Welcome to Wildcard Wednesday!

(and yes, I was just channeling the “Let’s get Ready to Rumble” guy…)

I’m just going to come right out and say it…we are total food geeks here at Nourish to Flourish (N2F for short!). We can go on and on about the beautiful parsnips that came in this week, or how we are anxiously awaiting the first amazing taste of those local strawberries we’ll see soon. But we know that we are not alone, many of you in our N2F community have that same zeal for all things fresh, local and delish, and so we want to hear from you on how you are making the most of your N2F bag.

Wildcard Wednesday (see, you’re hearing the “rumble guy” now too aren’t you…) is a way for our entire N2F community to share a recipe on Facebook utilizing our wildcard for the week. It can be a tried and true recipe or something completely new, anything goes. We’ll kick it off each Wednesday with one of our staff members posting how they utilized the item and then feel free to join in the fun by either trying the same recipe and posting your results, or adding something new.

One of the most common reasons we hear when someone ends their subscription (gasp!) is that they are unable to utilize all that beautiful produce in their bag each week. Those of you who are experienced seasonal cooks; we need your posts so that some of our newer community members can learn how to enjoy the full bounty of their bag each week. And those of you that decided to join our community not yet having the confidence you’d be able to cook all of it but are determined to eat a healthier diet while supporting our environment, this is the place to try something new and get the encouragement you need…we are all in this together!

I’m the perfect person to start this off as I admit I am an average cook. Of course, I am married to a man who is often referred to as “Emeril, Jr.” so it’s tough competition around here. Our wildcard for the week are the rolled oats from Maine Grains (www.MaineGrains.com). As a Wellness Coach I love these for their great nutritional profile – lots of soluble fiber so their energy hits your bloodstream at a slow and steady pace; protein to keep you satiated; good source of the major minerals magnesium and phosphorous. But what’s not to love about this company…their mission is to provide a high quality, locally sourced grain, while at the same time ensuring a positive impact on both the environment and local economy. Check them out, I know you’ll see that it is a product and story like this that makes N2F so special…good food, good health and good deeds!

I’ve posted our first Wildcard Wednesday to Facebook…Maple Banana Nut Granola, let me know if you try it yourself or share a favorite homemade granola recipe of your own!

Be Well,
Terry

MapleBananaNutGranola

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