can get sick, just like their plant parents
As we roll up our sleeves for the COVID-19 vaccine, we’ve learned a real-world lesson about the importance of prevention when it comes to our health.