When making this soup, keep in mind that the spicy flavors will increase as time goes on!
This recipe is intended to be paired with the other March 2011 $16 square recipe for Risotto with Lacinato Kale.
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.
Great with chopped veggies, pita chips, or on sandwiches. Yummy!
“Most people have had avocado in a salty and/or spicy format, or at least as an accompaniment to something that is not primarily sweet. If you like avocado, however, you will really enjoy this ice cream. Its natural oil gives the ice cream a very smooth and silk mouth feel, and the lime juice heightens its flavor. Although it may taste too sweet before freezing in the ice cream maker, it will be just right when it’s done.” –Fany Gerson, author of My Sweet Mexico
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!
Charming kumquats make for excellent salsa! Spoon over the usual quesadilla, munch with chips, or serve over a protein of your choice. Play with the ingredients- add whatever attracts your notice!
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.
Did you know kumquats are one of the only citrus fruits you can eat whole? Experiment with the dressing in this tasty and simple slaw until it suits your fancy. The sweet/tart combination of the kumquat fruit and rind contrast beautifully with the crunch of the red cabbage!
This creamy and delicious salad makes use of super in-season citrus.
Make the flatbread and citrus salad first!
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!
Tis the season for citrus! Try this knockout dressing on salads, or as a marinade for tofu or chicken.
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!
Perfect for guests, or for a nutritional boost at home!
“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."
“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
Earl Grey tea steeped in vinegar is the surprise ingredient in this salad's 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.
Pears and cardamon, when baked together, have a magical quality. Makes four 4-inch cakes or one 8-inch cake.
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.
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.
These spicy sweet potatoes will warm you right up during the long months of winter.
Throw these ingredients in a crock-pot and enjoy the warm, delicious and fragrant food that practically cooks itself!
A lovely orange soup that is as nutritious as it is delicious.
Another easy to make gem from MACSAC's "From Asparagus to Zucchini"!
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!
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
Kids of all ages love applesauce! Serve it as a snack or for dessert; dollop it on potato pancakes or buttermilk pancakes. Increase the quantities and freeze the extra.
$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
The savory, rich flavor of collard creams melds with creamy coconut milk for a sumptuous dish.
Sea vegetables, like Dulse, have innumerable health benefits. Experiment with adding them into your diet through foods like this tasty salad!
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?
This fall soup is great hot or cold. Garnish with the fennel fronds and enjoy!
Creamy avocado unites with zesty lemon to make the potato salad equivalent of a shooting star.
Arame is an excellent source of protein and vitamins A & B. It also possesses significant amounts of iodine, calcium and iron. Plus, it's super yummy!
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.
Great stirred into mayo for an instant aioli!
A simple and delicious Eat Local Challenge recipe.
Tomatillos are a wonderful but perhaps underutilized WI fruit that is available in great abundance this time of year. Experiment with making your own salsa and have fun with Eating Locally!
I’m such a sucker for Brussels sprouts- they are exciting to carry home on the stalk from market, fun to cook, and look like adorable mini cabbages. Here’s another fabulous Brussels sprouts recipe to rock during the Eat Local Challenge!
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.”
A wonderful cooling dessert recipe that can make use of whatever delectable local fruit is around. Experiment, go wild and enjoy this Eat Local Challenge friendly dessert!