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Peaches & Cream

Shelby J., Assistant Store Manager

“As soon as we started talking about in-season peaches, I immediately thought of this simple and delicious dish -- it’s easy enough for an after-dinner snack, but is rich and decadent enough to be a dessert offering at an outdoor dinner party.”

Vegan Potato Latkes

Inspired by a Veganomicon recipe, by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Sue, our graphics specialist, and her family swear by this simple, vegan latke recipe.  

Kale Raab & Shiitake Omelette

Sean Bruce-Aijian, 6th Ave Grocery Buyer

Raabs are usually one of the early signs of spring in the Produce aisle. These tender veggies are flowering versions of brassicas you probably already know - kale, broccoli, and cabbage - and they're easy to work into a variety of dishes. 

Delicious 2-Step Prep for Almost Any Vegetable

Adapted from Najeea Leslie

This quick and easy preparation is wonderful for kale, chard, mustard, broccoli, or other vegetables. If you prefer a quick sauté in olive oil instead of steaming, that is just as easy and delicious.

Roasted Asparagus

Amy Wisniewski for Chowhound

This roasted asparagus recipe adds a deeper flavor compared to the usual method of poaching your asparagus. Just toss the asparagus in the oven to cook alongside fish or chicken, and dinner is served. 

Quick-Pickled Beets

Nell Abercrombie, Communications & Events

Vinegar pickling is an easy, quick way to preserve vegetables, and the deep earthy sweetness of beets pairs deliciously with vinegar's tart acidity. Bonus: the brine makes excellent salad dressing!

Roasted Radishes with Bacon or Balsamic

Co+op, Stronger Together

This earthy dish works best alongside simple roasted or grilled meats and poultry. Omit the bacon and add a splash of balsamic vinegar for a piquant vegetarian option that pairs well with mac and cheese.

Mulled Wine

Laura Tribble, Former Bulk Buyer, 16th & Madison

Embrace winter well-being the Danish way, by surrounding yourself with enough cozy and happy things to make it through the cool, dark days--like a delicious mug of mulled wine made with bulk spices and honey.

Granola Bars

Angela Ritchie, Former Deli Manager, 16th & Madison

Create delicious raw, gluten-free energy bars and save a few dollars in the process.

Homemade First Aid: Skin Healing Calendula Salve

Carey Thornton, Seattle Tilth Educator

Calendula flowers have long been used as a traditional healing medicine. You can harness the power of calendula and make a simple skin healing salve at home.

Baked Apples

Mark Mulcahey

Baked apples are easy to make and are a delicious way to enjoy Washington's signature fruit. 

Lemon-Mustard Turkey Marinade

Central Co-op Deli staff, 16th & Madison

The age-old question: How do we get a moist, juicy turkey for Thanksgiving dinner? Brining!

Roasted Acorn Squash with Walnuts and Cranberries

Inspired Taste

Roast acorn squash in the oven and top with butter, crunchy walnuts and sweet cranberries. It's stunning on the table and a definite crowd-pleaser.

Kale Falafel

Angel Ritchie, Deli Manager, 16th & Madison

If you’re looking for a healthy, fun, summertime meal idea to please a crowd, look no further! 

The Best Slow-Cooked Tomato Sauce

J. Kenji Lopez-Alt for Serious Eats

This rich and hearty red sauce tastes like it's been cooked for hours, because it has. The secret to its deep, naturally sweet, complex flavors is to cook the sauce in the oven, allowing the surface to brown while the sauce slowly concentrates. The resultant sauce is great on pasta, with meatballs, on your chicken parm, or scooped right out of the pan with a spoon on its own.

Canned Tomatoes

Martha Stewart Living

Sterilize jars in boiling water for fifteen minutes. Use new lids, and sterilize them according to manufacturer's instructions. The USDA recommends adding two tablespoons lemon juice to each quart of tomatoes to increase the acidity and to help prevent spoilage.

Balsamic Reduction

Susanna Chen for Popsugar

One of the easiest condiments to prepare is balsamic glaze: All you really need is a bottle of balsamic vinegar and about 10 minutes. Here's how you do it.

Caprese Salad

The Kitchn

Caprese salad is a simple and wonderful way to enjoy two of summer's brightest jewels: Fresh, deliciously ripe tomatoes and fresh basil.

White Sangria Sparkler

Damn Delicious

A refreshing, bubbly sangria loaded with tons of fruity goodness--and it takes just minutes (plus chill time) to put together this show-stopping cocktail!

Summer Pea Salad with Basil

Susanna Schultz, Marketing Director

This recipe is simply wonderful in the summer--great to make ahead and store it in the refrigerator. Serve chilled on a bed of greens with toast and poached eggs, or as a side salad at a summer BBQ!

Grilled Mushroom Salad with Parmesan

Mark Mulcahey

Tangy, earthy, savory, fresh, and satisfying: We love this grilled mushrooms salad whipped up by Mark Mulcahey and Kate Lechner in our 2015 Roots & Relationships: Mushrooms class!

Engagement Risotto

Angela Ritchie, Deli Manager, 16th & Madison

Beware: May contribute to people falling madly in love with you. Cook cautiously.

Sugar Snap Pea Sumac Salad

Aaron Waldkoetter, Owner Services Manager

This crunchy, flavorful salad rings in spring with fresh sugar-snap peas and tasty sumac.


Brian Burke, Cheese Buyer, 16th & Madison

One of Brian's favorite things about cheese pairing and sharing is that "there is so much room for creativity and no rules that can't be bent a little." Fondue is one of Brian's favorite meals because, with all the prep work done ahead of time, it's easy to show off that creativity while making quick work of the cooking.

Mashed Winter Squash with Indian Spices

Marcia Kiesel, Food & Wine

Fragrant Indian spices—coriander, turmeric and black mustard seeds—are a wonderful accent for creamy mashed butternut squash. The squash can be roughly smashed until chunky, or thoroughly mashed until smooth.

Turkey Roasting Tips

Co+op, stronger together

Roast your turkey to perfection with these turkey roasting tips.

How to Brine and Roast Your Turkey

Wayne Bachmeier, Meat & Seafood Manager, 16th & Madison

Brining involves soaking food in salted water, sometimes with herbs and spices, to help it retain moisture and flavor. The "helmet method" helps keep in that moisture from brining during cooking.

Mama Toni's Perfect Pie Crust

Toni Ritchie

This pie crust recipe comes to us from the kitchen of Toni Ritche. And yep, she's our 16th & Madison Deli Manager's mama!

Orange Cranberry Sauce

From the Central Co-op kitchen

Oranges, cinnamon, and nutmeg add extra complexity and depth to the bright tartness of cranberries in this delicious cranberry sauce.

Uli's Sausage Pasta

Wayne Bachmeier, Meat & Seafood Manager, 16th & Madison

This tasty recipe is a family favorite in the home of Wayne, our Meat & Seafood manager.

Honeyed Plum-Cardamom Jelly

Allison Carroll Duffy for Pomona's Pectin

Honey and cardamom play up the tart-sweet flavor of summer plums in this jelly recipe.

Ginger-Peach Jam

Marilyn Godfrey for Pomona's Pectin

Peaches are at their best in late summer! In this recipe, ginger brightens and adds complexity to their sweetness.

Cricket Recipe: Spinach and Radicchio Salad with Walnut-Balsamic Ento-Vinaigrette

Next Millennium Foods

This elegant, nutty, and unique salad is both bright and rich at the same time. Those who love it crave it AND eat the leftovers of those who don’t! It's a wicked starter salad for the food adventurer!

Cricket Recipe: Gluten Free Blueberry Crumble Muffins

Next Millennium Foods

These muffins are the perfect morning protein boost. A real treat, even the next day! The berries, applesauce, Protein2050 cricket flour, and eggs make waking up easy.

Roasted Strawberries

Scaredy-Cat Kitchen

Enjoy on your morning oatmeal, toast, or pancakes, serve with goat cheese or brie for a snack, or spoon some onto your ice cream -- the opportunities for roasted strawberries are endless!

Rainbow Chard Bocconcini Salad

From the Central Co-op kitchen

Fresh mozzarella, basil, and rainbow chard make for a flavorful, beautiful, summery salad.

Fingerling Potato & Leek Hash with Rainbow Chard & Eggs

Jeanne Kelley, Cooking Light

This tasty meal, packed with chard, is hearty and nutritious enough to satisfy at just about any time of day. 

Green Miso Soup with Chard

Eric Gower

This is not your typical miso soup—it has a fresh chard base, with all the umami goodness of miso.

Amazing Quesedillas

Roger Bass, Assistant Deli Manager, 16th & Madison

Whip up a batch of these simple but delicious quesedillas on Cinco de Mayo, or any time you're looking for a quick snack. Pick up your 5 de Mayo supplies at Central Co-op on the day-of, because 1% of our sales on Cinco de Mayo will be donated to social justice organization Casa Latina.

Haroset, Ashkenazi Style

From the Central Co-op kitchen

One of the symbolic foods on the Passover Seder Plate, charoset is a sweet paste made from fruit and nuts.

Cabbage Kugel

From the Central Co-op kitchen

We love this version of kugel - it's a tender, cabbage-filled casserole that's almost a bread pudding.

Plant-Based Egg Dyes

Stronger Together

Egg dyeing is a fun way to celebrate this time of year - and it’s a tradition that goes way back - as much as 5,000 years when Persians celebrated springtime with eggs colored with plant-based dyes. Plant dyes can be just as useful today and they’re plentiful; in fact you very well might have dye-worthy ingredients in your kitchen already!

Rhubarb Snacking Cake

Smitten Kitchen / Sarah B of Produce

"I love this dessert because it is one that people always want more of," says Sarah B. "Perfectly tart and sweet, not too dense, and pretty much endlessly snackable."

Ridiculously Easy Butterscotch Sauce

Smitten Kitchen

We are definitely all about being healthy. But don't get us wrong, we still love a treat now and then! Plus making something yourself, if you have the inclination, allows you to control the ingredients. This Ridiculously Easy Butterscotch Sauce by Smitten Kitchen is begging to be coating some scoops of ice cream, roasted pears, or anything else that strikes your fancy. 

Peanut Butter & Jelly Chicken Wings

Hans Bowers, Meat & Seafood, 16th & Madison

Shake up your Game Day with something for your inner kid. These tasty wings are similar to spicy Thai wings.

Chunky Guacamole

Wayne Bachmeier, Meat Department Manager, 16th & Madison

This guacamole recipe is one of our favorite ways to enjoy the emerald fruit - super easy to make and a total pleaser for you and your buds.

Southern Collard Greens

From the Central Co-op kitchen

The color of money, and with the power to lower cholesterol, greens are traditionally served alongside Hoppin' John for health and wealth in the new year.

Hoppin' John

From the Central Co-op kitchen

High in iron and protein, black-eyed peas are the star of the traditional New Year's Day dish Hoppin' John.



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