Weekly fruit and vegetable boxes are super fun and exciting, and not only for you, but also for your taste buds! But, perhaps if you are the chef in the house, it may not always be fun thinking about what you eat, and a fruit and vegetable box may make you feel intimidated or.... maybe not. Here are some recipe tips from our food stylist!
Last week we included Ontario grown Bok Choy as our featured seasonal eat and boy were they super cute and pretty! Our food stylist, Sandra, came up with a pretty spiffy recipe as she infused a classic organic Italian minestrone dish with Asian inspired, Ontario grown Baby Bok Choy. It was delicious and very easy and quick to make. The Bok Choy added some sweetness to this already healthy vitamin boosting meal.
Minestrone Canadese - Serves 4
2 Celery Stalks
2 Yellow Potatoes
2-3 Bok Choy cut in length wise in two
1 Bay Leaf
1 tsp of Kosher Salt
Dice up all vegetables, except Bok Choy. Place in a pot. Fill pot with water up to vegetables. Place Bay Leaf in pot. Cover and bring to boil. Once boil starts simmer on medium for 20 minutes. Add Bok Choy and cover. Simmer for 10 minutes. Serve!
Also, did we mention how we LOVE the various colours of veggies and fruits. Last week our box included some colours of the rainbow including purple beets, yellow lemon, and red apples. Beets, lemons, and apples can go a long way.. I mean, you can make so much with them, the choices are unlimited. From salads, to soups, and for us, a Pretty In Pink Smoothie, thanks to Sandra!
Pretty In Pink Smoothie - Serves 1
1 Large Beet (already boiled - but does not have to be)
Juice of 1/2 a Lemon
3/4 cup of Water
1 Ice Cube
Place all ingredients in blender. Once blended poor into glass and enjoy immediately. Also the option to store in an air tight container for up to 3 days in freezer.
Check out our website (www.FoodThatBeets.ca) as Romaine Lettuce, Beets, Celery, Baby Bok Choy and Bananas are price reduced.
This week, we are changing up our fruit and vegetable baskets, for you and your taste buds! Our featured seasonal eat includes Ontario grown Leeks! Box prices are the same but items are different. New items have also been added to the pick your own selection options.
NEW: Arugula, Spinach, Mango, Butternut Squash, Grape Tomato, Leeks, Eggplant, and White Mushrooms!
We are also super excited to announce that we have some NEW ORGANIC products that are available for you, you, and you!
Acropolis Organics: Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Mousto Balsamic Vinegar and Kalamata Olives! Olive oil is rich in healthy monounsaturated fats, contains large amounts of antioxidants, and has strong anti-inflammatory properties. We trust Acropolis Organics because they practice holistic farming and their products are pesticide-free and chemical free. They are a family business and the farming, to harvesting, to bottling is all done on their estate in Crete, Greece. FUN FACT: Their estate is home to the world's oldest olive tree!
Genuine Tea: Genuine Tea was founded by David & Sarah who spent nearly 5 years together in Taiwan, studying Mandarin and discovering the wonders of hand-crafted artisan teas. After several visits to plantations across Asia and a wealth of tea knowledge under their belts, they returned to Canada with a simple dream - to share their love of tea and adventures with others. PROUDLY CANADIAN COMPANY, TORONTO LOCAL and FAMILY-OWNED. Watch this video about them: https://youtu.be/sWMVCfyH93w
Balzac's Coffee Roasters: Inspired by the Grand Cafes of Paris, Balzac’s Coffee Roasters was brought to life by a burning ambition to bring that culture to the Great White North i.e. Canada. The company was founded in Stratford, Ontario in 1996, led by entrepreneurial and artistic vision of one woman - Diana Olsen. As President and Founder, she continues to drive the company’s success. PROUDLY CANADIAN AND FEMALE LED, Balzac’s has 14 distinct and beloved locations across Ontario.
Spent Goods Company: Voted one of the Top brands by NOW Magazine readers and featured on CBC, Edible Magazine, and BlogTO. Not only does this bread taste amazing but Spent Goods loaves help to reduce climate change by using high fiber barely grains that have already been used to make beer. By diverting these grains, you are directly helping to reduce greenhouse gases had it been discarded. Made in Toronto by the Drake Commissary with leftover barley grains from Henderson Brewing Co.