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.
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.
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!
These grilled avocados lend themselves to improvisation -- just use any fresh herbs and nuts you have on hand, and you can't go wrong.
Once your grill is fired up, these are dead simple to make, and you can use plaintains of varying ripeness with good results. The riper, yellow and black plantains will be sweeter and more creamy, and green ones will yield a milder taste with a starchy, dry texture.
This pasta is so creamy and rich, you'd think it was loaded with half-and-half. It's a quick, nourishing dinner, with a full pound of broccoli and some garlic and herbs.
You may be doubtful about combining avocados with coconut oil -- after all, avocados are so creamy and rich on their own. But the combination of these two healthy fats is incredible! You'll be tempted to add avocado and a slather of coconut oil to every sandwich you make. These tartines make a perfect hearty breakfast, lunch or dinner.
This richly-hued, intensely flavorful kale is a customer favorite at the WIlly Street Co-op's Deli.
This creamy, coconut-infused dish is a Willy Street Co-op Deli favorite, and makes a filling and satisfying meal when served over rice.
This tasty pesto is made from flat-leaf parsley, which gives it a fresh and vibrant flavor. Pumpkin seeds, or pepitas, are toasted until warm and nutty, and make this pesto safe for those with tree nut allergies.
These pale yellow muffins have a moist and delicate crumb, and are deliciously gingery.
This easy crustless quiche features broccoli and sharp cheddar baked in a creamy custard.
This little cakes are the perfect balance of crisp and soft, with sweet and salty pockets of feta and currants, and the subtle flavors of mint and saffron. And they're so easy to make!
Try this spiced fruit with couscous or alongside roasted meats.It would also be great stirred into steel cut oats in the morning.
Minced kumquats, orange zest, and lemon zest add intense flavor to this moist, aromatic cake. Drizzled with a simple citrus icing and topped with toasted coconut and sliced kumquats, this is a very elegant but easy dessert.
These easy to assemble crostini are topped with ricotta that's packed with early springtime flavors. If ramps aren't available yet, just use spring onions.
Sunflower seeds and sunflower greens make this simple beet salad crunchy and snappy.
Tart lemon and sunflower greens add freshness to this creamy pasta.
Loaded with savory spices, and topped with crunchy roasted chickpeas, this bright soup is a ray of sunshine on a dark winter day.
You can make these whole-grain, carrot-flecked muffins ahead of time so breakfast will be ready to go on busy mornings.
If you like a little heat, this is a really great variation on traditional mashed potatoes, and are so good, you don't need gravy.
Quick-pickled red onions and fragrant basil are unexpected accompaniments to blood oranges in this tasty, easy salad.
Red cabbage is braised in blood orange juice and aromatics for a very simple, wholesome dinner. Barley is a great winter food: hearty and filling without being heavy, and very high in fiber and selenium.
Velvety-smooth and intensely chocolatey, this hot chocolate will make you swear off mixes. The blending might seem unneccesary, but be sure to follow this step to achieve the perfect, smooth texture.
Great spread onto sliced baguette rounds, or for dipping sliced raw vegetables into, this creamy dip will be a staple for parties or impromptu get-togethers.
These roasted chickpeas are a great party snack: really easy to make, simple to adapt, and very yummy!
Forget what you know about kale salads! Tossed in creamy dressing with skillet-roasted cherry tomatoes, his may be the most delicious kale salad you've had - it really is like a (veggie!) BLT in salad form.
Cooked entirely on the stovetop, these chewy cookies are a nice, easy treat. These are very easy to make vegan, too (see note)!
Twenty minutes of cooking will yield the most delicious, fragrant, and fluffy rice you've ever had.
Gumbo z'herbes is a southern Louisiana dish that's traditionally served on Good Friday durning Lent. Traditional recipes called for seven different types of greens for good luck. This version starts wih a roux base that will add a lot of depth of flavor, and you won't miss the meat.
This hearty, main-dish salad is made of chunks of roasted butternut squash, ribbons of sweet, roasted red onion, and warm and nutty toasted pumpkin seeds.
A banana split for breakfast? This quick, easy, yummy breakfast takes a dessert classic and lightens it up for the morning. This is so easy, it hardly needs a recipe, and you can easily modify this one to suit what you have in your kitchen. Try cottage cheese in place of Greek yogurt, add nut or seed butter or instead of the preserves, sprinkle with walnuts or almonds, cinnamon, goji berries, or fresh fruit, the list goes on!
What a perfect winter dessert! Seasonal citrus pairs up with pineapple and shredded coconut in a simple, not too sweet fruit salad. Note that it only takes a few minutes to prepare, but it's best when allowed to sit for a couple of hours to let the flavors develop.
This smoothie is just the right amount of sweet, and makes a great breakfast.
Crispy potatoes and a sauce made from white wine, lemon, and herbs top this delicious, filling pizza.
Baby spinach or butter lettuce would also go great in this unexpected salad.
Initially reducing the grapefruit juice by half will concentrate its flavor and give the curd's citrus taste more of a punch, as well as a deeper flavor. You can use regular sugar or honey here, but avoid maple syrup or brown sugar, or the curd will look muddy. In a pretty jar, this would make an excellent gift (if you can bear to part with it!)
Fondue is such a fun (and delicious!) way to get friends and family together! This easy recipe will get it on the table in no time.
When mellowed by roasting, using two entire heads of garlic seems perfectly reasonable! This broccoli dish is a real crowd-pleaser.
Creamy and full-bodied, this soup is perfect ladled over chunks of day-old bread and drizzled with olive oil.
Cara Cara oranges are a variety of nevel orange, and they are less acidic and sweeter thatn typical oranges. They have ruby red flesh which make them a great ingredient to use during the holidays, adding a bright, festive flash or color to your table when you want it to look its best.
This is a cheery, filling salad, full of texture and bursts of flavor. A bonus is that it's a snap to prepare.
This crunchy, brightly-colored salad has a touch of spice from fresh ginger and shallot dressing. If you don't have any bulgur on hand, feel free to substitute rice, quinoa, or couscous, and if Cara Cara oranges aren't available, use navels.
You can make this tasty and unique salsa up to 4 hours ahead of time. Just keep covered in the refrigerator, and bring to room temperature before serving. Serve with tortilla chips or roasted chicken.
These easy fruit bars make wonderful use of late-fall fruits.
First made in Shaker communities, Shaker lemon pies use the entire lemon. This makes Meyer lemons, which are sweeter, less acidic and have thinner skins, the perfect lemon for this pie. If you enjoy candied citrus peels and the lingering bitterness of lemons, you will love this pie! Keep in mind, the lemons need to macerate for 24 hours, so plan ahead.
Incredibly versatile, this chutney can be used in dozens of ways. A few ideas: stir into brown rice, serve with sautéed greens, on top of a poached egg with a drizzle of soy sauce, spooned ont a baked potato... You get the picture! If Meyer lemons aren't available, use regular ones - just keep in mind it will turn out a bit more tart.
Tender, buttery, and not too sweet, these simple no-bake cookies will be welcome at any gathering!
This unique dish pulls together ingredients you wouldn't expect. The result is a harmonious, super-flavorful, and refreshing salad.
This chestut butter would make a lovely home-made gift for the holidays. It's very adaptable to your tastes: try adding a pinch or two of cardamom or cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon or so of vanilla extract, and if you'd prefer something sweeter, drizzle in 1-2 tablespoons of maple syrup at the end.