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

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

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

Halloween Magic – Turn Jack O’ Lanterns into Soup

To so many of us, pumpkins are for carving and lighting, or turning into pie. That’s a pretty limited role for this big, delicious vegetable that’s available through the Holidays.  Of all the uses for pumpkins, my favorite is soup, any and every kind of soup —  a creamy bisque sweetened with cider, spiked with … Continued

Kabocha Squash & Brussel Sprouts

Kabocha Squash, Pumpkin’s Sweeter Cousin Only available in the fall, kabocha squash is also known as a Japanese Pumpkin. It is extremely sweet, very rich and nutty tasting, and is unique compared to any other squash out there! It is also easy to cook, and incredibly healthy. Suggested Recipe: Roast cubed kabocha (can leave skin on) and … Continued

Sirloin Tater Tot HotDish

Hot dish will always hold a special place in our Minnesotan . Here’s a twist on a comfort food favorite made with real, unprocessed ingredients. Sirloin Tater Tot Hot Dish 2 pounds grass-fed sirloin, cut into 1 inch pieces 1 tablespoon butter 2 tablespoons olive oil Salt and pepper 1 cup diced carrot 1 cup … Continued

Easy Refrigerator Pickles

It’s easy to become overwhelmed with summer’s bounty of produce. Trying to use it all before it goes bad or come up with creative ways to enjoy it all can prove to be a daunting task. An easy way to extend a food’s shelf life AND take its flavor profile to interesting and delicious places, … Continued