Not usually being a fan of these subscription things, a friend managed to twist my arm into giving it a try. And, I’m happy to say, her praise was spot-on.
I’ve been getting deliveries now for the last 4 weeks, and each and every one has unexpectedly sparked a wave of creativity in the kitchen – which, for a whole-food plant-based diet devotee such as myself, is just ideal.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not suggesting for a minute that you have to be on the veggie warpath to reap value from this haul. This delivery is packed with a variety of cheap, but top-notch, produce – so what if it’s a tad unconventional looking?!
Personally, with the motherlode of greens I received for a very reasonable $23.90, I’m more than happy to be a part of the change that aims to reverse the (highly unacceptable) fact that…
“…in America, 1 in 5 fruits and vegetables grown don’t fit grocery stores’ strict cosmetic standards — the crooked carrot, the curvy cucumber, the undersized apple — usually causing them to go to waste…“
With this hard to ignore truth plastered on the front page of the company’s website, who wouldn’t want to put a roof over their wonky heads?!
Anyway, while their goal may be to re-home “ugly” spuds and the like, I’ve undertaken my own mission to convert these misfit contents into some delectable vegan dishes – and, honestly, so far, I’ve had some great successes.
This, I think, has been mainly down to the random, limited, ingredients you can choose from each week – which far from curbing my inspiration, has only fueled it.
More to come, but as you can see from the above, ain’t nothing dodgy about this luscious curry-bound pepper…which, don’t panic, will be minus the orange that’s beside it!
For kicks, here’s what I got in my “Customized Medium-Sized Box” yesterday;
- 1 Conventional Butternut Squash
- 1 Conventional Celery
- 1 Conventional Mango
- 1 Conventional Eggplant
- 1 Organic Cauliflower
- 1 Organic Zucchini
- 1 (carton) Organic Grape Tomatoes
- 1lb Conventional Brussel Sprouts
- 1lb Organic Apples
- 1lb Organic Blood Oranges
- 2lb Conventional Red Peppers
- 2lb Organic Onions
In-Text Image Credit: Imperfect Produce
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