Family Valentine’s Day

Skip the fancy dinner reservation, and instead enjoy a family-friendly Valentine’s Day dinner, one where everyone can help make, serve, and eat a delicious feast – steak and lobster for the grown-up tastes, creamy macaroni and cheese for the younger-at-heart, a gluten-free skillet cookie, and even a co-op kiddie cocktail! Lobster Tail and Tenderloin Visit … Continued

Kale All Day

Kale isn’t going anywhere as a healthy food trend – and why should it? High in fiber, vitamin C, iron, and an excellent source of antioxidants, kale can play a lead or supporting role in every meal of the day. Switch up your smoothie-or-salad routine with these easy recipes. Breakfast Kale and Goat Cheese Omelet … Continued


Make your game day feast local AND delicious! Lakewinds meat department uses the same organic and high-quality ingredients that go into everything in our co-op. Locally and sustainably raised pork, chicken, beef, and fish provide the best flavor for wings, brats, meatballs, jalapeño poppers, and more. We’ve got lots of different varieties of sports-watching favorites. Pre-order for … Continued

Three Iconic Heritage Foods

Photo Credit: Mette Nielsen Remember the year the New York Times dubbed Minnesota land of Grape Salad in its Thanksgiving issue? In response to “Grapegate” we showcased our honest, long-standing, delicious heritage foods that reflect our region’s bounty. Here are just three old favorites for today’s table. Lefse with Smoked Trout Lefse, the delicate, potato … Continued

DIY TLC: Homemade Wellness Gifts

How do you show you really care? Homemade personal care gifts made from pure, natural ingredients you can find in our aisles. Bottle up your own with these simply wonderful wellness recipes.   After-Ski Body Scrub Helps ease sore muscles, exfoliates and softens dry skin. Ingredients 4 oz jar 1 cup Epsom salt 1 cup … Continued

A Better Mash With In-Season Root Vegetables

We declare root vegetables a season! Mash up some new combinations that up the flavor and nutrition.   The Essentials Tools – Masher or Food Mill, pot, steamer basket Fat – Butter, vegan butter or coconut oil Liquid – Cream, milk, vegetable broth, coconut milk, buttermilk, whole milk yogurt Seasoning – salt and pepper are … Continued

Exploring Your Roots + Maple Mustard Glaze Recipe

Photo Credit: Mette Nielsen When it comes to fall vegetables, I root for those parsnips, kohlrabi, rutabagas, and celery root. Unlike the delicate garden vegetables of summer–sweet peas, vine ripe tomatoes, tender lettuces–kale or cabbage don’t need to be enjoyed right away. Fall is a relaxed season for any cook; nature’s way of acknowledging that … Continued

Chicken Nugget Salad With Honey Mustard Dressing

Ingredients 1 bag Applegate chicken nuggets, baked according to package directions 2 heads romaine lettuce, chopped 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved ½ red onion, thinly sliced ½ lb bacon, cooked and chopped 2 avocados, sliced   Dressing: 3 Tbsp Dijon mustard 3 Tbsp honey 2 tsp apple cider vinegar 2 tsp oil Add salt and … Continued