Toasted Hazelnut Chocolate Milk

Toasting the hazelnuts instead of leaving them raw results in maximum hazelnut flavor, so don't leave this step out! This nut milk is mildly sweet, but you could add a teaspoon or more of your sweetener of choice, if it's not quite sweet enough for you.

Rustic French Beets

Possibly the most delicious way you’ve eaten beets, this recipe uses the greens in addition to the roots. They’re served with creamy Boucheron cheese and warm, crusty bread.

Fennel and Black Olive Ciabatta Pizza

Using ciabatta bread for pizza crust makes getting dinner on the table fast and easy. This pizza is topped with a tasty and classic Italian combination of sweet cherry tomatoes, fennel, briney black olives and savory parmesan.

Lemon Vinaigrette

This simple vinaigrette is delicious as is, but makes a great base if you'd like to add herbs or garlic.

Kale and Black Bean Tacos with Chimichurri

These tacos are so easy to make, they’re sure to become a weeknight staple. The chimichurri adds a bright, tangy, and garlicky flavor that complements the black beans and kale nicely.

Pinto Bean, Kale, and Pasta Soup


This is just the kind of soup to make at the beginning of the week for lunches. It’s hearty enough to keep for several days, and is so delicious you won’t tire of it.

Crunchy Thai Kale Salad


This Thai-inspired recipe makes a perfect healthy dinner for one, but can be easily multiplied for more servings.

Twice-Baked Potatoes with Kale

Stuffed with a bunch of lacinato kale, these potatoes are tasty and seem indulgent, but have enough green to be wholesome. Serves 3 as a hearty main, or 6 as a side.

Roasted Chicken with Potatoes and Chickpeas

This comforting, mostly hands-off meal has a sauce built right in, and has the kind of flavor that seems (deceptively) like you worked on it all day. It does take 24 hours to marinate, so plan ahead.

Steak and Purple Potato Salad


Substitute small new potatoes or quartered golden potatoes for the purple ones, and this hearty salad will be just as good. It’s easily doubled.

Sautéed Chicken with Meyer Lemon

This recipe uses heat and sugar to quickly pickle thinly sliced Meyer lemon. The sweet, sour, and lightly bitter pickled lemon adds tons of flavor to this fast chicken dinner.

Eggnog Milkshake

Raw and vegan, this eggnog is so different from what you've had before! It's full of warm spices as well as protein, fiber, and healthy fats. Cheers!

Swedish Rye Cookies

These not-too-sweet, shortbread-style cookies are a great basic cookie to have in your back pocket. Barley or oat flour instead of the rye flour could be interesting here, or if you want something more neutral, regular all-purpose would work too!

Sweet Potato-Shallot Alfredo


Gluten-free and vegan, this pasta dish is creamy comfort food that everyone can enjoy. Toss in more cooked vegetables before serving if you’d like – steamed kale or roasted broccoli would be delicious.

Potato Leek Au Gratin

Scented with leek and garlic and enriched with cream and Gruyère, this gratin is baked in a low oven, which leaves a crispy crust and buttery potatoes. A mandoline will make quick work of the potatoes!

Fennel, Celery, and Pomegranate Salad

This palate-cleansing salad balances out rich winter meals. The recipe calls for the vegetables to be thinly sliced, and a mandoline would come in handy here.

Cranberry Granita

Refreshing, light, and festive, this granita is the perfect way to finish a heavy meal.

Wild Rice Pilaf

Wild rice grows truly wild in Wisconsin, not just cultivated as in other states. Nutty, filling, and flavorful, this pilaf is a wonderful everyday dinner addition, but would also be welcome at the Thanksgiving table.

Vanilla Almond Milk

Vanilla and almonds go so well together that you might find that you prefer it unsweetened. If not, this recipe has different options for sweetening to your liking.

Almond Tahini Sauce

This sauce is so addictive. Try tossed with rice or udon noodles with vegetables for a filling meal.

Lemon Tahini Sauce

Thin down this sauce down to use as a tangy salad dressing, or leave it thick to spread on sandwiches, or as a dip for vegetables.


Sesame Tahini Dressing

This slighty sweet, salty dressing takes a bowl of simple steamed vegetables and warm grains to another level.

Crispy Seed Crackers

Made with whole grain oats and seeds, these crackers are high in protein and fiber, and are really easy to make! If you use gluten-free oats, the crackers are gluten-free, too!

Maple Roasted Root Vegetables

Winter root vegetables turn sweet and packed with flavor when roasted, and when lightly coated in maple syrup, they turn into a stand-out side dish.

Butternut Beet Hash

This flavorful and hearty side dish is a perennial favorite at the Willy Street Co-op, and is perfect for the Thanksgiving table!

Beet, Carrot, and Apple Salad

Winter vegetables can often seem heavy, but this root vegetable and apple salad is crisp and refreshing, a great antidote to filling holiday foods.

Classic Roasted Chestnuts

Even if you didn’t grow up eating roasted chestnuts, there’s something very nostalgic about them that makes them a perfect treat during the holidays.

Perfect Mashed Potatoes

The key to light, fluffy mashed potatoes is a potato ricer: it gently turns the potatoes into tiny flakes, leaving you with perfect mashed potatoes.