Bread-Making Basics


By Robin Asbell, welcome to the It might be hard to believe that I remember a recipe from 40 years ago. My Mom's battered copy of The Joy of Cooking had several bread recipes, including one for Cornell Formula White Bread. The recipe was for a loaf of white bread with added soy flour, dried milk powder, and a little wheat germ. The headnote at the beginning of the recipe stated that the bread had been developed at Cornell University as an easy way to boost protein in the diet. It was created to help feed people in the war rationing times of the 1940s. While poring over the stained pages of the book, I became fascinated by the [...]

Bread-Making Basics2020-03-26T11:24:37-04:00

Ramen Eggs: Simple and Delicious!


Ramen eggs can be found floating atop your favorite noodle bowl. A discolored exterior may cause some minor concern at first, but once you know the secret, you’ll never go back. You may find yourself eating more eggs than ever before, so plan your shopping accordingly. By Chris Logue, GreenStar Food Educator Prep Time: 20 minutes Servings: 4 eggs Ingredients 4 eggs, whole, raw, and in the shell 1 ½ Tbsp mirin 3   Tbsp tamari, wheat-free  3   Tbsp sugar 1 ½ Tbsp miso paste, white ½  Tbsp honey 1 garlic clove, crushed and roughly chopped Preparation To soft boil the eggs: Bring a small saucepan of water to a rolling boil. While this heats, remove the eggs from [...]

Ramen Eggs: Simple and Delicious!2020-03-10T16:46:27-04:00

Shakshuka with Spinach


Shakshuka is a popular dish across North Africa and the Middle East. Simply sauté veggies, spices, and tomatoes until thickened, form indentations in the hot sauce and then slip eggs into the hollows to poach. By: Co+op, welcome to the table Total Time: 30 minutes Servings: 6 Ingredients 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1 tsp smoked paprika 1 tsp cumin, ground 1 tsp coriander, ground 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes 1 tsp salt 1 tsp honey 1 15-oz. can crushed tomatoes 4 cups salad spinach, chopped 6 large eggs 1/2 cup parsley, chopped 2 oz. feta cheese (optional) Preparation Drizzle the olive oil in a [...]

Shakshuka with Spinach2020-03-11T13:34:48-04:00

General Manager Report: Measuring Our Impact


By Brandon Kane, General Manager When you consider the immense scope of GreenStar — with its three stores, approximately 12,600 member-owners, and more than 200 employees — our Council (Board of Directors) has a huge responsibility in its role to provide oversight of the whole. Council uses a methodology known as Policy Governance to ensure accountability and success in the governance and operation of the Co-op. In a nutshell, Policy Governance is simply a template guiding Council to create policies for itself and the General Manager (GM). These policies lay out the expectations and parameters by which Council holds itself and the GM accountable to our membership and keeps us in compliance with the various state and federal laws [...]

General Manager Report: Measuring Our Impact2020-03-09T14:18:23-04:00

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Cheddar Boxties


Boxties are potato pancakes — our take on this classic Irish dish includes Kerrygold cheddar cheese. Partially cooked potato mixed with milk, flour, and eggs fries up into a tasty little cake, and there are so many different ways to serve them. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! By Chris Logue, GreenStar Food Educator Prep Time: 30 minutes Servings: 12 boxties Ingredients 2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes ¾ cups whole milk 1 ¼ tsp salt 1 large egg ½ cup all purpose flour ¼ tsp black pepper 1 or 2 Tbsp unsalted butter 4 oz. Kerrygold cheddar cheese, grated Preparation Heat oven to 200 F (if you’ll be using the oven to hold the warm boxties). Grate one pound potatoes using the [...]

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Cheddar Boxties2020-03-04T15:37:51-05:00

Celebrate Pi Day with Pies of All Kinds


It's almost Pi Day, one of our favorite holidays. Celebrated annually on March 14 (3/14 ... get it?), Pi Day is a day to celebrate math and pie! We've got a recipe to please every kind of pie lover. Read on! Keep it classic with old-school recipes like Tasty Apple Pie, Blueberry Pie, or a beautiful rustic Pear Galette. Shake things up a little with more unusual recipes like Apricot Linzer Tart, Rhubarb Yogurt Tart, or a fabulous (and vegan!) Aquafaba Lemon Meringue Pie. You say you prefer your pies on the savory side? Try a spicy Green Enchilada Pie, or a rich French Leek Pie with Gruyere Cheese. Of course, you'll need a basic crust to hold all of [...]

Celebrate Pi Day with Pies of All Kinds2020-03-03T16:10:07-05:00

A Healthy Co-op: Responding to COVID-19


A Message to our Co-op Shoppers & Member-Owners: A Healthy Co-op A Healthy Co-op – Continued Response to COVID-19 March 25, 2020 Dear Member-Owners, Volunteers, and Shoppers, The public health crisis caused by COVID-19 turned our collective reality upside down in a matter of weeks. The rapid deconstruction of our world view has brought about a level of clarity that had previously evaded us and has shown us what is truly fundamental in our lives. Our community needs stability and it needs to eat. GreenStar is working to meet these needs for tens of thousands of people. We understand the very real and urgent concern for employee and customer health as well as the science behind the preventative approach [...]

A Healthy Co-op: Responding to COVID-192020-03-25T16:41:20-04:00

Jamaican Chicken and Quinoa


With the magic of jerk seasoning, this simple six-ingredient slow-cooker dish takes on a spicy island vibe. Chicken thighs simmer with the quinoa, infusing the grain with flavor as they become fall-apart tender. By Co+op, welcome to the table Total Time: 4 hours, 15 minutes; 10 minutes active Servings: 6-8 Ingredients 1 1/2 cups quinoa 2 1/2 cups chicken stock 4 cups chopped sweet potatoes 4 medium boneless, skinless chicken thighs 2 Tbsp jerk seasoning 1/2 tsp salt Preparation Put quinoa, stock, sweet potatoes, jerk seasoning, and salt in the crock of a slow cooker and stir to mix well. Nestle the chicken thighs down into the quinoa. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours. Uncover and taste; everything should be [...]

Jamaican Chicken and Quinoa2020-03-03T16:13:17-05:00

Bespoke Apothecary — Products for optimal health, naturally


By Kristie Snyder, GreenStar Marketing Staff Bespoke Apothecary’s story started ten years ago with words no one ever wants to hear: "You’ve got cancer.” Determined to beat her disease with a holistic approach, April Hart and her husband, Bill Krovetcz, began a journey of education and experimentation. Their discoveries put her breast cancer into remission and gave birth to a business, offering to our community the natural, health-supporting products that sustained April during her recovery. In the quest to eliminate toxins from every corner of her life — diet, cleaning and other household products, skin care — April discovered that many brands she was relying upon contained carcinogens. She began developing her own natural recipes, which she first shared with [...]

Bespoke Apothecary — Products for optimal health, naturally2020-02-26T11:30:01-05:00

Information for Co-op Member-Owners


1. Important Dates: Council Elections/Voting: April 20 → May 20 Member Forum (Meet the Candidates): May 6 at the TCPL Borg Warner Room (East) Annual Member Meeting: May 19 at the TCPL Borg Warner Room (Full) 2. There’s still time to run for Council! Declare your Candidacy by March 1! Are you a GreenStar member-owner, ready to bring your perspective and experience to the cooperative table? Join Council (our Board of Directors) and help GreenStar Grow Forward! As a Council member, you get to add your voice by participating in a powerful, member-owned democracy that works for food and social justice, while carrying out the fiscal and legal responsibilities of being a Council member. Greater diversity and representation on [...]

Information for Co-op Member-Owners2020-02-26T14:07:23-05:00

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Special Hours:
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*First hour reserved for shoppers at high-risk
215 N Cayuga St
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 Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) Store Hours:   West End 8 am - 9 pm  -  Collegetown 9 am - 9 pm  -  DeWitt is CLOSED
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