Spicy Grilled Cauliflower Steaks

Make cauliflower steaks on the grill and also in the oven. Both work great and it’s an easy way to get your veggie quota! Ingredients: ½ cup olive oil, plus more for grill 1 large head [...]

Berry Chia Pops

When you get one of these in your hand, you’ll be ch-ch-ch-chillin’! Ingredients: 1 cup Berry-Chia Seed Jam  ¾ cup coconut water 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice Pinch of kosher salt ½ cup fresh Berries [...]

Yogurt Breakfast Pops

Makes 3 cups popsicle filling, enough for six-½ cup molds. Popsicles for breakfast? Why not! Yogurt, granola and fresh fruit come together for an easy, versatile frozen fruit parfait on a stick. [...]

Strawberries and Cream Paletas

The classic combo of strawberries and cream come together for a delightfully refreshing treat. Dice or mash some of the strawberries if you like extra texture. Ingredients: 2 lbs hulled [...]

Avocado-Lime Paletas

Often relegated to the supporting role of the “secret creamy ingredient,” avocado takes center stage in a fun, fresh and gratifyingly green frozen treat! For an even more decadent treat, drizzle [...]

Vampiro Paletas

These Mexican popsicles take their name from the Spanish word for “trowel”. Packed with fresh fruit, they aren’t quite as sweet as the conventional, neoncolored variety. To this fruit, add [...]

Elote

On the Cob: 4 servings. Off the Cob, aka Dip: About 3 cups On or off the cob, the flavors of Mexican street corn are delicious and fun. Grilling the ears of corn adds smokiness, and if you don’t [...]

Lemony Herb Sauce

Makes about 2 cups This savory herb sauce with the brightness of lemon is great on just about anything you can think of – grilled bread, steak, pasta, fish, you name it. You can also stir a [...]

Spicy Watermelon

Makes 4 servings Do you like “sweet heat?” Spicy Watermelon to the rescue! This spice ‘n’ lime combo could quickly become your go-to sidekick for enjoying watermelon, and also [...]

Berry Chia Seed Jam

Makes 1 ½ to 2 cups Chia seeds are the key to quick and easy fresh, homemade jam. Their gelling power can transform ripe fruit into a low-sugar, spreadable jam in about 20 minutes! Chia jam is a [...]

Wonderfully Simple Veggie Soup

Makes 4-6 servings Go from simple to spectacular in just about thirty minutes. Fine slicing helps the cooking go lickety-split. Got a little more time and a few more veggies? This is one recipe [...]

Chilaquiles

Makes 4-6 servings For the chips ¼ cup vegetable oil, for frying 12 corn tortillas, cut into 8 wedges each Kosher salt OR: About 12 oz. corn tortilla chips, like Late July Quinoa and Chia For the [...]

Irish Soda Bread

Ingredients 3 3/4 cups unbleached bread flour 4 Tbsp. sugar 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. salt 1/3 cup currants or raisins 4 Tbsp. cold butter, cut into 8 pieces 1 cup buttermilk 1 large egg 2 Tbsp. [...]

Fruit ‘n’ Nutty Energy Bars

Makes 3-4 dozen Easy to make, easy to store and bring with you everywhere…keeping it simple when a snack attack hits, whether in traffic or on the trails! BriarPatch bulk section [...]

Middle Eastern Chicken

A great way to introduce yourself to za’atar, and so easy to make! 6-8 pieces of bone-in, skin on chicken (thighs, breasts, drumsticks) 6 Tbsp. olive oil 3 Tbsp. lemon juice 2-3 Tbsp. za’atar [...]

Maple Bourbon Glaze

Brush this glaze on chicken, pork or salmon during the last 10 minutes of cooking. Coat one side, cook for 5 minutes, flip, brush the other side, cook another 5 minutes and flip once more to heat [...]

Tapenade

Spreadable, savory, simple! 1 cup pitted brine-cured olives 2 Tbsp. capers, rinsed and squeezed dry 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped 1 tsp. Dijon mustard ½ tsp. Herbes de Provence 1 – 2 Tbsp. [...]

Deviled Eggs

The egg was a symbol of the rebirth of the earth in pre-Christian celebrations of spring. Word has it that in the 15th century, Protestant reformer Martin Luther established the tradition of men [...]

Peanut (or Almond) Satay Sauce

Peanut (or Almond) Satay Sauce Satay sauce is rich and creamy, with just the right balance of acid, sweetness and salt to make you want to eat just about anything you put it on. The fresh touches [...]

Cheesy Mac Sauce

This sauce is great for mac and cheese, and is also the “special sauce” that can make just about anything into a casserole. You can switch up the flavor with dried herbs and garlic granules for a [...]

Chimichurri in a Hurry

Chimichurri is a wonderful herb sauce that originated in Uruguay and Argentina. It’s traditionally used for marinating and accompanying meat, but it’s great as a sauce or dip with all kinds of [...]

Easy Teriyaki Sauce

This teriyaki sauce only takes minutes to make, tastes a lot better than what you’ll get in a jar and is very versatile. It’s great served with your favorite meats and veggies, as well as a [...]

Dana Bursk

What do you love about BriarPatch Food Co-Op? What don't I love about Briarpatch? I moved to Grass Valley in September 2019 and when asking locals where to go for good organic food I was quickly [...]

Tiana Rockwell

What do you love about BriarPatch Food Co-Op? I love that BriarPatch is owned by members who actually have a voice with the management team. I appreciate that Chris and his team have made it a [...]

Jonathan Collier

What do you love about BriarPatch Food Co-Op? What I love about the Briarpatch, and feel that friends and others love too, is that it embodies a sense of community so important in these wild [...]

Kali Feiereisel

What do you love about BriarPatch Food Co-Op? I love that BriarPatch Food Co-op provides healthy, delicious food, is a major supporter and contributor to our local economy, and serves as a [...]

Alana Lucia

What do you love about BriarPatch Food Co-Op? I love that BriarPatch continues to be a place of connection for our community. As time moves forward, many of us have gotten caught up in work that [...]

Almond Milk

By Carly Davenport 1 cup raw almonds, preferably organic 2 cups water, plus more for soaking Sweetener of choice – optional (honey, sugar, agave syrup or maple syrup) Directions: Soak the [...]

Pork Carnitas

Recipe for Instant Pot by Randi Pratini Any boneless cut of pork will do, shoulder or butt are great! I leave it in one piece but it can be cut into chunks.  Ingredients are up to you, depending [...]

Sautéed Collard Greens

Editor’s Recipes from 2019 Winter Vine Make this recipe with or without the bacon. Either way, big, green collard greens are like large quantities of folded paper money, another New Year’s [...]

Bechamel Butternut Squash Rigatoni Bake

Butternut squash never tasted so good…together with mushrooms, spinach, pasta and a creamy béchamel sauce. This is a great weeknight dinner or a fantastic potluck dish that’s homey and cozy with [...]

Cinnamon Bacon Brioche Rolls

This is a wonderful treat to enjoy on a holiday morning, or as a centerpiece for a Valentine’s Day breakfast-in-bed. Dough 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour, divided 1 ½ tsp. instant yeast ¼ cup cool [...]

Chile Oil

Makes 2 cups This oil is a wonderful gift for those heat-lovers in your life! It’s great to add at the last minute to dishes, to swirl with a little balsamic vinegar for dipping bread, or mixed [...]

Golden Milk Spice Blend

Makes about 3 ½ cups ~ about 120 servings 1 ½ cup ground turmeric ½ cup ground ginger ¼ cup ground cinnamon 2 ½ Tbsp. ground black pepper 2 Tbsp. ground cardamom 3 Tbsp. ground cloves 2 Tbsp. [...]

Herbal Gomasio

1 cup raw unhulled sesame seeds ½ cup dulse flakes 2 Tbsp. hemp seeds 2 Tbsp. milk thistle seeds 1 Tbsp. Himalayan pink salt Optional Additional Ingredients – use 2 tsp. to 1 Tbsp. according to [...]

Homemade Spice Mix

There’s no better way to say “Season’s Greetings” than with gifts of homemade spice mixes. Use the BriarPatch bulk section as your palette for creative, customized combinations that’ll be [...]

Popcorn Flavor Mixes

Each of these recipes makes enough to sprinkle over the popped popcorn from 1 cup unpopped popcorn. Add warm oil of your choice to popped popcorn and toss to coat. Sprinkle on seasoning and toss [...]

Preserved Lemons with Spices

2 lemons (between ½ to ¾ pound total)  3 Tbsp. kosher salt  2 whole cloves  1 dried bay leaf  1 cinnamon stick (3 in.)  2 ½ tsp. coriander seeds  2 tsp. black peppercorns Rinse lemons and score [...]

Custom Tea Blends

Rose Breakfast Blend Makes about ½ cup Breakfast blends are usually a mix of stronger and lighter teas in the ratio that gives a recognizable breakfast tea flavor. The most common teas in [...]

Homemade Sugar Scrub

Homemade sugar scrub is so easy to make! All you need is sugar, coconut oil and whatever essential oil(s) you’d like to use. Turn your bathroom into a spa and use it 2-3 times a week on your [...]

Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar

This gift is easy to put together and looks great, and your friends will be that much closer to freshly-baked cookies! 1 cup packed brown sugar ½ cup granulated sugar 1 ½ cups semisweet chocolate [...]

Keto Paleo Scotch Eggs

Scotch eggs are a super impressive dish that will wow and delight your guests, and are surprisingly not that difficult to make. Serves 6 6 boiled eggs 1 lb ground pork, beef or lamb, or a [...]

Chef Chris Fagan’s Prime Rib

“This is my all-time favorite prime rib recipe,” shared Chef Chris Fagan, Hospitality House Culinary Instructor. “It’s always a hit—especially at holiday gatherings—and I’m happy to share my [...]

Homemade Keto Paleo Eggnog

Homemade Keto Paleo Eggnog Serves 6 Eggnog translates nicely to the Paleo-Keto lifestyle. You won’t miss the real thing for a moment with its creamy, lusciousness and incredible smoothness. 2 [...]