Ugly Food Makeover

Turning "Ugly" Food into Beautiful Meals

Each week we share a healthy recipe or simple preparation method for one or more of the items inside our box to help you reduce waste and find adventure in your kitchen. Dig in! 


Roasted Sweet Potato Tostadas with Mango Avocado Salsa

Carolyn Hodges is a culinary dietitian and creator of The Dinner Shift, a judgement-free, shame-free, food rule-free website dedicated to helping busy parents get dinner on the table after the weekday grind. When she’s not creating content for her own site, grocery shopping or washing a million dishes, Carolyn teaches nutrition and develops and photographs recipes and writes nutrition-related content for clients. Carolyn happily calls Cleveland home with her husband, Kyle, and their two boys, Caleb and Ezra (who don’t yet love kale, but she remains optimistic). We sent Carolyn this week's PIP box to see how she would transform our "ugly" produce into a beautiful and yummy dish that even Cale

Root Vegetable Wedges & Spelt with Honey Lemon Tahini Drizzle

In 2020 we're taking a fresh approach to our recipe sharing. Rather than only offering recipes WE create using the produce from our boxes, we're ALSO providing recipes (made with our produce) from people in our community who inspire us! Not only does this include chefs from our favorite local restaurants, it also includes customers and personal trainers, physicians, busy moms and dads and in this week's case, dietitians! Once a week we're sharing our produce with them to see what they create! Then we're showing you how they made it! This week we're featuring our friend Nicole Ryan, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Founder of Good Soul Nutrition, LLC. Nicole has over a decade of combined

Sunny Start Frittata + Beet the Day Up Smoothie by @Ralabala

Last week we launched our Restaurant Recipe Features which you'll find here every first Friday of the month. We'll rotate to various restaurants throughout Northeast Ohio to share how they are transforming our "ugly" produce into beautiful meals. Here's last week's recipe from Fat Cats Tremont if you missed it! The other weeks of the month we'll be featuring original recipes from local bloggers, customers and amazing humans who inspire us to live a healthy and happy life. We're excited to kick things off with our friend Beth Anne Lazaro from @RALABALA who also happens to be a longtime Perfectly Imperfect Produce customer. Today she's showing us how she turns our produce into a power-packed b

One Box, Four Recipes by Fat Cats Tremont

This year we thought it would be fun to showcase on our blog how others right here in Northeast Ohio are using our Perfectly Imperfect Produce to create beautiful meals. Once a month we’ll feature a local chef from one of our favorite restaurants and show you how they are transforming the contents of that week’s box. It’s like a real life episode of Food Network Chopped! Chefs will share the recipes they create with you, along with ideas for reducing food waste in your own kitchen. Learn their tried and true pro chef tips and tricks as well. You’ll see behind the scenes at some of your favorite restaurant kitchens and you’ll discover some hidden gems to add to your dining bucket list here in

Beet, Carrot, Pear Juice

Happy New Year PIP Family! We're so excited to get you your first boxes of the new year. We're also eager to get back on track after a season of indulgences and say hello to a healthy 2020! This first box of the new decade makes it easy to start fresh! It's filled with colorful fruits and veggies that are beneficial for our bodies. I wanted to kick off this year here on the blog by personally telling you about our new approach to recipe sharing for 2020 and by showing you one of my own favorite recipes that helps energize me to run a business and a household of five. I am excited to announce that this year, once every month we will be partnering with a local restaurant to show you how local

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