Our secret to getting better at cooking? embracing patience and self-love. it takes a long time to become a great chef, but cooking is something that you can get better at every time you do it. if you mess up, eat your mistake (or compost it) and then move on to the next delicious lesson. remember the lesson from ratatouille? "anyone can cook... but only the fearless can be great." what are you going to cook this weekend?
Want to know the secret to making beets delicious? our go-to approach to cooking beets is:
1) wrap them in aluminium foil and roast at 400f for 45 minutes until they are tender.
2) let them cool, then easily rub off the skin under running water and cut into chunks.
3) serve in a salad alongside zesty citrus, crunchy walnuts, and salty feta!
what's your favorite way to cook beets? are there other vegetables you need simple, lovable recipes for?
Vegetable puns aside, we wouldn’t be able to change the food system without the people working hard every day to get your box to your door. in a world obsessed with efficiency, we’re putting people first and redefining what good jobs company looks like. from our drivers to our warehouse team to customer care, each and every one of our full-time employees is paid at the 75th percentile for that role, offered full benefits, including medical, dental, and vision, equity stake in the company, and a chance to earn annual raises and bonuses. so when you get your weekly box, you’re not just helping us build a better food system, you’re helping us provide a better life for each our employees.
Just as important as the produce that we deliver to your door is the produce that we provide to our food bank and nonprofit partners across the country. with your help, we're working to get more fresh fruits and veggies than ever before to the people who need it most. this past month and year have shown us how truly powerful generosity can be in our food system. we're planning to do even more next year. how are you planning to give back in 2019?
Which of these veggie dishes would you devour first? we loved this seasonal #madewithimperfect spread by chef nick balla of @eatduna at our recent friendsgiving at @18reasons. when in doubt, turn your imperfect bounty into homemade pickles and roasted veggie dips! they're healthy and go well with everything. what's your favorite thing that you've cooked recently? 🥕🌶🍠
Ever wonder which varieties of squash you need to peel and which ones you can cook and eat with the skin on? wonder no longer! squashes with thick and waxy skin like the spaghetti and butternut squash on the left should always be peeled before eating, since their skin doesn't taste very good. squashes with thinner, sweeter skin like the delicata and kabocha squash on the right can be eaten with the skin on. what other squash mysteries can we solve for you?
Tfw you learn supermarkets would have rejected these apples because of their color. it sounds crazy, but our friends at @starr_ranch_growers couldn't sell part of their recent harvest of delicious juici apples just because mother nature colored outside the lines. we say an apple's flavor is the only thing that you can judge it for. what's your favorite thing to make with 🍎s this time of year?
Start spreading the news: we're finally heading to sacramento! the countdown is on until we start making deliveries on december 10th. tag a friend that could use some ugly produce in their life and lettuce know how imperfect can make your holiday season a little more magical!
We've got your back both in and out of the kitchen. whether you're prepping dinner or prepping for something more, it's all about finding ingredients that work well together and listening to your gut. what ingredients are you in love with? #hesnotyourman
Leftover brussels sprouts don't have to be boring and they certainly don't have to go to waste. check out this amazing #madewithimperfect hash starring some of our brussels sprouts and apples! if you're hungry for the recipe, just click the link in our bio. what's your favorite thing to make with leftovers?