Vegetarian Furikake Rice Seasoning

Furikake is the salt & pepper of Japan, often sprinkled on rice to make it more flavorful. It's a crunchy, salty seasoning that typically contains bonito flakes or salmon bits, as well as MSG. This home-made version is simple to make. Try it on rice, as they do in Japan, or on popcorn for a yummy treat!

Balsamic Onion Dip

This delicious dip, with deeply caramelized onion, tart apple, and fragrant thyme, just happens to be gluten-free and vegan!

Guacamole with Papalo

Papalo is an herb which is a staple in Mexican cooking, and is often set out on the table at mealtime with bunches of parsley and cilantro. It has a unique, distinctive flavor that is similar to cilantro and goes well in dishes where you would use that herb - but be aware that a little goes a long way.

Maple Bourbon Peach Butter

Use this delicious fruit butter on buttered toast, as a topping for waffles, or as a glaze for meats.

Cherry and Plum Preserves

Dark, sweet cherries and black plums make a delicious, rich jam, and the addition of bourbon or brandy makes it luxurious.

7-Day Sweet Pickles

These yummy, sweet, tangy pickles take a little bit of work over the course of a week to prepare. They do not need to be processed in boiling water, but are shelf stable and will keep for 1 year. 

Homemade Spicy Ketchup

If you are not a ketchup person now, this spicy and sweet spread is likely to convert you! A little jar would also make a great gift in the summer.


Spiced Pluot Crostata

Pluots, a cross between plums and apricots, have an expansive flavor that only gets better when baked with warm spices. This crust is deceptively simple to make, and doesn't require any special skills.

Bruleéd Pluots

Stone fruits are transformed when cooked. The fruit sugars are intensified, and they hardly need any sugar to make an indulgent, but still fairly healthful dessert. They're delicious on their own, but try with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or a spoonful of creme fraîche on top.

Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho

This light, cold soup makes a great meal on a hot summer night, and turning on the stove isn't even a requirement!


Stewed Plums

These stewed plums are lovely to eat at any time of day. Have them with hot cereal or spoon them on toast with some cream cheese or butter.

Mexican-Style Peach Salad

This is a fun summery fruit salad to play around with. Make it as written, or substitute the peaches for mangoes or another stone fruit. 

Stone Fruit Chutney

Serve this chutney with roasted meats or alongside a charcuterie or cheese platter. 

Minty Stone Fruit Salad

This would be delicious with any combination of summery stone fruit - experiment! Use what looks good, and you'll have a fantastic salad.

Butter-Poached Stone Fruit

Use your favorite stone fruit or a combination for this delicious dish. It's yummy on it's own, but would also be nice paired with ice cream or yogurt, or stirred into oatmeal.

Red Fruit Salad

This fruit salad is great immediately after assembling, but if you have a day to let the flavors develop in the refrigerator, it's even better!

Summer Peach Salsa

This peach salsa is nice with tacos and tortill chips, but try it alongside anything grilled, too!

Corn and Tomato Stuffed Avocados

If you don't want to heat up your kitchen with the oven, you can skip broiling these stuffed avocados - they're just as delicious at room temperature.

Big Sur Bakery Hide Bread

This recipe will result in something similar to an English muffin - only dense, and packed with seeds and grains. They must be toasted to be fully enjoyed.

Crispy Polenta with Mushrooms

Polenta is without a doubt very easy to make, but packaged rolls of pre-cooked and sliceable polenta are so convenient! In this recipe the polenta is topped with sautéed mushrooms deeply browned in butter and thyme, then simmered in white wine. 

Garlic Parsley Dip

This is a super easy, incredibly flavorful dip. Serve it with sliced baguette or crackers.

Ginger Citrus Soba with Snow Peas

This is a quick but oh so delicious soba dish, perfect for a warm night when you don't want to spend a lot of time heating up the kitchen.

Wildflower Honey-Glazed Apricots

Roasting apricots turns them into little flavor bombs, perfect for spooning over vanilla ice cream, waffles, or a slice of pound cake.

Chicken Apricot Kebabs

These kebabs, marinated in a delicious coconut milk, lime, and peanut marinade, will definitely be a hit at your next cook out.

Glazed Bunched Turnips

Bunched turnips are the small, delicately flavored turnips that appear in Produce in spring. They are delicious raw, or gently glazed as in this recipe.

Mango Lassi

A bit of cardamom takes this simple smoothie from everyday to unexpected.

Sautéed Artichokes Baked with Mozzarella

Marcella Hazan says, "Whenever I have demonstrated this dish, professional cooks...were startled at how dark I allowed the artichokes to get. But it is only then, when they have deeply and confidently browned, that they develop flavor, sapore."

Red Curry Tofu

This is a customer favorite from the Willy Street Co-op's kitchen. Make a hearty sandwich with it, or eat it by the spoonful.

Chickpea of the Sea Salad

This delicious salad is a dead ringer for tuna salad, but has no tuna (or other animal products) in sight! Spread on hearty, toasted bread with crisp romaine leaves for a yummy sandwich, or place a dollop on a green salad. This is also a nice dip for crackers or vegetable spears. I hope you like it as much as I do!

Coconut Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

So much more than the sum of their parts! The shredded coconut in these cookies makes them slightly reminiscent of macaroons, the oats make them hearty, and the chocolate bits deliver dark, intense richness. And they're made without eggs, butter or flour. 

Gluten-free Macaroni and Cheese

This is not a fancy or refined macaroni and cheese; this is mac and cheese straight from childhood, just yummy and cheesy!

Cashew Curry

You can get creative with the vegetables here: use what's in the fridge or what looks good at the store.