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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August 7, 2020

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...

There is no better time than summer to showcase produce front and center! Whether we’re talking about fresh tomatoes, crisp sweet corn or local lettuce, it all makes our recipes that much more flavorful and delicious. This week we’re stuffing layers and layers of veget...

We’ve had a few glimpses of warmer spring-like temps recently which has us craving all the bright, fresh, and crunchy produce. Whether used in salads, on sandwiches, or as snacks, there’s a huge variety of fresh produce in this week’s box that can be enjoyed raw. And i...

January 10, 2020

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...

September 12, 2019

It's back to school season and if you've got kiddos in school, or you pack your lunch for work, we've got some ideas for you! We know it's hard to hide veggies from your kids, but we have faith in a little cream cheese and a tortilla this week!

Our boxes are full of g...

January 31, 2019

Holy Polar Vortex, am I right? I hope you're staying as warm as you can, and are making all the hearty comfort foods to keep you mentally warm and cozy, too. This week we got a ton of organic peppers, potatoes and some onions. We seem to always have celery and carrots...

January 25, 2019

Organic boxes went out today, and we know you're going to love what's inside! Avocados, beautiful radishes, Brussels sprouts, and huge heads of organic iceberg lettuce. I love Iceberg lettuce for a crunchy texture! It's the perfect vessel for these Asian Lettuce Wraps,...

June 7, 2018

This week's box brought some exciting finds like avocados, and some summer staples that we are going to continue to see. If you're like me, you have a bowl of Perfectly Imperfect onions hanging around just waiting to be used in something other than mom's pasta sauce re...

February 2, 2018

This week we found ourselves with LOTS of butternut squash. The folks who originally purchased them all couldn't use them because they were too small. They spiralize them and these mini squash wouldn't fit properly into their machine. We were happy to take them off the...