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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Foodbank Launches SAFE Food Net Providing “Essential Services” during California Lockdown

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County continues its work to provide enough healthy food to everyone who needs it in Santa Barbara County as the Covid-19 crisis unfolds. The Foodbank’s initiative is called Safe Access to Food for Everyone (SAFE) Food Net. SAFETY: With notification from Governor Newsom that all of California is on lockdown, the community may […]

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National Guard Steps Up to Distribute Food, Foodbank of Santa Barbara County Clients Swell in Number

Foodbank of Santa Barbara County staff and volunteers are feeding four times more than their usual number of customers, and extra hands have arrived in the form of the California National Guard. In South County, six Guardsmen from the 146th Airlift Wing — and 14 in North County — are helping the Foodbank assemble and distribute the […]

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