Entries by Guest Bloggers

Our Co-op Is Expanding!

No, it’s not a rumor – our co-op is expanding! Our aisles are crowded and we need more space for our fresh, local produce; meat; grocery and wellness items. We’ll also upgrade our deli kitchen and have more cafe seating! In order to make this expansion a reality, we need the support of our owners […]

Get Out and Vote

One of the many great things about being a member of Friendly City Food Co-op is that you are a member of a democracy. Members of a democracy carry the right, the responsibility, to vote for the members who help steer the organization. In the Co-op’s case, these members are the Board of Directors. It […]

Chickpea Salad

Need a new fresh side dish that the whole family would like? Look no further, this simple chickpea salad recipe is sure to be your new go to! All you need is a few ingredients and a bowl to make this quick and light dish.   Ingredients: 15 ounce can chickpeas, rinsed, drained 2 tablespoons […]

Stuffed Peppers

Looking for a way to fit in some more vegetables into your meals? This stuffed pepper recipe is an easy way to get in multiple servings of colorful veggies and is great because it’s so versatile. If you would prefer ground beef, it’s an easy swap, and you can also easily add more veggies to […]

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 […]