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Recipe: Baked Jalapeño Poppers

If you have someone in your life that loves all things spicy and you can’t get them to eat anything but Flaming Hot Cheetos, this recipe is worth a shot. This is the perfect recipe for someone that loves a little kick and crunch in their food, but doesn’t love eating veggies raw.

A bonus to this recipe is half of the ingredients are in this week’s Produce Box (10/26-10/30).

PS: It’s not too late to order!

Each produce box (PS: It’s not too late to order!) contains jalapeño peppers, cilantro and red onion. All you need additionally is some cheese, cream cheese and seasonings to make this delicious dish.

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Recipe: Sautéed Parmesan Yellow Squash

When you think of yellow squash, there aren’t too many recipes that come to mind. Since this fall-favorite squash comes in your Produce Box this week (10/26-10/30), it seems fair we give you some ideas for dishes to make with it. The crowd favorite seems to be baked or sautéed yellow squash covered with Parmesan. If you’re a die-hard fan of a different type of cheese or seasoning, I challenge you to try it on this dish! 

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Did You Know? Produce Fun Facts

Did you know that humans and bananas have 60 percent of the same DNA? That’s truly bananas.

Did you know that strawberries and raspberries aren’t actually berries, but bananas are? These are the fun facts you need to know to stump your friends in trivia and write in your kid’s lunch notes.

But wait! Before you read this, hop on over to the order page and place an order for this week’s box. This blog post will be waiting for you when you get back.

Here’s the order page: https://www.stlproducebox.com/whats-in-the-box/

Okay, you’ve ordered, right?

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Recipe: Napa Cabbage Slaw

4-5 Cups Napa Cabbage, shredded*
1 Carrot*
1/2 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt
1 Garlic Clove, minced
2 tablespoons finely chopped Scallion, Parsley, Cilantro, or Dill
Juice from half a Lemon*
salt + pepper to taste

*indicates items in St. Louis Produce Box 8/24/20

Prepare vegetables.  Finely shred Napa cabbage and shave carrot with a vegetable peeler.

Make dressing.  Whisk ingredients together in a small bowl.

Toss dressing with ingredients and serve. Refrigerate leftovers.

“This slaw is amazing! I was looking for the best way to use the Napa Cabbage in this week’s box and am very happy with this recipe. It’s creamy from the greek yogurt and the dill added a lovely flavor!”

Becky B. – Wildwood, MO
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Recipe: Guac Your World with Homemade Guacamole

Whether you’re making a snack for yourself or appetizers for a socially-distant dinner party, guacamole is a perfect go to. Even better, when it’s a hot St. Louis day, it’s a NO HEAT food option. Luckily, this week’s box contains some of the most crucial ingredients to make guac, so muster up the few remaining ingredients and you’re on your way to a satisfied appetite.

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The New Landscape of Food Delivery in 2020

In a global pandemic (and what is left of a “normal life” beyond that), it is important to realize the ways that are practical and necessary for your lifestyle to change.

While everyone is keen on the importance of masks (they are  important…wear one), it is also important to think about ways to avoid public places in ways that aren’t essential.

Food delivery has existed for a while now, and even grocery delivery is increasing in demand. Even so, the main reason people feel the need to venture into the crowded store is to get the healthier foods that aren’t as easily accessible.

Yes, you can have a Shipt delivery person pick out your apples and deliver them with your other groceries to you, but the produce they deliver to you is still the same germ-covered produce that was in the supermarket. 

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