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! 


Meatless Sloppy Joes + Sweet Potato Fries

With back-to-school season upon us, it’s time for more fast and fresh weeknight dinner ideas! We believe there is always room for more delicious plant-based meals, especially when they’re quick and family-friendly. These Meatless Sloppy Joes are brimming with vegetables from this week’s PIP box and they're super flavorful, thanks to a handful of pantry staples. With “meaty” eggplant and mushrooms in the mix we’re confident no one will miss the beef. Serve them alongside crispy sweet potato fries for a satisfying supper that’s sure to please. Meatless meals certainly don’t need to be boring, especially when you start cooking with familiar vegetables and plant-based proteins in new and interes

Tomato Basil Marinara over Zucchini Noodles

Here at PIP we are always trying to come up with new ways to make eating healthy less challenging (and less expensive). Recently, we released our new Perfectly Prepped Box that is loaded with chopped, sliced and diced fruits and vegetables! The boxes change each week and often include different options such as a stir fry kit, spiralized veggies, diced beets, crinkle cut potatoes and more! So, if you love to eat lots of produce but don’t necessarily want to deal with the hassle of prepping them, then this box is perfect for you! This week our Prepped box included zucchini noodles and sliced tomatoes, so we wanted to show you how we're turning them into a delicious meal! This recipe is as as s

Heirloom Tomato Focaccia

Fresh tomatoes are the hallmark of summer produce. When they’re as beautiful and flavorful as they are now, keep things simple! Tuck them into a BLT, top them with fresh mozzarella, or toss them into pasta with basil. To showcase the gorgeous variety of heirlooms we rescued and shipped to homes this week, we’re sharing a recipe for super simple focaccia made with just a handful of ingredients (including store-bought pizza dough). Serve it as an appetizer or with salad, or just enjoy it warm out of the oven. This recipe calls for store-bought pizza dough to cut down on prep time, but you can certainly use homemade dough. One simple ingredient transforms basic pizza dough into rich, flavorful

Rainbow Veggie Sushi Rolls

It's the first week of the month and that means it's time for our next Restaurant Recipe Feature! This week we traveled out to Rocky River to visit our friend Chef Joshua Ingraham at his new GO Buddha Meals Eatery. We brought him this week's box of Perfectly Imperfect surprises and he transformed it all into a delicious vegan-friendly dish that includes every color of the rainbow! Josh called it "Veggie Sushi," but it's so colorful that we're renaming it the Rainbow Veggie Sushi Roll. This dish is a perfect way to use up whatever you've got lingering in your fridge. Get creative! It's fun to put together and even more fun to eat. Eat the rainbow? It's simple when you roll all the colors up i

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