Monthly Archives: August 2017

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Co-op Nickel September – Feeding Texas

By |2017-08-30T14:57:40-05:00August 30th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

During September, we are accepting donations for Feeding Texas- the state association representing all of the food banks in Texas. Funds will be raised through our Co-op Nickel program with donated bag refunds and extra change. If you wish to donate extra funds via a check, you can make it out to Feeding Texas with [...]

Kaba-Yaki Tofu

By |2017-08-29T10:28:42-05:00August 29th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , |

Presented by Soko Starobin in the Co-op Class “Cooking Tofu with Japanese Umami Ingredients.” Serves 4 • 2 blocks of firm tofu (about 24 oz) • ½ c arrowroot powder (add as needed to dust the tofu) • 3 Tbsp oil (sesame oil for strong flavor, grapeseed oil for mild flavor, etc.) • 2 Tbsp [...]

Tofu and Mushrooms in Thick Ankake Sauce

By |2017-08-29T10:21:20-05:00August 29th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , , |

Presented by Soko Starobin in the Co-op Class "Cooking Tofu with Japanese Umami Ingredients." Serves 4 • 2 blocks of soft silken tofu (about 24 oz) • 3 oz Enoki or Eringi mushrooms For the Dashi liquid (Umami broth) • 2 c water for soaking • 5 g dried Shiitake mushrooms • 5 g dried [...]

Crockpot Calico Beans

By |2017-08-29T10:05:00-05:00August 29th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , |

10 Servings 5 hours, 15 minutes; 15 minutes active Not too sweet, not too tangy, these just right beans are the perfect dinner, party or potluck side. • 1 Tbsp olive oil • 1 yellow onion, diced • 1 red bell pepper, diced • 2 garlic cloves, minced • 1 15-oz can pinto beans • [...]

Now Hiring! Baker/Pastry Chef, Deli Positions & More

By |2017-08-25T14:37:29-05:00August 25th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Currently Hiring Baker / Pastry Chef Job Description Deli Cook Job Description Deli Counter Staff Job Description Produce Stocker Job Description Deli Utility Job Description In addition to these openings, we are continuously reviewing applications for a good fit. It is always worth filling out an application! To Apply Download our employment application. Submit in [...]

August Local Produce Update

By |2017-08-25T12:58:09-05:00August 25th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

By Adam Calder, Produce Manager This time of year is a great one for local produce.  We are still rolling in the bounty of summer produce, and the autumn produce is also starting to come on strong.  The best of these two seasons only overlap for about a month, so now is a good time [...]

Goodness Gives Back! Box Tops for Education

By |2017-08-18T11:39:43-05:00August 17th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Box Tops has helped local schools earn over $800 million for things like helping build playgrounds, installing computer labs, and funding other programs that enrich their school communities since 1996. The box tops are featured on some of your favorite Natural and Organic brands like—Food Should Taste Good Chips, Larabar Multipacks, Cascadian Farm Cereal, and [...]

Summer Vegetable Quiche

By |2017-08-15T15:17:28-05:00August 15th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , |

Recipe provided by StrongerTogether.Coop This tasty basic quiche recipe can be easily adapted with your choice of in-season and local ingredients. Prebaking a pie crust helps ensure a flaky result. It is really a matter of preference whether or not you prebake the crust, however, if you do, use pie weights or dried kidney beans [...]

A 12-Year-Old Sourdough Starter!

By |2017-08-15T15:03:15-05:00August 15th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Every day our bakers feed our sourdough starter three times! This starter helps create many of the Co-op's delicious artisan bread loaves. The sourdough starter we use was developed 12 years ago by Nate, one of our Co-op Bakers. He's cared for it ever since by feeding it as needed. 1. The starter is precisely weighed, [...]

The Iowa State University Crimson Sweet Watermelon

By |2017-08-15T14:39:19-05:00August 15th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

By Adam Calder, Produce Manager Originally published in the July/Aug/Sept edition of the Field Journal. We expect the Crimson Sweet Watermelon in a few weeks! (Updated Aug 15) This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Iowa State University Horticultural Research Station. Over the years, the horticulture department has used the research station to develop [...]

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