Cooking Club Recipe of the Month – Cauliflower Casserole

Second Harvest Food Bank’s Cooking Club is at it again.  This month’s healthy recipe is Cauliflower Casserole.  Watch the video and see how convenient it is to make something both healthy and tasty! Health benefits Cauliflower is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. It provides health benefits to the nervous system, heart and blood … Read more

Black and White Bean Soup

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon oil or butter 1 large onion chopped 2 garlic cloves minced 1 large carrot chopped 1 cup sweet potato thinly sliced 1 celery rib chopped 4 cups vegetable broth 1 teaspoon dry thyme (2 fresh) ½ teaspoon dry oregano (1 fresh) 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon black pepper 3 … Read more

Creamy Celery Soup

Ingredients: 1 onion chopped 2 garlic cloves 2 tbsp. butter 6 cups celery sliced thin 1 cup potatoes sliced thin 1 green apple sliced thin 4 cups veggie or chicken broth 1 bay leaf (remove before blending) Salt and pepper to taste Celery leaves for garnish                    … Read more

Yummy Pumpkin Bread

Ingredients 1 ½ cup almond flour 1/4 cup oat flour 2 tbsp oats 1 cup pumpkin puree 2 tbsp soft butter 1 tsp baking powder 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice ½ tsp grated ginger 1/3 cup maple syrup 1 large egg 1/3 cup milk (almond) Pinch saltPreparation: Pears layer: In a medium pot cook the pears … Read more

Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti

INGREDIENTS 1 Spaghetti Squash Olive oil Salt and pepper PREPARATION Preheat the oven to 400º F. Prepare a baking pan with sheet of wax paper. Cut the squash in half lengthwise. With a spoon take out the seeds and ribs (you can also bake the seeds separately, they are a delicious snack). Spread each half … Read more

Best Ever Creamy Carrot Soup

Ingredients: 2 pounds carrot peeled and chopped 2 tablespoons oil 1 small onion chopped 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped 1 long stalk chopped celery 1½ teaspoon chopped fresh ginger 1 tablespoon orange zest 1 cup of orange juice (two oranges) 4 cups of broth of your choice (low Sodium) Salt and pepper to taste … Read more


Ingredients:  1 can of chickpeas, rinsed and well drained 1 cup loaded with fresh parsley leaves 1 cup loaded with fresh cilantro leaves ½ cup chopped green onion 1/3 cup lightly blended oat flakes 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder 1 ½ teaspoon cumin powder 5 cloves of garlic, chopped 5 … Read more

Six Taste Salad

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Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County offers Nutrition Programs along with our produce distribution.  Each month a new recipe is presented to participants at various sites throughout Santa Cruz County, educating clients on different nutrition topics. The objectives of this month’s plan are:  To learn about the different tastes and their influence on … Read more

Fruit Salad Sundae / Ensalada De Frutas

Fruit Salad Sundae Ingredients 1 cup sliced strawberries 1 cup kiwi, sliced and peeled 1 cup cantaloupe chunks ½ cup grapes 1 banana, peeled and sliced 1 (6-ounce) container of nonfat or lowfat vanilla yogurt ½ cup toasted oat cereal Preparation: Put fruit in a medium bowl and mix together. Divide fruit into 4 cups … Read more

Tortilla Pizza

Today we bring you delicious Tortilla-Pizza, inspired by a recipe from Champions for Change. The peppers and taco sauce give this pizza a spicy twist. Ingredients 12 small corn or flour tortillas (two tortillas per portion) Oil or butter 1 (16-ounce) can refried beans ¼ cup chopped onion 2 ounces fresh red or green bell peppers, … Read more