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Memberships are due the first time you shop at the Co-op in 2023. The cost is $30 for the entire year, which is still a great deal. Thank you for your continued support!
Local Products Update
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Darkspore Mushrooms: We received lion’s mane & blue oyster mushrooms on 1/12

Growing Greens Family Farms: Organic beets and butternut squash (last of the season)

Organic sourdough bread: There is a good supply of bread in the freezer. 

Local apples: We received local apples and Asian Pears from Happy Cow on 12/12.
Monthly Senior Discount Day 
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UNFI — The next order due date is Monday, January 16.  Thenext delivery date is Wednesday, Jan 25. 

Happy Cow —  Place orders by Saturday, Jan 21, for delivery on Monday, Jan 23. 

Frontier Herbs — Orders due monthly on the 4th Tuesday of the month.
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Recipes and Health Articles Lion’s Mane Mushroom “Lobster” Roll
by Erica (Veggie Veggie Vici)

Serves: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Lion’s Mane (aka Pom-Pom) mushrooms have a mild, sweet and savory flavor with texture similar to tender meat or shellfish. They can be hard to find, I picked these up from my local Farmer’s Market, but you substitute Shiitake or Chanterelle mushrooms.

1 tbsp olive oil
juice 1/2 lemon (about 1 tbsp)
1/2 lb Lion’s Mane mushrooms, cut into 1/4 inch slices
1/4 cup vegan mayonnaise
1/4 red onion, diced
1/4 cup fresh chives, diced (can sub fresh dill, green onions, or a mixture!)
1 stalk celery, finely diced
1 tbsp garlic powder
2 rolls, hoagie or french (or you can serve over salad)
salt, pepper and paprika to taste
optional: 2 tsp seaweed granules, or nori sheets (cut into small pieces)
optional: vegan butter

Prepare mushrooms. To a large pan: heat 1 tbsp olive oil over medium-high heat. Cook mushroom slices, searing each side for about 2 minutes. Remove mushrooms and drain on paper towels. Once cooled, shred the mushrooms with a couple of forks or your fingers. 

Prepare the dressing. To a medium sized bowl: whisk the vegan mayonnaise, garlic powder and lemon juice. Add chopped celery, red onion, chives (or dill), and optional seaweed. Whisk until well combined. Taste dressing and season with salt, pepper and paprika to your liking. Add in shredded mushrooms, stir until well incorporated.

Toast your buns. Heat a grill pan or skillet over medium heat. Brush the outside of the rolls with olive oil. Toast the buns until slightly golden, about 1 minute per side. Open the bun and toast the inside, about 1 minute. (Alternatively, you can also broil the rolls on low for about 2-3 minutes. Watch closely so they don’t burn!)

Assemble. Remove from heat. Brush the optional vegan butter on the inside of the bun, apply half of the “Lobster” Roll mixture per bun.

Buon appetito!
View online: https://veggieveggievici.com/lions-mane-mushroom-lobster-roll/