Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Warm up during this (hopefully) final Spring frost with our Roasted Butternut Squash soup, made from your weekly box ingredients!

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

1 butternut squash
5 tbsp olive oil
1 cup onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
½ cup white wine
2-4 cups Chicken Bone & Co. Broth
1 cup Mountain Fresh Creamery Whole Milk
2 tbsp Southern Swiss butter
Fresh thyme leaves and pecans for garnish
Salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut the squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Rub both halves with 2 tbsp olive oil. Season the squash with salt and pepper and place, flesh side down, onto a parchment lined sheet tray. Roast the squash for 35-45 minutes, or until the skin has browned and is soft to the touch. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Remove the skin and reserve the cooked squash. Meanwhile heat the stock to a boil and reserve. In a separate pot, heat the remaining 3 tbsp olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and saute until the vegetables are lightly caramelized, about 10-15 minutes. Add the white wine to deglaze the pan and reduce for 2 minutes. Add the squash to the pot and continue cooking for 5 minutes or so, stirring frequently. Remove the squash mixture from heat and transfer to a food processor or blender. Turn on the food processor to puree the squash for 1 minute. As it is running, gradually add 2 cups of the stock, the milk, and butter. Check the consistency of the soup. If it is too thick, add more stock until the desired consistency is reached. Season the soup with salt and pepper and serve immediately. Garnish with fresh thyme and crushed pecans if desired.


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If you have any questions, please contact our customer service department. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm and you can reach us at (770) 441-9976. We would love to hear from you!

Spring Supergreens Salad

This week’s recipe feature’s nutrient packed Organic Girl Supergreens, avocado, golden beets, and blood oranges! Get the recipe below for this delicious and healthy spring salad!

Spring Supergreens Salad

4 cups Organic Girl Supergreens
2 avocados, cut into slices
2 blood oranges, peeled and cut into bite sized chunks
2 golden beets, peeled and cut into small chunks
½ cup Capra Gia feta cheese
White Balsamic dressing to taste

In a bowl, place the greens and half of the avocados, oranges, and beets. Toss with the desired amount of dressing, then top with the remaining produce and cheese and enjoy!

Basic White Balsamic Vinaigrette
¼ cup white balsamic vinegar
¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp dijon mustard
½ tbl Hometown Honey
½ tsp each salt and pepper (plus more to taste)

Whisk together the vinegar, mustard, honey, salt, and pepper. Slowly add oil in a steady stream, mixing it into the vinegar mixture constantly. Use immediately or pour into a container and cover. Will keep refrigerated for 7 days.


Visit our website to browse our selection of Certified Organic produce as well as pastured meats, coffee, tea, prepared foods, and more! www.naturesgardenexpress.com

Save $10 on your first box by using code ‘FoodIsMedicine2016’!

If you have any questions, please contact our customer service department. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm and you can reach us at (770) 441-9976. We would love to hear from you!

Maple Chili Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Spiced Pecans

Sweet potatoes are a staple in our weekly box and tonight we’re roasting them up for one of our favorite recipes!

  • 4 sweet potatoes, cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 3 tbl olive oil
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup dried cranberries, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup Elliot Twisted Pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, stemmed and finely chopped
  • 2 tbl maple syrup
  • ¼ cup Capra Gia Feta Cheese, for garnish

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a mixing bowl, toss the diced sweet potatoes with olive oil. Add the cinnamon, chili powder, black pepper, and salt. Mix seasonings with potatoes and place on a parchment lined sheet tray. Roast potatoes for 30-40 minutes or until fork tender. Remove sweet potatoes from oven and immediately toss into a mixing bowl with the cranberries, pecans, rosemary, and maple syrup, gently stirring to combine. Place onto serving dish, garnish with feta cheese, and serve.

Nature’s Garden Express Now Offering FedEx Shipping Nationwide!

Nature‘s Garden Express has just partnered with FedEx in order to bring sustainable food and groceries to households all over the Southeast. Now your friends and family outside of the Metro Atlanta Area can order organic food and have grocery packages magically show up on doorsteps with next day service.

In order to make this service possible, we worked with packing engineers and ecofriendly, insulated box liner manufacturers to procure cotton based materials that are 100% biodegradable, maintain the quality and freshness by insulating the haul and be able to withstand the high velocity FedEx shipping environment.

In an effort to keep our prices low and make sure that this great new service is affordable, we are offering volume shipping discounts for subscribers in the FedEx Zone 2 & 3 delivery area.

 

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NGE will continue delivering locally to homes, businesses, schools, government offices, hospitals, daycares and assisted living communities. Any deliveries that fall outside of our local delivery area will be routed through the FedEx shipping network.

We are happy to be sharing this exciting news with you! We’d like to take a moment to ask for your help in continuing to spread the word about Nature’s Garden Express. Please share your referral code so that you can earn grocery credit. Each friend that signs up with your code will receive $10 off their first box of organic groceries. For each person you refer that receives a box, we’ll add $10 in NGE credit to your account. It’s the ultimate win-win, and there’s no limit to how much credit you can earn.

We are so grateful for your support. We literally cannot exist without you! Thanks for choosing Nature’s Garden Express as your partner for healthy living!!

Wholeheartedly,
Founders Michael & Scott
& the NGE Team


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Save $10 on your first box by using code $ave10!

If you have any questions, please contact our customer service department. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm and you can reach us at (770) 441-9976. We would love to hear from you!

Celebrate Spring with This Tasty Recipe – Spring Pasta Primavera

Spring is finally here and this week we celebrate its fresh flavors with a tasty pasta dish! Use a variety of produce from your box to create a colorful and healthy meal. This recipe starts off vegetarian and can be altered to your tastes by adding parmesan cheese, seared fish, or grilled chicken. Get creative and make it your own! Continue reading Celebrate Spring with This Tasty Recipe – Spring Pasta Primavera

Local, Organic Foods for Health and Allergies

IMG_20150530_112624Interested in organic grocery delivery? Save $10 on your first box by using code $ave10. Sign up online!

A year ago this week, I began my journey with Nature’s Garden Express as a sales associate, brand ambassador, and now our digital marketing manager. Every week since I joined our team I’ve had the fortune of receiving a small sized box of local and organic foods. This dietary change has resulted in a complete transformation of my health and wellbeing. Continue reading Local, Organic Foods for Health and Allergies

Wheatgrass Elixirs for Health & Longevity

IMG_20160314_153832Stop by our Krog Street Market stall to try one of our organic Wheatgrass Elixirs! Feeling the effects of spring allergies? Try the Soulgrass, a delicious combination of wheatgrass, ginger, turmeric, and lemon that helps boost immunity and reduce inflammation. Other offerings include:

  • Wheatgrass & Ginger Shots
  • Mintgrass – wheatgrass, mint, lemon
  • Hempgrass – wheatgrass, hemp, cinnamon
  • Hotshot – wheatgrass, lemon, cayenne
  • Uptown Buddha – orange, turmeric

Wheatgrass is a powerful concentrated liquid nutrient, rich in living chlorophyll. Chlorophyll gives plants their green pigmentation and boasts high magnesium and oxygen content. According to Hippocrates Health Institute, two ounces of wheatgrass juice has the equivalent of five pounds of raw organic vegetables! Not only is wheatgrass high in Vitamin A and C, it also contains all B vitamins, a variety of minerals, and it is a complete source of protein. This young grass also acts as a powerful detoxifier, benefiting the liver and blood in our bodies. Continue reading Wheatgrass Elixirs for Health & Longevity

NGE at Krog Street Market

On Monday February 15, 2016 Nature’s Garden Express opened its first storefront at the vibrant Krog Street Market in the heart of Inman Park. 

Continue reading NGE at Krog Street Market

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