Raisins

Homemade Pistachio Raisin Bars  Prep Time: 15 Mins Total Time: 1 Hour 40 Mins Yield: Serves 12 (serving size: 1 bar) Why buy store-bought granola bars when it’s so easy—and so much healthier—to make them at home? Switch them up with any dried fruit, nuts, or grains you like. Ingredients 2 cups old-fashioned oats  1/3 […]

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Pasta

Pantry Pasta with Vegan Cream Sauce  Many vegan cream sauces rely on blended nuts or steamed cauliflower, but this sauce is made of beans and pasta water alone—no soaking or blending necessary. It’s important that the beans are adequately hydrated: Once you start mashing, make sure there’s plenty of pasta cooking liquid in the pot […]

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Salmon

One-Pan Salmon and Veggie Bake PREP TIME: 15 mins COOK TIME: 30 mins TOTAL TIME: 45 mins YIELD: 4 servings  Ingredients 1 ¼ lbs. Wild-caught salmon, cut into 4 portions 1 lb. sweet potato (about 1 medium) 12 oz. green beans, trimmed ½ small red onion, thinly sliced 3 Tbsp. avocado or olive oil Juice […]

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Beans

20-Minute Black Bean Burgers Making a vegetarian burger shouldn’t have to mean spending hours roasting vegetables, cooking beans, and forming patties. This quick and tasty recipe can have dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes. Try using half of a spare whole-grain hamburger bun in place of the bread slice. These burgers also […]

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No-bake Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Energy Balls

    Skill Level: Kid Friendly Prep Time: 15 min Makes : 12 We love peanut butter because it’s filling and energy-dense.  It’s a great source of plant-based protein, unsaturated fat and complex carbohydrate fiber.  These are the optimal kinds of protein, fat and fiber.  These no-bake peanut butter and oatmeal energy balls are the […]

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Hunger Is…

Santa Barbara, CA — August 29, 2019 —The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is proud to be selected as a charity partner for the Albertsons and Vons Foundation annual Hunger Is campaign to eradicate child hunger. The campaign encourages shoppers to donate at the register while checking out at Albertsons and Vons stores, and then […]

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