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Aug 5, 2020

Misfits Market Box No. 10: What I Received and How I Used the Produce

Hello everyone, this is my second post today, if you are visiting for Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday challenge, please click HERE.

I'm sharing my 10th box contents from Misfits Market today.

If you are new to my blog or if you're not familiar with Misfits Market, I am sharing this from their site as they explain it best:

"It's a subscription box of sometimes funny-looking, always delicious produce, designed to break the cycle of food waste. Think of us like an online grocery store, except one that specializes in rescuing food that is unnecessarily thrown away. We source high-quality organic produce that has a few quirks—onions that are too small, potatoes that are shaped like your favorite celebrity, and carrots that fell in love and got twisted together. It may sound like a joke, but billions of pounds of this fresh and delicious food is tossed each year because grocery stores only want "perfect" foods on their shelves. We step in and buy this food from hundreds of farms across the country and bring them to your doorstep, saving you money and helping you save the world." 

Misfits Market does give every subscriber a discount code to share with their friends for 25% off their first box. If you would like to try this service, you can use this code: COOKWME-TT0TPG.
While this post is in no way sponsored by Misfits Market, I too would receive a 25% discount off of a future box when someone is taking advantage of this code.

Just a note, they do not yet deliver to all States, you can take a look here to see if your state is one of them.

What I Received:

2 English Cucumbers
1 Broccoli Bunch
2 Mangoes
2 Baby Bok Choy
4 Red Bell Peppers
4 White Nectarines
2 Zucchini
1 Bunch of Collard Greens
4 Green Bell Peppers
2 Lettuce Heads
2 Yellow Peaches
2 Packs of Green Beans
1 Bunch of Curly Kale
2 Yellow Onion

Add On (at an extra cost):
1 Mini Watermelon

How I used the Produce:

I used the Kale and 1 Onion to make Kale and White Bean Soup (I also used the carrots I received from the previous week's box).

1 Red Pepper was added to Hungarian Beef Goulash - similar recipe but I seasoned my goulash with caraway seeds, dried rosemary and thyme. 

1 English Cucumber was used to make Cucumber - Tomato with sliced onions Salad (tomatoes from my garden) using a simple vinegar, salt and dill dressing.

With the Baby Boc Choy (this was a new veggie to me) I made garlic and lemon sauteed Boc Choy (I followed this receipe but cut the Boc Choy into smaller pieces). 

With the larger of the lettuce head, and part of an English Cucumber (plus tomatoes from my garden) I made a garden salad.

With 3 Red Peppers and one onion I made a double portion of my favorite Pasta Salad made with elbow macaroni pasta. The recipe is out of an german cookbook and includes ham, cheese, green olives, pickles, onions and red peppers. (everything is cubed, diced or sliced). The dressing is a simple oil, vinegar salt and pepper dresssing. 

1 Zucchini and the broccoli bunch were sauteed with garlic and served with fish.
Fruit was eaten fresh.

Still left:

All Green Beans. Wish I had put them in the freezer right away, but I kept thinking I'd be using them. However I never got around to it. They still looked ok yesterday when I checked and hope to either use them today or freeze them.
1/2 English Cucumber
Green Peppers (I am waiting on today's delivery where I will receive more green peppers so I can make Stuffed Green Peppers.)

What went in the trash:

Yes, even though I was really impressed with this box, I did have to throw out one Zucchini, one Nectarine, one small lettuce head and the Collard Greens. The Zucchini  had arrived very soft and squishy but I thought I'd still be able to use it, so I did not make a claim. (Probably could have but things have to be extremely bad looking for me to make a claim.)

The Nectarine ended up with a few moldy spots after several days (note to self: store in fridge!) 
The Collard Greens and the small lettuce head just started to look poor and wilty and I decided to throw them out....

It still was a great box and I feel like I just received too much and not enough time to use it all up! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you're interested in my other Misfits Market posts, you can see them all HERE.

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Joanne said...

I had to throw a few nectarines away after a good 3-4 days because they had moldy spots on them too but I figured that was more on us than them. I thought more people would eat nectarines but I guess Alec and I are the only ones that like them?

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Bummer about the items you had to toss!

Elizabeth Walker said...

Wow you bought a lot of gree leaf vegetable! Healthy!
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Gata Collins said...

You have such a healthy lifestyle!