Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Eating Well

By Monday morning my fruit bowl was pathetic!  After making lunches for the kids, only one lonely little apple remained.   I think this is the first time this has happened since I joined the organic produce club!DSCF2190

But thankfully it was Monday…and soon this arrived…..

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This week for my fresh organic eating and cooking pleasure I have:

  • 1 bunch spinach
  • 1 head broccoli
  • 1 head broccolini
  • 1 container of rainbow heirloom cherry tomatoes…YUM!
  • 1 bag onions (I needed these!)
  • 2 bulbs garlic (I needed these two!)
  • 4 Haas avocados
  • beets
  • 2  cucumbers
  • 1 beautiful head of green leaf lettuce (not my fave but I love salad)
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • pink lady apples
  • blueberries (gone already by this posting!)
  • 4 mangos
  • Ridiculously ginormous bananas
  • Tangerines
  • Grapefruit
  • Jazz apples…these are almost as good as the honeycrisp!
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries

I also sprung $5 more this week for two extra bunches of kale…I have been craving a massaged kale salad!

Look  at these tomatoes!   Aren’t they pretty?  They are almost gone too!DSCF2192Good razzies too!DSCF2212And afterwards my fruit bowl (and kids) were full  and happy again.DSCF2193Look at the size of this banana!  Normally I put a whole one in a double batch of green monsters for myself  and FabTeen…or I put half in my monster and half in my oatmeal…but this was the size of TWO bananas! 

I ended up splitting one between two batches of oats and a double batch of green monsters!

This is my full-size milk container!DSCF2209

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By lunchtime on Monday, in between taking care of produce, people  coming to pick up, and trying to work, I was starving!  Sometimes I don’t get time for breakfast or lunch on those days and every time I sit down for lunch the doorbell rings!

I threw together in a hurry some of the fresh mozzarella balls I got on Sunday’s Costco run, organic baby spinach (Costco again, not the produce box), and half of the last large tomato from last week.  I sprinkled some S&P and balsamic on top. DSCF2196 I had Girl Scouts Monday night and I have been grumbling A LOT about being the only one to take care of the produce…so I was pleased to come home to the produce finally being put away in the fridge in the green bags. 

FabHubs had also made salad…using ingredients we got in the box that day…a huge step in the right direction for him.  Thus far he has been resistant to actually making anything using the produce (maybe cooking with it means accepting it?  I don’t know) but Monday he did!  This coupled with his meatless weekend makes for some major breakthroughs!

Anyway, no pictures, but I had an opened can of kidney beans in the fridge from my Friday night salad that I mentioned to him needed using and asked him to make some rice and we would have the kidney beans  over rice with some sour cream and cheddar.

He got creative (points for him!) and mixed the kidneys with some garlic and black beans.  The sour cream was bad…but the cheese was fine so the beans and rice, along with the salad, made for a great (pictureless) dinner.

Wrapping up Tuesday…I was in a seriously falafel mood!  I think it is because I absolutely LOVE tahini sauce and could spread it on everything instead of mustard/mayo/ketchup (which I don’t eat much of anyway) and even dressing.

Lunch was a Sunshine burger which I have been so eager to try!  I have wanted some burgers that are soy-free…I definitely need soy alternatives in the house.

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Stacked with lettuce, tomatoes, cuke slices, and tahini on an Arnold Sandwich Thin…this did not disappoint!!!

Alongside I had a Jazz apple  and a carrot.

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Dinner was on my own…boys were at Boy Scouts  and I had opted to stay home and FabPreteen  had eaten at her dad’s…so I broke open the falafel balls I had bought on Sunday from Costco  (told you I  was hungry for falafel!

I put it in a Flatout wrap along with some lettuce  and cuke slices…and then after the picture I smothered  it in tahini!  YUM

DSCF2208    I made a salad on the side…which I dressed with the rest of the tahini.DSCF2207

This was so good…I may have to have this again for lunch today!

5 comments:

Karilynn said...

I love your produce boxes. I need to find something like that here. I'm sure it exists.. but where to start?

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

i did sign up with annies! I was hoping to get a box, but she really confused me so I didn't. I also don't know if she got the message that we can't eat tomatoes around here so I don't want any!

fitandfortysomething said...

Gosh I wish I got produce delivered to my home. Is this one of the deliveries that give you whats in season?
Thanks for coming to my blog! I feel the same way you do.......not too many of us around and alot of 20 somethings.
Have a good night and congrats on the weight loss!

jewel@fit-and-fabulous-jewel said...

I started by googling terms like organic produce co-op and organic produce buying club

jewel@fit-and-fabulous-jewel said...

Actually a CSA gives you local produce so this is more of a buying club than a CSA. She does get local whenever it is available...but, for example, I love apples and want organic apples weekly...but in SoFla I am NEVER going to get local apples so for me the organic club is better variety.