Vegetarian

Classic Roasted Chestnuts

Even if you didn’t grow up eating roasted chestnuts, there’s something very nostalgic about them that makes them a perfect treat during the holidays.

Perfect Mashed Potatoes

The key to light, fluffy mashed potatoes is a potato ricer: it gently turns the potatoes into tiny flakes, leaving you with perfect mashed potatoes. 

Apple Crumble

Apples are cooked once in a skillet before being topped with crumble and baked. The long cooking time turns the apples caramel-scented, sweet, and sticky.

Baba Ghanoush

Baba ghanoush is a Levantine eggplant dish that's perfect slathered on a slice of baguette, making it excellent picnic food. It's richly flavored with tahini, lemon, and lots of garlic.

Grilled Eggplant with Basil Vinaigrette

Eggplant doesn't need a lot of preparation to taste great. Specialty varieties like Lilac Bride often lack the astringent flavor and big seeds that Italian Globe eggplant sometimes has.

Mushroom and Pepper Goulash

With loads of summer vegetables, hearty mushrooms, and plenty of sweet Hungarian paprika, this vegetarian goulash is full of texture and flavor. Leftovers keep wonderfully for lunch boxes, as well.

Melon with Chile-Lime Syrup

Honeydew or cantaloupe would both be great in this dessert, sweet and cool with a bit of unexpected heat.

Peach Tart

This raw tart, filled with fragrant, juicy, sweet peaches, is perfect for the summer months when lighter food is welcome.

Almond-Crisped Peaches

Improving upon perfect summer peaches seems unlikely, but baking them with a buttery and crisp topping makes it happen.

Walla Walla Onion Thyme Jam

This jam adds depth of flavor wherever it's used: layer on pizza instead of tomato sauce, spread on a sandwich, or serve with cheese and crackers.

Quinoa Crusted Onion Rings

Crispy, crunchy onion rings, made healthier thanks to quinoa in three forms. These are easy to make vegan, too!

Golden Tomato Soup with Fennel

This summer soup is cool and refreshing, lightly sweet with a spicy and smoky punch from the paprika. Try serving in chilled soup bowls.

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble

What's not to love about a classic strawberry rhubarb crumble? This one has a generous 2-to-1 fruit to topping ratio.

Buffalo-Style Bunched Turnips

This is certainly an unexpected treatment for turnips, but you won’t be disappointed! Crisp and tender bunched turnips are coated in spicy sauce and mellowed with tangy blue cheese. This is a great substitute for wings, perfect for vegetarians and adventurous eaters alike.

Strawberry Sunrise Smoothie

This delicious smoothie is an excellent way to start the day. This recipe also makes incredible popsicles! Double or triple the recipe, pour into molds, and freeze.

Fresh Figs with Cashew Cream

This seemingly decadent dessert is something all can enjoy: it's gluten-free, raw, vegan, is only lightly sweetened, and it incredibly delicious! Be sure to start the cashews soaking at least six hours before you'd like to serve it.

Aronia Berry Bread Pudding

This bread pudding is ideal for a brunch or breakfast get-together, and is easy to prepare ahead of time.

Aronia Berry Bread

Tart Aronia berries, also known as chokeberries, are native to North America, and are chock-full of antioxidants.

Cucumber Salad

Classic, cool, and refreshing cucumber salads are a welcome summer side dish, and a nice counter to grilled meats.

Miso Pasta Salad

Miso dressing is an unexpected but enjoyable choice for pasta salad, giving it a nice umami punch!

Tuscan Grilled Zucchini and Yellow Crookneck Squash

Summer squash soaks up the garlic, herbs, and lemon in this marinade like a sponge, and bursts with flavor after a quick turn on the grill. Use the extra marinade (you'll have some leftover) to drizzle over a grain salad, or to grill more vegetables.

Turkish Zucchini Pancakes with Garlic Yogurt

Turkish people know how to cook vegetables like no one else, and these incredible zucchini fritters are no exception. Served with an easy salad of sliced tomatoes drizzled in olive oil, this is a perfect summer meal.

Strawberries in Wine with Mascarpone Cream

Strawberries macerated in red wine make a decidedly grown-up dessert. The recipe requires minimal effort, just a little foresight. Make the mascarpone cream shortly before you'd like to serve it.

Jalapeño Poppers

Spicy peppers cool down with a creamy bean and cheese filling in this healthier version of jalapeño poppers.

Black Sesame Sugar Snap Peas

Quickly steamed sugar snap peas are tossed in sesame oil and sprinkled with black sesame seeds for a bright and crunchy side dish.

Zucchini and Ricotta Galette

Zucchini and ricotta are nestled in a deliciously flaky and soft free-form crust in this straightforward galette. Good served hot out of the oven or at room temperature.

Purple Coconut Rice

Purple rice cooks up sticky and very slightly sweet. It's delicious in this coconut rice recipe, topped with crispy fried shallots and toasted cashews. 

Tassajara Warm Red Cabbage Salad

Served warm in winter and fall, or cool or at room temperature in the summer months, this is a people-pleasing salad that will show up on your table all year round.

Nothing Muffins

This is the closely guarded, secret recipe for the Willy Street Co-op's famous Nothing Muffins!

Smoky Guacamole

The secret ingredient in this guacamole is smoky and rich mole sauce. Just a little turns regular guacamole into something very special!

Nutty Maple Granola

Making granola is easier than you might think, and it's so satisfying to have jars of the homemade stuff in your pantry. In this version, nuts and oats are lightly coated in olive oil and maple syrup, which results in a deep and complex flavor.

Grilled Portabella Mushroom Burgers

Hearty portabella mushrooms are great for BBQs since they're sturdy enough to hold up on the grill. This version, served loaded with red onion, tomato, avocado, and Swiss cheese, calls for marinating the caps in a balsamic and soy sauce mixture for maximum flavor.

Grilled Eggplant and Olive Pizza

This hearty, delicious pizza, loaded with smoky grilled eggplant and provolone, can serve as a stepping stone for you into the exciting world of grilling pizzas!