Easy Organic?

So over the weekend, I got a delivery package from Arganica. It is the mid-Atlantic’s premier locally sourced food club. It grants you access to a variety of local farm-fresh and organic foods. However, it doesn’t stop there, they deliver it to your footstep every week on a day you specify!

 

It is a great service, especially for those with tight schedules and who like to have organic food in their household, yet do not have the time to shop for it.

I stumbled upon Arganica on Living Social. They had a deal for One-Month Membership, One Mixed Organic & Local Produce Crate, One $25 Gift Certificate, One Issue of Flavor Magazine and all for $45. It sounded appealing and decided to try it out.

 

When buying a crate, you have two options: All Local or Mixed crate. The difference between the two is the source of the produce. I went with the Mixed crate as it was ten dollars cheaper.

The crate was delivered Sunday morning at 9:45am. The produce looked so fresh and beautiful! Some of the items I received were apples, pears, strawberries, onions, green onions, broccoli, Kale (I think), tomatoes, potatoes, and sweet potatoes. I also received the Flavor magazine.

 

I am not so much of an organic buyer; however, I am working on becoming one. Therefore, I cannot really judge the price, but to me it seems very reasonable as it was delivered to my house, I received great quality produce, and not to mention it is all organic!

 

I will be using the $25 gift certificate soon for my next crate.

I definitely recommend checking their website to see if they deliver in your area. I think you should give it a try, especially if you are a busy person.

 

 

Stay healthy and beautiful!

Arki

 

 

 

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Leftovers Revived

Saturday, April 7th, was my Mother In Law’s birthday, we all went out to Tara Thai, a Thai Restaurant in Vienna, VA. It was our first time there and definitely not our last. The food and service were outstanding. It was actually my first time trying the Thai Iced Tea as it was recommended by the owner. I quite enjoyed it. It had a different flavor, it was actually loaded with flavor. It wasn’t your typical iced tea. If you like trying different things, I suggest you add this to your list.

All the appetizers and the main dishes were very flavorful and delicious. We loved the Thai Basil aroma that was floating around the whole time. My favorite appetizer was the Chicken Satay that was served on a wooden stick with peanut sauce. It was very tender and flavorful. We had six main dishes, the Chicken Kapow was my favorite, a little spicy but delicious! After stuffing our faces with all that food, we decided to leave a window open for some Fried Banana & Coconut Ice cream and the infamous delicious Sticky Rice Mango. They both hit the spot and didn’t disappoint. 

We had great time at the restaurant, enjoyed all the Thai dishes, and left home with some leftovers 🙂

Typically, we just reheat the left overs and indulge in them the next day; however, yesterday I decided to try a different approach. Here is what I cam up with: An Asian inspired Lemony Soup.

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1. I grabbed the two boxes of leftovers: Spicy chicken eggplant, and ginger sesame beef.

2. I added some coconut oil in a mid size pot, and left it to warm up.

3. I added the leftovers to the pot to warm them up for a couple minutes.

4. I added two handfulls of frozen veggies: corn, carrots, peas.

5. I added some fresh baby corn that I had. [you can basically add whatever vegetable you like]

6. I stared the mix until all the vegetable warmed up.

7. I added some freshly crushed black peppers and salt.

8. I added the whole carton of chicken broth [32oz.]

9. I added the juice of one freshly squeezed lemon.

10. stair it a few times and then let it boil.

11. I reduced the heat and add it some scallions at then end before serving.

 

The soup turned out delicious, especially with all the different flavor infusion and vegetables. I think I just discovered my new go to thing to do with leftovers!

 

I hope i inspired you to revive your leftovers.

Arki