Gluten and Dairy Free Desserts for the Holidays

Holiday hosts might find accommodating dietary restrictions or allergies a challenge. Finding gluten and dairy-free desserts can seem particularly daunting. Here are some quick-fix items (available seasonally, while supplies last) to help you provide the perfect finish to your holiday meal — one that makes everyone at your table feel welcome! Best DIY Dessert that’s … Continued

Gift Ideas that Give Back

Facing your holiday to-do and shopping lists? Make gift-giving easier with inspired and original presents that can be found as close by as the co-op! Lakewinds employees and family members recommend some of their favorite gift ideas, with a focus on supporting women artisans, helping the environment, and strengthening local businesses. With presents that do … Continued

Featherstone Organic Carrots: Why Everyone Loves Them

As soon as the leaves change color in autumn comes the perennial question at the co-op: When will the Featherstone carrots be here? If you’re not familiar with Featherstone, you might wonder why this question is even asked. A carrot is a carrot, right? Well … not always! When it comes to carrots, there is … Continued

Summer Essentials and Supplements for Hydration

The wait for summer is over and sunny, warm days are here! Wherever your summer fun takes you, our wellness department has items to help you feel your best, inside and out. Here’s a rundown of favorites selected by our Wellness team, from supplements for hydration to moisturizing lip balms. All of the items follow … Continued

Five Vegan Lunch Ideas that Start with Soup

If you’re looking for delicious, plant-based meals that will leave you satisfied without messing up your kitchen, start with canned or frozen vegan soups. Easy to prepare at home or at the office, these five vegan lunch ideas boast bold flavors that are great on their own and simple to add to for a heartier … Continued

Wild Ramps and How to Use Them

It’s springtime, which means the cold is retreating, the sun is staying out longer, and green is making its triumphant return to the landscape! One of the first wild plants to sprout in the Midwest also happens to be one of the most delicious: wild ramps. These oddly named veggies are highly sought after by … Continued

Beneficial Smoothie Recipes

When smoothie season kicks off, that’s great news for all of us! It means that warm, sunny days are back, and cool, refreshing, delicious smoothies hit the spot. And why not add some extra nutritional oomph to your smoothies? The smoothie recipes below come from local, woman-owned Wellcova, and use brewed, cooled tea as a … Continued

Valentine’s Day Gifts from the Co-op

Valentine’s Day is almost here! And it’s not just for sweethearts: Many people use the holiday as an excuse to show their appreciation for friends, parents, kids, family members, and others who simply make life better. Here are some of our favorite Valentine’s Day gifts. From eco-friendly household items to Fair Trade chocolates to luxurious, … Continued

5 Hot Drinks with Functional Ingredients

When the temperature drops, hot drinks can help you stay warm, inside out. These hot drinks are made co-op style, with functional ingredients such as golden milk, matcha powder, elderberry, and more. From vegan hot chocolate to rose milk, try one of these recipes for a mug full of warmth that also supports your well-being. … Continued