Monday, January 23, 2012

January Foodzie Box

Unsurprisingly when the e-mail to select my Foodzie box theme this month popped up in my inbox, I went with the Cooking Box again.This month the Cooking Box's theme was breakfast in bed.
As I was photographing the little theme card that comes with every box, I noticed that the first sentence remarked on how fortunate San Francisco is to have a rather mild winter.

I thought that was particularly funny given that as I was taking the pictures for this box, this is what it looked like outside:
Yeah, San Francisco's got it pretty easy.

Anyhow, since I've been trying out the Fresh Diet with Eric for the past week (my review is forthcoming this Thursday), I haven't had a chance to really eat any of the things in my Foodzie box. That hasn't stopped me from contemplating what I intend to do with each of the items, though.
This month the Cooking Box included:
  • Granola
  • Bloody Mary Mix
  • Maple Syrup
  • Raspberry Jam
  • Hazelnut Pancake Mix
The granola is one of the few things I was actually able to try. It's a very simple granola, not fancy like my Kashi Cocoa Beach granola. It was good with unsweetened almond milk and in yogurt. You probably shouldn't trust my opinion on this matter though. This granola contains oats and I'm a known oat-fanatic.
So as you probably know by now, I don't drink. And I don't intend to start, even though the ingredient list on this Bloody Mary mix looks pretty tasty. I've been going back and forth about whether I'll use it as a dipping sauce for my turkey meatballs later this week or turn it into a soup.
The amount of maple syrup I've received since I started my Foodzie box subscription only serves to remind me that I am an extremely odd individual for not liking it. It is nice to have maple syrup on hand for the few mornings Eric allows me to make him breakfast though.
I haven't gotten to try the jam yet, but I have two English muffins in the fridge just waiting to be slathered with delicious raspberry jam.
I think that hazelnuts are an underrepresented nut in the States, so I was quite pleased to receive this pancake mix. However, I'm a little put-out by the lack of nutritional information on this package. I contacted Freddy Guys to see if they had the info anywhere but unfortunately they don't. They did tell me that approximately 20% of the mix is hazelnuts though. I guess I'll use my food diary to attempt to generate some nutritional facts when I get around to eating it.

Which item of this month's Cooking Box interests you the most? Let me know in a comment down below!