Here's a lively soup that comes together quickly with leeks, greens, and tiny pasta in a lemony broth.
A simple and filling dish that highlights seasonal produce.
A meal in itself!
A radish curry? What a delightful combination!
The butterhead lettuce and arugula combine with the pears and walnuts to make a slightly sweet but very sumptuous salad.
“This is a really easy way to enjoy ramps (also known as wild leeks) in springtime. The origins of this recipe are Italian, where they call this method, agrodolce, or sweet-and-sour. How easy is this? It’s just sauteed ramps or baby leeks, simmered in a mixture of white wine vinegar and honey.”
“This earthy salad recipe is adapted from Elizabeth Schneider's Uncommon Fruits & Vegetables (Perennial Library 1986). The sourness of the sorrel and bitterness of the endive are countered by the sweetness of balsamic vinegar and walnuts.” – NPR.com
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!
This recipe is intended to be paired with the other March 2011 $16 square recipe for Risotto with Lacinato Kale.
Great with chopped veggies, pita chips, or on sandwiches. Yummy!
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!
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!
Carrots are another local produce item that can be found throughout most (if not all) of the long WI winter.
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!
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.
Couscous is a delicious grain originating from North Africa. This dish is simple, elegant in appearance, and quick to make.
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!
The Institute for Integrative Nutrition has a wealth of healthy and delicious recipes- check out their website!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.”
“Roasted peppers can be expensive to buy but are very easy to make. When peppers are in abundance, roast some and freeze for later use. One way to do this is in freezer boxes, separating the layers with waxed paper.”
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!
Lovely on the eyes and on the palate, making herbal honey is a fun way to add variety and creativity to your pantry. This is also a great gift idea!
Cool and refreshing.
These lightly-spiced, savory black bean burgers topped with creamy avocado are just the dinner for a night like this!
Hunks of warmed sourdough topped with gooey, garlicky oven roasted or grilled tomatoes with olive oil and herbs makes the perfect accompaniment to any meal.
This salad is summer food at its finest. Crisp, juicy, refreshing and textured, jicama and papaya make an unlikely yet delightful duo, especially when paired with this light orange juice dressing atop a bed of crunchy Bibb lettuce.