I have recently started participating in the bountiful basket co-op. To find our more go here. What you do is on Monday at 10:00 AM (for Utah) you get on the website and order your fruits and vegi's and any other packs you want. Then on Saturday you go to your assigned location and pick up your basket. This is what I have done so far.
One week they offered organic heirloom tomatoes. Yumm! I ate a lot of BLT's that week. I also made fresh tomato basil soup. This is when I made a fresh marinara sauce. I chopped up all of the tomatoes, some garlic, fresh basil, and some other herbs and spices and simmered it down to this...
2 freshly squeezed oranges.
1/2 carton blueberries
handful of strawberries
1/2 cup peach sorbet
handful of ice.
All of the produce came in my basket. One week they offered an 8lb. box of strawberries for $10. I got it and froze them. Now we have them for smoothies or ice cream.
Some other favorite meals that I have made:
Fresh vanilla bean ice cream (we added some strawberrys to half and it was delicious also! I got the recipe off of Food Network)
Chyote squash pasta. (Found this recipe on Food Network and LOVED it. Like I said eailer Mike and I are not huge squash people...this was delicious. Plus I got to try a new vegitable that I have never had before.)
Mango Salsa (Emily's recipe)
Fresh mint chocolate chip ice cream (oneperfectbite.blogspot.com)
Fresh coconut cake (Food Network)
Banana crunch muffins (Paula Deen)
I don't know if we are eating healthier but we are cooking at home and eating out less...and the best part spending less on our groceries. It is nice to have fruits and vegitables as a part of every meal. Try it...I know you'll love it!