Fall is my favourite season for almost everything. Style, food, trips. I like cleaning out my closet at this time of year, I love fall more than any other season. This year I had a tougher than usual start to the season. All within the same few days I had a UTI, a migraine that lasted for about 18 hours and induced some vomiting and to top it off I had my period all at the same time. Sorry for the fellas that do read my blog, but us females have these things happen, ya know. So, to say the least, it was quite the week.
Grocery shopping is an absolute favourite activity of mine. I love everything about it, I even love reading the ingredient labels, LOL, but considering how I was feeling I had zero intentions on leaving my bed. And that is when I discovered Kiki's
produce delivery. Like, hi, everyone, I just became a citizen of 2017 and I get to sit back, relax and become part of 'let us bring your produce to you' delivery trend! This couldn't have come at a better time. Now, I'm not saying I will be making this a regular thing, because I truly do enjoy roaming around the grocery store and feeling up avocados before buying 'em, but it is convenient as heck for those times you're not feeling 100%.
What I loved the most about ordering from Kiki's
is that they included some goodies at no extra cost, such as fresh dates (which, why the heck have I never tried until now), some vegan garbanzo curry and wild mushroom chips. I guess they assumed I live mostly off plants based on my choice in groceries. I decided to stuff some zucchinis for a dinner I had because stuffing vegetables is such an easy process for me and it does not take much time. I accompanied my dish with a falafel salad I created on the spot, all with ingredients and produce I ordered from Kiki's.
Stuffed Zucchini Halves:
4 cloves garlic
1 large yellow or white onion
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
4 medium to large tomatoes
First, turn the oven on to 375, cut the zucchinis in half and carefully scoop out the inside of it using either a paring knife or small teaspoon. Place everything you've scooped out on the side on the cutting board. Place the zucchinis face down in the oven and turn every 7-10 minutes until it is light brown and soft. In the meantime, in a medium or large saucepan sauté the garlic in olive oil, once the garlic is medium brown add the onion and tomatoes, after about 5 minutes add in the scooped out zucchini. Sauté for about 20 minutes while stirring often until everything is cooked, should be a medium brown colour. In the meantime do not forget to add herbs, spices and salt. I used whatever I had in my cupboards, oregano, rosemary, parsley and salt. Take the zucchini halves outta the oven, drizzle with some olive oil and salt (if you'd like to, I like a bit of salt in my cooking, but you can completely make it salt and oil free if your taste buds agree with the flavour), and stuff the zucchini halves. Place back in the oven for about 5 minutes and VOILA! Finito!
For the Falafel salad I used the already made local falafels from Kiki's, falafels have a lot of ingredients and I don't like making anything that has more than 5 ingredients. Sometimes I buy them fresh from falafel food trucks, $5 for 12 freshly made falafels saves me the time and nerves to mix all these ingredients together. In my salad I used green lettuce, olives, peppers, mint, cilantro, cucumbers and mixed it all with olive oil and fresh lemon juice. I added the baked falafels and drizzled with a tahini and lemon juice dressing I made on the spot. It was delish. The mix of cilantro and mint together was absolutely superb. So refreshing and filling.
Have you ever used Grocery Delivery companies? If yes, feel free to comment and share some meals you've made with the groceries.