Subscription boxes have seemingly overtaken society lately. Not hating, just making a very generalized unresearched observation. But it seems as though you can find a subscription box for anything now; gym clothes, groceries/meal services, there’s even a thrifted/vintage clothing one! Now I’ve truly only subscribed to the meal packaged ones, for the practicality of it and they were a huge help in helping me find scrumptious vegetarian dishes.
Most recently, I have signed up for Misfit’s Market; a subscription box for the “ugly vegetables” or produce that won’t always sell in the store but is still perfectly fine to eat. I underestimated how much I would actually get. The site said 10lbs, which Oh my that was a lot more than I anticipated. But what a cool concept. Something I love is minimal packaging. The insulation was all biodegradable and the ice packs used are reusable! In my first box, nothing was wrapped or packaged separately. In my second box, my chili peppers were but the bag is biodegradable. The produce is organic and Non-GMO (i don’t personally care about the Non-GMO part but I know some do).
Box 1 Came with:
- 1 eggplant
- 4 potatoes
- 4 lemons
- 2 softball sized onions
- 2 bunches of Bok Choy
- 1 bunch of Red Chard
- 3 pears
- 1 pomegranate
- 5 Carrots
- 2 Zucchini
- 1 butternut squash
- 2 heads of garlic
My next challenge, how to cook these so I could get the most out of them. I wanted to enjoy these ingredients, and many of them I don’t often buy or have ever bought. My goal for my recipes is to use mainly the items in the box and to not buy anything extra from the store; anything already in my refrigerator or pantry was fair game.
Here’s what I created (ingredients not used for the recipes I promised were eaten):
- Asian influenced Vegetable soup
- Pear and Pomegranate Salad
- Chard Hummus
- Healthy-ish beer cheese soup (this one has a good story behind it)
- Eggplant Parm – meal prep edition
- Garlic Fries (how original I know)
If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, I highly recommend this. It’s a great way to experiment and find new flavours. I do suggest starting with the smaller box, and if you find you need more, upgrade. for me the smaller box is perfect! And you can do every other week deliveries if you want, as well as skip deliveries. So really, it’s a great subscription. Please be mindful it is not available in all zip codes.
For 25% off your first box, follow this link: http://misfitsmarket.com and use discount code: COOKWME-OR0RNE