Serene Skin, Simple Steps

Hi, I’m Emily (@ereyayouknowme)! I claim to be a normal woman who is on the internet a lot but IRL very much an introvert. Skincare became an outlet for me to set aside time every day to exercise self-care, to wind down aft er a typical stressful day, and a way to invest in myself. … Continued

WoMN Power

Here in Minnesota, female food makers are a powerful force in our booming local food economy. They are combining personal passion, global flavors, and local organic ingredients. Meet some of the women entrepreneurs whose innovative products are lighting up the shelves at Lakewinds. Nonna’s Best Antipasto Like many of our featured entrepreneurs, Dina Swanson keeps … Continued

New at the Co-op for Spring 2018

Find a new favorite with these fresh picks – brand new to Lakewinds! Spirit Creek Farm Probiotic Brines Refrigerated Grocery – $4.99 Andrew and Jennifer of Spirit Creek Farm combine locally sourced organic vegetables with solar evaporated sea salt to create these lacto-fermented brines, made in Cornucopia, Wisconsin. Take a shot for gut health, or … Continued

3 Super Easy Kid-Friendly Dinners

We hand-picked some kid-approved favorite meals that are so simple to make and great for lasting throughout the week. Check out our ‘hero tips’ for ways to make meals last, how kids can help in the kitchen and just why these dishes are are our (super healthy) top choices! Super Easy Lettuce Wraps Great for … Continued

Pork Shoulder & Tomato Soup with Crème Fraîche

Photo Credit: Brooke Martin A hearty, but fresh soup that is perfect for short winter days. Serve crusty bread slathered with cultured butter on the side. For a bit of heat, add a spoonful of sriracha at the end. Serves 4 generously Ingredients 2 lb boneless pork shoulder, cut into 1 inch pieces sea salt 2 Tbsp … Continued

DIY Winter Skin Care

As temperatures nose-dive, so does your skin’s moisture. But fighting back against parched flaky skin doesn’t mean buying expensive moisturizers. Keeping your skin protected from the fluctuating temps and dry air of winter is as easy as grabbing a few items from your fridge and pantry. Brightening Face Mask The natural exfoliation from oats will … Continued

Flavor Bouquet Winter Salad

Embrace the warming weather by utilizing in-season citrus to create this fresh, bright flavor bouquet. Packed with natural energy, Vitamin C and fiber, it’s perfect for brightening a meal, a mood or a Monday.   Winter Salad Ingredients: 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 tbsp sherry vinegar 1 … Continued

Seriously refreshing MOCKTAILS

Photo Credit: Mette Nielsen These days, “Let’s meet for a drink,” no longer implies beer, wine, or alcohol. Sometimes, you really need to go out, but you really don’t want alcohol. These grown-up boozeless cocktails, called mocktails, are not too sweet, plenty refreshing, and very sophisticated. They hit the mark! Mixologists in the hippest bars … Continued

Elegantly Simple Cacio e Pepe Pasta

Put true love to the test with a simple, mouth-watering pasta dish. Judging from our taste test its sophisticated simplicity is almost too good to share. Avoid the Valentine’s Day restaurant crowds and learn how to make this trendy pasta dish for two instead. We like to think of it as a grown-up mac and … Continued