Entries by Lindsay Denny

There’s A New Cereal In Town

A new cereal has found its place on the shelves of Friendly City Food Co-op. Quinoa Queen is a cereal from a start-up company that values ethically sourced and healthy food. The start-up company began in Ecuador and is making its way to the United States. The lucky customers of Friendly City are some of […]

Peppermint Hot Chocolate (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Makes 1 serving This naturally sweetened peppermint hot chocolate is the perfect beverage to make and enjoy this winter. The sweetness in this hot chocolate comes from medjool dates, which are full of natural sugars. Medjool dates are one of my favorite dried fruits and they contain nutrients such as fiber, potassium, and vitamin B6. […]

Food is Changing – It’s Great To Keep Up

Are you interested in learning more about people who produce and care about food and, in turn, are helping to transform the environment in which our food is grown? How about understanding the connections and collaborations that form in order to improve the way we eat? The Change Food Video Library is a comprehensive collection […]

Own It.

There are lots of good reasons to be an owner of the co-op – and you may be surprised at some of them. A co-op has a unique ownership model – it’s a different kind of business in which no one person owns more than anyone else. Each person (or household) owns a share. The […]

Apple Pie Oatmeal (Vegan)

By Tiffany Wu – Makes 1 serving    Still looking for ways to enjoy sweet, local apples? Friendly City is stocked full of this delicious fruit right now. I bought a big bag of crisp gala apples on my most recent trip to Friendly City and was inspired to make apple pie oatmeal. I love […]

Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins (Vegan)

By Tiffany Wu – Makes 12 muffins These pumpkin cornbread muffins are savory, sweet, and perfect for fall. The earthy flavors of pumpkin and cornmeal compliment each other nicely and put a new spin on this classic dish. Friendly City Food Coop carries local yellow cornmeal in their bulk bin section, which gives the muffins […]

Mediterranean Diet

For the last couple of decades, many cardiologists, nutritionists, dieticians and the general media have bombarded Westerners to “adopt a Mediterranean Diet.” But what does that mean, exactly? Sopping up slices of baguette with flavored extra virgin olive oil and washing it down with a glass of cabernet? (Okay, I admit – this is one […]

Veggie Sushi (Vegan and Gluten-Free)

By Tiffany Wu – Makes about 48 total  This veggie sushi recipe is one of my all time favorites. It is simple to make, tastes amazing, and has a nourishing ingredient list. You can easily customize these rolls by adding your favorite veggies. My personal favorite is the combination of creamy avocado, refreshing cucumber, and […]

Local Vendor – Teeny Tiny Spice Company

By Colleen Lyons Connecticut native Thora Pomicter never planned to start a company; she was an English major in college and a stay at home mom for years. Always passionate about cooking, she wanted to make the process simpler. This lead Thora to making pre-made spice blends, and after many compliments from her friends, she, […]