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    The Co-op Scoop: Pass the Pizza Rolls

    By Sarah Christensen, General Manager, Co-op Owner A long-time GreenTree shopper said something a few weeks ago that I had been feeling myself, but was having a hard time putting […]

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    Low-Sugar Baked Goods: A Study in Desperation

    By Christopher Wiesman, Deli Manager, Co-op Owner Ok, I’ll admit it: I adore sugar. I know it’s very gauche during this ever-increasingly health-conscious time to make such a declaration, but […]

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    Overnight Oats Done Four Ways

    By Laura Coffee, Marketing & Owner Services Manager, Co-op Owner Ingredients: All recipes start with 1 cup regular oats* and 1 cup vanilla almond milk**. Cocoa Nib & Papaya 1/2 […]

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    Alaffia for a Better World

    By Megan Barber, Grocery and Wellness Buyer, Co-op Owner When you purchase Alaffia, you do more than buy a product – Alaffia is a small-scale brand with a massive behind […]

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    Bulk Saves

    By Reeva Ripley, Bulk Buyer, Storekeeper Team Leader Consumers can make a measurable difference when it comes to the environment by making the choice to buy bulk foods. It can […]

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Grandma Kuker’s Peasant Soup

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By Janet Malusi, Board Member, Co-op Owner This recipe is very nourishing and a wholesome, delicious break from holiday over-indulgences. It is very easy and a great way to utilize some of your stored canned/frozen goodies from the season’s harvest. Makes a lot! Freezes well. In a large stock pot combine: 4 cups reduced sodium vegetable broth 1 quart water […]

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Quick Buckwheat Cakes

By Gary Kramer, Board Member, Co-op Owner Makes 16-20 cakes Ingredients: 1 cup buckwheat flour 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour 2 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp sea salt 1 Tbsp molasses 2 eggs, separated 1/3 cup butter, melted 1 1/2 cup milk 1-2 Tbsp sesame seeds Fruit, pumpkin seeds, and syrup to top Combine flour, baking powder, and […]

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Low Sugar Cranberry Sauce

By Christopher Wiesman, Deli Manager, Co-op Owner This tangy sauce is so good you’ll want to make it year round. It pairs well with sliced turkey, ham, or seitan, and makes an exciting addition to a leftover sandwich. If you’re feeling adventurous, try warming some up and serving it over a scoop of vanilla ice cream! 4 cups whole cranberries, frozen […]

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Soothing Hand & Foot Soak

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By Megan Barber, Wellness Buyer, Co-op Owner Winter is coming. We all know it. Life gets hectic and the weather gets cold and dry, or sometimes cold and wet. A little pampering can go a long way towards lifting your morale on a gloomy winter day. Mix up a batch for yourself, or have some friends over and make it […]

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Groovy Bath Bombs

By Megan Barber, Wellness Buyer, Co-op Owner These simple bath bombs are a nice personalized treat on a cold day, and they make good gifts too! Groovy Bath Bombs 1 cup citric acid 2 cups baking soda 1 Tbsp vegetable oil 20 drops essential oils 2 tsp water (add up to 1 additional tsp if mixture is not holding together) […]

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Sesame Seed Cookies

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By Ray Davies, Board Vice Chair, Co-op Owner Ingredients: 1 cup hulled sesame seeds 2 cups unbleached white flour ½ tsp soda 1 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt ¾ cup oil 1 egg 1 cup brown sugar ½ cup shredded coconut* ½ tsp vanilla Lightly toast sesame seeds and coconut until light brown. Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, […]

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Cornettis

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By Laura Coffee, Marketing & Owner Services Manager, Co-op Owner When I was a kid in the Upper Peninsula my family would buy these rolls from the local bakery to go with some of my favorite dishes, like raviolis, spaghetti, or turkey soup. They’re almost impossible to find outside of the area though, so when I spotted this recipe in […]

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Dave’s Best Pumpkin Pie

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By David Whitney, Produce Buyer, Co-op Owner Ingredients: (1) 15oz Can Pumpkin Puree 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 Tablespoons Black Strap Molasses ½ teaspoon ground cloves ½ teaspoon salt (1) 14oz Can Sweetened-Condensed Milk (3) Eggs (4 is better, trust me) (1) 9” Pie Shell Mix pumpkin and spices together, add remaining filling ingredients, mix slowly […]

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Leftover Turkey Soup

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By Sarah Christensen, General Manager, Co-op Owner Ingredients: 2 Tbsp unsalted butter 1 yellow onion, chopped 3 carrots, chopped 3 celery stalks, chopped 6 cups homemade turkey stock, or packaged chicken broth 1 cup noodles (your choice) 2 cups chopped cooked turkey meat Salt and Pepper to taste In a large pot over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the […]

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