Out of This World Snacks

Teach kids about the wonders (and fun!) of space while introducing them to healthy snacks and fun treats. These are easy for little hands to make or help with, and are fast, simple snack options for back to school lunch boxes or after school snacks between events.   Rocket Hot Dogs Shoot for the stars … Continued

French Lentil Salad (Cooked in Wine, Garlic and Onions)

Cooking lentils in wine with garlic and onions make a very flavorful base for a salad. You can make them ahead (see recipe below) to assemble the salad in a snap. Use leftover rotisserie chicken, smoked lake trout, or omit the meat altogether to make it vegetarian.   Build Your Salad With: French green lentils … Continued

I Scream, You Scream: Local Craft Ice Cream At Home

Craft ice cream is all the rage and we’ve put a delicious local spin on it. Minnesota boasts many amazing ice cream brands made with local ingredients, thoughtful crafting methods and using produce or dairy from local farmers. We picked some of our favorite mix-and-match combos using unique ice cream flavors and tasty toppings from bulk–Great for … Continued

2017 Recycling Reports and Practices

Every quarter Lakewinds recieves Waste Diversion reports through Waste Management to see how we did with recycling paper, plastic, aluminum, glass, cardboard and organic material. Per store, we diverted: Richfield: 37.97 tons of waste Chanhassen: 28.05 tons of waste Minnetonka: 34.40 tons of waste The combined efforts from our shoppers and employees has had a big environmental impact! Just … Continued

Chile Limon Mango Tango Quinoa Salad

Our friends at Salad Girl Dressings have created a zesty protein-packed quinoa salad featuring their Chile Limon dressing. Use their dressings at full impact for maximum taste, or dilute with water for a lighter, softer flavor. Serves 6-8   Ingredients 7 oz. organic mixed baby greens 1 cup chopped green onions 1 cup chopped cilantro 1 cup􀀂 … Continued

Two Ingredient Magic Ice Cream Topping

Pour this chocolate coconut shell onto ice-cold ice cream and watch it harden in 30 seconds to a minute and CRACK at the touch of your spoon. You’ll know it’s ready when it turns from glossy to matte. Don’t forget to use your magic hands while you wait!   Magic Chocolate Topping Ingredients 2 1/2 … Continued

Quick and Simple Minnesota Take-Along Dishes That Will Wow the Potluck

We gathered our favorite potluck dishes and gave them a Minnesota spin. These three take-along dishes use simple ingredients and are quick to assemble—Hope you made enough for everyone to have seconds!   (Local) Tempeh Sloppy Joe’s Ingredients  Tempeh Tantrum Triple Crown Classic BBQ sauce Breadsmith Slider Buns Suggested Extra Toppings Gunsmoke Coleslaw from Lakewinds … Continued

Savory Waffles Are The New Breakfast Must

Completely acceptable for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. How many dishes can boast that? Whether spicy, veggie-packed, savory, full of protein, or drizzled in a hint of sweetness; these recipes are both unexpected in taste but comfortably familiar. Made with local ingredients using favorite co-op brands and taste test approved (yes, we try every recipe!), … Continued

Pickled Rhubarb Salad

Local rhubarb is bursting out of farms and gardens! Quick-pickling rhubarb stalks adds extra flair and pairs well with local fennel bulbs, celery stalks and leaves, and zingy-but-sweetened red wine vinegar. Serves 4   Ingredients 2 large rhubarb stalks, sliced diagonal and ¼ inch thick 1 cup red wine vinegar ¼ cup sugar 2 teaspoons salt … Continued