Willy Street Co-op Recipes

Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

If you like a little heat, this is a really great variation on traditional mashed potatoes, and are so good, you don't need gravy.

Blood Orange-Braised Cabbage over Barley

Red cabbage is braised in blood orange juice and aromatics for a very simple, wholesome dinner. Barley is a great winter food: hearty and filling without being heavy, and very high in fiber and selenium.

Ultimate Hot Chocolate

Velvety-smooth and intensely chocolatey, this hot chocolate will make you swear off mixes. The blending might seem unneccesary, but be sure to follow this step to achieve the perfect, smooth texture.

Thyme and Garlic Cheese Dip

Great spread onto sliced baguette rounds, or for dipping sliced raw vegetables into, this creamy dip will be a staple for parties or impromptu get-togethers.

BLT Salad

Forget what you know about kale salads! Tossed in creamy dressing with skillet-roasted cherry tomatoes, his may be the most delicious kale salad you've had - it really is like a (veggie!) BLT in salad form.

White Bean, Cauliflower, and Fennel Salad

This salad is just bursting with texture and flavor - crunchy raw cauliflower is cut into small, bite-sized pieces and tossed with creamy white beans and salty feta, then drizzled in a savory thyme and lemon vinaigrette. Serve as a hearty side salad, or as a meal of its own.

No-Bake Chocolate-Oat Cookies

Cooked entirely on the stovetop, these chewy cookies are a nice, easy treat. These are very easy to make vegan, too (see note)!

Coconut-Ginger Rice

Twenty minutes of cooking will yield the most delicious, fragrant, and fluffy rice you've ever had.

Shepherd's Pie with Panko Parmesan Crust

There is no better use for leftover mashed potatoes than shepherd's pie! This version is topped with crispy panko breadcrumbs and a little Parmesan cheese for a crispy, savory crust.

Brine for Corned Beef

This brine recipe will yield more pickling spice than you'll need to brine a brisket, so you'll have extra on hand for the next time. It's ideal for making corned beef from brisket - perfect for St. Patrick's Day, but lovely at other times of the year as well.

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Served over hot white rice, gumbo is a filling and hearty meal in itself. Every Louisiana cook has a different recipe, but gumbo always starts with a roux, a simple sauce base that makes gumbo rich and thick. 

Gumbo Z'herbes

Gumbo z'herbes is a southern Louisiana dish that's traditionally served on Good Friday durning Lent. Traditional recipes called for seven different types of greens for good luck. This version starts wih a roux base that will add a lot of depth of flavor, and you won't miss the meat.

Andouille and Chicken Jambalaya

This easy jambalaya will feed a crowd. It gets its intense flavor from caramelizing the vegetables, sausage, and chicken, and will make the kitchen smell incredible!

Red Beans and Rice

This classic Creole dish is cooked slowly, with smoky ham hocks to impart a deep, savory flavor. Be sure to start this the night before by soaking the beans overnight.

Lake Charles Dirty Rice

Dirty rice, made with ground pork and chicken livers, is a staple of Cajun cooking. This version is deeply flavored and delicious!

Sierra Madre Chicken

Serve this chicken as is, or shred it and use it as a delicious filling for lettuce wraps.

Breakast Banana Split

A banana split for breakfast? This quick, easy, yummy breakfast takes a dessert classic and lightens it up for the morning. This is so easy, it hardly needs a recipe, and you can easily modify this one to suit what you have in your kitchen. Try cottage cheese in place of Greek yogurt, add nut or seed butter or instead of the preserves, sprinkle with walnuts or almonds, cinnamon, goji berries, or fresh fruit, the list goes on!

Breakfast Smoothie

For about 40 calories and three grams of fat, a tablespoon of ground flaxseed will add essential vitamins and minerals as well as omega-3 fatty acids to your favorite smoothie, and will add a mild nutty flavor.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

You would never think that chocolate covered fruit could be this easy! Coconut oil added to the melted chocolate creates a smooth and lustrous coating for the strawberries.

1-2-3-4-5 Spareribs

It's hard to believe that such straightforward ingredients and a simple cooking technique result in such a complex-flavored dish. These saucy Chinese-style ribs are succulent and richly sweet and sour. The numbers in the title are a reference to the ingredients that the ribs simmer in. 

Sweet and Sour Balsamic-Glazed Spareribs

The cooking method here (slow-cooking at a low temperature followed by a quick bake at a high temperature) makes for crispy, sticky, sweet and tangy, good old-fashioned ribs.

Stir-Fried Chile Beef and Broccoli

This method of cooking is typical of many Chinese dishes; the beef is quickly tossed in a sauce, and is then placed in a hot pan. No need to marinate!

Ginger-Lime Beef Stir-fry

Equally delicious over rice or mixed baby greens, this stir-fry is really easy and really flavorful!

Chicken and Basil Stir-Fry

This quick stir-fry is really nicely seasoned, almost like your favorite Thai resaurant! Serve with basmati or jasmine rice for a perfect meal.

Sweet and Smoky Oven Spareribs

The great thing about this rub is that you can adjust it pretty much any way you like: add cumin, more paprika, more chile powder, or some orange peel.