Sweet Potato-Southwestern Style

Sweet potatoes are a great vehicle for creative combinations. This stuffed version is easily customizable. Swap out black beans for kidney beans or garbanzos, add some bell peppers or mushrooms, and go crazy with whatever toppings you have on hand! Cilantro, hot sauce, a squeeze of lime… whatever floats your

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Oven-Fried Latkes

Recipe by Anna Meyer (Gorman) – Children’s Program and Extra Helpings Administrator Latkes, probably the most well-known food served for the Jewish festival of Hanukkah, are what hash browns wish they could be. These crispy-on-the outside and fluffy-on-the-inside morsels of potato goodness can be enjoyed any time of year! They’re

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Mom’s Tomato Soup

Thanks to Anna Gorman, Child Programs and Extra Helpings Administrator for the recipe and photo Ingredients: 4 tbsp butter OR neutral oil 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup chopped celery 1/2 cup chopped carrot 1/3 cup flour 2-28 oz cans whole tomatoes, drained and chopped OR 2-28 oz cans diced

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Broccoli-Cheddar-Spinach Frittata

INGREDIENTS 6 large eggs 1/3 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy) 2 cloves garlic, chopped ¾ cup cheddar cheese, grated and split evenly between 2 bowls ½ a yellow onion, chopped 1 head broccoli, separated into florets and sliced 3 tbsp water 1 ½ cups spinach, roughly chopped 1/3 cup green

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Herb Butter Sauce

This Italian classic (pronounced nyo-kee) is a great dinner for when you have a bit more time and want something more exciting than plain pasta with butter. It also provides a fun opportunity to get kids involved with dinner; let them help knead the dough and roll it out into

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Pantry Pasta

Photo and Recipe: Anna Gorman – Child Programs and Extra Helpings Administrator The perfect dinner for sheltering in place: warm, familiar, comforting, and can be made with ingredients you most likely already have in your pantry. In fact, pasta and sauce are included in emergency food boxes going out through

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Comforting 15-Bean Soup

Fall is officially here (even though the Bay Area weather doesn’t always reflect it)! As the days get shorter, we start turning to warm comfort foods. Many people attending our Empty Bowls events throughout the years might be familiar with this month’s featured soup. It comes to us from James Porter,

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Best Carrot Soup by Haley Lindberg

Best Carrot Soup by Haley Lindberg was created as part of her Girl Scout Gold Project. Ingredients: 12 large carrots, peeled, chopped 1 yellow or white onion, chopped 4 C. water or chicken broth 1 Tbsp. olive oil or butter 1 Tbsp. minced garlic 1 C. orange juice 1 Tbsp.

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Minestrone Soup

Ingredients: • 3 C. reduced-sodium vegetable or chicken broth • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes or fresh tomatoes. • 1 (15 ounce) can beans, drained • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped • 1 celery stock, chopped • Bay leaves, sage, thyme • Salt and pepper • 2 C. cooked whole wheat

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Microwave Broccoli Cheese Sandwich

Ingredients: • 1 cup steamed broccoli • 2 tablespoons chopped Roasted walnuts or other nut • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt or low-fat mayonnaise • 1/4 cup grated cheese • Salt and pepper to taste • 4 Slices bread Directions: Finely chop the broccoli and place in a microwave-safe baking dish with

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Grilled Cheese with Pears

Ingredients: • 4 slices of bread • 4 slices of cheese • 1 medium pear, cut into 1/4-inch slices • 2 tablespoons of butter or no-stick cooking spray Directions: Heat a frying pan on medium heat. Butter two slices of bread on one side; place buttered side down onto the

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Tuna Pasta Salad (Pasta de Ajo y Mantequilla)

Ingredients: • 1/2 pound pasta, cooked and drained • 2 cups broccoli or zucchini, chopped • 1 tomato, chopped • 1/2 cup Italian salad dressing • 1 can tuna, drained Directions: Combine pasta and vegetables in a bowl. Add dressing and stir until well combined. Tip: add protein with 2-3

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