Tangerine Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies


These oatmeal cookies have a seasonal twist, combining tangy tangerines and jewel-like cranberries with a buttery, chewy oatmeal dough. By Co+op, stronger together Total Time: 45 minutes; 20 minutes active Servings: 34 cookies Ingredients 1 1/2 cups rolled oats 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/4 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. salt 1 stick butter 1 cup brown sugar 1 large egg 1 tangerine, zest and juice (approximately 1 Tbsp zest and 1/4 cup juice) 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 cup dried cranberries Preparation Heat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 large sheet pans with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, combine the oats, flour, baking soda, salt, and tangerine zest and toss to combine. [...]

Tangerine Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies2019-12-02T13:23:18-05:00

Achieve Turkey Perfection with Our Roasting Tips


Roast your turkey to perfection with these easy tips. By Co+op, stronger together Roasting Remove the giblets from turkey cavities after thawing. Cook separately. Set oven temperature no lower than 325°F. Place turkey or turkey breast on lower rack in a shallow roasting pan. For even cooking, bake stuffing in a separate casserole dish, versus in the bird. Use a food thermometer to check the internal temperature of the stuffing. The center should reach 165°F. If you choose to stuff your turkey, the ingredients can be prepared ahead of time. Separate wet and dry ingredients, and chill wet ingredients (butter/margarine, cooked celery and onions, broth, etc.) until ready to prepare. Mix wet and dry ingredients together just before filling the turkey cavities. Fill the cavities loosely. Cook the turkey [...]

Achieve Turkey Perfection with Our Roasting Tips2019-11-19T12:26:02-05:00

Brighten Up Your Holiday Table with Thanksgiving Slaw


This easy, side dish features bright color and flavor and comes together in minutes. It’s also a great make-ahead dish. By Co+op, stronger together Total Time: 20 minutes Servings: 4-6 Ingredients 1/2 bunch Tuscan kale 8 large Brussels sprouts 3 cups shredded red cabbage 1 medium carrot, shredded 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 2 Tbsp maple syrup 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. black pepper 3/4 cup dried cranberries Preparation Tear the leaves of the kale away from the stems. Roll up the stacked leaves, and slice thinly crosswise. Slice Brussels sprouts crosswise thinly. Slice red cabbage in half, and then cut crosswise into thin slices to make three cups. Shred the carrot, and combine all the [...]

Brighten Up Your Holiday Table with Thanksgiving Slaw2019-11-19T12:32:54-05:00

Native American Heritage Foods: Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup


Wild rice (manoomin) is native to the upper Midwest, where it is still hand harvested by knocking the grains into a canoe. Real, wild-harvested wild rice is mottled gray and cooks more quickly than cultivated wild rice. Cultivated wild rice is shiny, black, and has much larger grains than the wild kind. Look for Spirit Lake Native Products Manoomin in GreenStar's Bulk Department — this true wild rice is hand harvested from lakes and rivers in Northern Minnesota on the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation. By Robin Asbell, co+op stronger together Total Time: 45-60 minutes, 30 minutes active Servings: 6 Ingredients 1/2 cup wild rice water 2 Tbsp butter 1 large onion, chopped 2 medium carrots, chopped 2 ribs celery, [...]

Native American Heritage Foods: Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup2019-11-13T11:25:08-05:00

Easy Vegan Golden Gravy


This classic vegan gravy is thick, rich, and comes together in minutes. The recipe is easily doubled or even tripled for a crowd. Recipe from Farm Sanctuary's Vegan Vittles cookbook 1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour 1 1/2 cups water 2 Tbsp soy sauce 2 tsp. olive, corn, or canola oil 1/4 tsp. onion granules 1/8 tsp. ground white or black pepper Place the nutritional yeast flakes and flour in a dry, 1-quart saucepan, and toast them over medium heat, stirring constantly, until they are lightly browned. Remove the saucepan from the heat. Gradually whisk in water, soy sauce, and oil until the gravy is very smooth. Then whisk in onion granules and pepper. Cook [...]

Easy Vegan Golden Gravy2019-11-19T11:29:17-05:00

Iroquois Roasted Cornmeal Pancakes


Iroquois White Corn, a staple of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) diet, makes a fabulous pancake.  Pair it with fruit for a sweet start to the day, or add chopped veggies for a savory version. By Iroquois White Corn Project Makes 24 pancakes (4-5” diameter) Ingredients 3 cups Iroquois Roasted White Corn Flour 2 cups all-purpose flour 8 tsp. baking powder 5 cups low-fat buttermilk 4 eggs (or 2 cups egg substitute) ½ tsp. salt 8 Tbsp canola oil Directions In a large bowl stir together flour, corn flour, baking powder, and salt. In a separate large bowl whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, and oil. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Pour buttermilk mixture into the well. Stir [...]

Iroquois Roasted Cornmeal Pancakes2019-11-06T12:42:20-05:00

Iroquois White Corn Project Cornmeal Cookies


Recipe by Iroquois White Corn Project Makes about 3 dozen cookies Ingredients 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for shaping ½ cup Iroquois Roasted White Corn Flour ½ tsp. of salt ¾ cup room temperature unsalted butter ¾ cup sugar 1 large egg 1 tsp. vanilla extract* *For a different flavor, substitute lemon zest and a ½ tsp. ground cardamom for the vanilla. Preparation Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, corn flour, salt, and cardamom (if used). Set aside. In a large bowl and using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla (or lemon zest) and beat until smooth. With mixer on low, gradually [...]

Iroquois White Corn Project Cornmeal Cookies2019-11-06T11:58:42-05:00

Indigenous Foods Spotlight


Many of us turn toward gratitude in the months and national holidays of November and December. Haudenosaunee people, indigenous to the Finger Lakes region, give thanks every day. The Thanksgiving Address, or Gano:nyok, serves as a daily reminder to appreciate and acknowledge all things. The Gano:nyok reinforces the connection that people have to the world around them. A portion of this address gives thanks for food: “With one mind, we turn to honor and thank all the Food Plants we harvest from the garden. Since the beginning of time, the grains, vegetables, beans, and berries have helped the people survive. Many other living things draw strength from them too. We gather all the Plant Foods together as one and [...]

Indigenous Foods Spotlight2019-11-04T14:06:43-05:00

Apple and Celery Stuffing


This version of a classic side features tart apple to wake up your palate, along with the classic flavor of celery and plenty of herbs. Serve this delightful stuffing alongside roasted turkey or chicken or baked portobello mushrooms. By Co+op, stronger together Total Time: 50 minutes; 20 minutes active Servings: 8 Ingredients 3/4 loaf whole wheat bread, cubed to make 8 cups (10 slices) 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 4 stalks celery, chopped 1 medium carrot, quartered lengthwise and chopped 1 large Granny Smith apple, peeled and chopped 3 cups vegetable or chicken stock 1 Tbsp dried sage 1 tsp. dried thyme 1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. black pepper Walnuts or pecans, optional Preparation Cube bread, spread [...]

Apple and Celery Stuffing2019-11-05T10:44:32-05:00

Emmy’s Organics: Deliciously Simple Local Coconut Treats


By Kristie Snyder, GreenStar Marketing Staff Newcomers to Ithaca might be forgiven for thinking Emmy’s Organics is not a local business. After all, you can buy their healthy, indulgent treats from 15,000 retailers across the country (including Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico!). But it’s right here in Ithaca that this successful business sprouted and still grows. Now celebrating their tenth year in business and on the cusp of relocation to a larger site, founders Samantha Abrams and Ian Gaffney remain deeply committed to their community. How did the story begin? “Ian has a lot of dietary restrictions,” Samantha explains, “and ten years ago, a lot of the gluten-free treats on the market had fillers and artificial ingredients and preservatives.” [...]

Emmy’s Organics: Deliciously Simple Local Coconut Treats2019-11-01T10:29:44-04:00

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