$16 Squares are menus that feed four people for $16 or less. These menus incorporate products that are on sale this month at the Co-op. The cost of basic pantry ingredients like flour, spices, oil, and condiments are not included in the cost of each menu. Serving sizes are based on manufacturers’ recommendations where appropriate.
An awesome homemade Reuben Sandwich.
This aromatic cabbage, sauerkraut, and sausage stew hails from Central Eurpoe and is also known as bigos. Serve with potatoes and rye bread for a traditional take on this dish, or for a lighter meal, with a fresh green salad.
Great with chopped veggies, pita chips, or on sandwiches. Yummy!
YUM! We highly recommend using the Co-op's pre-made pizza dough for the crust of this tasty entree.
“Most people have had avocado in a salty and/or spicy format, or at least as an accompaniment to something that is not primarily sweet. If you like avocado, however, you will really enjoy this ice cream. Its natural oil gives the ice cream a very smooth and silk mouth feel, and the lime juice heightens its flavor. Although it may taste too sweet before freezing in the ice cream maker, it will be just right when it’s done.” –Fany Gerson, author of My Sweet Mexico
A delicious way to enjoy celeriac and kohlrabi! Serves 4-6 as a side dish, 2-3 as a light lunch with salad
A rich and indulgent breakfast treat from our friends at MACSAC!
“Ladling this delicate, vegetable-laden chowder over toasted bread raises it to main-course status. If you don’t want such a hearty dish, use a little less liquid and a few croutons to finish. Use only white endives for this soup. Red ones will make it look very dingy indeed.” –Deborah Madison
Charming kumquats make for excellent salsa! Spoon over the usual quesadilla, munch with chips, or serve over a protein of your choice. Play with the ingredients- add whatever attracts your notice!
This dish combines the unique flavor of kumquats with the sweetness of prunes. Served over rice or couscous, this fragrant dish makes a delightful dinner. The chicken and sauce can be made up to one day ahead of time. When ready to serve, re-warm over medium heat, covered.
Did you know kumquats are one of the only citrus fruits you can eat whole? Experiment with the dressing in this tasty and simple slaw until it suits your fancy. The sweet/tart combination of the kumquat fruit and rind contrast beautifully with the crunch of the red cabbage!
This creamy and delicious salad makes use of super in-season citrus.
Because this recipe uses the Co-op's ready-made pizza dough as a base, this is fast, easy and delicious. Very versatile, great for any recipe that uses flatbread!
Make the flatbread and citrus salad first!
Serve this tasty noodle dish with baked tofu for a great meal.
“PastureLand's Chef Bret’s ‘Grandmother’s Sour Cream Orange Poundcake’ is too good to resist, and we could not keep from nibbling before it cooled! The warm, sweet and orangey aroma filled the kitchen, attracting the neighbors (we had the window open on one of the first warm days).”– PastureLand Co-op
Carrots are another local produce item that can be found throughout most (if not all) of the long WI winter.
We are lucky here in Wisconsin to have 4 distinct seasons. Unfortunately, by this time of year there aren’t a lot of local produce choices available to us. Thank goodness for our root vegetables, which stay with us to the welcome arrival of spring. Combine local rainbow beets with very in season (if only in FL and CA) citrus for a fresh winter dish that is sure to please!
Tis the season for citrus! Try this knockout dressing on salads, or as a marinade for tofu or chicken.
Mustard greens are frequently underutilized, since there just aren’t that many recipes out there that highlight their flavor. Try out this symphony of spices, designed to bring out the best in your mustard greens!
Perfect for guests, or for a nutritional boost at home!
“The sweetness of the pears plays of the slight bitterness of the turnip. Lemon juice and walnuts work together to add the finishing touches that make this dish great."
“Watch the oven carefully and set a timer. It may get a little smoky with the high heat, plus you do not want to overcook the salmon. It happens faster than you think. I usually like to take it out a minute before recipes indicate since I like it more rare than not. Finishing off the salmon in the oven makes for a restaurant quality cooked piece of fish. Just remember – do not move the fillets – you will be very tempted, but don’t do it. Leaving them alone allows for the nice crust to form in order for you to flip them over.” – Giao
“The lime glaze is key to the scrumptiousness of this banana bread, so don’t even think about leaving it out. I even kept the extra to smear on each slice for an extra punch. I’m crazy like that.” - Giao
Creamy and ultra flavorful, the polenta is the perfect accompaniment for bright butternut squash.
Earl Grey tea steeped in vinegar is the surprise ingredient in this salad's dressing.
Serving collard greens with black-eyed peas in considered to be a lucky dish in the new year. The greens symbolize wealth, the black-eyed peas health. Enjoy this salad as 2010 winds down- it’s delicious spicy flavors will ring you into the new year.
Pears and cardamon, when baked together, have a magical quality. Makes four 4-inch cakes or one 8-inch cake.
Cinnamon is the standard spice for topping a crumb coffee cake. This coffee cake keeps the crumb topping and spices it up a little more by using some of the same flavors that are found in chai, including cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and allspice. These spices really help to make the coffee cake memorable - and they also make you want to come back for a second slice. - Helen Dujardin