Green Bean Delivery
The middle of last year my husband spotted a Green Bean delivery truck in the neighborhood so we though we’d look into it. Basically its a service where you order fruits and vegetables online and they bring them to your door every week (or every other week if you choose). All the stuff is locally sourced or organic. We love it 🙂
Your bin is pre-populated with an order every week and if you don’t do anything that’s what you get. But if you are like me, you can customize it every week for what you’re craving, what you need for a new recipe, or the bananas your children demand 🙂
In addition to the fruits and vegetables, you have the option to add other local or organic groceries to your order. Nuts, meats, breads, etc.
I like the ease of having the food delivered to me. I like that it’s local. I like that the stuff they fill my default bin with every week often prompts us to try new things.
If you have this service in your area, I would highly recommend it!
Spicy Corn and Potato Soup
If you’re looking for an awesome, spicy, hearty, vegetarian (or vegan) soup… this is it. This is a very chunky soup! First, here is what you’ll need:
2 cans of corn
1 jumbo onion (or 2 smaller ones)
1 large bell pepper (red or green)
2-5 jalapeño peppers
25 small potatoes (or 5 yukon gold, russet, etc)
1 carton (4 cups) vegetable broth
3 tbsp butter (or oil, or earth balance)
3 tbsp flour
2 cups half & half (or a thick cashew milk)
1.) Chop the onion(s) and fry them in the butter (or other oily substance) in your soup pot until they are somewhat transparent. About 10 mins.
2.) Add the flour, stir in well, cook for 2-3 minutes.
3.) Chop the potatoes. Add the vegetable broth and potatoes to the pot. Bring to a boil and boil for 10 mins. I like to use the potatoes with thinner skins like the yukon golds, but any potatoes will be fine.
4.) Chop the bell pepper and jalapeños. Five makes a very spicy soup, you may prefer to use less jalapeños. Drain the corn. Add the pepper, jalapeño, corn, and half & half (or cashew milk) to the pot. Keep at a low boil for 10 mins.