• Sheryl and Dan Malin

HAPPY LEAP DAY

I want to wish everyone a Happy Leap Day. Our Misfit veggies and fruit came the other day. Enjoy getting our produce right to the door. Its fresh and organic – It’s a subscription box of misfit fruits and vegetables making it easy and affordable for all to eat healthy. They are dedicated to breaking the cycle of food waste by helping delicious food find a good home. Your home.




I wrote an article a while back when I was living in Florida several years ago regarding co-ops. Back in the day organic foods were very scarce and very few super markets carried organic and if they did it was very high priced, so Dan and I joined a co-op. I find this is better for I get it delivered straight to the door.



Misfits Purpose


Almost half of the food grown by farmers in this country is never sold, but eating healthy keeps getting more expensive. This is a cycle of food waste that needs to end, and there’s a very simple solution to this very ugly problem. Eat Misfits.


Why Misfits?


1.Save Money

Delicious and nutritious, at incredibly reasonable prices. By sourcing high quality fruits and vegetables that stores can’t or won’t sell, our prices are up to 40% less than you’d find in stores


2.Stop Food Waste

Almost half of all produce harvested in the United States is never eaten. Fruits and vegetables go unpicked in fields or get thrown away at the store, simply because they don’t look good.


3. Better for all of us

Helping farms find a market for the things they grow. Making it easier to put fresh fruits and vegetables at the center of our diet. Rescuing produce from the landfill. Good for everybody.


4. Always fresh, sometimes normal.

Misfit produce delivered directly to you for up to 40% less than grocery store prices


YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT


Written on Thursday, April 12, 2012


I am writing this piece for it is the most important step to keep you alive. Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body. The key word is nutritional and in today’s world we have taken most of it out of our foods. Since a year and ½ ago I have made it my second highest importance to educate and spread the importance of how food relates to our living or dying. The saying you are what you eat, is so true.


When I was diagnosed with Breast cancer, I thought first, why me and then what did I do to deserve this. I exercised regularly and did not eat junk food. But I did not realize the importance of the value of the food that I was eating. Since then my lifestyle has changed drastically. I chose not to go the conventional way for my treatments with cancer. I did not like the idea of cut, poison and burn. My idea was to find another way that was healthier and had a better rate of survival. I chose a program in Mexico called Functional Medicine and today I have managed my cancer with the help of some awesome people. If you are interested in the program and my journey through my treatments just go to http://www.thejourneytogoodhealth.com/. At the time of my diagnoses I did not know my purpose, but I do now ~ we must open our eyes to what we are eating for this is what is the center of the destruction.


Food can change everything about you from your looks to how you are feeling. With the research that I have come across it is basically easy to make a change and still be able to enjoy the taste of food. All you have to do is substitute the bad with the good.

For example, processed foods have a lot of man-made chemicals with in the ingredients which are harmful to our bodies. We can change by not eating those types of foods and creating your own by preparing with natural ingredients. It will taste the same, but you will live a happier and healthier life span.


Another problem that has been growing throughout our country is our fruit and vegetables are being sprayed with chemicals to kill the insects. Gee, if it is killing the insects, what do you think it is doing to us! I know that this is a big reason we have been getting sick with the diseases that we are facing in today’s world. We can change this if we ban those products and eat organic foods. For the past year I have joined a co-op and with changing my eating habits I have gained a lot of respect for the food I eat.

The definition of a co-op, from the International Cooperative Alliance: "A cooperative is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise. Co-operatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. In the tradition of their founders, co-operative members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others." You can Google organic co-ops in your area.

Another way to get organic food is to start your own garden. It is not hard at all, for I live in a condo and have limited space. One day I decided to start my own garden in pots on my porch just to show that it can be done anywhere if you set your mind to it.


On the web site there is a page of recipes that I have cooked with most of my Misfit produce. I wanted to show that anyone can cook and make it smell and look delicious. The motto is, If I can do it any one can.



Last night I just roasted in the oven some veggies. This recipe I like because you can add any veggies that you have in your refrigerator. The only time spent is the preparing of cutting them and putting them in a pan and adding your favorite spices.

My daughter sent me a book that I am reading now on spices. Its amazing on how spices can heal one’s ailments. In the near future, I will share my findings.


SHERRY’S RAINBOW ROASTED VEGGIES


INGREDIENTS FOR TWO: THE VEGGIES I USED THAT I HAD ON HAND

1. Two carrots

2. A turnip

3. A red pepper and yellow pepper

4. A beet

5. A sweet potato

6. One red small onion

7. Four mushrooms

8. Six Brussel Sprouts

9. Spices – basil, cumin, cayenne pepper, turmeric, oregano, parsley, garlic powder

1 Olive oil


DIRECTIONS:

Very simple

1. Cut all the veggies up in different sizes

2. Spread into a pan and add the spices on top

3. Sprinkle olive oil on top and roast in oven until desired (medium to soft)


I like to have a salad with this, there are so many ways of preparing salads. In upcoming blog post I will share some recipes.


Enjoy Leap Year and the extra day and until tomorrow have a fantastic Saturday.



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