Conscious Kitchen Feeds Community Admid Pandemic
Updated: May 15
Though schools are closed during quarantine, the kitchen is not. Conscious Kitchen has been busy serving boxes of delicious fresh fruits and vegetables to our community. Conscious Kitchen is a company that has been supplying our school with healthy meals for several years now. Their goal is to provide all children with healthy sustainable meals. They believe that all children of low-income households have the right to eat healthy and it is not just a privilege. Conscious Kitchen’s program brings awareness of food and education equality to our community. By providing schools with nutritious meals, organic ingredients and zero waste kitchens, Conscious Kitchen is helping to shape our community. Therefore, during quarantine their mission is still active. They have created boxes of food containing healthy fruits and vegetables for families to buy. For each box that is bought, one box is given to a family in the Marin City and Sausalito district in need. There is a truck down by the bay model to pick up your orders. To conclude, giving back to our community and helping others like Conscious Kitchen is doing is very important in times of difficulty.
Additionally, the boxes of fruits and vegetables can be overwhelming. My family bought the “Conscious Kitchen X Tomatero Farm Box” which includes a variety of vegetables and some strawberries. Some easy healthy recipes you can make with the vegetables in the box is a tasty pesto sauce and a light, refreshing salad. These recipes are super easy, simple and do not require any time. Not to mention, they are also very delicious and healthy.
Ingredients for the pesto:
½ cup of some kind of nuts (preferably pine nuts or walnuts)
Around 2 cups of basil
A couple pinches of garlic salt
¼ cup of olive oil
Steps for the pesto:
Chop up your basil and nuts
Blend both in a blender
Then one at a time add in your other ingredients and blend them. Make sure to try it and see if it needs more seasoning or more of another ingredient.
You can use this pesto sauce for many things including pasta.
Ingredients for the salad:
Two types of lettuce from the box
The complementary salad dressing from the box
Any other types of vegetables you have and want to add
Steps for the salad:
Cut up your vegetables
Put on a plate, add salad dressing and enjoy!