Willy Street Co-op Recipes

Grandmother’s Sour Cream Orange Pound Cake

“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

Rainbow Beets with Orange Vinaigrette

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!

Citrus Dressing

Tis the season for citrus! Try this knockout dressing on salads, or as a marinade for tofu or chicken.

Mustard greens salad

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!

Turnip and Pear Sauté

“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."

Pan Seared Wild Salmon with Mustard-Caper Butter and Wilted Spinach

“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

Hurricane Ridge Banana Bread

“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

Collard Greens Salad with Black Eyed Peas and Peanut 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.

Chai-Spiced Crumb Coffee 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

Puffed Pancake

This is the perfect breakfast for a house full of guests over the holidays. Pop it in the oven and before you know it, you’ll have delicious breakfast for everyone. Kids can definitely play a leading role in this recipe as well!.

Spinach with Pine Nuts

This fast and interesting preparation of spinach is found all over the Mediterranean and shows the influence of Saracen (Persian) cooking. The spinach may be steamed ahead of time, but the sautéing must be done at the last minute. Chard and escarole are also excellent prepared in this way.

Couscous with Carrots

Couscous is a delicious grain originating from North Africa. This dish is simple, elegant in appearance, and quick to make.

Warm Winter Vegetable Salad

This healthy and flavorful salad is just the lunch or dinnertime trick. Make extra large portions and serve as a platter salad with a side of sliced baguettes and hummus.

Another great thing about this recipe is that you can really use any combo of winter veggies you’d like. Not a fan of beets? Why not throw in a turnip? Can’t stand carrots? Throw in some red potatoes. It’s really up to you.

Gujarati Pancakes

Suggestions: Try all kinds of veggies like shredded carrot, minced red pepper, thinly sliced scallions. Top with a dab of chutney or your favorite sweet jam.

Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes

Throw these ingredients in a crock-pot and enjoy the warm, delicious and fragrant food that practically cooks itself!

Heavenly (Healthy) Macaroons

The Institute for Integrative Nutrition has a wealth of healthy and delicious recipes- check out their website!

Fantastic Tangy and Sweet Green Dressing

Another FANTASTIC and easy to make recipe from the ladies who brought us the Garden of Vegan cookbook. Top your dragon bowl, a salad, or anything, really, with this knock out dressing!

Dragon Bowl

A one pot meal that is nutritionally dense and easy to make. Leftovers taste great cold the next day!

Peasant Kasha, Potatoes and Mushrooms

Take the leftover kasha and potatoes from this dish and turn them into a salad for lunch the next day! Add fresh chopped veggies, and some of your favorite dressing.

Green Eggs (No Ham)

A great recipe from Cynthia Lair’s fabulous book, “Feeding the Whole Family.”