You guys, I have some very exciting news! I am thrilled to announce my new partnership with SPUD.ca, a grocery delivery company here in Calgary that I support wholeheartedly, let me introduce you to SPUD.ca, an initiative that delivers local and organic groceries to your doorstep! I even have a Promo code for you guys to try out with your first order, $20.00 off your order of $60.00 or more, keep reading! SPUD works directly and closely with local farmers to bring to you local, organic and sustainable groceries, pretty awesome right!? Imagine the time saved if you don’t have to grocery shop!
So how does it work? You simply head over to SPUD.ca and start shopping, no sign up, no memberships, just shop and on your communities delivery date, you will get your groceries on your front step by a friendly SPUD employee. You can check out when the SPUD truck will be delivering in your area by clicking on the “delivery areas” tab in the top right hand of their website. The selection and quality of their produce and grocery items are substantial, they also have flash sales, new seasonal produce boxes you can choose from or pick all your items individually. I order regularly from SPUD as it saves me time from having to visit 2 -3 stores around Calgary and enables me to eat local, organic and sustainable food/products with a busy schedule. I don’t think I need to explain the immeasurable benefits of eating/supporting local and organic, but here are some benefits!
- the produce is fresher and bursting with flavor as it can be picked when ripe and in transit for a much shorter period to get to your doorstep
- supporting local farmers keeps jobs and our local farms plentiful and healthy
- helps boost our economy
- allows our communities to stay connected and value our farmer’s hard work and produce
The best part of receiving a SPUD delivery, it feels like Christmas every time you get that blue container full of goodies!
Now let’s get to the good part already so you can start shopping, PROMO CODE time! SPUD.ca has been generous enough to provide you with $20 off if you order $60 or more, how can you go wrong with $60 worth of groceries for $40 bucks! Just type in the code: PINCH at checkout in the promo bar and BAM, $20 bucks off your first order. It’s simple and easy shopping, no stress of finding a parking stall, dealing with pushy people, shopping carts or the worry of wondering where your food is coming from. Watch my video below for a sneak peek of my last delivery and a pretty neat break down of where your produce is coming from and how far it has traveled to get into your kitchen!
I have for you a quick squash recipe from my SPUD produce delivery! This week I ordered the Seasonal Fall Produce Box and in it were some gorgeous and fresh ingredients, some delicata squash, tomatoes and shallots, here is what I made with it!
Roasted Delicata Squash with Tomatoes, Shallots & Parmesan:
1 delicata squash – washed, cut into rings & de-seeded
1/2 tbsp olive oil/avocado oil
1 cup cherry tomatoes
1 small shallot – thinly sliced
1 tbsp fresh thyme – diced or (1 tsp dried)
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
2 tbsp shaved Parmesan
Fresh squeeze of lemon juice
How to Make:
Heat oven to 400 degree Fahrenheit, take out a non stick baking sheet.
Toss your de-seeded squash rings with olive oil, thyme, onion powder, garlic powder, salt & pepper.
Add your tomatoes & onion to the mix and toss.
Add to your baking sheet & bake for 15 minutes, flip, bake another 15 minutes or until squash is soft.
Squeeze some fresh lemon juice and sprinkle with Parmesan right out of oven, dive in!
This recipe is simple but so tasty! You can even add a piece of chicken breast to the same pan while roasting and there you have it, your groceries waiting at your door for you and then dinner in under 35 minutes! I would LOVE to hear from you guys on your thoughts and any questions you might have about SPUD.ca. You won’t be disappointed with them and imagine the things you can get done when you don’t have to go grocery shopping! Don’t forget to use the PROMO code: PINCH, at checkout to get your discount. Have a wonderful week everyone!