Category Archives: Produce


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:

California Avocados in the Winter

Bacon Avocado

As you may have noticed—it’s a bit challenging to find California grown avocados in the Winter. The famous California Hass avocado peak season generally runs from Spring through Fall. The last time you’ve enjoyed a delicious California avocado was probably last October and other avocados just aren’t the same! Don’t worry, California avocados are back. This time of year is when the Bacon, Fuerte, Lamb Hass, Pinkerton, Reed and Zutano varieties grow. Read more about the different varieties here.

Our Produce Director is on the hunt for the very best. We’re excited to bring to you delicious California Grown avocados this Winter! Look out for them in stores.



9 Fall Foods You Can Make Inside a Pumpkin


It’s Fall, and adding pumpkin spice to everything just simply isn’t enough. We must start adding everything into pumpkins! We bet you didn’t know you could serve just about anything in a pumpkin. Get ready to be pumpk-inspired:

1. Baked Mac N Cheese in a PumpkinPumpkin Stuffed with Fontina, Italian Sausage, and Macaroni on

Bake melty, oozy homemade macaroni and cheese in a pumpkin with rosemary, sage, thyme and Italian sausage. See recipe here.

2. Roasted Stuffed Pumpkin


Serve this Gruyere, bacon and green onion stuffing in a roasted pumpkin for Thanksgiving to achieve the impossible — impress the mother-in-law. See recipe here.  Continue reading