The organic food movement is pretty amazing, growing by leaps and bounds all the time. I’m not super huge into buying organic all the time, simply because it’s on the expensive side, but I totally appreciate the fact that organic products, from fruit to clothes (yes, organic clothes) are readily available to us all. I recently signed up for Boston Organics which is an unbelieveable service that delivers organic fruits and vegetables to your door.
Courtesy of Boston Organics
You pick what kind of box you want to get: half vegetable half fruit, all vegetable, all fruit or anything in between, and then you choose if you want it on a weekly or biweekly basis. Then when your delivery day comes, you receive a wonderful array of organic produce! The produce differs from week to week, depending on what’s in season, but they try to include in-season fruits and veggies from local farmers.
I get the smallest box because I don’t like anything to go to waste…I can always get more farm fresh fruits and veggies from the farmers market!
They also have a “No list” which you can check off any fruits or veggies you may not like and don’t want to ever appear in your produce box. Genius! No cucumbers here, folks. Another one of my favorite parts of Boston Organics, is that you can add on a bunch of awesome local products too! From coffee and tea, to locally made breads, eggs and cheese and pickled items!
I decided to use up those lovely scallions and make the daring, yet delicious curry dip. Here’s what I did (note: I doubled the recipe in the pictures, but the recipe is the regular serving):
To 1 block of softened cream cheese, add:
½ tsp of curry powder
½ tsp of turmeric
4-6 dashes of Tabasco sauce
Mix the above together and spread on bottom of dish.
1/3 cup of red pepper jelly
1/3 cup of mango chutney
Spread above on top of the cream cheese mixture.
¼ cup of chopped green onions or scallions
¼ cup of golden raisins (I couldn’t find golden raisins that day, so I used regular)
¼ cup of roasted cashews (the recipe actually called for pine nuts, but I’m offended by how expensive pine nuts are, and the cashews were just as good, if not better)
Spread above 3 ingredients on top. Serve with crispy pita chips and dive right into curry dip heaven. This dip has unbelievable flavor and was a huge hit when I brought it to my Uncle Jack’s birthday party.
It’s so fun to get home from work to an awesome crate full of organic goodies. Not knowing what exactly what you’ll receive is fun because then can come up with creative ways of using all of the produce. If you live in Boston or a surrounding city that the company delivers to, I definitely recommend Boston Organics.