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This Week’s Meal Kits

Every week, we offer a special menu of Meal Kits in addition to our regular selection of 100+ recipes. The following recipes will be available for delivery next week only!

Classic: Beef Tostada Pizza with Crunchy Avocado Salad

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  • Serves 4
  • Hands-on Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes

Two family favorites, pizza and tacos, come together in this healthy dinner for four. A pizza crust is topped with pinto beans, taco meat, cheddar, and plenty of fresh veggies. All the ingredients are organic, and arrive prepped and portioned. Supper’s served in just 15 minutes of hands-on time! This Meal Kit contains wheat and dairy.  Order here .

Vegetarian: Kale and Cannellini Salad with Fruit Kabobs

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  • Serves 4
  • Hands-on Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Vegan. Gluten-free.

This fresh, healthy salad is ready in a flash! Gluten-free and dairy-free, too. Zesty kale salad is plated with creamy organic polenta in this healthy vegan dinner for four. Fruit kabobs are a sweet side dish, with no prep required!  Order here.

 

 

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Lovin’ for Your Oven… Secret Savor is Back!

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The last weeks of summer are the perfect time for a pizza party, and we have just the thing to put some lovin’ in your oven: Bola Pizza! These local pies arrive ready to bake, and feature real, organic and local ingredients.

You can thank Christian and Jamie Bowers for the local goodness that is Bola Pizza. The couple began their pizza career by hosting pizza parties for friends. In 2011 they started their frozen pizza line, and we’ve been crazy about their pies ever since!

The Bowers use the highest quality ingredients in their pies, including antibiotic-free, hormone-free cheeses and organic crushed tomato sauce. Jamie grows her own sage year-round for Bola’s Polka Dot pizza, and they use local ingredients whenever they are available (local mushrooms in their mushroom ragu, local tomatoes in the summer, etc.) They are especially proud of their special three-day cold-fermented dough recipe, which results in a flavorful, crunchy crust. In fact, the company is named for the Bowers’ late dog, Bola, who was the company’s first “official crust taster.”

Bola frozen pizzas are fully cooked to make them a quick and easy dinner. To complete your meal, this week when you try aBola Godmother Pizza, we’ll send a free Grab & Go Garden Spinach Salad in your delivery. (An $8.49 value!) To redeem this “Secret Savor” deal, simply add both products to your delivery next week, and use coupon SSFPIE14 at check-out.

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DFW Local Box: It’s Sublime

What a lime up this week! From beautiful red torpedo onions to sweet cantaloupe, our farmer heros are still bringing you the best despite the summer heat.

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Snack attack: I’m a certified snacker so I try to always have healthful options around for my snack-diction. I am going to use this weeks peaches and okra as jumping off points for my snacks. Check out this great list of 28 Deliciously Healthy Peach Recipes to inspire your snacks this week! For the okra try Spicy Okra Chips or Pickled Okra.

Meal one: At the peak of summer here in Texas cool salads always sounds good. I will use this weeks cantaloupe, limes, cucumber and red torpedo onions for a Cucumber and Cantaloupe Salad. Red torpedo onions are a very old crop from Italy that are very sweet and tangy with no harsh hotness. I think their flavor will compliment this salad so I am replacing these onions with the green onion the recipe calls for. With the russet potatoes try this Rainbow Potato recipe, it’s a fun idea.

Meal two: Have you ever had Roasted Garlic? It is divine. I first discovered my love for roasted garlic at a little Texas hamburger joint called Alamo Springs neat Hunt, TX. They are known around the country for their insanely good burgers but their roasted garlic is my favorite! Use this weeks elephant garlic to try for yourself. It is great served on crostinis with goat cheese or tomato slices. Since we can’t survive on garlic alone I will also make Chicken and Kale Casserole. Use your rapini and amaranth greens along with sunflower greens in place of kale.

 

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The Beauty in Ugly Food – Reduce Food Waste with Greenling

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Lumpy lemons. Blemished beets. Some foods have a face only a mother could love. The sad truth is, ugly food gets overlooked at  conventional grocery stores. The USDA estimates that misshapen produce results in over $15 million in food waste every year.

That’s not the case at Greenling.  Thanks in part to our Meal Kits, no ugly produce is left behind!  Greenling’s grocery and prep kitchen teams work together to make sure every last piece of edible food is used at the peak of freshness. For example, if a local watermelon is too small to meet our packing team’s quality standards, the prep kitchen transforms it into fruit salad or a Meal Kit. Same goes for cosmetically-challenged veggies.  Since Greenling started its prep kitchen in 2010, we have been able to reduce our total product loss to less than 2%! According to the USDA, the national average food waste for supermarkets is about 40%.

Another way Greenling avoids food waste is by making Meal Kits to order– a feat that would be impossible at typical grocery stores.  “We don’t mass-produce a bunch of products to sit on a display shelf and hope that they sell,” says prep kitchen manager Russell Cullen. ” We only prepare what’s on our customers’ orders each day.”

There’s another upside to Greenling Meal Kits: no wasted food means no wasted grocery budget! Every Meal Kit recipe comes pre-portioned with the perfect amount of each ingredient. Russell explains:  ” How many times have you bought a bunch of parsley and used less than a quarter of it, only to have the rest turn to mulch in the fridge? In our kitchen, that bunch of parsley will end up in maybe ten or twenty people’s dinner tonight with nothing but a few stems going into our compost.”

If you’ve been waiting to try a Meal Kit, now is the time! Our best-selling Quick & Easy 5-Meal Kit #1 and Vegan 5-Meal Kit #1 are both on sale for deliveries through August 16th. Not only will you be saving money, you’ll be saving the planet by reducing food waste!

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Summer Reading Spree!

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Summer is the time to catch up on your reading, and that includes cookbooks! We’ve got some great new titles in our bookstore for you to enjoy.

The Hip Girl’s Guide to the Kitchen - local author Kate Payne shows you how to master basic cooking techniques—boiling, baking, and sautéing—and simplifies the process of fancy ones, like jamming and preserving, dehydrating, braising, roasting, infusing, and pickling. With this straightforward and fun guide, you can stock up your kitchen with the ingredients, tools, and appliances you’ll actually use. You’ll also learn how to decode recipes and alter them to make them gluten-free, dairy-free, or vegan.

Canning, Pickling, and Freezing with Irma Harding - this detailed guide to canning, preserves, and pickling comes to us from local author Marilyn McCray. This colorful book delivers both the techniques and recipes necessary to preserve your own food, with recipes from Texas farmstands.

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Meal Kits of the Week

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Greenling is excited to announce our brand new Meal Kits of the Week!! This menu of all-new recipes will change every single week, so you’ll always have fun, healthy dishes to try.

There are two weekly Meal Kit options: Classic, and Vegetarian. The Classic Meal Kit of the Week contains pastured or grass-fed, organic meat as one of the ingredients. The Vegetarian Meal Kit of the Week is always meat-free. At just $6.50 per serving for the Vegetarian option, and $8.99 per serving for our Classic option, the price can’t be beat!

Like every Greenling Meal Kit, these will contain all the prepped, portioned ingredients you need to make a healthy dinner, and delivery is always FREE. We hope you love these new Meal Kits as much as we do.

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