We Heart Hot Sauce, Yes We Do

January 22nd is National Hot Sauce Day! What better way to celebrate than snagging a bottle of local hot sauce from Lucky’s Popcorn Dressing? Read on for a Q&A with founder Mark Porisch.

Recipe: Crockpot Black Bean Chili

Set it and forget it, and you’ll be so glad when this crockpot full of chili is ready. This meatless classic has a little extra texture thanks to quinoa, which simmers in the black bean broth and gives it body. Cornbread flecked with diced jalapeno peppers makes a tasty accompaniment to this hearty chili. Total 

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Recipe: Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Looking for a dish for a party or a crowd-pleasing appetizer? These stuffed mushrooms are packed with crunchy almonds and tangy blue cheese for an irresistible bite. For convenience, stuff the mushrooms a day or two ahead, wrap tightly and store in the refrigerator until it’s party time! Total time: 55 minutes; 30 minutes active 

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What Makes These Products So Amazing? They’re Minnesota-Made!

We’re celebrating some of our local wellness producers this week, including Herbal Beauty (based in Wells, MN) and Nature’s Excellence (based in Henderson, MN). Learn more about some of natural, Minnesota-made wellness products we’re thrilled to offer to Co-op shoppers throughout the holidays!

Recipe: Tangerine Ricotta Bars

When those glorious tangerines appear in the produce department, buy a bag and make these bars. The creamy ricotta filling is laced with fragrant tangerine zest and tangy juice for a lively winter dessert! Total time: 1 hour, 20 minutes; 20 minutes active Servings: 16 Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1 teaspoon cinnamon 

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Recipe: Turkey Banh Mi

Banh mi is a Vietnamese sandwich that melds French bread with the fresh, herbal flavors of Vietnam. This combination of savory turkey with tangy, fresh quick-pickled cranberries and carrot and a smear of creamy mayo makes for an exciting way to use up leftover turkey.