How to Deal with Isolation

As I sit down to write this, while working from home today, it’s hard to think of anything beyond the current circumstances. Collective stress and anxiety levels are high. People are out of work (and worried), going to work (and worried), working from home, self-isolating, social distancing, homeschooling and wondering when this will end. It’s … Read More.

4 Steps to Becoming a Better Cook

After reading Samin Nosrat’s Salt Fat Acid Heat last year and shortly thereafter becoming fully obsessed with a certain Youtube cooking channel, I was inspired to make 2020 the year of becoming a better cook.  As a hobby, I really enjoy the act of making a really delicious meal from scratch—especially when I get to … Read More.

Back From the Brink: How Food Saved Rob

In 2019, we almost lost our beloved Retail Operations Manager, Rob Walker, to a health issue. Rob made an amazing recovery, and we’re happy to say he’s back at the Co-op with his work family. The experience left him changed, though. Rob recently sat down with our Store Dietitian, Kathryn Dickens, to talk about his … Read More.

Homemade Edible Gifts That Won’t Gather Dust

Cookies and candy are clearly scrumptious homemade edible gifts that can be incredibly fun to make and give around the holidays. But have you ever been SO BURNT OUT on sweets mid-December that you are just desperate for something different? If you are one of those folks who loves to give delicious homemade gifts, consider … Read More.

Kids in the Kitchen: Teaching Skills & Traditions

There is ample evidence to suggest that involving your kids in the kitchen when it comes to menu planning and food preparation leads to more eating competence and skills that will serve them throughout life. This can be done anytime of the year, but with the holidays approaching, what better time to get your children involved in … Read More.

No-Compromise Dairy Alternatives

For plant-based eaters and the lactose intolerant, finding no-compromise dairy alternatives can sometimes present a challenge. First and foremost, the substitute has to taste good. Secondly, it has to be nutritious in some way—similar to its dairy-based counterparts. Dairy offers a balance of nutrients to keep you satisfied and nourished. Anything designed to mimic it … Read More.

Are All Alternative Sweeteners Created Equal?

As many people try to reduce the amount of refined sugar (sucrose) in their diets, natural alternative sweeteners are increasing in popularity, especially among our Co-op shoppers. But there is still a lot of confusion surrounding these sweeteners—what they are, how they are used and which is the best choice. I’ll try to answer some … Read More.