Food Prep

Little Ways to Simplify the Process of Cooking

We spoke to some students in the public health nutrition program at UC Berkeley about what advice they would give about how to make cooking more convenient, affordable, and time-efficient. Here’s what they said: Use simple recipes that are fast with minimal ingredients and aren’t boring. Some examples include: 5-ingredient Black Bean Soup and 5-ingredient White Chicken […]

Little Recipes with Local Chef Agustin Romo

Quinoa Steamed Rice Looking for a simple way to make your white rice healthier? Try the following recipe by local chef and Long Beach native, Chef Agustin! Quinoa Steamed Rice Ingredients: 1.5 cup rice 1/2 cup quinoa 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 2.5 cup water Stir, turn on and next thing […]

Bulk Up with Batch Cooking

A great way to save money and time, while eating healthy, is to make things in bulk. Creating a series of recipes in bulk and then freezing and re-using throughout the week extends your food budget and saves you time. Some popular example of batch food preparation include making your own yogurt, grilling and freezing […]