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Locavorious Recipes

Ginger Scented Corn Asparagus Stir Fry

This tundra-like weather has me craving the spice of ginger and the comfort of grain bowls. Triple down on Locavorious . . . → Read More

Kale Salad with Raspberries & Apples

Last week, a kind stranger at the Ann Arbor Farmers’ Market informed me it’s prime time to eat fresh kale, . . . → Read More

Broccoli Chowder

This soul warming recipe comes from our good friends at Tantre Farm in Chelsea, MI.

Broccoli, Red Pepper, & Cheddar . . . → Read More

Strawberry Galette

This recipe for strawberry galette is tested and true. Published in Edible WOW, Summer 2008, Rena has kept this gem . . . → Read More

Asparagus Feta Frittata

Asparagus and eggs have always been a perfect combination to me – its delicate vegetal flavor just makes perfect sense . . . → Read More

Kabocha Cheesecake

What’s sweeter and more flavorful than pie pumpkin? Kabocha! As members might recall, over the years Locavorious has roasted and . . . → Read More

Seared Tofu with sugar snap peas

Maybe tofu isn’t so hip anymore, but I think this searing technique ups it’s game a bit. Searing sounds much . . . → Read More

Apple pumpkin crisp

Take the two best flavors of autumn….and put them together!! I liked this recipe because it doesn’t go overboard on . . . → Read More

Farmers market potato salad

Looking for a change of pace from traditional potato salad? This dish could be called “Not-Just Potato Salad.” This recipe . . . → Read More

No-Need-to-Bake Blueberry Cream Pie

Heat waves are wonderful for berries, summer sweetness…but who wants to cook? Here’s a no-oven-needed dessert perfect for fresh or . . . → Read More

Rhubarb snacking cake

Here’s a recipe for rhubarb snacking cake from the lovely Rachel Cook, a baker, chef and gluten-free baking whiz from . . . → Read More

Zucchini soup from Morgan & York

This rich and creamy tasting yet completely vegan soup is a great dish to make with frozen summer squash and . . . → Read More

Pumpkin muffins with chocolate chips

Skip the “pumpkin” lattes and try this old favorite recipe of ours. This recipe, and any other that calls for . . . → Read More

Heirloom tomato paella

If you are still loaded with your garden or farm-fresh local heirloom tomatoes, here’s a great fall recipe, adapted from . . . → Read More

Peach clafouti

With last year’s peach harvest being, well, challenging to say the least, we’re happy to say that this year’s is . . . → Read More

Blueberry lemon cheesecake bars

Have you noticed that the largest quantity of any one local food in the Locavorious frozen CSA share is blueberries? . . . → Read More

Red, white and blueberry parfait

Keep it simple, yet delicious and patriotic….all at once. Here’s all you need:

1 package Locavorious frozen strawberries, or 1 . . . → Read More

Tempeh tacos local style

Here’s a lovely local take on tacos that can be made year-round with frozen vegetables out of season, or fresh . . . → Read More

Asparagus Cheese Soufflé

Here’s a perfect elegant and easy Mother’s Day recipe adapted by Locavorious chef Maggie from Diet for a Small Planet . . . → Read More

Simple Spring Jam

Fresh spring flavors combine for a simple, bright-tasting jam. Make some for Mom this week, and serve it with fresh . . . → Read More

All-Purpose Cornbread

All-Purpose Cornbread – From The Science of Good Cooking, by Cook’s Illustrated. This book is both fun to read and . . . → Read More

Cauliflower Cheese Soup

One of our favorite snowy-day treats is this Cauliflower-Cheese Soup adapted from Mollie Katzen’s Recipes: Soups. It’s cheesy, creamy, stick-to-your-ribs . . . → Read More

Szechwan Eggplant Stir-Fry

Frozen certified organic eggplant was a new addition to the Locavorious community freezer during the harvest of 2013. The big . . . → Read More

Cranberry Walnut Pie

Here’s a nice change from the typical holiday pies…and you can make this with almost all Michigan grown ingredients! Crustless . . . → Read More

Butternut Farm Salad – Recipe Contest Winner!

Here is another one of our recipe contest winning recipes; this one submitted by Ashely C. The Locavorious kitchen team . . . → Read More

Porthole Peach Whiskey Smash

Here is Ruth’s Porthole Peach Whiskey Smash recipe submission, one of our Recipe Contest winners!

The picture here is of . . . → Read More

Creamy Eggplant Ragu

This recipe for a classic eggplant and pasta dish was submitted by Locavorious member Ashley. It can be made quickly . . . → Read More

Fava Bean and Sweet Corn Salad with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette

Early summer vegetables meet frozen sweet corn! This recipe worked perfectly with the Tantre Farm share last week, combining garlic, . . . → Read More

Warm Peach Salad with Corn and Feta

This easy recipe mixes two of Michigan’s best summertime flavors in a colorful salad that brings the taste of summer . . . → Read More

Chocolate strawberry shortcakes

Locavorious strawberries and chocolate winterize a summer classic to make a great Valentine’s Day dessert! Check out this lovely recipe . . . → Read More

Creamy pasta with smoked salmon and sweet peas

With the weather this cold, I want to cook and eat warm, comfy food. You know, food that makes you . . . → Read More

Blueberry applesauce

Fun for U of M football fans on fall Saturdays, and fun for kids of all ages anytime – blueberry . . . → Read More

Sweet corn ravioli

Last summer’s Live Love Local celebration from the Greening of Detroit, held at Detroit’s Eastern Market, was nothing short of . . . → Read More

Cauliflower Salad with Green Olives and Capers

This recipe was a hit a potluck Seder I attended last month, so much so that I can’t wait to . . . → Read More

Vegetable soup au pistou

Here it is the end of April, and I’m still making soup. I live in Michigan. The calendar says spring, . . . → Read More

Broccoli and goat cheese galette

Broccoli “galette” sounds like it would taste better than broccoli cheese pie, and I have to say, it did! . . . → Read More

Tart cherry apple pie

So this year I’m not going to miss it! I’ve put a pop-up reminder on my Google calendar, I wrote . . . → Read More

Red pepper bisque

This recipe comes from Curtis Wooten and Julian Turner of Avalon International Breads in Detroit. I came upon this lovely . . . → Read More

Roasted red pepper dip

Ready to health-up the football-game-watching-snacking and have no one notice? Try this dip!

Locavorious freezes sweet peppers from local favorite . . . → Read More


This simple yet delicious recipe comes from an old tattered copy of a page from The Rancho de Chimayó cookbook, . . . → Read More

Summer squash and sweet corn soup

The cool nights and warm days of early autumn have arrived, so I’m ready for some soup! This recipe works . . . → Read More

Cherry-Cornmeal Upside-Down Cake

This recipe came recommended to me a couple years ago from loyal Locavorious member Julie W. Julie found it in . . . → Read More

Black Bean Pumpkin Soup

This black bean pumpkin soup is a perfect hearty soup for fall. A big thank you to member Clara who . . . → Read More

Peach strawberry smoothies

Here is a tasty, easily adapted, dairy-free way to cool off and enjoy some fresh (or frozen) local fruit! Andrea . . . → Read More

Sweet corn and barley salad

This salad is one of my new year-round favorites, since it tastes wonderful whether you use frozen or fresh local . . . → Read More

Cream of Tomato Soup

Tastes like summer, but perfect for a winter day’s lunch! Do you love the fresh tomatoes of summer, but are . . . → Read More

Brownies with Vanilla Raspberry Sauce

Here’s a *fast* Valentine dessert, as in IT’S-AFTER-4pm-ALREADY and I, for one, have not yet hatched a sufficiently chocolate-laden-high-calorie declaration . . . → Read More

Moroccan carrot and butternut stew

This warm winter has resulted in something I truly appreciate – local organic carrots! Who doesn’t love carrots? As a . . . → Read More

Farmers Market Vegetable Tian

Tian is a French word that describes a shallow earthenware dish as well as the food it contains. Originating in . . . → Read More

Blueberry Coffee Cake

I had the Locavorious kitchen team over for a local foods brunch to celebrate their hard work and the . . . → Read More

Pumpkin and Swiss Chard Lasagna

During one particularly ambitious October day in the Locavorious kitchen, we washed, cut, de-seeded, roasted, scraped and pureed 100 pie . . . → Read More

Peaches! One sweet and one spicy

This year’s peaches from our corner of Michigan are outstanding. That wet spring weather and mid-July heat wave that drove . . . → Read More

Rhubarb Orange Meringue Pie

During the early summer of 2010, Locavorious preserved a lot of rhubarb from Green Bush Farm in Belleville. I met . . . → Read More

Pumpkin Walnut Bread

Locavorious member Lucy has shared this lovely pumpkin bread recipe. She used the roasted pumpkin puree to make a pumpkin . . . → Read More

Many paths to corn chowder

Corn Chowder

This winter has been one that has had me thinking about soup soup soup. Big pots of steaming . . . → Read More

Wheat-free blueberry bread

Here is a recipe contributed by member Ian Bost. I’d like to shout out a big thank you to Ian . . . → Read More

Roasted Squash and Cranberries Two Ways

Roasting hard winter squash really brings out their naturally sweet flavor (and a dash of maple syrup or brown sugar . . . → Read More

Cranberry Orange Walnut Bread

Here it is late afternoon, and I can’t stop eating this bread. The two cranberry orange walnut loaves I made . . . → Read More

Go Blue Blueberry Jam – local food and easy

Something sweet for you U of M locavores – blueberry jam!

There are not that many blue foods in the . . . → Read More

Blueberry Pie

Maybe the recipe should be named Biggest Bestest Blueberry Pie. I’ve now made 6 or 7 of these pies, and . . . → Read More

Long of Naples squash with rice – two ways

I first heard of the “Long of Naples” heirloom squash from Richard Andres of Tantre Farm. It was mid-October. He . . . → Read More

Edamame hummus and pate recipes

When I first started trying to eat predominantly locally grown and produced food, I was astonished to discover that every . . . → Read More

Veggie Barley Bake

Our charming book club hostess, Beth, served this dish for a cold winter evening dinner, and I went nuts for . . . → Read More

Michigan Cranberries in Cranberry Apple Pork Loin Roast

I started an exuberant post on Michigan cranberries during the holiday season, when cranberries are on everyone’s mind, “New for . . . → Read More

Creamy snap pea & green bean casserole

We were sledding with the kids all Sunday afternoon in the sunny cold, so I really wanted to make and . . . → Read More

Lamb and Red Pepper Ragù with Pasta

Cold weather makes me want to eat hearty meat-filled meals, and recently I was fortunate enough to get a ½ . . . → Read More

Is it peach jam or peach butter?


Whatever you would like to call this fruit spread is fine with me, as long as I get to . . . → Read More

A Garden Variety Beet-Veggie Soup….aka Borscht

Beet-cabbage-vegetable soup…also known as borscht. For years whenever I’d say how much I like beets, folks would then . . . → Read More

Go Blueberries!

For the past couple weeks, whenever I’m at the market, it’s hard to resist the urge to dance around yelling, . . . → Read More

Corn and goat cheese quesadillas

Frozen corn meets spring onions for a delicious dish. I loved these things! The ingredients are simple, local and the . . . → Read More

Michigan Lady Food Bloggers – Mastering the Art of French Cooking

Or some semblance thereof. A loose group of food-loving, Michigan lady cooks and bloggers got together this weekend for a . . . → Read More

Blueberry Matzah Brei

Chef Jeff is one of those guys that can eat matzah brei (aka fried matzah) year round. Chef Jeff is . . . → Read More

Corn Maque Choux

Jambalaya and a crawfish pie and filé gumbo ‘Cause tonight I’m gonna see my ma cher amio Pick guitar, fill . . . → Read More

Smoked turkey and swiss chard

Knowing I had a smoked turkey drumstick waiting at home in the freezer, I envisioned making a smoked turkey, kale . . . → Read More

Strawberry Bread

This recipe comes from Mary Wessel-Walker of the Community Farm Kitchen and CFK Bakery. Here’s shout out to a . . . → Read More

Peach custard pie / happy birthday to me

Welcome Guest Chef Brandon Johns! Chef and Owner of the Grange Kitchen and Bar 118 W. Liberty, Ann Arbor.

Before . . . → Read More

Jim Dandy, a real peach: ginger peach sauce

Mmmmm, peaches. Such a wonderful reminder that summer does actually happen in Michigan. Since it’s been like 12 deg F . . . → Read More

Eating the whole plant…or Greasy Beets & Greens

I love beets. I know not everyone shares this sentiment. Still, hear me out – beets are one of those . . . → Read More

Blueberry Muffins

Love these Michigan blueberries.

Locavorious blueberries came primarily from Sodt’s Berry Farm in Jackson. If you stroll around the Ann . . . → Read More