Viroqua Food Co-op Recipe Blog

Three Bean Chili

Posted by StrongerTogether.coop on Mon, Oct 07, 2019 @ 02:00 PM


Warm up with this hearty and nutritious vegetarian recipe!

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Tags: Recipes, Chili, Vegetarian, Vegan

Veggie Chili with Beer

Posted by StrongerTogether.coop on Mon, Sep 23, 2019 @ 02:30 PM


A good bowl of chili brings together simple ingredients to create big flavor.

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Tags: Recipes, Chili, Vegetarian, Vegan

Healthy Kids Lunches

Posted by StrongerTogether.coop on Thu, Aug 29, 2019 @ 02:00 PM

Okay, parents. We all know that back to school is, although bittersweet for our children, pretty good for us. Our children are again occupied in noble pursuits, they get regular exercise, they have plenty of time with their friends and the echo of “I’m bored” vanishes from the halls of our homes. Things are always good for a few weeks — at least until a new boredom sets in. School lunch burnout.

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Tags: Back to School, Lunch, Kids Lunch

Tini's Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Fri, Aug 16, 2019 @ 10:17 AM



Tini's Tomatillo Salsa (Salsa Verde)


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Tags: salsa, local produce, Recipes, Tomatillos, easy recipes

The Fruit and Veggie Grilling Guide

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Sat, Jul 20, 2019 @ 04:00 PM

 

Giving fresh vegetables, stone fruit, and even lettuce a turn on the grill will intensify their flavor, with delicious results.

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Tags: local produce, Recipes, fresh cut fruit, Grill Out, easy recipes

Baked Salmon Provençal from the High Five (Ingredient) Recipes

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Wed, Jan 09, 2019 @ 01:23 PM

Baked Salmon Provençal

Servings: 4
Prep time: 35 minutes; 5 minutes active

The High Five (Ingredients)

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1⁄4 cup Greek olives, coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1⁄4 cup white wine
  • 1 pound salmon filet, cut in four portions

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Tags: Recipes, easy recipes, five ingredient entrée

Broccoli & Cheddar Rice Casserole from the High Five (or four Ingredient) Recipes

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Tue, Jan 08, 2019 @ 01:23 PM

Broccoli & Cheddar Rice Casserole

Servings: 6
Prep time: 55 minutes; 25 minutes active

The High Five (Ingredients)

  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1 12 cups milk
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded, divided
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
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Tags: Recipes, easy recipes, five ingredient entrée

Potato Lasagna from the High Five (Ingredient) Recipes

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Mon, Jan 07, 2019 @ 01:23 PM

Potato Lasagna

Servings: 4-6
Prep time: 1 hour; 30 minutes active

The High Five (Ingredients)

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Tags: Recipes, easy recipes, five ingredient entrée

Pump up the Jam & Cheeses

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Sat, Dec 22, 2018 @ 06:54 AM

In search of an appetizer for easy entertaining? Pairing jam and cheese offers endless possibilities.

In the tradition of foods that hit that harmonious spot between sweet and salty comes an idea so easy, so elegant, yet based on two staples most Americans have on hand: cheese and jam. This may sound like an unlikely duet, but after you sample a few of these pairings you might just change your tune. These combinations work for an elegant cheese plate, served with crackers or slices of baguette, but some pairings are also nice for a jazzed-up grilled cheese sandwich. While most jams and jellies are made with fruits, savory preserves like pepper jelly, tomato jam and red onion marmalade are also excellent natural pairs for a variety of cheeses. Look for these specialty items in the jams and jellies aisle, but be sure to check out the cheese department for unique spreads as well.

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Tags: Cheese, Recipes, Holiday Desserts

The Secret to Low Sugar Jelly & Jam

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Mon, Jul 16, 2018 @ 03:48 PM

Pomona’s Pectin

For generations, jam and jelly makers have used traditional pectin to get their preserves to jell. Traditional pectin relies on large amounts of sugar to firm up preserves. Pomona’s Universal Pectin, which you'll find in the Co-op, uses a special type of pectin that jells with calcium. Pomona’s allows you to make jams and jellies with less sugar or with alternative sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, or stevia. Each box has a detailed instructions that help you re-imagine your favorite jam recipe with less sugar or using alternative sweeteners. If you want further resources, Pomona’s Pectin has a fantastic jam and jelly crafting book (photo above) which we carry in our book section throughout the canning season.

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Tags: Recipes, Honey