Aloha! We all like a little challenge every now and again, don’t we? So, I’ve got an idea, here’s the deal. Keep reading, there’s a little cheeky give away at the end!
On Monday I’m starting my (hopefully) last term of my Bachelor. To me the start of a new term at school or uni is like new years day for other people, it’s a day of resolutions. Now, I don’t really want to loose weight or anything (just eat healthier), but I do want to reduce the amount of food waste I produce, eat more seasonally and try out more new things in the kitchen.
One thing I find really inspiring is getting a weekly vegetable box. You get a random selection of different vegetables and you’ve got to come up with ways to use it. Pretty fun right? Anyway, I thought making a thing out of this, i.e. The Veg Box Challenge, would make me more motivated to actually use everything in the box, because you know I want to make the impression that I’m really cool and know how to transform the strangest vegetables into something that tastes utterly divine, rather than like someone who forgets their veggies in the bottom shelf of the fridge. So by putting a little more pressure on myself and by making it more fun, I’ll hopefully be able to reduce food waste, eat more seasonally and try out new things in the kitchen. I will blog about how I found delicious ways to use everything in my box – fingers crossed. Anyway, most importantly, I’d love you to join me! Let’s make #TheVegChallenge a thing! Let’s have a friendly competition around who comes up with the most delicious seasonal veg dishes. It’s so simple! Getting involved is easy, and you can participate whether you get an actual veg box or not*!
Here’s how it works:
♣ Start by posting the contents of your box
♣ Get creative with whatever ingredients you find in it
♣ Blog about what wonderful uses you found for every single veg
(Whether you want to do this in 1 or 2 blogposts a week is up to you! You could for example share how you used last week’s vegetables in the post, where you share which ones you’ve got for the following week)
* If you don’t get a veg box, you can still join in with all the fun! Just buy seasonal veg and share how you used it, using the hashtag #VegBoxChallenge. (I know pretty unconventional to have the “*” link to something on the middle of the page, but you know, I clearly don’t play by anybody’s rules hehe)
Anyway back to my point, I would love you to join me. If you do decide to join me, please let me know by commenting on this post and I will link you on here, so it’s easy for everyone to follow other people’s progress. Oh and if you like, please use the banner at the top of the page on your blog!
I’m very exited about this : ) For now, the challenge is set to run for 8 weeks. Week 1 starting on Monday the 15th of April with everyone individual’s start date obviously depending on when during the week they get their veg box/do their big shop. The last week then will finish on the 9th of June.
P.S. If you’re interested in subscribing to a veg box, but don’t know where from: I get mine from Abel and Cole and have been more than happy so far, it’s always super fresh and gets you to try new things ( I get the small gourmet box), and sometimes you even get a free milk with it (literally the nicest milk I’ve ever tasted).
I’m giving away one £20 voucher for fresh vegetables from Abel and Cole, which gives you a wide choice between boxes and a little extra to to try one or two other things from their shop. All you have to do is comment on this post, ensure you enter a valid e-mail address and answer this question:
♣ If you could only eat one vegetable for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
The Give Away closes on Friday, 19th of April at midnight UK time.