Rich and creamy duck eggs are higher in protein and fat than chicken eggs. A simple scramble highlights their flavor.
"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.
"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.
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.
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.
Warm and lightly spiced, this simple soup is easily doubled for packing into lunches all week.
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!
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.
This is a simple twist on potato salad, with a quick sauce of avocado, fresh dill, and lemon.
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.
Mascarpone cheese and Meyer lemons are made for each other - both are mild and barely sweet, with a bit of tang. Together they make a rich and silky sauce that’s still light.
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.
Using premade enchilada sauce makes making enchiladas so simple! Dinner will be on the table in less than 30 minutes.
This hummus is a vibrant bright pink thanks to the addition of steamed beets.
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.
These delicate and golden cupcakes are topped with an elegant, glossy citrus icing.
Juicy tangerines and crunchy almonds accent this easy vegan recipe. It’s gluten-free if you use gluten-free tamari, too!
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...).
Studded with chia seeds, the wonderful superfood, these pancakes are really easy to whip up.
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.
This smoothie makes a great breakfast - it's full of fiber, protein, potassium and a healthy dose of vitamin C. The ginger and turmeric add anti-inflammatory benefits to boot.
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!
Loaded with fresh ginger and fresh turmeric, this drink is perfect for a winter's day and will warm and nourish you head to toe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Classic New Year's fare, vegetarian version!
This hearty stew is comfort food at its best. Not heavy, but satisfying and full of healthy ingredients.
Pistachios, sesame seeds, and a bright and vinegary miso dressing make this kale salad a bit different from the usual.
This stew is just the thing to warm you up when the temperatures start to drop to the single digits.
Butternut squash is excellent paired with pasta, because it gets creamy and rich, and almost coats it like a sauce. Pan-frying all the ingredients at the end deepens the flavor and turns the pasta very slightly crispy and toothsome.
This hearty, healthy salad could be made with quinoa as a base if you’d prefer something gluten-free. A vinaigrette made with lemon juice and parsley is faintly Middle Eastern in flavor and goes wonderfully with the roasted squash, almonds, and creamy goat cheese.
Warm and comforting, this will surely become a new favorite (try it at Thanksgiving!).
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.
This is a hearty salad with an unexpected and satisfying combination of ingredients.
This thick, date-sweetened smoothie is an excellent way to enjoy fresh figs when they’re in season.
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!).
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.
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.
Light, fragrant, and full of the season's most flavorful vegetables, this lasagna will be loved by all!
This is a substantial meal as is, but the filling can easily be modified for more protein by adding ground beef or crumbled tofu.
This bright green sauce is creamy and tangy, and stirred into pasta is a delicious alternative to tomato sauce or pesto.
Topped with decadent dairy-free mayonnaise, these hearty broccoli burgers make a delicious meatless meal.
Spicy and delicious side to a local omlette and if you have leftovers it reheats nicely to be a compliment to your sandwich for lunch.
This can be made ahead and reheated. I love that this recipe can be adapted for most any time of year, for just about any kind of mushrooms, herbs or roots available.
A good friend of mine gave me a green tomato pie recipe a few years ago to deal with a season of tomato blight. I've adapted this surprising and tasty dessert to make it totally local.
I made this up during the spring beet season, and used shrub because I was hunting for vinegar in my cupboard, but didn't have any. It was a happy surprise!
If you're like me, carrot sticks get borring pretty fast. Adding hummus and other dips only go so far. I love putting a twist to classic recipes by substituting in other ingredients. Give your tastebuds a new adventure! You won't be disapointed!