Recipe Videos

Recipes with video!

Our Nutrition Education Coordinator produces short recipe videos, to help demonstrate a variety of chopping and cooking techniques, share information about specific fresh produce items, and more. Think of it like episodes of our very own cooking show!

On this page you'll find episodes of our recipe videos and links to the recipe itself in our online recipe box.

Each of these recipes is based on ingredients that have been available from our Mobile Produce Pantry and/or Choice Pantry and other programs. Some ingredients are available from our programs regularly, some only seasonally, and some only occasionally. If you'd like help with purchasing ingredients, and are not currently enrolled in CalFresh, our staff can help! Visit our CalFresh page.

Below, you'll find the following recipe videos:

  • Artichokes
  • Cooking with Dry Beans
  • Triple Root Vegetable Soup
  • Minestrone Soup
  • Vegetable Scrap Broth
  • How to Cook Winter Squash
  • Mushroom Gravy
  • Mango Chia Pudding
  • Butternut Squash Apple Soup
  • Citrus Beet Salad
  • Banana Oat Bread
  • One Skillet Pork Chops & Vegetables
  • Pickled Daikon & Carrots
  • Apple Muffins
  • Energy Bites
  • Shrimp Ceviche
  • Black Bean Burgers
  • Bok Choy & Cabbage Slaw
Learn two different ways to cook artichokes!
Learn about the methods for soaking and preparing dry beans, and how to incorporate them into recipes. Dry beans are a delicious, affordable protein source that really stretch a food budget!
Wondering what to do with parsnips, turnips and rutabagas? Check out our latest episode of Budget Friendly Nutrition with Magnolia!
Triple Root Vegetable Soup
Minestrone Soup
Vegetable Scrap Broth
Three ways to cook winter squash
Mushroom Gravy video
Mango Chia Pudding
Butternut Squash Apple Soup
Citrus Beet Salad


Salad: 2 medium beets, 2 oranges, 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional). Dressing: 1 tablespoon orange juice, 1 teaspoon honey/sugar, 1 teaspoon, rice vinegar (or vinegar of choice), 1 teaspoon olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon mustard, Black pepper to taste

Banana Oat Bread Recipe

Ingredients: ¾ cup whole wheat flour, ½ cup white flour, 1 cup quick oats, ⅓ cup sugar, honey or agave, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1½ cups mashed bananas (2-3 bananas), ½ cup vegetable oil, 2 large eggs, ¼ cup milk, 2 teaspoons vanilla, and ½ cup add-ins (chocolate chips, nuts, dried fruit). Baking instructions: Cook loaf for 45-60 min, or cook muffins 15-20min at 350°

One-Skillet Pork Chops and Vegetables

Ingredients: 2 pork loin chops (defrosted), 2 tablespoons salt, 2 cups water, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (optional), 1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary (optional), 1 small onion, 2 potatoes, 1-2 carrots, 2 cloves garlic, 1 medium head broccoli, 1 tablespoon + 2 tablespoons cooking oil, 1 cup chicken/vegetable broth (or water)

Pickled Daikon And Carrots

Ingredients: 1/2 cup sugar (plus a few tablespoons), 1/2 cup salt (plus a few tablespoons), 1/2 cup water.

*makes a sweeter pickle, but can be adjusted accordingly for a less sweet version

Apple Muffins

Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour, 3/4 cup whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup brown sugar,  1 & 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 3-4 apples, 1/3 cup olive or vegetable oil, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 1/2 cup apple sauce, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, sugar to sprinkle.

Energy Bites

Ingredients: 1 & 1/4 cup Quick Cook Oats, 1/2 cup Peanut Butter (or nut butter of your choice), 1/3 cup Honey (if not using add some extra peanut butter), 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional), 1/2 cup Chopped Almonds (or nut of choice),  1/4 cup Chocolate chips, 1/4 cup Dried Cranberries (or your favorite dried fruit), and 1/2 dash of Cinnamon.

Shrimp Ceviche

Ingredients: 1 bag of frozen shrimp (or your favorite white fish), 1/2 cup of juice (approx. 4 limes), 1 cucumber, 2 tomatoes, 1/2 onion, ½ bunch cilantro, salt and pepper to taste, 1 jalapeno pepper (optional), tostada, crackers, or tortilla chips for serving.     

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Black Bean Burgers

Ingredients: 1 can black beans, 1 medium bell pepper, 1/2 onion, 2 cloves garlic, Olive/vegetable oil or cooking spray, 1 egg, 1/4 cup bread crumbs, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, 1/4 teaspoon onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon paprika, 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, 1 tablespoon BBQ sauce, ketchup or mayonnaise.
Yield: Makes (4) 1/3 cup-sized patties. 

Bok Choy & Cabbage Slaw

Salad Ingredients: 1 cup Bok Choy, 1 cup Cabbage, 1 Carrot, 1/4 tsp salt.

Dressing Ingredients: ¼ cup Sesame or Olive Oil, 2 tbsp Rice Vinegar, 1 tbsp Lemon Juice, 1 tbsp Honey.

*Optional add-ins: apple, bell pepper, onions/scallions.