I decided to place an order at Imperfect Foods the other day. I had no idea what might happen, but I remembered that, a while back, I used to belong to an organization that delivered foods from farms to people who had subscribed to the service, so I thought it might be like that and I wanted to see if it was. I noticed that I could choose what should be delivered, and I thought that was a good idea, so I placed an order. On Friday, I got this rather heavy box of foodtuff. I was excited.
I’ll tell you: the first thing I pulled out was the Bubbie’s Pickles, because I have seen them mentioned so many times in the recipes of others (on the Internet or in books). I am so glad that these pickles came at a discount, because they are waaaaay too salty for someone like me. I will be able to use a 1/4 inch cube of one pickle to give enough salt to anything I might prepare. BOO!
I was quite curious about the Forager coconut yogurt, so I ordered that. The product I received was not even as thick as a commercial milkshake- it was just this side of a creme soup. Not wanting to waste it, I decided to finally find out what Chia Seeds do: I threw @ half a cup of the chia seeds I had bought but never tried out into the “coconut yogurt”, along with a small handful of banana chips, and took some along with me for breakfast yesterday.
Since this was my very first experience of chia seeds, I want to talk about it. I put kind of a lot of chia seeds in that yogurt. Not so bad- it came out REALLY thick after an overnight soak – quite a bit more than a normal yogurt texture. (I’ve never heard of anyone grinding up their chia sees, but I think I would like to try doing that the next time, because, although I got this food down, I think I would like it better if it were smoother, as in: I did not particularly care for biting all the little seeds. – I will likely do some research on the idea of grinding up the chia seeds in to a “flour” to use as a thickener.
My idea of throwing in the dehydrated banana chips I’d gotten from Trader Joe’s a while back was brilliant, but I still poured in some Maple Syrup (I’ve not used maple syrup or honey in forever, but there were remnants in a bottle at the back of my refrigerator, so I just decided to go with the flow- so many raw recipe book authors do suggest maple syrup, yet I am feeling ambiguous)
So, anyway, I got a kind or small whole pomegranate, some baby spinach in a bag, some nice red vine tomatoes, some shiitake mushrooms, a bunch of cilantro, some white onions, some radishes, and some teeny tiny avocadoes, and some celery stalks.
The whole order came in around $35 (delivered in a package with an ice pack and a reuseable “ice-pac bag” in which were the things that the shipper felt should be shipped refrigerated.
I was quite satisfied with my delivery, actually. I like that this vendor allows one to choose what they would like to see in their box. I also like the opportunity to sample something that might be available to me local in a local shop at a higher price .
It is a subscription-type thing, so I need to pay attention to what is going on, which, of course, I don’t like. Still and all, I have a bunch of food that I feel responsible for, and, so, tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow, I will go to the kitchen and try out a new recipe, or make up an old one.