Fall is finally here! And if you're not quite ready to indulge in every treat that comes with the season (or are looking for a nice balance) try this Sweet Potato and Spinach salad. It's full of nutrients in a time when immune systems begin to take a turn.
Ahhhhh, summer. It's light until 9:30pm, the livin' is easy (as they say), and the Produce Department is teeming with stone fruit. One of the amazing things about eating with the seasons is the anticipation of different crops. For some it's asparagus in spring, for others it's squash in the fall, or tomatoes in the summer, or it may be all of the above.
Fire up that grill! We're excited to offer you all sorts of tips and tricks this season for delectable barbecued goodies. Today: tangy, juicy chicken! The Co-op is proud to offer a variety of natural, pasture-raised, hormone and antibiotic-free chicken from several producers. Ask our friendly and knowledgeable Meat Department staff about whose product we currently have in stock. Thin pieces of poultry can be cooked over direct heat, however whole chickens and chicken pieces should use indirect heat. Chicken should be turned every 2-5 minutes to ensure more even cooking.
So, Mom's got a sweet tooth, huh? Then this stuffed French Toast, made with the Co-op Bakery's own Brioche, and a mixture of cream cheese and raspberries should garner approval. Brioche is a rich bread known for its high egg and butter content—making it ideal for French Toast... and regular toast... and eating straight out of the oven... and the bag when you get it home. You get the picture. Brioche rocks.