Fairy Post Weekly

BRRRRRRR Mainers!

Lot’s of exciting news today! First up on the agenda is the amazing organization, Midcoast Maine Bags Of Blessings Project! Have you heard of them? They are filling backpacks full of necessities for those in need. Right up our alley! We are heading up to visit Rebecca Bodeen and her crew and helping fill those packs next month! Keep an eye on our blog to see how it goes. Until then- we will be collecting items for our Give Back Item Of The Week program to donate to the backpacks! YES!!!!

Now let’s talk food. Guys! I’m so excited to tell you that we will be rockin’ your dooryahds this ROMANESCO!!!!!!! The most beautiful cross between broccoli and cauliflower EVER! 

Recipe Of The Week: Roasted Romanesco Curry

KEEP IN MIND– We have GIFT CERTIFICATES !!!! You can purchase them right through our site for your friends and family for all your New Years Resolution Gift Needs!  How much does that rock? Give the gift of healthy eating! Love it!

Ok, my loves…Now is the time! Go ahead and log in to your accounts and flip, switch, swap, and shop until you find the combo that works best for you and your loved ones. If you have any problems through the process remember you can always email [email protected] or even call! I love chatting on the phone:) Keep posting what you’re cooking on our facebook,we love it! Use our hashtag #organiclovestory, Tweet at us! Yelp us! Love your neighbor! Spread a smile…or five…and be happy in your hearts!

Happy Presidents Day,

Jillian & The CBO Crew

Refer us for FREE PRODUCE : Log in to your account, scroll to the top of your screen and note the little banner that says Tell A Friend! Click it! Options to add a friends email or share with the social media outlet of your choice are built in as well as an already typed message(that you can change) to go out to your friends providing them with a personalized discount code that will give them $5 off their first delivery and will give you all a $10 credit to your accounts!!! And guess what!!!?? It’s unlimited referrals which means that you could get tons and tons of free produce. So share away and let us know what you think.

Veggie Pro Tip: Don’t forget to leave a cooler outside if you aren’t going to be home to ensure maximum freshness! 

Fairy Post Weekly

BRRRRRRR Mainers!

Lot’s of exciting news today! First up on the agenda is the amazing organization, Midcoast Maine Bags Of Blessings Project! Have you heard of them? They are filling backpacks full of necessities for those in need. Right up our alley! We are heading up to visit Rebecca Bodeen and her crew and helping fill those packs next month! Keep an eye on our blog to see how it goes. Until then- we will be collecting items for our Give Back Item Of The Week program to donate to the backpacks! YES!!!!

Now let’s talk food. Guys! I’m so excited to tell you that we will be rockin’ your dooryahds this ROMANESCO!!!!!!! The most beautiful cross between broccoli and cauliflower EVER! 

Recipe Of The Week: Roasted Romanesco Curry

KEEP IN MIND– We have GIFT CERTIFICATES !!!! You can purchase them right through our site for your friends and family for all your New Years Resolution Gift Needs!  How much does that rock? Give the gift of healthy eating! Love it!

Ok, my loves…Now is the time! Go ahead and log in to your accounts and flip, switch, swap, and shop until you find the combo that works best for you and your loved ones. If you have any problems through the process remember you can always email [email protected] or even call! I love chatting on the phone:) Keep posting what you’re cooking on our facebook,we love it! Use our hashtag #organiclovestory, Tweet at us! Yelp us! Love your neighbor! Spread a smile…or five…and be happy in your hearts!

Happy Presidents Day,

Jillian & The CBO Crew

Refer us for FREE PRODUCE : Log in to your account, scroll to the top of your screen and note the little banner that says Tell A Friend! Click it! Options to add a friends email or share with the social media outlet of your choice are built in as well as an already typed message(that you can change) to go out to your friends providing them with a personalized discount code that will give them $5 off their first delivery and will give you all a $10 credit to your accounts!!! And guess what!!!?? It’s unlimited referrals which means that you could get tons and tons of free produce. So share away and let us know what you think.

Veggie Pro Tip: Don’t forget to leave a cooler outside if you aren’t going to be home to ensure maximum freshness! 

Seasonal Eating/ Fall Superlatives: Most Likely to Be Flavorful

 

 

Ever just CRAVED soup? Ever NEEDED mashed potatoes in the worst way? Have you ever DREAMT about diving into a bowl of macaroni and cheese(Don’t lie, you totally have)

 

When the weather cools down, your internal alarm clock goes off and you start to crave denser, heavier foods.

 

The cravings are REAL.

 

Your body is recognizing a change in seasons and is letting you know that its time to ditch the cucumber salads and reach for some warm,  hearty foods.

 

Cool.

 

The farmers market is stocked with locally grown goodies. EASY.

 

Now WAKE UP at 8 a.m. on a crisp  45 degree Saturday and go grab some local beets to “warm up”.

 

Yeaaahhhhhhh…turns out our bodies naturally want to hibernate under the covers this time of year.

 

But WAIT! A solution!

 

Casco Bay Organics makes it easy for you to eat local, seasonal foods to satisfy your natural instinct. They offer weekly or bi-weekly delivery of seasonally fresh produce RIGHT TO YOUR DOOR. You literally don’t even have to come out of your blanket burrito to answer the door.

blanket puppy

You don’t even have to put on pants (but you probably should you slacker)

 

And what benefits will you reap for eating seasonally? So happy you asked! Okay, I asked but just go with it, I’m rolling here.

 

You get:

 

  • The Most Affordable Produce Available
  • The Most Nutrients Present In Your Produce
  • A Wide Variety Of Produce To Choose From
  • Most Flavorful

 

I  am trying to explain that seasonal produce has more flavor because it’s grown and harvested when mother nature intended, but every time I look at the bullet that says “Most Flavorful”, all I can picture is this…

Mr. Pumpkin Face

Most Flavorful

Peter “Pumpkinface” McGee

Seasonal Eating is an excellent way to keep your grocery bill in check. You can count on what’s growing locally to be available for a reasonable cost RIGHT NOW.

 

The taste. OH THE TASTE of seasonal produce is UNREAL. These goodies are getting pulled from the ground super mario 2 style, dropped in a bucket and transported only a few miles. No chilling, no freezing, no long transports.

 

SUPER FRESH. Nutrients stay in tact. You are getting the best version of your produce.

 

Variety! The spice of life! Eating seasonally can offer a wide array of produce to try. This gives you an opportunity to experience something new!

 

This week I used an organic buttercup squash from my goodie box to put a spin on an old favorite of mine, squash and sage risotto. I swapped the arborio rice out for cauliflower rice pumping up the veggie content and making this dish allergy friendly and lower in carbohydrates. I also added spinach or swiss chard as an option because I like to add greens to my meals when possible!

 

 

Grain-Free Harvest “Rice”

 

2 Tablespoons olive oil

2 shallots, thinly sliced

1 garlic clove, chopped

½ riced cauliflower

1 organic buttercup squash, seeds removed

2 cups chopped organic spinach OR rainbow chard

¾ cup organic chicken broth

2 Tablespoons fresh sage, chopped

1 teaspoon fresh thyme

1 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt or sea salt

½ tsp pepper

¼ cup toasted pine nuts

 

Preheat oven to 425 degrees and pierce the top and sides of the buttercup squash with a fork. Place squash on a baking sheet and roast 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let squash rest until its cool enough to handle.

 

When squash is cooled, slice the top off and scoop out the seeds from the center. Continue to scoop the inside of the squash out until you have separated the squash “meat” from the skin. Chop squash “meat” and set aside.

 

Chop cauliflower into pieces and use a food processors grate blade to “rice” it. Alternatively, you can use a box grater and hand grate the vegetable yourself.

 

Heat olive oil in a saucepan and sautee shallots and garlic for 2 minutes over Med-Low heat. Add riced cauliflower and ¾ cup of chicken broth and let simmer for 5 minutes before adding squash and spinach.

 

Add herbs and seasonings and stir until the spinach wilts, about 2 minutes. Remove pan from heat.

 

Toss pine nuts in small frying pan with a spray of oil or butter and toast over Med-Low heat until fragrant and lightly browned. Sprinkle over warmed harvest “rice” and enjoy!

 

 

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Sam is a Holistic Health Coach with a passion for feeding the masses with nourishing, delicious meals using REAL FOOD. She enjoys spending time in her laboratory/kitchen and delighting people with her inventive fare and witty commentary. She believes in inspiring others to find their own personal path to health and wellness. You can find her on instagram @NourishingNomsWithSam
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