Labneh

What's summer without eating food outside with friends? The recipe for this month is simple, delicious, and customizable. A perfect way to take advantage of summer harvest's fresh rewards. The main component of this dish is Labneh, a mediterranean soft cheese, much like ricotta, and is extremely versatile. It can be used in mezze platters like this, or can even be used in sweet dishes like olive oil cake. It binds the other elements together into a fantastic party (or really anytime) dish. Recipe adapted from The Mediterranean Dish: https://bit.ly/2J0LgjT

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Nothing says winter comfort like a big mug of hot chocolate overflowing with tiny marshmallows. Although, sometimes hot chocolate packets...

Swedish meatballs

Swedish meatballs

If ever there’s a time for comfort food, it’s when winter temperatures start dipping into the negatives. The difference between...

Mulled Hot Apple Cider

Mulled Hot Apple Cider

This is a recipe that you can really make your own. You can add more of one thing and less...

Personal Pot Pies

Personal Pot Pies

A good pot pie has two components: filling and crust. When I first set out to make a big batch...

Ginger Sesame Dressing

Ginger Sesame Dressing

Full Sun Company, based in Middlebury, visited the Co-op earlier this month. Full Sun began in early 2014, milling a small run of...

Quick Fish Cakes

Quick Fish Cakes

Whatever the reason may be, Americans are not eating enough fish. Experts suggest we consume two servings of seafood per...

Blood Orange Hot Toddy

Blood Orange Hot Toddy

What’s a hot toddy? Some say it’s the best cure for the common cold. Believe it or not, whiskey has...

BBQ Orange Chicken Thighs

BBQ Orange Chicken Thighs

Homemade BBQ sauces like this one pack much more flavor than those in a bottle and pair well with tender...

All Purpose Spray Cleaner

All Purpose Spray Cleaner

This spray cleaner is great for everyday cleaning around the house, from the kitchen to the bathroom. You can customize...

Baked Falafel

Baked Falafel

Falafel is a Middle Eastern staple simply made from ground chickpeas and a few flavorings. Most agree that the key...

Citrus Vinaigrette

Citrus Vinaigrette

Don't settle for another boring salad. Brighten up those winter greens with a blast of lemon and orange with this quick vinaigrette.

A Simple Cheese Sauce

A Simple Cheese Sauce

There are countless ways to enjoy a cheese sauce. Poured over nachos or vegetables, in mac and cheese or all on...

Celery Root Hash Browns

Celery Root Hash Browns

Don't let the imperfect appearance of celery root keep you from enjoying its pleasantly earthy flavor. Just slice off the skin with a knife and use as you would most other root vegetables. These hash browns make a great side dish or addition to Sunday brunch.

Almond Milk

Almond Milk

There are at least a dozen ways to make a non-dairy milk beverage these days. But almond is always a...

Fresh Cranberry Oatmeal

Fresh Cranberry Oatmeal

Now’s the time to stock up on fresh cranberries while they’re in season and available. Although we think of them...

Quick, Pan Fried Brussels Sprouts

Quick, Pan Fried Brussels Sprouts

A quick pan frying of Brussels sprouts provides a simply browned and caramelized result. Top with a little cheese and even the most Brussels sprouts adverse may give these a try.

Wild Rice Stuffing

Wild Rice Stuffing

This lightened down (and gluten free) version of stuffing won’t leave you feeling overstuffed, whether it’s at Thanksgiving dinner or...

Sweet Potato Hash

Sweet Potato Hash

Whether it's breakfast, lunch or dinner you can't go wrong with roasted sweet potatoes and caramelized onions. Top them with an egg for a simple meal. Check out our selection of local sweet potatoes from Laughing Child Farm.

Oven Baked Apple Chips

Oven Baked Apple Chips

Apple chips make a great fall snack and a good way to use up that bag of apples from the...

Skillet Ratatouille

Skillet Ratatouille

Ratatouille, a peasant vegetable stew, doesn't need to be slow roasted in the oven for hours on end. Who has that kind of time? This method has plenty of flavor, takes much less effort and yet still captures the essence of the classic French dish. Perfect for the end of summer/early fall harvest.

Sunflower Seed Butter

Sunflower Seed Butter

Peanut allergy? Looking for something different? Sunflower seed butter takes just minutes to make and offers more unsaturated fat, magnesium, zinc, iron and vitamin E than peanut butter.

Quick & Crispy Zucchini

Quick & Crispy Zucchini

Nothing’s worse than mushy, bland zucchini. This method works to solves that problem. The key is to keep the heat...

Perfectly Grilled Corn on the Cob

Perfectly Grilled Corn on the Cob

There are many ways to cook corn on the cob but we've found this simple method, without the need for pre-boiling, to work quite well.

Lemon Garlic Scape Dip

Lemon Garlic Scape Dip

You can either use this as a dip or as more of a sauce for tossing with pasta or cooked vegetables....

Homemade Nutella

Homemade Nutella

We find original nutella (at least the version you find here in America) to be too sweet. But this recipe uses just enough maple syrup for only a light sense of sweetness. Use the ingredient amounts as a starting point and adjust (everything other than the hazelnuts) as you like. A good food processor is key here and even then, expect a bit more texture than commercial varieties.

Gilfeather Turnips, Two Ways

Gilfeather Turnips, Two Ways

The Gilfeather turnip is Vermont’s newly named state vegetable. But this isn’t your ordinary turnip, as it’s sweet like a...

Spring Risotto

Spring Risotto

This risotto recipe uses one of our favorite local spring finds this time of year: shoots. Shoots are the very young stems and leaves of a plant. They're crisp, refreshing and tender. They have a subtle flavor similar to their full grown plant or vegetable - such as peas, sunflowers or radishes - and are an excellent source of nutrients.

Baked Beet Chips

Baked Beet Chips

Who said chips were just made out of potatoes? The key to a perfectly crisp chip from your oven is to make sure you slice the beets as thinly as possible. We suggest using a mandolin or food processor

Colcannon

Colcannon

Colcannon is a traditional Irish dish made with potatoes and cabbage. We added in a little bacon and made it...

Chana Masala

Chana Masala

This Indian dish is delicious and so simple to make.

Cooking Dried Beans

Cooking Dried Beans

When it comes to nutritional value, perhaps the best plant-based food out there is not some exotic super food. In fact,...

Curried Lentil Soup in a Jar

Curried Lentil Soup in a Jar

Layers of colorful bulk ingredients are so appealing that all you need is simple ribbon and a recipe card to complete a festive gift presentation. Bulk ingredients are very affordable, too: This recipe (Inspired by The Food Network) makes 5 to 6 servings of organic soup for about $9.

Simple Cranberry Sauce

Simple Cranberry Sauce

Canned cranberry sauce may be convenient but it doesn't compare to freshly made. We have local Vermont cranberries in our produce department and they would make an excellent sauce to accompany your Thanksgiving turkey. From start to finish, this cranberry sauce takes less than 20 minutes.

Orange Maple Glazed Carrots

Orange Maple Glazed Carrots

Thinking about your Thanksgiving menu? Looking for a quick side dish? Grab some local carrots at the co-op and impress...

Baked Stuffed Apples

Baked Stuffed Apples

When we find ourselves with an influx of fresh, local apples – which is often throughout the fall – this makes...

Autumn Millet Bake

Autumn Millet Bake

We’re celebrating National Bulk Foods Week and millet is one of the many nutritious grains we have available in our bulk...

Charred Summer Salad

One of the early supporters of the Good & Cheap cookbook, Gina, can’t eat gluten and wanted more Mexican-inspired options. The author, Leann Brown, designed this spicy summer salad for her, topped with popcorn for a crunch like croutons. Use smaller zucchini, and save the big ones for muffins. If you own a grill, use it instead of the broiler!

Guacamole with Tomatillos

Peter McGann, a long-time Rutland CoOp member and former employee, is also a local Mexican food authority. You can find his delicious south-of-the-border fare at the Vermont Farmers' Market in Rutland.

Swiss Chard Salad

Swiss Chard Salad

In this recipe, hearty greens are treated like romaine lettuce in a Caesar salad. The bitterness of the greens is delicious alongside the rich dressing. If you’re concerned about the raw egg yolk in the dressing, feel free to omit it. Don't have chard? Sub your favorite hearty green.

Lightly Curried Winter Squash Soup

Lightly Curried Winter Squash Soup

Squash is almost the perfect vegetable for soup: it’s flavorful and has a divinely smooth texture when cooked and puréed. Serve this soup to people who think they don’t like squash or curry, and you’ll change some minds. You can substitute any winter squash for the butternut described in this recipe; I just like butternut because it’s faster to peel and chop than its many cousins. But there’s also the option of baking the squash first – see prep notes below – and it widens the array of squash varieties you can easily use.

Oatmeal – Variations, Sweet & Savory

This basic recipe can be dressed up in so many ways, you’ll never get bored. Oatmeal makes a hot and comforting breakfast; it’ll give you energy for a great morning. It’s also extremely inexpensive, so you can spend a little more on lunch and dinner. Try some of the variations below...whether it’s milky and sweet or savory and salty, I’m sure you can find a favorite way to enjoy a hot bowl of oats in the morning!

Whole-wheat Cheddar Jalapeno Scones

These are delicious for breakfast or with a plate of beans, a pile of vegetables, or alongside a chili or stew. Spicy, cheesy, flaky—these are best eaten straight out of the oven.

Banana Pancakes

With the creamy texture and delicious flavor of bananas, these pancakes are stunningly good. You will be seriously popular if you feed these to your family or friends. Another plus: if you have overripe bananas, this is a nice alternative to making banana bread.

Egg Sandwich with Mushroom Hash

Like most sandwiches, this recipe is really flexible. In particular, you can change the hash to use whatever you have around. Sad leftovers can take on new life when turned into a hash and matched with the rich fattiness of a morning egg.