Sharing The Gift of Green BEAN Delivery {$15 Off}

For the past month, The Herron Nest has been receiving fresh, organic, mostly local and super delicious fruits and veggies from Green BEAN Delivery. Deliveries comes weekly in a, well what else, green bin that is insulated with an ice pack to help keep all your goodies fresh. One addition that we always add to our weekly bin is Ab’s favorite milk, Snowville Creamery. Have you had it before?

What else do we get delivered? Since my 2-year-old is a fruit monster I always make sure that we have bananas, avocados, and oranges handy. The other plus is that we are introducing her caracara orange_TheHerronNest.comto other fruits that I wouldn’t normally think to purchase from my local grocery like the cara-cara oranges. Wow, have you tried one of these babies before? They are lower in acid but much sweeter than a naval orange.

I have recently referred GBD to a co-worker and he is loving the bi-weekly (he chose that for his delivery cadence) delivery too. Thought I would share the gift of Green BEAN with my Herron Nest readers too. For each person trying Green BEAN out for the very first time, you will receive $15 off you first order – just make sure to mention my name as your referral source to Green BEAN. Yes, I also get $15 off my next produce bin as well. You can do this at GreenBEANdelivery.com/referrals – okey-dokey-artichokey?

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{Other important details about Green BEAN Delivery}

  • Located in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Missouri
  • Year-round food delivery service
  • Not just fruits an veggies but other natural groceries too
  • You manage your delivery schedule and frequency
  • Super easy to sign up and manage online
  • Check out all important details at http://www.greenbeandelivery.com/
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Cauliflower Pizza Perfected + New Toppings

I’m quite sure I’ve talked about how the worst part of cooking is the clean up. Nothing has changed on this front but because I made the mess I might as well get some mileage out of the disaster area of a kitchen – I made 4 pizza crusts for me (1 complete pizza with details below) and 2 mini pizza crusts for Abbey.

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The cauliflower pizza crusts is FINALLY perfected and my new topping of buffalo chicken has made this my new favorite pizza of all time.

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I got the recipe from Sandy’s Kitchen where she calls it Cauliflower Buffalo Chicken Pizza. It is almost a complete Lean and Green meal, you are shy one green which I decided to do as a side salad to my pizza. The bad news was that you are out of condiments at this point so the side salad was dry. Sandy suggests that you add 1/2 cup lettuce and 1/4 cup chopped tomatoes (1 green) to your pizza and you can even fold in half as a pita.

This time around I had Abbey try the crust and she loved it, I can’t wait to make her a pizza from the two little crusts I made for her.

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As a final FYI, I am freezing the left over crusts. I pack them in a freezer ziplock bag with the parch paper in between each crust. I don’t too them until I’m ready to bake. These crusts do freeze well and taste just as delicious once thawed and baked for a quick meal.

How Does Our Garden Grow?

The Herron Nest is shelling out some serious cash on our favorite “have-to-eat-at-every-meal” veggies which led us down the path to build our own garden. For me, this is serious news! I can talk a good game about a lot of “stuff” but gardening is completely out of my comfort zone. What better way to learn than to hit up the local farmer’s market to ask questions, rope in the family members with green thumbs, enlist your husband and mom for some grunt work and your toddler for the encouragement and motivation to live a healthier lifestyle.

So we found the perfect spot!

Garden - beforeWe picked out all the vegetable plants that Abbey and I loved (notice I didn’t mention George here) to eat from the West Chester Farmer’s Market. This included tomatoes (brandywine, roma and cherry), peppers (sweet yellow and red), squash and zucchini. After serious grunt work (yes I literally grunted) and help from Uncle Scrooge, George and Abbey, we had these lovely plants in the ground waiting to be loved!

Garden - plantedSince the end of May we as a family have been watering the garden and it has seriously impressed me. I have been told that I picked easy first time veggies to grow but I think The Herron’s are genuinely good farmers.

Herron Garden Look at those peppers, LOVELY! And the squash/zucchini are getting close as well. I have a few blooms on the tomato plants but all in all I think we are doing pretty good. I’m talking Mr. Herron into letting me get chickens next, he’s cool with it at our “next house” if there is enough room.