Recipes

Thai Pineapple Fried Rice

Sides

Thai-style sweet and spicy pineapple fried rice with red bell pepper, cashews and cilantro. This is a healthy and quick, vegetarian weeknight dinner! This dish comes together very quickly, so be sure to have your ingredients (including chilled leftover rice) prepped in advance. Recipe yields 2 large, restaurant-sized portions or 4 more modest portions.

Ingredients:  2 tablespoons coconut oil or quality vegetable oil, divided 2 eggs, beaten with a dash o...

Spicy Quick Pickled Radishes

Sides

Super simple, spicy pickled radishes that are ready to eat immediately! These pickled radishes are amazing on tacos, burgers, salads and more. Recipe as listed below yields about 1 ¼ cup pickles.

Ingredients:  1 bunch radishes ¾ cup white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar ¾ cup&n...

Pear, Raspberry and Goat Cheese Crostini

Appetizers

grilled whole wheat crostini spread with goat cheese, topped with slices of pear and a couple of raspberries, and finished with a drizzle of honey, a sprinkling of black pepper and a squeeze of lemon. They are pretty perfect for this awkward time between summer and fall, and make for a quick snack or impressive appetizer.

Ingredients:  1 whole grain baguette, or slices of whole wheat bread Extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing ...

Fresh Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce

Appetizers

These Vietnamese spring rolls are fresh, not fried! They’re the perfect party appetizer or light meal. The peanut sauce sends them over the top. Recipe yields 8 spring rolls.

Ingredients:  Spring Rolls   2 ounces rice vermicelli or maifun brown rice noodles*...

How to make a Cheese Board

Appetizers

Cheese Board Presentation Tips

1) Place large items first

Start by placing your cheese on the board. For best flavor, let the cheese warm to room temperature for about 30 minutes before serving.

2) Slice your cheese to maximize texture

Slice your cheese in various ways to maximize texture. For example, you can use a fork to create large chunks of blue cheese and Parmesan. Slice semi-hard cheese, like cheddar, and fan them across a section of the board. For brie or soft round cheeses, cut several bite-sized slices or wedges, and leave cheese knives nearby for guests to slice as desired.

3) Fill up the space

Next, place any small bowls of tapenade, olives, honey, or jam on the board. Add color by filling large blank areas with sliced fruit, clusters or grapes or handfuls of clementine segments. Divvy your crackers across the board, and nuts, too. There’s no harm in repeating segments on the board to fill the space.

4) Add your finishing touches

Place small spoons or serving utensils in bowls, and position cheese knives near the relevant cheeses. Then, take a good look at your board. Do you see any bare spots that you could fill? Do you see any large, solid chunks that you could break up? For example, the wedge of brie on my board looked dull until I drizzled honey on top. Layers are always nice. Now, you’re ready to serve!

Ingredients:  Soft cheese: Goat cheese, Brie or Camembert Semi-hard cheese: Cheddar, Gouda or Havarti Hard che...

Vanilla-Pear Holiday Punch

Desserts

Make this pear punch for your holiday get-togethers! It’s not too sweet, but full of cheer. Recipe yields 8 cocktails (about 48 ounces total). Divide or multiply the recipe as necessary

Ingredients:  ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon 24 ounces (3 cups) pear juice or pear nectar (I like C...

Colorful Beet Salad with Carrot, Quinoa & Spinach

Salads

Reset with this healthy beet salad recipe featuring superfoods like carrot, quinoa, spinach, edamame and avocado. It’s as colorful as it is nutritious! Recipe yields two meal-sized salads or four side salads. If you plan on having leftovers, store the greens separately from the other prepared ingredients and toss just before serving

Ingredients:  Salad   ½ cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed 1 cup frozen organic edam...

Autumn Kale Salad with Fennel, Honeycrisp and Goat Cheese

Salads

Healthy kale salad featuring shaved fennel, chopped honeycrisp apple, toasted pepitas, dried cranberries and goat cheese, tossed in a lemony dressing. This recipe yields 2 large, full-meal salads or 4 side salads.

Ingredients:  Salad   1 very large bunch of kale 1 medium Honeycrisp apple 1 ...

Vegetarian Pho

Soups

This vegetarian pho (Vietnamese noodle soup) is full of flavor, thanks to spices, herbs and sautéed shiitake mushrooms! It’s easy and fun to make, too. Recipe yields 4 generous bowls of soup.

Ingredients:  Soup Two 3-inch Frontier Co-op cinnamon sticks 3 Frontier Co-op ...

Perfect Baked Apples

Desserts

These delightful baked apples turn out perfectly, every time! This baked apple recipe features tender apples stuffed with a buttery oat filling. It’s easy to make gluten free, dairy free/vegan and nut free—see the recipe notes for details. Recipe yields 4 baked apples.

Ingredients:  4 medium Apples  ½ cup old-fashioned oats ¼ cup lightly packed...

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