Spicy Eggs with Labneh

This adaptation of a classic Turkish breakfast known as Cilbir takes only 10 min to make, and it is vegetarian and gluten-free. It features local eggs from Hinderer Farms, Bush Creek Creamery’s award-winning labneh cheese, and some spicy butter. You can find all of these ingredients at the Moscow Food Co-op.  If you have never…

Peanut Sambal Slaw

A 2019 Love Your Farmer, Love Your Food Recipe This is another recipe where local ingredients can be creatively incorporated into the recipe…here are some of our ideas: spring spinach or baby kale instead of, or in addition to, red and green cabbage, shredded local beets, local hazelnuts or walnuts, regionally grown pumpkin seeds, and…

Tabbouleh

A 2019 Love Your Farmer, Love Your Food Recipe Part of the art of cooking with the seasons is substituting traditional ingredients with local, seasonal options. In the recipe below, we give suggestions for local and seasonal substitutions for a few key ingredients. Depending upon what is coming up in your own kitchen garden (like…

Turkish Garbanzo Bean Salad

A 2019 Love Your Farmer, Love Your Food Recipe The Moscow Food Co-op deli prepared some great salads for this year’s Love Your Farmer event appetizers. Our thanks to Ryan Town, creative chef and the Co-op’s deli prepared food manager, for sharing his delicious recipes with the Local Foods, Local Flavors blog. Turkish Garbanzo Bean…

Love Your Farmer, Love Your Food 2019

Moscow, Idaho’s Love Your Farmer, Love Your Food is an annual celebration of farmers, ranchers and local food entrepreneurs in the greater Palouse-Clearwater region. This year’s event featured Texas Ridge, Hands & Hearts Farm, Millhorn Farmstead Creamery and Kamiak Coffee Company. Held at Moscow City Hall, the event opened with a reception featuring light appetizers…

Quick & Delish Whole Wheat Pancakes

Pancakes are a special treat at our house. I started making pancakes from scratch over 20 years ago, following a pancake recipe in the Betty Crocker’s Cookbook. Over time, I modified the recipe to fit the local tastes of our family. While I no longer measure ingredients, here is an approximation of what I include…

Butternut & Red Lentil Soup

While salad is my absolute favorite food, soup is a close second ~ especially on these erratic spring days when you can have sunshine one minute, hail the next followed by a dark clouds and an unexpected rainbow.  This soup, easy to prepare, relatively quick, and extremely delicious, is a great addition to your spring…

Fuel Up to Play with White Bean Hummus!

Locally grown white beans from Affinity Farm! What a treat to find in the cupboard on a cool, late-winter day. These locally grown dry beans were a new addition to my 2017 Affinity Farm CSA – one I got pretty excited about last fall and again this week when I realized I had not used…

Take-Out Challenged: Local Sweet and Sour Chicken

Here’s another simple layer and bake dinner option, using some great early fall local food. The focus of this dish is the amazing pastured chicken from Link’d Hearts Ranch. Which turned into some delicious sweet and sour chicken with three simple steps: The first, was to chop onions, garlic, red peppers and carrots, all from local…

Local Food Snack Attack!

As leaves crunch under my feet on the way to farmer’s market, I’ve been getting the urge to snack more than usual. Finding myself in pursuit of more quick mini-meals, I’ve been challenged to find simple, healthy, quick and easy options, fitting my dietary restrictions, especially those that are local. Fortunately, fresh food isn’t gone…

Dutch Oven Ham with Apples and Winter Squash

As much as I love the bounty and freshness of the summer harvest, as we transition into autumn season meals, I love the richness and higher prevalence of umami flavor in fall meals. Have you heard of umami? Described by the Japanese word, it has been discovered as the fifth primary taste, right along with…

Veggie Egg Sandwich

Things have been getting hectic again with another move coming this weekend. So, it is more quick and easy food these days and trying to sneak in as much nutrition while I’m at it. I grew up on egg sandwiches, so they are also kind of a comfort food, but the simple version doesn’t pack…