Fall Food Box - Week 3
We're sure by now your weekly produce box has become one of the best parts of your week; last weeks box was so full of amazing items, we've had to work extra hard to top it!
As always, our Manitoba Made Meal Kits can be added to your delivery or picked up in-store on Tuesday. Our website is having a little trouble so please check out our offerings on our Instagram or Facebook pages and call us at the store to order yours before Sunday at noon!
Here's what to expect in your box this week:
Your box will contain 6-8 of the following items:
Red potatoes are particularly healthy because of the thin, nutrient filled skins, which are loaded with fiber, B vitamins, iron and potassium. Half of the fiber of a potato comes from the skin. On red potatoes in particular, the skin is already super thin, so it doesn't detract from the taste or texture
Rainbow carrots are a mix of colorful carrot varieties picked at their immature stages for young harvest. Typical varieties that are grown for the mix are yellow stone, white satin, purple haze, black knight, nantes and atomic red making for a perfect array of tender-crisp, sweet and earthy carrots. The varied colors of rainbow carrots aren't just pretty, they also have different nutritional benefits. According to the USDA carrots with red roots have lycopene and beta-carotene, while purple carrots have anthocyanin as well as beta and alpha carotene.
Sage is often found in many holiday dishes and is commonly used to season poultry or sausage, infuse butter, or to add flavor to root vegetables like sweet potatoes or parsnips. In fact, the most common time you've probably tasted sage and not even known it is in a Thanksgiving stuffing.
Tarragon is a leafy green herb that is highly aromatic with a subtle licorice flavor. It adds a fresh, spring taste and a bit of elegance to a variety of recipes, including salad dressings, sauces, and fish and chicken dishes, and is commonly used in French cooking.
Just like Popeye, we can't get enough spinach! Whether in a salad, a simple sautee or on a burger, this leafy green is versatile and full of vitamins and nutrients!
We've all had a radish in a salad but did you know you can enjoy them so many ways? Sauteed radishes taste similar to potatoes, with a little bite of bite to them. They are a lot more mellow than raw ones. Radishes get a soft, potato-like texture when you cook them, and just like potatoes, they taste great when you fry them to get crispy on the outside.
Do we even need to talk about garlic? Easily one of the most common flavour profiles, garlic not only tastes great but is full of health benefits. Did you know that garlic gets sweeter when you roast it?
Green onions are a source of vitamin K, which helps build and maintain strong bones. Vitamin A is also present and has shown eating onions may result in a number of health benefits, including lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Oh yeah - and they taste great and make a wonderful garnish on almost anything!
Kabocha squash is known for its especially sweet flavor. Even sweeter than butternut squash. It has a light, fluffy, velvety texture, and tastes like a combination of sweet potatoes with pumpkin
ENJOY WEEK 2! Happy cooking!