Recipe! – Spring Garlic Scape Pesto

Scape Pesto from Teal Creek Farms

Puree scapes, lime juice, zest, and olive oil in a blender or food-processor.

After blending, the first four ingredients, the pesto can be used fresh or frozen for later.

Thaw if frozen, then blend in Parmesan cheese and let set for one hour in a bowl



¼ pound scapes 1/2” removed from tips & chopped

2 ½ Tablespoons lime juice
1 teaspoon lime zest
½ cup olive oil
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

To serve, thaw, blend in cheese and enjoy fond memories of spring during winter.



From Grain to Glass: The Gist of the Grist

BeerImagine pouring a glass of your favorite craft beer. The fizzy froth that forms as it gurgles into the glass. The sweet, bready, and roasty aromas that captivate the nose. The rich and lustrous golden hues that please the eye. The delicious malty flavor that fills the mouth. And then that little extra something that delivers a blissful, easing sensation that stimulates smiles and sociability.

dijon chips

This Just In!

Check out the latest awesome snack items to hit the grocery shelves!

dijon chipsonion ringsWe’ve got a tasty and addictive new line of treats from Just Pure Foods. The Zucchini Chips are out-of-this-world incredible! We have two different varieties Sesame Dijon and Sour Cream & Onion. They’re raw, gluten-free, vegan, organic, nut-free and yeast free! How can you beat that? Perhaps with a Crispy Onion Ring that fits all the same criteria? You definitely want to stop by and try these bad boys!




Hands Holding Super-FoodsIf zucchini chips and onion rings aren’t your thing how about raw trail mixes made from nuts, seeds and berries grown on small, organic family farms! We’ve got three new mixes from Wilderness Poets that are sure to delight your taste buds. Oregon Cranberry Pumpkin Seed, Almond & Cacoa Nib, and Incan Berry Jungle Peanut. They are all raw, vegan and gluten-free not to mention they contain no sugar, salt, soy, trans fat, cholesterol or GMOs!




Last, but not least, delicious new Veggie Krunch from Alive & Radiant Foods. Made from raw, organic veggies, fruits and nuts! Heartier than your average kale chip, but packing that same amazing crunch. These tasty little snacks are a great way to get your daily dose of greens in one flavorful and satisfying treat. You’ll have to try ’em to believe it!


What’s New at LifeSource?



You can now find gluten free egg noodles nestled amongst the pastas on aisle 7. This gluten free tagliatelle from Jovial Foods was created in the traditional Italian method with carefully selected varieties of rice. Now you can eat traditional Italian gluten free! Try this healthy pasta in your favorite recipe.

emmerAlso new to the grocery shelves local Emmer Flour from Camas Country Mill. Made from Emmer Farro grown in Junction City, OR and milled in Eugene. This ancient grain has a weak gluten structure which makes it easier to digest for many non-celiac individuals with wheat sensitivities. Closer to Durum (pasta) wheat than bread wheat, Emmer will not rise significantly in bread making but its delightfully sweet and nutty flavor is fantastic in flatbreads, pitas, pastas and baked goods.

And watch for Einkorn Flour coming soon!






Healthy New Snacks!

ub_para_bag1Let’s face it. We all love chips. There’s no denying it. Here’s a chip you can feel good about! Way Better tortilla chips are made with simple ingredients and sprouted grains, seeds and beans. Plus they’re on sale for $2.99 each!

tmitrNeed an energy boost? Try Two Moms in the Raw nut bars.These healthy and delicious snacks are 100% organic, raw, vegan, free of wheat, dairy, soy, refined sugars and gluten free! That’s a whole lot of awesome in one package. Or if you’re looking for something a little more decadent that you can still feel good about check out their Almond Butter Cacao truffles!

We’re also excited to carry the new organic, GMO-free nutritional yeast from Hummingbird Wholesale in Eugene. Organic yeast flakes are high in Vitamin B and minerals and have a natural, aromatic flavor that are great for salads, soups, and veggies. This yeast has more of a beer flavor than traditional nutritional yeasts, but is still quite tasty! It’s a great option for those who choose not to support the GMO industry.


Ling Cod in Tomato Sauce with Fresh Herbs

Ling Cod in Tomato Sauce with Fresh Herbs

  • 1 to 1 1/2 lb Ling Cod or True Cod steaks
  • Sea salt
  • Gluten-free flour for dusting
  • 16 oz can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 chopped medium onion
  • 3 T. olive oil
  • 1 finely chopped garlic clove
  • 1 T. ground cumin
  • 2 T. fresh chopped dill, or basil
  • 3 T. olive oil, for sauteing the fish

Make the Sauce:

  1. Add three tablespoons of olive oil to a pan and heat it over high heat for a minute or two. Add the chopped onion and saute over medium-high heat until translucent, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic clove and saute for another minute or two. Add the tomatoes and cumin and stir to combine. Test for salt, and add some if needed.
  3. Bring the sauce to a simmer and let it boil down for 10-15 minutes; you want a thick sauce and you’ll need to evaporate a lot of water.
  4. Once the sauce is done, turn off the heat and set aside.
  5. In another pan, heat 3 more tablespoons of olive oil over high heat.

Prepare the Fish:   

  1. Dust your Ling Cod steaks in flour and tap off excess.
  2. Turn the heat down to medium and saute your fish, skin side down if there is skin on them. Cook this way for 5-10 minutes, or until you see the cooked portion of the fish reach about halfway up the sides. Don’t let it cook too fast or you will burn the surface. Take your time.
  3. Flip the fish and cook the other side until lightly browned, about 4-5 minutes.
  4. To serve, spread some tomato sauce on the plate and top with the fish. Sprinkle fresh dill on top as a garnish.
Baked Cod

Parmesan Baked Cod

Alaskan fishing boat captains and crew battle blizzards and sub-zero temperatures to catch the freshest True Cod available. Now is the best time to enjoy this premium mild-flavored white-flesh fish. LifeSource will have a steady supply of True Cod for the next few months, so here is an easy way to enjoy this fish. Baked Cod








  • 3 tbsp Gluten-Free flour
  • 3 tbsp cornmeal
  • 1/4 tsp sea sal
  • t1/8 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp butter or margarine
  • 1 lb fresh Alaskan Cod fillets
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 lemon and a sprig of parsley for garnish

Combine flour, cornmeal and seasonings. Melt butter in shallow bakng dish. Dredge cod in flour mixture, place in dish. Turn cod to coat with butter; sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Bake at 450 F 8 to 10 minutes or until cod flakes easily with a fork. Garnish with parsley and a wedge of lemon.
Makes 4 servings