Entries by Guest Blogger

Why run for the FCFC board?

Guest Blogger: Jason E. Ybarra, Ph.D. Maybe, like me, when you first joined the co-op you didn’t think much about what happens behind the scenes; but perhaps you were aware that as an owner you help select those who govern the co-op on your behalf. One of the cooperative principles that FCFC follows is democratic […]

Avocado Pasta

This simple pasta recipe can be made in less than 15 minutes! Aside from being easy, it’s a healthy alternative to pasta made from wheat. It’s made with chickpea noodles and a delicious avocado tahini sauce. Ingredients 1 box of Banza pasta 1 large avocado ⅓ cup tahini 1 ½ tsp honey Splash of almond […]

Spring Rolls with Sweet and Spicy Sauce

A light lunch or the perfect addition to any dinner, these spring rolls are oh so light and fun to make! Spring Roll Ingredients: 1 pack of brown rice paper 1 cup of shredded cabbage ½ cup of shredded carrots ¼ cup of chopped red onion 1 medium avocado, thinly sliced   Sauce Ingredients: 2 […]

Homemade Granola Bars (Vegan)

Five ingredients. Easy as that! These granola bars are a great snack for on the go or packed lunches. No baking required! Ingredients: 1 cup of dates, pitted ¼ cup maple syrup or honey ¼ cup creamy salted natural peanut butter or almond butter 1 cup roasted unsalted almonds 1 ½ cup rolled oats   […]

Pineapple Chicken Lettuce Wraps

We love a fresh and nutritious meal. These lettuce wraps provide complete protein with a sweet touch of fresh pineapple. Fresh, crunchy, and light meal, perfect to start the summer season. Welcoming the warmer weather   Ingredients: 2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast ½ cup crushed pineapple, drained ¼ cup chopped pecans ¼ cup chopped […]

Zero Waste Shopping at the Co-op

Grocery shopping is something we all do, whether it’s once every two weeks, or once a day. Zero waste grocery shopping is one of the easiest ways to make an impact! Before we start, let’s go over what you will need to have with you in order to make your shopping trip successful (The quantity […]

Chocolate Strawberry Pie

Strawberries and chocolate are a deliciously perfect combination. The elegant red and black colors invite a rich and deep sweetness you can taste before the first bite. Valentine’s Day is a wonderful occasion to enjoy strawberries and chocolate. This simple pie incorporates 5 ingredients for full chocolatey goodness. With only a few ingredients, you can […]

Spiced Carrot Dip

This recipe is a delicious way to transform carrots into a flavorful dip. These ingredients incorporate sweetness from natural apricot preserves and depth from rich herbs and spices. I love this recipe because the flavors are so full, ranging from sweet to savory. Spiced Carrot dip is a great dip for your next super bowl […]

Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

Serves 6 As winter approaches, hot meals are more and more appetizing. Lentil Shepherd’s Pie is a delicious, hot meal that will warm you up on a cold day. Lentils are a great source of iron, fiber, and protein. The meaty texture of the lentils makes this home-style favorite a hearty and healthy meal. Instead […]

Spiced Sugar Cookies (Vegan)

As the holiday season approaches, it is important to make time for baking. Gingerbread cookies, chocolate truffles, peppermint candies, and spiced sweet breads are desserts that warm our hearts as we enjoy this special time of the year with the ones we love. I absolutely love this sweet treat of a recipe: spiced sugar cookies […]