Local Flavors Recipe Challenge

We’re challenging you to come up with recipes using some of our favorite local produce and products found at the Co-op!

Three winners will receive a $50 Co-op gift card.

STEP 1: Choose Ingredient List

We’ve compiled three different lists (see below) all with very different ingredients. Create a recipe using at least 4 ingredients from the list. While 4 is the minimum, we encourage you to use as many ingredients from your chosen list as possible. 

Additionally, you can use up to 3 ingredients off the list. We’re not counting water, salt, pepper, dried spices, and small amounts of cooking oil as “off-list” ingredients – feel free to use these ingredients as needed.

STEP 2: Create a recipe

Get creative! Go sweet or savory, simple or extravagant, breakfast, lunch, or dinner as long as it’s original. Whatever you come up with, write down the recipe. Be sure to include measurements and step-by-step instructions. Photos aren’t necessary, but you can include them if you wish. You may also wish to send us a video of your thought process or of you making the recipe, but this is optional. 

STEP 3: Send us your recipe by 4/15/21

Email your recipe to [email protected]. You can submit one recipe per ingredient list. You must submit recipe(s) by 04/15/21. 

STEP 4: We put the best to the test

Once we get all of the recipes, we’ll pick a handful of the best looking ones for each ingredient list. Madison and Christine will make them in the Teaching Kitchen, taste test them, and choose a winning recipe from each ingredient list. Each winner will receive a $50 Co-op Gift Card! 

We’ll post videos of us making the winning recipes and what we come with for each list. Good luck! 

Ingredient Lists

The Baker’s Challenge

  • grapefruit
  • sour cream
  • eggs
  • whole wheat or buckwheat flour
  • basil
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • sugar
  • butter
  • white chocolate

The Mediterranean Challenge

  • DFC chicken apple sausage
  • noodles of your choosing
  • squash
  • onion
  • fresh sage
  • ricotta cheese
  • mozzarella cheese 
  • fresh garlic
  • tomatoes
  • coconut cream

The Eastern Flavors Challenge

  • peanut butter
  • coconut milk
  • miso
  • tamari or soy sauce
  • shiitake mushrooms
  • sriracha
  • wide udon noodles
  • lime
  • fresh ginger
  • hot peppers