Category Archives: Produce


5 Healthy Reasons to Eat Pumpkin

Pupkin slices on the gray background.

With the Fall season is upon us, people are gearing up for some of the the year’s most food-oriented holidays, like Halloween and Thanksgiving. While it is a great time of year to indulge in tasty food and treats, it also important to stay healthy. Everything in moderation!

Pumpkins are, perhaps, the symbolic food of the autumnal season and are, in fact, a great healthy option to incorporate into your everyday diet.

Get the 411 on the healthy reasons to eat pumpkin:

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Mollie’s Pumpkin Patch: 7 Ways to Spice Up Your Pumpkin Game

Calling all pumpkins! Calling all pumpkins!

Pumpkins are synonymous with the Autumn season. There are a number of ways to enjoy them. They can be used as fashionable seasonal décor or as an ingredient for a yummy Fall recipe. The possibilities are almost endless!

Mollie Stone’s carries a wide variety of pumpkins to satisfy every Fall lover this season:

White Mini Pumpkin
Parachute Pumpkin
Baby Pumpkin
Lil’ Tiger Stripe Pumpkin
White Martian Fingers Gourd
Speckled Mini Pumpkin
Mini Pumpkin
Cosmic Star Pumpkin
Fairytale Pumpkin
Swan Gourd
Mini Turban Squash
Angel Wings Gourd
Ghost Eye Pumpkin
White Fairy Tale Pumpkin
Long Island Cheese Pumpkin

And here are just some of the many ways you can spice up our pumpkins from our patch:

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Twice Baked Potatoes with Hatch Chiles and California Avocados

Original recipe by California Avocado Commission

Makes 4 servings

4 large potatoes, baked
2 ripe, Fresh California Avocados, seeded and peeled
1 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
1 Hatch Chile, roasted, seeded, peeled and chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup minced chives
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
Hatch Chile powder to taste

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Introducing Ruby Tango Mandarin Oranges

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Ruby Tangos are a hybrid of a Clemenules Mandarin and a Blood Orange. Inside this sweet seedless, easy-to-peel fruit is a beautiful vibrant red citrus.  They’re slightly larger than common mandarins varieties and are EXTREMELY juicy.

This specialty citrus variety is grown on local family farms in California. These farms practice respectable and responsible farming to minimize their impact on the environment.

Find Ruby Tangos at your local Mollie Stone’s! Available from now until April.


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Vegan Banana Nut Muffins



Don’t know what to do with your overripe bananas? Well wait a minute, don’t toss them! They’re the best kind of bananas for baking banana nut muffins. These are so simple, you might even be able to bake some in the morning before work!

Makes 1 dozen muffins

3 ½ extra ripe bananas
¼ cup Earth Balance vegetable margarine
1 cup organic cane sugar
½ cup soy or almond milk
2 cups all-purpose flour
¾ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chopped walnuts

25 minutes

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Caesar Salad with BroccoGreens


A Caesar Salad with a “Super Bowl” of Greens! We seriously love BroccoBabe’s broccoli leaves for their great nutritional value. If you’re looking for a healthy new leafy green, look no further, broccoli leaves are great. This is a great option if you’re throwing a Super Bowl party and want to have some healthier side dishes. You can also grill some chicken to go with this salad and make it a meal!

1/2 cup of cold pressed olive oil
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 lemons, juiced
3/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, shaved
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 can of anchovies (optional)
1 (16 oz) bag of BroccoBabe’s BroccoGreens
1 cup arugula
1 cup croutons
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Five Easy Juice and Smoothie Recipes for January.

We believe in starting the year healthy, which means we’re challenging you to get your greens in! We’ve teamed up with our friends at Earthbound Farms and Jazz Apples to bring you five easy juice and smoothie recipes for January.

*For juices: we recommend juicing the individual items and then combining the juice afterwards according to the recipe. This is how you’ll achieve the perfect ratios for a great tasting drink!

For smoothies: add ingredients to a blender. Secure the blender lid and hold it to prevent leaks. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately.JuicingJanuary1. Energizing Apple Celery Kale
4oz  – Apple
3oz  – Celery
1 1/2 oz – Kale or Power Greens Mix
1/2 oz – Lemon

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10 Recipes to Bring Back the Crockpot

If you haven’t dug up grandma’s old crockpot yet, you’re missing out! Really though, the crockpot is this amazing cooking tool that let’s you set it and forget it. Why did it ever go out of style? Though not all of these are the complete “dump & go” recipes everyone’s been raging about, we think the little bit of extra prep work is so worth it!

1. Broccoli Beef

See recipe here.

2. Bolognese Sauce with Sweet Potato Spaghetti

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Green Juice with BroccoGreens


With these cold mornings, most of us just want to wake up to a hot cup of coffee, but we also have to remember to stay healthy. With the stress and calories that come with the Holidays, the best way to start your morning is with an energizing green juice. We’ve recently started experimenting with BroccoBabe BroccoGreens (chopped broccoli leaves) in juice recipes and immediately fell in love. You can basically switch any juice recipes that call for leafy greens, such as kale, with BroccoGreens.

Note* This recipe was created with a masticating slow juicer. If you have a centrifugal juicer please refer to your manufacturer’s instructions. You may need to add more fruits and veggies with a centrifugal juicer to yield as much juice.

Makes 1 serving (about 8-10 oz)

1-2 cup BroccoGreens
2 peeled medium oranges (sweet)
2 sticks of celery

Feed the BroccoGreens first, then the oranges and then finally the celery. Give your juice a good stir and enjoy.

Learn more about BroccoBabe’s nutritional value here. Questions? Contact: