Holiday Ideas & Recipes

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    Spend $20 in SNAP and receive $20 in DOUBLE UP FOOD BUCKS!

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  • Honey-Roasted Butternut Squash

    Ingredients:

    • 2 large butternut squash, halved lengthwise and seeded (about 4 pounds)
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
    • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 2 tablespoons finely chopped toasted pecans
    • 1 tablespoon minced fresh flat-leaf parsley

    Preparation:

    1. Preheat oven to 400 deg F.

    2. Place squash halves, cut sides up, on a foil-lined baking sheet. Place honey and butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH for 30 seconds, or until butter melts. Stir to combine. Brush half of honey mixture over cut sides of squash, and reserve remaining honey mixture.

    3. Sprinkle squash with salt and pepper. Bake at 400 deg F for 1 hour or until tender.

    4. Carefully place squash, cut sides up, on cutting board. Halve squash lengthwise; cut each half crosswise into thirds. Place squash on a platter. Heat reserved butter mixture in microwave at HIGH for 20 seconds.

    5. Drizzle remaining butter mixture over squash. Sprinkle evenly with pecans and parsley. Add a garnish of parsley on the side to accent the beautiful colors of the squash.

    6. Serve, and enjoy!

    Serves: 8

    Preparation time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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    Your credit/debit card will be saved when you sign up, but your card will not be charged until the day before delivery. If you've selected a different payment method (COD or SNAP/EBT), we will always defer to your preferred payment choice. For SNAP payments, please be ready to meet with the driver at the time of delivery. SNAP payments must be made in person. There will be an $8 fee charged if customer is repeatedly not there to sign for delivery, and food will not be left. For COD, please have a check ready for the driver or you can send it to us via postal services.
  • Kale Sauté

    Ingredients:

    • 1 tsp mild flavored olive oil
    • 1 small onion, cut in half and sliced
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed (or 1/2 tsp. bottled garlic puree)
    • 1 bunch kale
    • 1 small tomato

    Directions:

    In skillet (preferably cast iron), place oil, onion, garlic, and 1/4 c. water. Cover and cook over medium heat until onions are transparent. Meanwhile, wash kale and separate from ribs. Chop the kale leaves and add to the skillet. Saute 5 minutes or until kale wilts and turns deep green. Meanwhile, dice the tomato (you can seed it if you like, or add it seeds and all). Add to kale and cook until tomato begins to release its juice and the dish is hot.

    Serve over brown rice.

    Serves: 3

    Preparation time: 15 minutes

  • Kiddie Casserole

    Preparation:

    Slice the potatoes (skins on if you prefer) thinly and boil until almost done. Drain and set aside.

    Cook sausages according to specifications, and slice into chunks. Combine them with the baked beans in a casserole dish. Layer the potatoes on top, covering everything underneath. depending on your casserole dish, you may need more potato.

    In a separate pan, heat the oil on medium heat, and fry the chopped onion until soft. Add 1/4 of the soymilk and once hot, whisk the flour in slowly. Then add the rest of the soymilk while stirring. Once gently bubbling, take the pan off the heat and add the remaining ingredients. Stir thoroughly, then pour the milky sauce over the potatoes and bake in a 220 degree centigrade (425 Fahrenheit) oven for 20-30 minutes, until brown and bubbly.

    Kids love this one, but I'll confess, I'm 22 and make this for myself all the time!

    Serves: 6 +

    Preparation time: 30 minutes

  • Lime Tofu with Quinoa and Collard Greens

    Thanks to our customer Cassondra Phillipsen for sharing this recipe with us!

    Ingredients:

    • 14 oz extra firm tofu
    Quinoa:
    • 3/4 cup quinoa
    • 1 tsp cinnamon
    • 1 tbsp lime juice
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1 1/3 cups water
    Sweet Chili Lime Sauce:
    • 3 tbsp sugar
    • 3 tbsp soy sauce
    • 2 tbsp lime juice
    • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
    • 1 clove garlic (crushed)
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1 tsp dried mint leaves
    Collard Greens:
    • 1 bunch collard greens (middle stem removed, washed)
    • 3 tbsp water
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 1 tsp lime juice

    Preparation:

    Combine all quinoa ingredients in a pot with a tight fitting lid. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let it simmer for 20 minutes. Whisk all of the sauce ingredients together in a bowl and set aside. Drain tofu and cut into thin triangles.

    Cook tofu in a frying pan (with no oil needed) until golden brown on each side. Combine the tofu and the sauce together on medium heat and cook for about 3 minutes. Set aside.

    Cook the collard greens in a pot. Layer each plate with quinoa, collard greens, tofu, and drizzle some extra sauce over the top.

    Serve, and enjoy!

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  • Quick and Easy Broccoli

    Ingredients:

    • 1 head broccoli, cut into pieces
    • 6 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon coconut or sesame oil
    • 1 heaping teaspoon each: sage, cumin, hot pepper flakes
    • 1/4 tablespoon salt, or more, to taste
    • 1 package whole wheat pasta

    Preparation:

    Toast garlic and spices in oils. When brown, add the broccoli and stir-fry until tender. Add cooked pasta.

    Serves: 4

    Preparation time: 10 minutes

  • Raw Oatmeal with Cranberries

    Ingredients:

    • oat sprouts
    • wheat sprouts
    • 1 banana
    • cranberries
    • apple juice (optional)

    Directions:

    Put about two tablespoons of cranberries in some apple juice (or water or orange juice) to soak.

    Take a handful of oat sprouts and a few handfuls of wheat sprouts (or depending on your taste), and mix them together in a bowl.

    Peel one banana and mash in the bowl with the sprouts. Mix until you have a crunchy sprout banana consistency. You may have to add more sprouts.

    Add cranberries (but not apple juice) and eat!

    Serves: 1

    Preparation time: 10 minutes

  • Raw Tacos

    Ingredients:

    • 1/2 of an avocado
    • 3 slices green pepper
    • 2 slices each red and yellow pepper
    • 1 full slice of an onion
    • 1/2 cup broccoli and cauliflower florets
    • pico de gallo
    • salsa
    • lemon juice
    • garlic powder
    • salt
    • 3 pieces romaine, green leaf, or red leaf lettuce

    Directions:

    Mash the avocado in a bowl. Chop 1 slice of green pepper and half the onion slice and add these to the avocado. Season to taste with lemon juice, garlic powder, and salt, thus making raw guacamole. Cut the remaining peppers into long pieces.

    To assemble, put a layer of guacamole down, followed by the pico, peppers, onion, broccoli, and cauliflower. Top with salsa and fold in the back and roll up sides.

    Serves: 3

    Preparation time: 15 minutes

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  • Risotto with Kale & Leeks

    Ingredients:

    • 5 cups chicken broth
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 2 cups thinly sliced leek (about 2 large)
    • 1 1/2 cups arborio rice
    • 1/4 cup white wine
    • 3 cups coarsely chopped Kale
    • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
    • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
    • 6 lemon wedges

    Directions:

    Bring the chicken broth to a simmer in a medium saucepan (do not boil). Keep warm over low heat.

    Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add leek, saute 4 minute or until tender. Add rice; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in wine cook 1 minute or until the liquid is nearly absorbed stirring constantly.

    Reduce heat to low; stir in Kale. Add broth 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly until each portion of the broth is absorbed before adding the next portion (about 25 minutes). Stir in cheese and pepper.

    Serve with lemon wedges, and enjoy!

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  • Slow Roasted Root Vegetables

    Thanks to our customer Lawrence Duncan for this delicious and heart-warming recipe!

    Ingredients:

    • 3 large potatoes
    • 3 large carrots
    • 3 large beets
    • 8 large garlic cloves, peeled
    • 2 tsp rosemary, fresh or powdered
    • 2 tsp cumin, ground
    • 1 tbsp black pepper, course ground
    • 2 tsp sea salt

    Directions:

    Preheat oven to 250 deg F. This is a "low & slow" recipe, which takes a little bit of patience, but well worth it! You can vary the ratio of vegetables to suit your tastes, as well as the choice and amounts of herbs and spices.

    Cut the potatoes, carrots, and beets into large chunks. The size of the chunks determines which vegetable cook the fastest: the potatoes and beets should be the largest chunks, with the carrots being a little smaller / thinner. You'll get the feel for the right size with practice.

    Place the chunked potatoes, carrots, and beets in a large mixing bowl, along with the peeled garlic cloves. Add oil and sprinkle in the spices, while stirring until all the vegetables are thoroughly coated.

    Spread the mixture evenly onto a baking tray, and place into the oven. Cook for about 2 hours, or until done.

    Serves: 3 - 4

    Preparation time: 2 1/2 hours

  • SNAP & The Double Up Discount

    Organics to You now accepts SNAP EBT on all routes as well as with any pick up orders! You can set SNAP as your preferred payment method during checkout.

    ALL SNAP customers will also qualify for the Double Up discount which gives customers up to $20 off their fruits and veggies with a $1 for $1 match from the Oregon Food Bank.


    You are still required to put a credit/debit card on your account when you sign up, but your card will not be charged if you've selected a different payment method (COD or SNAP/EBT). We will always defer to your preferred payment choice. For SNAP payments, please be ready to meet with the driver at the time of delivery. SNAP payments must be made in person. There will be an $8 fee charged to the credit/debit card on file if customer is repeatedly not there to sign for delivery, and food will not be left.


    SNAP & Double Up Food Bucks FAQs

    Q: What is SNAP EBT?
    Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) is an electronic system that allows a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participant to pay for food using SNAP benefits. When a participant shops at a SNAP authorized retail store, such as Organics to You, their SNAP EBT account is debited to reimburse the store for food that was purchased. All food products are SNAP eligible at Organics to You.

    Q: What is Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) and the Double Up discount?
    Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) provides all SNAP recipients with a $1 for $1 match (up to $20) to buy healthy fruits & vegetables when they use their EBT card to purchase produce. At Organics to You, the Double Up discount will automatically be applied to all SNAP purchases and all SNAP customers will get 50% off any purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables, up to $20 off. Only Produce Bins, Produce Add-ons, and Produce by the Case are eligible for the Double Up discount. Grocery items such as milk, eggs, meat, and rice & beans are not eligible for the Double Up discount, but they are still eligible for SNAP payments.

    Q. What products are eligible for SNAP EBT at Organics to You?
    All food items are eligible for SNAP EBT at Organics to You. Gift baskets, clothing, and driver tips are not eligible.

    Q. What products are eligible for the Double Up discount at Organics to You?
    All products in the Produce Bins, Produce Add-ons, and Produce by the Case categories are eligible for the Double Up discount. Grocery items such as milk, eggs, meat, and rice & beans are not eligible for the Double Up discount, but they are still eligible for SNAP payments.

    Q. How does a customer sign up for Organics to You with SNAP EBT?
    Customers shop as normal on the OrganicsToYou.org website. Customers can place items in their cart and checkout. When entering payment information, customer should choose SNAP as their preferred payment method. Customer will still be required to put a credit/debit card on file.

    Q. How does a customer sign up for the Double Up discount?
    All Organics to You customers who choose SNAP as their payment method are automatically enrolled in the Double Up Food Bucks program. The discount will be applied to their account each time an order runs.

    Q: Can Washington residents use their SNAP EBT at Organics to You?
    Yes, ALL customers in ALL delivery zones can use their SNAP EBT at Organics to You.

    Q: Who is eligible for Double Up Food Bucks?
    All customers who choose SNAP as their preferred payment method at Organics to You will automatically be credited with the Double Up Food Bucks discount each time an order runs.

    Q. How does the Double Up discount work with an order from Organics to You?
    The Small Bin is $45, so a SNAP customer will receive the max $20 Double Up discount for the fruits and veggies and will be required to pay the remaining $25 with SNAP EBT at the door. A Bin for One is only $36, so the Double Up discount will be dollar for dollar. Double Up Food Bucks will match $18 and the customer will pay $18 with SNAP EBT at the door. A Bin for One plus a Salad Add-on is $56, so Double Up would match the max $20 and the customer would pay $36 with SNAP at the door.

    Q. How does the customer pay with SNAP EBT?
    Customers must present their EBT card at the door when Organics to You arrives. The customer is texted a 3-hour delivery window and must have payment ready at the door. Driver will bring the POS device to the door, and customer will be required to enter PIN. Customer is allowed to leave the card with a friend, family member, or neighbor.

    Q. What if the customer is not there to receive and pay for the order?
    Customers must be present to receive and pay for the order. If a customer is repeatedly not there to receive and pay for the delivery, there will be a $8 penalty fee charged to the credit/debit card on file.

    Q. Can a customer pay online with SNAP EBT?
    Unfortunately, Organics to You is not yet approved to accept online SNAP payments. Organics to You is not allowed to store SNAP payment info including card number and PIN. We hope to see this change soon.

    Q. Is there a limit on the amount of Double Up customers can earn and redeem at one time?
    There is a limit of up to $20 per transaction. Auto-discounts provide up to a $20 match each transaction. So, if a customer spent $50 on fruits and veggies they would receive $20 off, and the new total would be $30.

    Q. How does the customer get the Double Up discount?
    The customer will earn the Double Up discount every time they purchase eligible items (see above) and pay using their SNAP benefits. All SNAP customers at Organics to You will automatically receive the Double Up discount on their account statement. The customer will then be required to pay the remaining balance with their SNAP EBT.

    Q: Why isn’t this program available to non-SNAP customers?
    Double Up is a federally funded program. According to Federal guidelines only SNAP/EBT recipients are eligible to participate.

    Q. Can a SNAP customer who pays with their credit/debit card still receive the Double Up discount?
    No, a customer must pay with their SNAP EBT in order to receive the Double Up discount. The discount will be removed if payment is made with a credit/debit card.

    **If you need to modify your order/delivery schedule: Please be sure to adjust your account (https://organicstoyou.org/login) or contact the office with your e-request (info@organicstoyou.org) at least 24 hours before your scheduled delivery.**
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  • Spaghetti Squash Casserole

    Ingredients:

    • 1 large spaghetti squash
    • 1 large onion, minced
    • 5-6 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 cup mushrooms, chopped
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 plantain, sliced
    • 1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes
    • 1 16 oz. can crushed tomatoes
    • 1 cup cooked cracked wheat, bulgur wheat, or couscous (have fun and experiment)
    • basil, oregano, cayenne, and parsley
    • whatever seasonings that strike you at the moment - that's what I used last time, and it was great!

    Directions:

    Split the squash in half and cook upside-down in water for about 20-30 minutes. until tender. Pour 2 cups hot water over grains of choice and let sit cover for approximately 15 minutes.

    Meanwhile, sauté the onion, garlic, mushrooms and plantains in the oil. If needed, add some water. Add cans of tomatoes and spices and let simmer for 15-20 minutes. Add drained grains and simmer another 5 minutes.

    Pour the sauce over spaghetti squash on individual plates.

    Enjoy!

    Serves: 4

    Preparation time: 20-30 minutes

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