Holiday Ideas & Recipes

  • 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

  • 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

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  • 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!

  • 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

  • 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

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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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    ***2017 – 2018 Winter Holiday Schedule***


    ***Christmas Week and New Year’s Day:***
    Tuesday, 12/26: Monday Routes
    Wednesday, 12/27: Tuesday Routes
    Thursday, 12/28: Wednesday Routes
    Friday, 12/29: Thursday Routes

    We will be on a regular delivery schedule the week of the New Year: Monday, 1/1: Monday Routes
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  • Grilled Eggplant

    Ingredients:

    • eggplant (size and number depends on amount of people to be served)
    • oil
    • basil
    • rosemary

    Directions:

    Clean and slice eggplant into quarter of an inch slices, lengthwise.

    Brush eggplant slices with olive oil, then sprinkle with chopped basil and rosemary. Grill the eggplant slices, either in a skillet, or on the grill outside. Whichever works best! They grill fast and can stick, so make sure to brush grill with olive oil and watch closely.

    This recipe also works beautifully for squash and zucchini!

    Serves: 4 (depends on size of eggplant)

    Preparation time: 15 minutes

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  • Gazpacho

    Ingredients:

    • 1 small clove garlic
    • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
    • 2 cups V-8 juice
    • 2 & 1/2 tbsp red-wine vinegar
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • 2 tbsp lemon juice
    • 1 tsp sugar
    • 2 tsp salt
    • 1/4 tsp ground white pepper
    • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
    • 1/8 tsp Tabasco sauce
    • 1 large ripe tomato
    • 2 tbsp finely minced fresh onion
    • 1/2 fresh cucumber - diced
    • 1/2 fresh green pepper - diced
    • 1/2 tsp freeze-dried chives
    • 1 tbsp fresh green onion tops - chopped
    • 1 fresh yellow squash - diced, not peeled
    • 1 cup fresh eggplant - diced (for color - optional)

    Preparation:

    Place garlic, parsley, V-8 juice, vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, vegan sugar, salt, white pepper, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco sauce in large bowl and stir until well blended.

    Peel and dice tomato. Rinse remaining vegetables and place in large container with tomato. Pour blended soup mixture over vegetables. Chill for at least 2 hours.

    Serve as appetizer garnished with lemon wedges and club vegan crackers or garlic toast. Works wonderfully as a cool and refreshing, easy to serve summer-time dish.

    Serves: 8

    Preparation time: 1 hour

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    What does being a member mean? Is there a commitment?

    Membership is just a term used to describe people who are getting our service. There are no contracts or required subscriptions. You choose whether you want delivery just once, or regularly every week, every 2 weeks, every 3 weeks, or every 4 weeks.

    How do I redeem a Chinook Coupon?

    1. Write the first and last name listed on the account on the coupon.
    2. Leave the coupon out for the driver to pickup on your delivery day. --or-- Mail the coupon to our office at 898 SE Stark St., Portland, OR 97214.
    3. Once we receive the coupon here in the office we'll add the discount to your payment history as well as adjust the billing accordingly.

    Where does the produce come from?

    This is one of the most important questions. Our vegetables and fruits mostly come directly from local area farms. By buying directly from the farmer we are assuring that you get the freshest produce with the least amount of processing and travel possible. Supporting local farms also means that the money is staying within the communities that we serve while also helping to keep small family farms operational. We also source some organic produce from local distributors like Organically Grown Company and Charlie’s Produce when the local growing season slows down during the winter and early spring.

    How does it all work?

    It is as easy as 1,2,3. First, choose your produce bin (additional groceries are optional). Second, create your account complete with delivery and billing details. Third, kick back, relax, and enjoy the service.

    I just submitted my order. When do I get my first delivery?

    We ask for 24 hours notice for all new orders and for all changes. If you are setting up the order or adjusting it online yourself, sometimes we need even less time. Once you sign up or edit your order, we will show you when your next order is coming on the "My Orders" page of your account (you will be directed to your account immediately after registration). If you'd like to postpone the delivery, you can change the start date after registration.

    How do I pay?

    You may setup a credit card on your account for automatic billing to occur on the day before each scheduled delivery. Or you may select to pay via COD or SNAP/EBT (please see SNAP rules and FAQs below). You can leave the check/money order for the driver to pick-up on your delivery day, or you can mail in the payment to our office address at 898 SE Stark St., Portland, OR 97214. All SNAP customers must pay at the door.

    Do you deliver in my area?

    We deliver throughout the Portland Metro area along with surrounding neighborhoods. We also have a couple of routes that serve the Vancouver, WA area. Check out our delivery routes map to find out which day of the week we’re in your area.

    How much does a bin serve? Is there a prescribed weight?

    The answer varies due to many considerations. Do you mostly cook and eat at home? Do you also pack a lunch? Are you following a specific diet (vegan, vegetarian, paleo, etc)? What serving size do you prefer? There is no prescribed weight for the bin as it varies each week due to what is in season and availability. All of the bins do get a certain number of items each week to ensure a diverse selection of organic produce. You are also welcome to try different bins until you find the perfect fit for your culinary needs. Some of our customers even change their bin types seasonally—they’ll order an All Fruit Bin in the summer while their home veggie gardens are in full swing and then will switch back to a mixed bin of fruits and veggies in late autumn. You are not locked in to any bin size, type, or frequency.

    What if I don't want something in my bin?

    No problem, just note your bin preferences when you sign-up, or log-in and adjust your likes/dislikes on your account. After logging in click "Delivery Information" in the brown sidebar on the left-hand side of the screen. On that page, under “My Preferences,” you can edit your "likes" and "dislikes.” The crew will substitute another item, or one of your “likes” if available, when one of your “dislikes” is to be included in the bin’s contents. Please note however that we require 48 hours’ notice to guarantee we can make any changes.

    What do I do if I need to skip a week for any reason?

    Going on vacation, have a scheduled business trip, or maybe the fridge is still full? You can set vacation breaks when you log in to your account and click "Delivery Information" in the brown sidebar on the left-hand side of the screen. Then add your hold under “Vacation Settings” near the bottom of the page. Or feel free to contact us via phone or email with the vacation start date, vacation end date, and your account details (name on account and delivery address). Please note however that we require 48 hours’ notice to guarantee we can make any changes.

    What other products do you deliver?

    We deliver mostly organic products sourced from other local companies. We offer many basics such as bread, milk, eggs, meats, and pantry staples. Feel free to add an item to your produce order on an ongoing or one time basis.

    What if I'm not going to be home?

    You do not need to be home at the time of delivery as long as the driver has access to a delivery drop spot like your front door, porch, or another specified area. Our delivery window for each route day runs from around 10AM – 7:30PM.

    What happens on hot summer days or rainy days?

    The driver will do his best to leave your order in a shaded or covered area. We also encourage you to note any special delivery instructions on your account for the driver to reference. If you are not going to be home at the time of delivery, please consider leaving out a cooler during the summer heat to keep your fruits and veggies happy. If you order perishables (milk, meats, other dairy items)--we highly recommend leaving out a cooler with ice packs.

    What if I live in a secure building?

    Please provide us with any special delivery instructions needed for the driver to access your building. Most folks give us an access code, are able to buzz the driver in remotely via a callbox, supply a key to the main door of the building, or have concierge service/office manager on duty to accept the delivery.

    Do you deliver on holidays?

    We deliver on most holidays except Thanksgiving and Christmas. During the Thanksgiving week--we simply move the delivery schedule up by a day and deliver on Sunday - Wednesday. The Christmas week delivery schedule varies year to year.

    Our Refund Policy:

    If for any reason you're not satisfied with the produce or one of our other products that you have received, please don't hesitate in letting us know via email. We will compensate you for the issue either by adding in replacement produce to your next bin or by issuing a credit/refund.

    What's our privacy policy?

    Our policy is very simple: we will never intentionally share, rent, or sell any personal information that you submit on our site.

    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 automatically 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.

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