As I was wandering around the produce section of the market the other day, it occurred to me that I haven’t incorporated a lot of root vegetables into my diet this winter. Being a huge potato fan is not that unique – we’re pretty much all suckers for some fresh hot French fries, right? But I also enjoy other underground goodies; turnips, parsnips and carrots roasted up in the oven and well-seasoned? There are few things that are finer. And then I happened upon the jicamas. Realizing that I had not only not had any in a very long time, but that I actually didn’t know too much about them either, I grabbed a decent-sized one and headed home for some tasty research.
So obviously subscription boxes of all kinds have been around for quite some time now, and in a bid to maintain my total lack of trendiness, I wanted to see what all the hype was about with food subscription boxes. There are several on the market, with various offerings (and price ranges) to suit almost every taste. Pretty sure there’s a monthly bacon subscription box, but don’t hold me to it. Don’t want to get any hate mail from all the bacon fanatics out there!
So I decided to try Love With Food, a service that offers three levels of natural and organic product options with respective pricing. I went the minimal route since I am trying this out for the first time, so if I end up not liking it, I don’t really feel like $10 a month could be considered “wasting” my money. Not to mention the good folks at the company donate a meal to feed a hungry child for every box that gets sent out. Good job guys! And their date-of-delivery projection for my first box was spot-on. I’ll list all the products in this month’s box below and a little info about them – including, of course, how they taste!
So at this point in the year, there are probably a lot of you out there who have fallen off of the resolution wagon about getting healthier. And that’s really nothing to be ashamed of; you’re only human. And after all, it is Girl Scout Cookie season (stupid Samoas and Tag-A-Longs!). But that doesn’t mean that you have to give up completely. I have always felt like any strike toward better health is an effort well made, and I’m sure our bodies thank us for any attempt at proper care and feeding.
Convenience is such a subjective term. Particularly in cooking; some folks are very persnickety about how they prepare dishes, from mise en place all the way through cleanup, attention to detail is key. That can also have a lot to do with the recipe itself, or if the cooking process holds some sentimental value with the individual. Then there are those times when you just want to slap something frozen in the microwave and call it a meal. But by and large, we all learn through experience that you get out what you put into cooking.