Vegetarian

Portobello Tacos with Creamy Jalapeno Sauce

These grilled mushroom tacos are delicious, with avocado and shredded red cabbage - but the star of the show here is definitely this sauce. It’s cashew-based, with roasted jalapenos, garlic, and cucumber, and you’ll want to have it on everything.

Lemon Asparagus Risotto

A creamy and rich risotto that highlights one of the best vegetables of spring, minus the cheese.

Mango with Cilantro, Coconut, and Chile Powder

This salad is light and flavorful, and is inspired by street vendors in Mexico who serve mango on a stick with hot sauce. Plus, it’s so easy to make: just mango, and a handful of fresh ingredients.

 

Coconut Mango Icebox Cake

In this icebox cake, whipped cream is enhanced with cream cheese and cream of coconut, and layered with graham crackers and lots and lots of mango, then topped with toasted coconut flakes.

Soba Noodles with Eggplant and Mango

This dish will require a decent amount of prep work, but much of it can be done ahead of time (make the dressing a day or two in advance, cook the tofu and cube the mango and have those ready in the fridge). It is well worth the effort - this is certainly one of the most memorable meals I’ve had in ages. Soba noodles are coated in a sweet, spicy, and lime-kissed sauce, then tossed with little cubes of pan-fried tofu, eggplant, chunks of fresh sweet mango, and handfuls of fresh herbs.

 

Duck Egg Cake with Rosemary

This cake is very very easy to make. If you don't want quite as much "ducky" flavor, substitute the duck fat with butter. If you don't like rosemary, omit it altogether, or use lemon verbena, sage, or winter savory instead. For a sweeter cake, increase the sugar to a full cup. Served with whipped cream and fresh fruit, this is a dessert that's sure to please.

Duck Egg Scramble

Rich and creamy duck eggs are higher in protein and fat than chicken eggs. A simple scramble highlights their flavor.

Fruity Moringa Smoothie

"I’m a big fan of smoothies. I keep sliced bananas and a canister of frozen orange juice in my freezer at all times for smoothies. Nothing quite perks up the flavor like a big ol’ scoop of concentrated 100% orange juice. I peel and slice ripe bananas into coins and place into a bag or freezer-safe container to freeze." - Melissa Reiss, Purchasing Assistant at Willy Street Co-op. 

Fruity Moringa Smoothie

"I’m a big fan of smoothies. I keep sliced bananas and a canister of frozen orange juice in my freezer at all times for smoothies. Nothing quite perks up the flavor like a big ol’ scoop of concentrated 100% orange juice. I peel and slice ripe bananas into coins and place into a bag or freezer-safe container to freeze." - Melissa Reiss, Purchasing Assistant at Willy Street Co-op. 

Blueberry Banana Moringa Smoothie

"I keep sliced bananas and a canister of frozen orange juice in my freezer at all times for smoothies. Nothing quite perks up the flavor like a big ol’ scoop of concentrated 100% orange juice... I peel and slice ripe bananas into coins and place into a bag or freezer-safe container to freeze." - Melissa Reiss, Purchasing Assistant, Willy Street Co-op.

Grilled Scallions with Romesco Sauce

This Spanish sauce is also delicious with oven-roasted potato wedges, fries or even grilled shrimp or as a condiment for chicken, lamb chops or meatballs. It makes a great alternative to pesto as well: stir it into soups and stews or toss with pasta. 

Scallion Pancakes with Spicy Dipping Sauce

The Chinese “street food” version of these pancakes are often served for breakfast, but are more often served as an appetizer in North America. For a softer pancake, add a bit more water to the dough; you can substitute fresh garlic scapes for the scallions for a different flavor. 

Swiss Chard and Sweet Potato Gratin

If prepping the Swiss chard is too time-consuming, using 5 or 6 cups of frozen spinach would be a good shortcut - just be sure to squeeze out excess water!

Avocado Fries with Queso Dip

Talk about gilding the lily! Ripe avocados get sliced into wedges, battered, fried, then served with creamy cheese sauce. Note that you do need a fry thermometer for best results.

Meyer Lemon Poppyseed Morning Buns with Lemon-Blueberry Glaze

With layers of flakey dough, a filling of lemon-poppyseed-sugar with a hint of vanilla, and a bright purpley-pink glaze, these buns are well worth the effort of working with yeasted dough. This recipe is a much-speeded-up shortcut of the typical lamination process - it’s still somewhat complicated, but nowhere near as time-consuming as it usually is.

Spiced Broccoli "Couscous" Salad

Cauliflower stands in for couscous in this warm winter salad that will please everyone. Zesty curry powder makes it a flavorful companion to braised chicken or baked tofu. Garnish with crumbled feta cheese if desired. Add cubed marinated and baked tofu to any leftovers and stuff into a pita for tomorrow’s lunch. 

Beet Hummus

This hummus is a vibrant bright pink thanks to the addition of steamed beets.

Crispy Peanut Tofu Stir-Fry over Cauliflower Rice

This crispy tofu is baked, not fried, and glazed with an easy sauce that only has five ingredients. If you’ve never tried cauliflower rice, it’s a game-changer - so fast and yummy, and a great way to get more vegetables in your diet! Use gluten-free soy sauce, and this recipe is gluten-free as well as vegan.

Tangerine Cupcakes

These delicate and golden cupcakes are topped with an elegant, glossy citrus icing.

Vanilla-Almond Sandies

This cookie couldn't be any easier to make and are great as is for snacking on and dunking in milk, but are easy to change up as well (dip in chocolate, add lemon extract and poppy seeds, dust in cocoa powder or confectioners' sugar...).

Chia Seed Pancakes

Studded with chia seeds, the wonderful superfood, these pancakes are really easy to whip up. 

Coconut Chia Seed Pudding

This is a thick, rich pudding, similar to tapioca, but is so healthy you can eat it for breakfast. Ripe mango adds enough sweetness that you can even skip the agave nectar if you'd like. Chia seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids, minerals, and antioxidants.

Turmeric Tea

It's great to have a jar of this turmeric-honey mixture in the fridge all winter during cold and flu season. If you feel something coming on, stir a spoonful of it into a cup of hot water, squeeze some lemon in, and add a generous pinch of freshly gournd pepper. Turmeric is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties, so it's good for aches and pains too!

Scandinavian Coconut Cookies

Many of us find ourselves short on time during the holidays with places to go, things to do, people to see. If you find yourself needing to prepare a dessert that looks fancy but takes less than an hour to make, look no further than these easy coconut cookies.

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Almonds

Many of us find ourselves a bit short on time during the holidays. Places to go, things to do, people to see. If you find yourself needing to prepare something fancy that takes less than an hour to make, look no further than these yummy, simply addictive, chocolate-covered almonds.

Quinoa Skillet Bread

With quinoa and cornmeal, this quick bread is hearty and rustic, with crispy edges and a creamy, custard-y top, thanks to the addition of heavy cream right before baking. It's the perfect side dish to serve at a big meal during the holidays, or bring to a potluck or picnic.

Banana Nut Bread

This banana bread is more a bread than a cake, and is just barely sweet. You can increase the sugar to 1 cup (or even 1 1/4 cup for a very sweet, dessert banana bread). Use very very ripe bananas.

Two-Ingredient Banana Pancakes

High in protein, gluten- and dairy-free, these pancakes cook up golden brown with crispy edges and a soft, custard-like center. They are very delicate while cooking, so be sure to keep the pancakes small so they’re easier to flip, and be patient when flipping them. See the note for ideas for variations.

Brussels Sprout Salad

When you come across perfectly fresh, bright green Brussels sprouts, shredding them paper thin for a salad is a wonderful treatment. Use a mandoline for very fine, feathery slices. Omit the cheese for an equally pleasing vegan dish.

Quinoa and Fig Salad

This is a hearty salad with an unexpected and satisfying combination of ingredients.

Whole Grain Caramel Apple Hand Pies

These hand pies are a perfect use for the first local apples of the season. You’ll have extra caramel sauce left after making these: nice for spooning over ice cream (or eating out of the jar!).

Apple Strudel

This is a relatively traditional strudel recipe, delicious as is, but it lends itself to improvisation. For best results, make the apple filling the day before.

Onion and Red Pepper Confit

The longer this confit cooks, the better it tastes. Serve over grilled fish, add to pasta sauce, use to fill an omelet, or spread on top of crostini.