Here’s a crucial tip: don’t use hot rice!! This is the perfect dish to use on that day old rice you have lying around in the fridge. I highly recommend using short grain brown rice- it gives it a sumptuous, chewy texture.
A longtime Deli favorite!
$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.
YUM! We highly recommend using the Co-op's pre-made pizza dough for the crust of this tasty entree.
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
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.
Make the flatbread and citrus salad first!
Serve this tasty noodle dish with baked tofu for a great meal.
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!
“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
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.
Easy. Tasty. Purple.
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!.
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.
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.
Throw these ingredients in a crock-pot and enjoy the warm, delicious and fragrant food that practically cooks itself!
Another easy to make gem from MACSAC's "From Asparagus to Zucchini"!
A one pot meal that is nutritionally dense and easy to make. Leftovers taste great cold the next day!
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.
A great recipe from Cynthia Lair’s fabulous book, “Feeding the Whole Family.”
“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
$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
"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."
"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."
Millet is an excellent and delicious whole grain. Combined with protein rich tofu, it makes a perfect veggie patty for burger night!
What feels better on a chilly evening than bright, vibrant and warming carrot ginger soup?
“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
This fall soup is great hot or cold. Garnish with the fennel fronds and enjoy!
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.”
Seriously. It is the easiest kale/potato soup ever and SO delicious.
Another Eat Local Challenge friendly recipe that makes great use of tasty local eggs and fresh herbs!
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.”
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
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
“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
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 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.
These lightly-spiced, savory black bean burgers topped with creamy avocado are just the dinner for a night like this!
A delicious salad that looks as good as it tastes.
A lovely way to get still more greens into one's diet!
A delicious savory pancake that can be served any time of the day!
A simply delicious pizza.
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.
Refreshing and detoxifying.
Cauliflower with a puffed-up omelet baked on top!
A yummy cold chicken salad that is just the thing for a healthy and hearty lunchtime fix.