Hello All and Happy Veteran’s Day! I’d like to give an extra special THAAANKS to GGO co-founders Corey and Wayne, veterans of the Coast Guard! Feel free to tell them your thanks on our Facebook page! It would make their day. 🙂
In organic produce news, this week’s boxes will surely be a treat! I’m really excited in particular about eggplant being back in the boxes! Eggplant is great because it can be cooked in so many different ways. You can eat it alone, chop it, add it to soup, make lasagna with it, what’s better than that?
Eggplant is also great because it’s super nutritious! Eggplant is low in saturated fat, sodium and cholesterol. It is also high in fiber, potassium, manganese, vitamins C and K, and magnesium!
Check out our recipes page for a delicious eggplant parmesan recipe!
We are also super excited to have baby bok choy this week! If you’ve never cooked with bok choy, it could be intimidating the first time. However, you’ll find that this delicious type of cabbage is super simple to cook with and really tasty to eat!
A little history: Bok choy is a relative of cabbage, scientifically named Brassica chinensis. It is often associated with Chinese cuisine, and has been grown in China for over six thousand years. Today, bok choy is also grown in Europe, Canada, and the U.S, and is available almost year-round – it is said to be most tasty in the winter months. Yay for us!
Bok choy has crisp, white stalks and dark green leaves, and in Chinese its name means “white vegetable.” It is a delicious addition to meals or is great on its own.
Check out our featured recipe of the week to use bok choy in your meals next week!
What are your plans for next week’s box? We would love to hear them! Share your recipes, ideas, tips and tricks on here, Facebook or Twitter! Have a pressing comment or question this weekend? Feel free to contact us directly! We love to talk! Have a safe and warm weekend everyone! And don’t forget to thank a veteran!