Boulder is full of the coolest small businesses. My latest find (which has become a Boulder obsession) is The Organic Dish. The concept for The Organic Dish is so simple: they create healthy, flavorful, ready-to-cook organic meals that can be enjoyed by all. I will be the first one to reveal that I am a horrible cook (easy mac is my specialty), so meals from The Organic Dish are a miracle replacement to the less-than-stellar, eco-unfriendly Lean Cuisines I have been known to consume.
Beckie Hemmerling of The Organic Dish was kind enough to give us English Retreads girls a complimentary meal that I would have never picked for myself, yet ended up absolutely loving. Who knew red lentils with coconut could be so flavorfully delicious and easy? The dish is described as “red lentils cooked in coconut milk, spinach, veggie broth and a variety of spices, and served over brown Basmati rice. Simple and delicious!” It is also one of their most popular dishes and now I know why. Yum.
Environmentally-conscious folks are usually (and rightfully) weary of delivery or prepackaged meals due to the amount of waste they create. The Organic Dish is currently working with Eco-Cycle to eventually achieve zero waste through their recycling, composting and sustainable purchasing habits. Also helping to boost their eco-status is the fact that they source some of their produce locally and actively work to support our local Boulder/Denver economy. Awesome company.
Oh! And one more thing that I find so commendable about this company is their Good Food Accounts which are designed to help out people during a time of hardship or life transition, such as going through an illness or having a baby. Friends, families and colleagues can go onto the page and donate any amount of money, which will go towards meals, to help that person through their transition. I think this is the perfect way to reach out to someone in a time of need.
Next time you are in a time crunch for dinner, don’t feel like cooking, or burned another casserole, give The Organic Dish a call and you will have an amazing meal at your fingertips. If it sounds like I’m raving, it’s because I am; this company could save my poor kitchen.
Food is Good,
Lauren, Blog Maven