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

Hot Chocolate with Co-op Toppings

Winter contentment is all about finding your cozy place. Here’s a winning formula to try: comfy clothes, relaxing tunes, and a piping-hot mug of hot chocolate. Whether yours is dairy-free or dairy-full, you can make it “co-op style” with scrumptious toppings and flavor combinations. There’s truly something for everyone to sip and enjoy. Dairy-free hot … 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

Original Local Food with Chef Austin Bartold

The Twin Cities food scene is vibrant and storied — a showcase of diverse traditions and food ways, as well as tasty local ingredients. Chef Austin Bartold brings his care for community and respect for the food system to every dish he creates. He highlights local ingredients at their peak season in a way that … Continued

10 Rotisserie Chicken Meals for Busy Nights

Meals that use rotisserie chicken can help you make a fast, easy, delicious dinner. You can get a few meals out of each rotisserie chicken, depending on the size of your household. The deli team makes rotisserie chickens every day, so it’s easy to pick one up that’s freshly roasted and full of flavor — … Continued

Functional Frozen Favorites: Pops and Flavored Ice Cubes

Summer hydration is serious business when you’re on the go and enjoying outdoor activities. Drinking water is important, but how can you replenish the minerals and electrolytes you lose when you’re out in the heat? When temps soar, make frozen treats that have nutritional value and cool you down so you can make the most … 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

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