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Grilled Hot Chicken


By Co+op, welcome to the table Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes; 20 minutes active Servings: 4 Kick up the heat on your grill with this satisfying, spicy grilled chicken. Print This Recipe Ingredients 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves 2 cups buttermilk 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/2 teaspoon plus 1 pinch salt, divided Vegetable oil for the grill 1/4 cup unsalted butter 1 clove garlic, pressed 2 tablespoons Tabasco or other hot sauce 1 tablespoon honey Preparation Trim the chicken breasts and place on a cutting board. Cover chicken with a sheet of waxed paper and use a meat mallet or small saucepan to pound to an even 3/4 inches thick. Place in a gallon zip-top bag. In [...]

Grilled Hot Chicken2020-07-10T19:55:51-04:00

Very Veggie Egg Bake


By Co+op, welcome to the table Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes; 25 minutes active Servings: 8 This tasty, colorful, vegetable-rich egg bake makes a satisfying meal and can be cooked ahead of time and reheated. Print This Recipe Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 large carrot, thinly sliced 1 lb. frozen hash browns, thawed 10 oz. frozen corn, thawed 10 oz. frozen broccoli, thawed 6 tablespoons prepared pesto 8 large eggs, lightly whisked 1 cup Greek yogurt, plain, whole-fat 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 cup parmesan cheese (optional) Preparation Grease a 9x13 baking pan or casserole dish. Preheat the oven to 375°F. In a large sauté pan, [...]

Very Veggie Egg Bake2020-07-17T18:22:39-04:00

Plum Smoothie


Glass with Plum Smoothie and fresh fruits By Co+op, welcome to the table Total Time: 5 min. Serves: 2 When plums are in season, throw a couple of freshly-pitted ripe ones in the blender, just to savor their purple wonder. A few tablespoons of oats adds body and keeps you full longer than the usual smoothie. Print This Recipe Ingredients 2 large ripe plums 2 cups vanilla yogurt 6 tablespoons rolled oats 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed Preparation Combine all the ingredients in the blender and process. Serve immediately. Nutritional Information 292 calories, 11 g. fat, 30 mg. cholesterol, 132 mg. sodium, 43 g. carbohydrate, 3 g. fiber, 10 g. protein

Plum Smoothie2020-07-17T18:22:28-04:00

Grilled Veggies with Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette


By Co+op, welcome to the table Total Time: 30 min. Serves: 4 Topped with a paprika, fresh basil and Dijon vinaigrette, this grilled veggie salad is bursting with flavor. Print This Recipe Ingredients Vinaigrette 1/2 cup white wine vinegar 1/2 cup olive oil 1/3 cup honey 1/2 cup green olives 1 tablespoon Dijon 1 tablespoon smoked paprika 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup packed fresh basil leaves 1 teaspoon sea salt Vegetables 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1/2 cup baby carrots, cut in half lengthwise 1 1/2 cups halved button mushrooms 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 1 large red onion sliced into 1/2-inch thick slices 2 zucchini, ends trimmed, halved lengthwise 1-pound bag washed mixed salad greens Preparation Place [...]

Grilled Veggies with Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette2020-07-17T18:23:15-04:00

Infusion This


By Co+op, welcome to the table Infusing beverages is kind of like modern art. Or last Friday night. It involves minimal rules, maximum guesswork, and a splash of adventuresome spontaneity. You can infuse pretty much anything, but the best results come from infusing a “life liquid,” and by that we mean water and perhaps the occasional alcoholic spirit. Think of it as a blank canvas. With a little practice, homemade infusions have a fresh flavor that is both cheaper and more authentic than artificial products sold in stores (unless you’re into bubblegum-flavored vodka; then you’re on your own). While we’re not here to tell you how to boost your bevvies—that freedom is bestowed upon the taste buds of the [...]

Infusion This2020-06-19T16:55:13-04:00

FLOWER Program Expanding Qualifiers


GreenStar Food Co-op Extends 13% Discount, Affordable Access for Those with Financial Needs Discount Extended to Those who are Facing Unemployment GreenStar Food Co+op is expanding the eligibility criteria for our FLOWER food access discount program to include people who are receiving unemployment benefits or who have recently been laid off from employment. The qualifier is a temporary addition, allowing community members to sign-up from June 22 through the end of November 2020 for a one-year 13% discount and a free one-year membership for new co-op members. Those who are currently receiving assistance from one of the following programs are also eligible: SNAP (Food Stamps) Unemployment Medicaid WIC SSI Free School Lunch Program TANF – Cash Assistance Healthy Food [...]

FLOWER Program Expanding Qualifiers2020-06-22T10:58:52-04:00

June Council News


June Council Meeting Report from Marilyn Chase, Council President June was the first meeting of the new Council year and we had many tasks to complete, including certifying the results of the spring member vote, electing new officers, and reassigning at-large members to Council committees.   We approved amendments to Council Procedure to clarify licensure requirements of council members and guarantee a state of readiness for any license needed. The draft 2019 Annual Audit was approved, and the final audit is now being prepared.  In addition, Council members discussed two important issues.  GreenStar Council Supports Black Lives Matter   We stand in solidarity with those protesting racial injustice, and we condemn the generations of police brutality, discrimination, and systemic racism experienced [...]

June Council News2020-07-02T16:16:58-04:00

Father’s Day Gift Ideas from the Co-op


Father's Day is Sunday, June 21 Need a gift for Dad? Look no further than your Co-op! To help you make your selection, we asked the Dads who work at GreenStar to share what they'd like for Father's Day, and here are their suggestions: This bib-style apron is durable, 100% cotton, has two pockets, and extra long ties. Beyond Meat's Beyond Sausage offers plant-based sausage stuffed with delicious flavor and satisfying sizzle. And don't forget the charcoal! Need some recipe inspiration? Try this Charred Asparagus with Tarragon Aioli recipe from Co+op Welcome to the Table. Wondering how to cook a steak for Dad? Check out this How to Cook Great [...]

Father’s Day Gift Ideas from the Co-op2020-07-17T18:46:31-04:00

Barbecued Chicken Wrap


Delight your senses with this quick to assemble wrap featuring pre-cooked chicken with a dash of barbecue sauce and a tangy cabbage slaw. By Co+op, welcome to the table Total Time: 20 minutes Servings: 6 Print This Recipe Ingredients 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt, plain, whole-fat 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice 1/2 teaspoon lime zest 1 clove garlic, pressed 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 cups shredded cabbage 1/2 cup corn 1 medium Roma tomato, chopped 4 oz. Pepper Jack cheese, shredded 1 lb. cooked chicken breast, chopped 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce 6 9-inch flour tortillas Preparation In a medium bowl, combine the mayonnaise, yogurt, lime juice and zest, garlic and salt and stir to mix. Add [...]

Barbecued Chicken Wrap2020-07-17T18:36:34-04:00

Minty Green Tea Pops


Cool off with these refreshing homemade minty green tea ice pops. While this recipe calls for plain green tea, you can use any other green tea or black tea as well. By Co+op, welcome to the table Total Time: 3 hours including freezing; 10 minutes active Servings: 10 Print This Recipe Ingredients 4 cups water 4 teabags green tea 1/2 cup fresh spearmint, plus 10 small leaves 1/4 cup honey Ice pop molds and sticks or 3-oz. paper cups and sticks Preparation Prepare your pop molds. If using paper cups, place them on a sheet pan. In a 2-quart pot, bring the water to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool for a few seconds, then [...]

Minty Green Tea Pops2020-07-17T18:36:28-04:00

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