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! 

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Breakfast Buddha Bowl

This week our PIP boxes included all sorts of fabulous fruit! It seemed like the perfect opportunity to partner up with our friend Meghan McCarthy from @cleaneatsfastfeets and creator of Cleveland based, small batch granola company, City Hippie Granola. Meghan used not one but ALL of our fruit including strawberries, banana, peach and mango to create a superb smoothie bowl ideal for breakfast or an afternoon snack. Perfectly Imperfect Breakfast Buddha Bowl Ingredients 1 large Perfectly Imperfect mango, peeled and pitted, approximately 2 cups 2 Perfectly Imperfect bananas, peeled 2 cups Perfectly Imperfect strawberries, rinsed (green tops can stay on) 2 small Perfectly Imperfect peaches, pitt

Pickled Rhubarb & Mexican Style Pickled Carrots

Hang tight! Spring is almost here. Pickling is a great way to utilize everything seasonal. Getting your feet wet early on will allow you to feel like a pro when you’re swimming in fresh fruits and vegetables once summer hits. What's that you say? You've never pickled something before? Have no fear, we're here to help navigate these unchartered waters. Our Operations Manager, Laura West, was formerly the Farm Manager at Morningside Farm in Hinckley and she still grows her own crops when she's not busy buying produce and packing it up for you here at PIP! With an overabundance of produce at her finger tips as a farmer, she's become an expert at pickling when there's just too much to cook it al

Brown Butter Roasted Carrots with Honey Yogurt Dressing

Hi my name’s Lauren from The Bite Size Pantry and I’m taking over the guest recipe spot for Perfectly Imperfect Produce this week. Let me give you “a little bite” out of my life. I’m a family-taught cook and food is one of my greatest passions in life, but I suppose there is a little more to me than just food. I am a fur-mama to two wonderful rescue pups, Herbie and Nelly and our cat Grayson, who are all part of The Bite Size Pantry household. They love to keep close to me in the kitchen and they make the cleanup process a whole lot easier. Thanks to this wonderful social media community I’ve been able to pursue my dream of cooking and creating recipes. I just love food and I really love sha

Seared Pork Chop with Roasted Potatoes & Citrus Fennel Slaw

About ten years ago Penny Barend AKA the "Local Meat Maven" and Melissa Khoury AKA "The Queen of Pork" became friends when they worked together at a restaurant in Orlando. After feeling a little burned out working kitchen life for other people, they ultimately decided to join forces and start up their own butcher shop here in Cleveland, called Saucisson, where they now sell the highest quality meats from locally raised animals that are all hormone and antibiotic free. Three years ago they opened up their own brick and mortar kitchen and cafe in Slavic Village where they also played a key role in helping to revitalize a neighborhood which had been the hardest hit in the U.S. during the housin

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