Sunday, March 8, 2009

Bountiful beauties

Every other Saturday I go to the park around the corner from my house and pick up my Bountiful Basket. I've posted about this before on my other blog, but I decided to share it again, because this weeks food choices will revolve around the contents of this basket. Bountiful Basket is a food co-op that always delivers on Saturday mornings. On the 1st and 3rd Saturday it's organic produce and on the 2nd and 4th Sunday it's regular produce. I have to order the Wednesday before a Saturday pick-up. I usually get the regular basket. I have tried the organic basket, but found the regular basket to be more robust, and the produce just seemed to be "happier" -- I guess its all those chemicals and pesticides. :)

So here is a shot of this week's basket...Now this week I did get the "oriental package". For about $6.00 extra (just the plain basket costs $15), I got the bok choi, mushrooms, peas, ginger, garlic and green onions. So I'm going to have to figure out how to cook bok choi. And I have a confession to make...I hate mushrooms. I don't know if I'm going to use them this week, in the name of experimentation. I may just take them over to my mother; she loves 'em. Oh, also I didn't add to the picture the head of lettuce, and to bunches of collard greens, also another ingredient I'm not really familiar with -- more experimentation.

So for my first use of the basket beauties...Apple, cinnamon and raisin oatmeal.
I'm sure you can figure out exactly how to make this delicious breakfast treat all of by yourself, but just in case you want a little help...
  • Oatmeal
  • diced apples
  • raisins
  • cinnamon (if you haven't tried Costco's Kirkland brand, you are TOTALLY missing out).
  • brown sugar
  • milk
Enjoy! I'm still thinking of ways to consume all the rest of my bountiful beauties. Stay tuned to see what makes its way to the menu.


  1. Hey, when I was pg. with Carter I couldn't tolerate milk so I would make my oatmeal with the very vanilla soy milk. It made my oatmeal taste like a deseret. Now I need to try making it and adding the apples and raisins. Thanks :)

  2. Ok this is not healthy. But you can deep fry those mushrooms. I love mushrooms every which way. But my son (who does not) was happily eating fried mushrooms one day, commenting on their yumminess until we told him the truth.