A great new twist on a traditional Greek dish!
This is a new and tasty way to use this wonderful seasonal fruit.
Three 6"x3" loaf tins are recommended, but you can make one large loaf if you'd prefer - just allow additional cooking time at the end.
This sauce, without the persimmons, can be made up to four days ahead and chilled, with cover. Fold in the persimmons before serving, and voila, an instant and delicious side.
A perfect, easy side dish.
A delightful side created by the talented Jennie from "In Jennie's Kitchen."
Getting quality cheese is essential to this recipe. This dish is quick and delicious! Serve with a spinach salad and some wine and you will have quite the wonderful feast.
Throw them into a lunch box for a tasty mid-day treat, or enjoy them with a hot cup of tea or coffee first thing in the morning.
Two fall favorites combine for a colorful dish that is sweet, pungent, and perfect for a fall evening.
Acorn squash is one of those wonderful produce items that is so simple to prepare, and so tasty to eat. Paired with another of fall's gems, the apple, this dish is quick, easy, and good for the whole self.
A wonderful way to satisfy the craving for pasta while getting all the delicious health benefits of carrots.
"If you've always been a bit disappointed by icy semifreddo and other machine-free frozen desserts, I feel your pain. But trust me - even after sitting in the freezer for 24 hours, this baby is creamy, soft, and seriously good - not an icicle in sight. Delicious as a dessert or on its own, it would also be brilliant in all those places that ice cream works so well. Yum. The only thing is that it is quite strongly honey-flavored, which is great in most cases, but could be a little overpowering as an accompaniment to something like passionfruit souffle." -Jules Clancy
Roasting the cauliflower and garlic together not only saves time, but also infuses the cauliflower with the garlic's robust flavor. Mint also adds a surprising and delightful flavor to this simple and tasty dish!
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!
"It's filling, versatile, and beautiful on a plate. This traditional Italian salad is meant for summer when tomatoes are at their peak, so don't even try to attempt this with less-than-stellar tomatoes or you'll be disappointed with the results." - Jeannette Ordas
Try adding herbs or citrus to this!
"There is a Tuscan saying: Non si tira niente - nothing gets thrown away - that is particularly appropriate vis-a-vis this soup. Carrot tops are almost always discarded. But why? They have the same sweet-earthy taste but with a hint of green that makes them perfect for soups or vegetable sautes. Try the following recipe and let it spur your creativity as to how else to use the delicate frilly leaves." -chef2chef
"Get ready to turn plain old zucchini into something fabulous!" - 100 Days of Real Food
Try other combinations of herbs and spices - they all taste amazing!
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.
"A delicious late summer meatless grill - or make it under the broiler. You might need a knife and fork to eat these hearty sandwiches."
Jicama and honeydew melon feature prominently in this fresh salad bringing fruit and vegetable together for a tangy treat.
"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
"One of my favorite ways to use summer's heavenly ripe tomatoes is to toss them, uncooked, with warm pasta." - Nava Atlas
Mexico City native Richard Sandoval makes his guacamole tableside in a mortar and pestle and serves it with hot, superthin tortilla chips and salsa.
This pesto can be frozen so that you can enjoy it well into the winter months. Freeze in small ziploc bags or glass jars (leave some space at the top if you use jars). For variations, try substituting the basil for parsley, and the pine nuts for walnuts.
Be sure to slice your potatoes as thin as possible! Slice them too thick and you'll have trouble cooking them through since the squash will cook up more quickly.
Cucumber Cilantro Raita is a delicious accompaniment to any spicy meal.
This salad will sail you to the tropics.
If you enjoy the combination of chocolate and citrus, you'll love these cookies.
An unusual and yummy pasta dish!
A simple and filling dish that highlights seasonal produce.
The fresh, summery flavor of snap peas is set off by the sweetness of lightly cooked carrots and a honey glaze. Sweet simplicity.
A decadent yet simple springtime dish.
A radish curry? What a delightful combination!
"This confit is a sweet, sharp and slightly peppery relish, with a glorious pink colour. Try it with fish, with meat (it's lovely with lamb) and even with bread and cheese."
The butterhead lettuce and arugula combine with the pears and walnuts to make a slightly sweet but very sumptuous salad.
Quick, easy and tasty!
“This is a really easy way to enjoy ramps (also known as wild leeks) in springtime. The origins of this recipe are Italian, where they call this method, agrodolce, or sweet-and-sour. How easy is this? It’s just sauteed ramps or baby leeks, simmered in a mixture of white wine vinegar and honey.”
“This earthy salad recipe is adapted from Elizabeth Schneider's Uncommon Fruits & Vegetables (Perennial Library 1986). The sourness of the sorrel and bitterness of the endive are countered by the sweetness of balsamic vinegar and walnuts.” – NPR.com
“Perfect to celebrate the first mushrooms of spring.” – Sarah Myers
This springtime risotto is totally worth the effort of cooking it.
Spring is in the air and I for one am ready to head outside and fire up the grill! Be sure to hold onto this gem for more grilling throughout the summer.
Here’s a crucial tip: don’t use hot rice!! This is the perfect dish to use on that day old rice you have lying around in the fridge. I highly recommend using short grain brown rice- it gives it a sumptuous, chewy texture.
A longtime Deli favorite!
This recipe is intended to be paired with the other March 2011 $16 square recipe for Risotto with Lacinato Kale.
$16 Squares are menus that feed four people for $16 or less. These menus incorporate products that are on sale this month at the Co-op. The cost of basic pantry ingredients like flour, spices, oil, and condiments are not included in the cost of each menu. Serving sizes are based on manufacturers’ recommendations where appropriate.
Great with chopped veggies, pita chips, or on sandwiches. Yummy!
“Most people have had avocado in a salty and/or spicy format, or at least as an accompaniment to something that is not primarily sweet. If you like avocado, however, you will really enjoy this ice cream. Its natural oil gives the ice cream a very smooth and silk mouth feel, and the lime juice heightens its flavor. Although it may taste too sweet before freezing in the ice cream maker, it will be just right when it’s done.” –Fany Gerson, author of My Sweet Mexico