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.


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.

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

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.

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

Cornmeal is truly the all-American grain.

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.

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

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

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

A great comfort food recipe!

A classic Spanish sauce for a flavorful tofu meal.

Fantastic on chicken, pork or turkey scallopini!

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