Monthly Archives: April 2014

Green Bean Delivery (now with a coupon code!)

Great news! Green BEAN Delivery is offering a coupon to readers of myweeklybite.com for $15 off of your first Green BEAN purchase (almost half price on some bins!).  Use the code, 15MWBml, when checking out to receive your discount. The offer is good until May 9, 2014.

 

For a little chanGrean Bean Delivery  ge of pace, I thought I would share some information about an amazing produce delivery service I have started using called Green Bean Delivery. This amazing company strives to build upon local food systems by providing an alternative to grocery stores. They deliver organic produce and local artisan products right to your door at a schedule of your choosing. This service is offered in select cities in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and Missouri and local farmers are used whenever possible. The food is delivered in a green plastic crate with reusable packing materials and ice packs, with each area of the city having a different delivery day. When your delivery day arrives, simply leave your [empty] box outside and it will be swapped with a new container.

An e-mail containing a list of items to be delivered precedes each drop off. You then have the option to edit the amount and type of produce you would like to receive. For items that you would like to be delivered regularly, you have the option to create a standing order. Since my husband and I are typically the only people eating at our house, I have opted for the small produce bin to be delivered every other week. To get an idea of what comes in a bin, this week I received spinach, brussel sprouts, apples, bananas, clementine oranges, mushrooms, broccoli, grapefruit, a lemon, an avocado, kiwi, and navel oranges.

Green Bean Delivery There are so many great things about this service. I have found that we really only need to go to the grocery store for protein and dairy items. This has forced me to plan meals a little better which helps me save time and money. This type of food delivery service is also good for those of you who are looking to spice up your meals. Not sure how to prepare your new foods? Don’t worry, the website comes complete with serving suggestions and recipes for foods which you may not have prepared in the past. Another benefit that I have noticed is I am more likely to munch on fruits and vegetables since my refrigerator is always fully stocked. I feel like I am doing my body (and my waistline) an additional favor by choosing fresh, organic products.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Strange Donuts

Oh, how a donut shop can bring such a smile to my face! You are not going to find your average glazed donuts or long johns here, though. This is Strange Donuts, where anything you can imagine has probably been made into a donut. This small shop is located in MaplewStrange Donutsood, MO and they are open every day from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights from 9 a.m. until Midnight (or until they run out). Be sure to set your alarm to go off early on weekend mornings because they do sell out!

The line of patrons hoping to try these crazy creations is often out the door but the line moves quickly. Once inside, you have a few minutes to decide between the ever changing menu of donuts. I have been able to sample flavors such as rice pudding, French toast, Samoa, Mexican hot chocolate, campfire (chocolate donut with a toasted marshmallow on top), and wasabi pea (that’s right, I said wasabi pea!). Strange Donuts has also been known to partner with chefs from local restaurants such as Pappy’s Barbeque and Quincy Street Bistro to make meat filled concoctions. The donuts definitely have a dense, cake texture to them and while I am normally a bigger fan of light, fluffy donuts, you just can’t help but love these strange creations (pun intended).

There is no seating in the shop so all of the orders are made to-go. Don’t forget to pick up a bottle of milk, chocolate milk or Strange Donut Brew by Kuva Coffee while you are there to wash down your delicious treat. I dare you to make it all the way home without trying a bite!

 

Strange Donuts is located at 2709 Sutton Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63143


I am always looking for new spots to try so let me know your favorites in the suggestions section or on Twitter at @myweeklybite.

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