Grilling or broiling the vegetables in this salsa makes it extra special. It will keep in the fridge for about a week, so double the recipe if you'd like!
This is a great summertime dish that's great for a weeknight, but definitely fancy enough for a dinner party.
Grilled white peach halves, allowed to get warm and crisp on the outside, will absolutely melt in your mouth once drizzled with honey and adorned with fresh mint.
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.
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.
Using the Co-op's pizza dough makes this so easy! The following recipe is quite minimal, so use this as a starting point - try a more traditional one with tomato sauce, or pesto, and add meat if you like, or more vegetables. Once you've grilled pizza, you won't want to turn the oven on for the rest of the summer.
Guacamole is certainly one of the most beloved of appetizers. This interpretation of the timeless classic uses tomatillos, which makes it a bit unique. Guaranteed to please whatever crowd you're serving!
Papalo is an herb which is a staple in Mexican cooking, and is often set out on the table at mealtime with bunches of parsley and cilantro. It has a unique, distinctive flavor that is similar to cilantro and goes well in dishes where you would use that herb - but be aware that a little goes a long way.
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.
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 is an easy but decadent dip to whip up. Serve with fresh apple or pear slices, or even sweet potato chips.
The Institute for Integrative Nutrition has a wealth of healthy and delicious recipes- check out their website!
This light, cold soup makes a great meal on a hot summer night, and turning on the stove isn't even a requirement!
This cornbread, topped with sliced heirloom tomatoes and sharp cheddar cheese, is decidedly out of the ordinary.
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!
"Crusty, strong-textured ciabatta is the ideal bread. The holes drink in the juice, but the bread is strong enough that it won't fall apart. These big stuffed breads look great, taste great, and are invariably messy to eat. Tomatoes of choice are Brandywines, Striped Germans, Carmellos, and Costoluto Genovese." - Deborah Madison
Refreshing, tart, and fruity, this delicious summer drink is great on a hot night. And I don't need to tell you how yummy it would be with a boozy addition!
Try adding herbs or citrus to this!
If you are not a ketchup person now, this spicy and sweet spread is likely to convert you! A little jar would also make a great gift in the summer.
Sprinkle this delicious dessert with some granola, and it could pass for breakfast, too.
This stunning side dish is a show-stealer. Brilliantly golden concentric rings of onion add sparkle to any plate. Baking the onions sweetens and softens them nicely, as does the addition of honey. A recipe to try at least once.
Earl Grey tea steeped in vinegar is the surprise ingredient in this salad's dressing.
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.
“The lime glaze is key to the scrumptiousness of this banana bread, so don’t even think about leaving it out. I even kept the extra to smear on each slice for an extra punch. I’m crazy like that.” - Giao
This inventive salad is a nutritional powerhouse and sure to zest up those blah winter days!
Try this sandwich spread for a change of pace at lunch time!
Allow the aroma of fresh baked bread to fill your home! Nothing compares to sandwiches on slices of bread fresh from the oven.
This is like a giant rolled dumpling, with a spinach filling. A potato dough reminiscent of gnocchi is rolled around the filling, then the whole thing is wrapped in cheesecloth, boiled in salted water, and served hot, in spiral-patterned slices.
Spicy peppers cool down with a creamy bean and cheese filling in this healthier version of jalapeño poppers.
This salad combines the wonderful flavors of jicama and avocado with refreshing citrus. However, contrasting textures make this recipe really sing. Crisp and refreshing, this salad is a great light dinner on its own, but is also perfect paired with jerked pork (or tofu) for a tropical evening at home. Mango margaritas, anyone?
Jicama and honeydew melon feature prominently in this fresh salad bringing fruit and vegetable together for a tangy treat.
These tacos are so easy to make, they’re sure to become a weeknight staple. The chimichurri adds a bright, tangy, and garlicky flavor that complements the black beans and kale nicely.
This fresh and vibrant salad hits the spot on dreary winter and fall days.
The hearty flavor of the kale (I recommend lacinato) combines with the sweetness of melon and the richness of the cheese to make a knock-out salad!
A healthy and very pretty treat! Perfect after school snack or light dessert.
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!
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!
Try this spiced fruit with couscous or alongside roasted meats.It would also be great stirred into steel cut oats in the morning.
After a long day, this is a good, easy dinner to throw together that's fast but still tastes incredible.
These cookies with a trace of lemony-flavored basil are perfect for tea parties and special gifts. Garnish a platter of them with fresh basil sprigs, unless you’d like to keep your guests guessing about the secret ingredient.
Thin down this sauce down to use as a tangy salad dressing, or leave it thick to spread on sandwiches, or as a dip for vegetables.
This simple vinaigrette is delicious as is, but makes a great base if you'd like to add herbs or garlic.
These easy fruit bars make wonderful use of late-fall fruits.
Creamy avocado unites with zesty lemon to make the potato salad equivalent of a shooting star.
Memorable. There is something quietly delicate about this side. This is comfort food that isn't too heavy or difficult to digest, just pleasant and warm on a chilly evening.
A traditional favorite from then Middle East.
Locavores and vegetarians rejoice! This rich pasta plate is a great opportunity to eat locally in the fall Wisconsin climate, since the Brussels sprouts, garlic, mushrooms, pasta, butter, cream, wine and cheese are all available from Wisconsin farmers and producers at this time of year. One bite and you will be immediately planning your next opportunity to make this dish.
This striking, dark pink pasta dish looks as good as it tastes. A simple green salad is all you need to make this the star of a special meal.
Earl Grey tea gives this easy jam a subtle floral note.
These lefse are not only easy to make, they are also lower in fat than typical lefse!