GREEN BEAN DELIVERY REVIEW

Is there anything more Stay At Work Housewife friendly than groceries that magically show up to your front door? Green Bean Delivery is a service I recently signed up for that delivers produce and groceries straight to your door. As I mentioned before, my salon’s busy season is upon me, along with the social engagements that come with warm weather, like weddings, cookouts and graduation parties, not to mention its patio drinking weather!  This is prime healthy eating failing time for me, I barely have time to cook, let alone go to the grocery store, and we all know the most convenient things to grab while out are also the most unhealthy! So when I heard about a service that brings you organic and mostly local produce to your door, I had to sign up for it! It’s similar to a CSA bag, which I have done before, but I like Green Bean Delivery a lot more; here’s why:

  • You choose the size of your bin, they range from small (family of two), medium (family of three), large (family of four) and other customizable options. 
  • You choose how often it’s delivered, once a week, every other, or once a month.  I personally get the medium bin every other week for my husband and I and its perfect!
  • The bins are customizable! On Monday, like a CSA bag, they let you know what is going to be delivered Friday. However, unlike a CSA bag, you have until Tuesday night to log in and take out whatever you don’t want, and replace it with something else! 
  • You can also add groceries! In addition to fruits and vegetables, they also offer local and natural artisan products like eggs, meat and condiments.
  • You don’t have to be home when they deliver.  Just specify where you would like your bin left if you aren’t home! 

It has made my life a lot easier, and it also has gotten me to cook a little more creatively since I have to think about how I’ll use my bin ingredients!  See if your area has Green Bean Delivery here!

Here’s what was in my latest bin:

  

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ORANGE AND BEET SALAD

Paleo, vegan, whole30 orange and beet salad.

  

I can’t even call this a recipe, it’s an orange, some beets and a sprinkle of sea salt.  I’m a little obsessed with beets but usually don’t feel like dealing with them, so when I discovered pre cooked, peeled beets at Costco it was a game changer. You name it, now I’m putting beets on it.  The other day I was eating a beet sliced up and thought “something citrusy would really brighten up the earthiness of this, I wonder if beets and oranges together is a thing?” Well it is now! If it sounds like a strange combination, just try it! It is delicious! 

PALEO MOSCOW MULE JELLO SHOTS

Paleo Moscow Mule jello shots made from plain gelatin, ginger beer, lime juice and vodka. 

  

A few weeks ago we entertained some friends and my husband made these.  It is insane how much these taste like a Moscow Mule, it’s like taking a bite of a drink!  These aren’t your run of the mill bachelorette party jello shots either, not only are they a bit classier, they’re A LOT more powerful! You don’t have to serve them in a copper cup, but look how pretty it is! 

Ingredients:

8 and 1/2 ounces ginger beer (We used Fever Tree brand)

1 and 1/2 ounces lime juice

6 ounces of vodka 

2 envelopes unflavored gelatin 

2 tsp lime zest

In a small sauce pan combine the ginger beer, and lime juice, sprinkle the gelatin on top and let sit 5 minutes.  (It will form a wrinkled film on top)

Place the mixture over medium heat and warm until the gelatin crystals are fully dissolved, stirring constantly. 

Remove from heat and add the vodka and lime zest.

Pour the liquid into an 8×8 baking dish that has been pretreated with non stick cooking spray. (I cut a piece of parchment to line the bottom as an extra precaution against sticking) Allow to set up in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.  When ready to serve, run a knife around the edges and cut into one inch pieces.  If you lined it with parchment you can flip the baking dish over and peel it off, otherwise just carefully remove the pieces from the dish, they might still want to stick a bit.

Enjoy! 

MINI PALEO CAULIFLOWER PIZZA CRUSTS

Gluten free, dairy free, Paleo, cauliflower pizza crusts, for build your own pizza night! 

 

 What do you do when you have a bunch of random ingredients leftover from a party you threw that need used up? Have a build your own pizza night and use them as toppings! (Duh!) Is it blasphemous if I say that I actually like cauliflower pizza crusts better than regular ones? I don’t care, they’re just so flavorful and crispy, I don’t even miss the cheese!  You can make this recipe into a whole single pizza crust, but these mini ones are so cute! (And great if you can’t make up your mind on the toppings, but just make two different ones! Or three…or six…)

I made a bacon, pineapple and balsamic one, and a bacon, tomato, avocado one!   

Ingredients:

1 head of cauliflower 

2 eggs

1 Tbsp olive oil

2 tsp Italian seasoning 

Pizza toppings of your choice

*Preheat oven to 425 degrees

In a food processor, grate one head of cauliflower using the shredding attachment (you could also use the large hole side of a grater). Transfer to a medium mixing bowl and add the eggs, olive oil and Italian seasoning, mix well.  

Line a baking sheet with parchment and spray with a non stick cooking spray.  

Form the “dough” into balls, and flatten on the parchment lined baking sheet.

Bake at 425 degrees for 25 minutes, or until golden brown with crispy edges.

Top with the pizza toppings of your choice! You can pop it back in the oven for about 5 minutes to warm the toppings if you would like! Enjoy!