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!

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

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.

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!.

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!

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.”

Roast Chicken with Herbs Under the Skin

“Whether you use a small chicken or a great big roaster, this makes a succulent bird that’s as good cold as it is hot. The juices, which are flavored with the garlic, wine and herbs, make delicious pan gravy.” - Deborah Madison

Pattypan Squash Soup

$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

Swiss Chard, Sweet Corn and Scallion Soup with Noodle Nest Dumplings

"First of all, thank my lucky stars for Deborah Madison, whose original recipe I have adapted and expanded on.

I am a big fan of preparing my ingredients ahead of time, and I especially recommend doing so with soup. It makes the cooking process so much easier to have everything you are going to need ready and waiting, instead of desperately scrambling to chop one thing while frantically stirring another."

Onion Pandade

"Inspired by Judy Rodgers in the wonderful Zuni Cafe cookbook. It’s one of those things that’s equally good hot from the oven, cooled to room temperature, or even reheated the next day. You won’t have any problems getting rid of any leftovers. This is a brilliant way to use up stale bread, but fresh can be used as well. Just make sure it’s a hearty rustic loaf, preferably sourdough – not something white and insipid. I used a vintage cheddar as my cheese but anything that makes good cheese on toast would work. This makes a wonderful vegetarian main course with a green salad on the side... it would also be a warming accompaniment to a roast chicken or even some roast beef."

Tofu Millet Patties

Millet is an excellent and delicious whole grain. Combined with protein rich tofu, it makes a perfect veggie patty for burger night!

Gingered Carrot Soup

What feels better on a chilly evening than bright, vibrant and warming carrot ginger soup?

Spaghetti Squash Gratin with Chanterelles

“The chanterelles were at the Bellingham, Washington farmers’ market on Columbus Day. My farmer friends had spaghetti squash in their garden, so we put them together for dinner. I wouldn’t have thought so, buy they made a wonderful dish and one that’s incredibly easy to prepare. As always, foods in season together taste good together.” - Deborah Madison

Beet and Fennel Soup

This fall soup is great hot or cold. Garnish with the fennel fronds and enjoy!

Raw Zucchini Crudo Salad

Another recipe from the ever tantalizing and gorgeously photographed http://kissmyspatula.com/. With the legendary (or notorious) bounty of zucchini we get in WI every year, it’s always nice to find new ways to enjoy! Minus the lemon juice, this recipe can be made 100% locally.

“Feel free to change up and play around with your choice of cheese and herbs. Dollops of fresh ricotta with chervil and dill would be brilliant together. I picked the herbs below since they’re growing like mad in our garden right now. Plus, when fresh feta comes knocking at our door, mint is never too far behind.”

Farmers’ Stew

Another favorite from cooking goddess Deborah Madison that fits perfectly with the Eat Local Challenge. Her description reads, “It’s such an easy pleasure to make this dish, I always imagine it would be ideal for tired farmers at the end of the day- or tired anyone. While the onions sizzle in olive oil, you’re cutting eggplant and squash into big bold pieces. Into the pan they go, a thigh-fitting lid goes on top, down goes the heat, and the vegetables stew briefly in their own juices until tender. You can be completely relaxed and improvisational with this stew, for it really reflects the generous spirit of the market with all its choice and variety. Any kind of squash, onion, or eggplant will be fine, in any proportion. I find that some of the skinnier eggplants are interesting here: Yellow squash definitely enlivens the appearance; pattypans can be cut into thick wedges; zucchini into 2-inch logs, than halved or quartered, etc.”

Greens and Goat Cheese Quiche

Originally this fabulous Luna Circle Farm CSA recipe called for sorrel, but can really be made with any flavorful leafy green. Experiment with your favorites! -SR

Margot’s Split Pea Soup

An old housemate passed along her mom’s split pea soup recipe, adapted for our Co-op’s vegetarian needs. It is one of the best I’ve ever had. Enjoy Margot’s variation on split pea soup! - SR

Shell Beans and Summer Vegetables Stewed in Their Own Juices

“This humble braise more or less cooks itself. The vegetables are cut into large pieces (quick to prepare) and are meltingly tender when finished. Some might say they’re overcooked, and they are soft, but this only brings out their flavors. Once, when I added some pesto at the end, the familiar flavors told me that I had made a soupe au pisou, only a heartier version.” - Deborah Madison

Roasted Summer Tomatoes

Served with crusty bread, as an accompaniment to the perfect baked/grilled meat or tofu, or as its own main course, you and yours will be astounded at how delicious this beautiful meal tastes!

Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried green tomatoes are the perfect solution to the impatience resulting from watching your tomato plants daily, hoping to find a splash of red or orange or yellow.

Mexican Black Bean Burgers

These lightly-spiced, savory black bean burgers topped with creamy avocado are just the dinner for a night like this!

Buckwheat Noodle Salad

Utilizing Eden Food's rich, nourishing soba noodles made from 100 percent buckwheat flour, an ancient health food. Earthy, deep brown color, delicious flavor combines with shiitake, wakame and delicate onion flavor for a dish that is great served hot or cold.

Potato and Oregano Pizza

A twist on the usual pizza, this recipe uses Willy Street's own pizza dough to make a delightfully dish!

Arugula Pesto

Arugula pesto is a fun and slightly spicy alternative to basil pesto. Another great way to enjoy this delightful green.

Spaghetti with Ramps

Ramps are a delicious wild plant that lends a complex onion-like flavor to dishes. It's native to WI and only available at the beginning of spring. Enjoy this delicious tidbit of nature while you can!

Green Veggie Sauce

This sauce can be eaten as a cold or hot soup, or as a sauce over whole-wheat noodles or brown rice!

Italian Spinach and Potato Roulade

This is like a giant rolled dumpling, with a spinach filling. A potato dough reminiscent of gnocchi is rolled around the filling, then the whole thing is wrapped in cheesecloth, boiled in salted water, and served hot, in spiral-patterned slices.