Back in December I traveled to Palm Springs, CA, for my annual juice fasting retreat at the We Care Spa. The one thing I love about We Care, is the people I meet. We Care attracts people from all over the world, with all different cultures, but all with same common goal of wanting to be healthy and feel good.
This time around I met some pretty fabulous people including Stacey. Lucky for me, Stacey is from Oakland, a mere 20 minute drive from San Francisco. One night, while getting “drunk” off some juice, Stacey and I began talking about food. Go figure..what else is there to do while your fasting! Stacey told me about her love for cooking and her dream to have her own business one day. Upon hearing this news, the first thought that came to my head was “I would totally be a customer if Stacey was selling her home cooked food!”.
You see, Stacey like me, values organic ingredients and makes most of her food Vegan, which for me translates to dairy free. I immediately asked Stacey if she would consider allowing me to buy some of her home made food and if so, could she make things gluten free. All of a sudden, a big smile spread across her face and she said “of course”. I went back to my room that night hungrier then ever and couldn’t wait to get back to San Francisco to start my meal delivery service. As Stacey and I continued plotting the next day, another Bay Area local and her husband overheard the conversation and wanted in on Stacry’s new venture. Within 2 weeks of Stacey’s decision to move forward with her organic, vegan, food delivery service, another 3 people had already signed up through word of mouth.
Clearly there is a need for this kind of service. I was surprised when I made the move from NYC to SF, to find that there are many more options for vegan, organic and raw food in NYC then there are in San Francisco. Since moving here, I have only found a few places that offer healthy vegan food and juices that you can take on the go (cafe gratitude, the plant, and power source juice bar). While those are all great options, they are not within walking distance from me, and the times I’ve attempted a quick stop over to pick stuff up, I have not found parking. In contrast, New York has places like Carvan of areas, Gingersnap Cafe, The juice press, Organic Avenue, Liquiteria, Angelica Kitchen, and the list goes on and on.
This has only been my second week of receiving Stacey’s food. She is using me as one of her “guinea pigs” (which I’m happy to be!) to work out any kinks in operation. The first two weeks have been a total success. Stacey has received amazing feedback from all her little “pigs” around the Bay Area. Even my husband, who has no dietary restrictions, gobbled down her food and requested seconds both weeks. Below is the sample menu from last week and some pictures.
Curried Red Lentil Soup with sweet potatoes and Swiss chard. 8 oz. – $5 16 oz. – $8
Potato leek soup 8oz. – $5
Southwest Salad with black/pinto beans, red peppers, jicama, green onion, cucumber & cilantro. Served with the We Care Green Goddess dressing. $10 per serving
Sautéed Spinach, onion & sun dried tomato tart with almond flour crust. 1/2 tart (4 pieces) – $10 Full tart (8 pieces) – $18
Moroccan chick pea & butternut squash tagine with brown rice. $10 per serving
Raw Moroccan carrot salad with honey, garlic, spices. (this salad is so flavorful and delicious!) $6 per serving
Hummus/carrots – $6
Pineapple ginger elixir -$5 Home made hemp/almond milk – 16oz. – $3
Coconut raw balls – $1 Oatmeal cookies – $1
Another great thing about Stacey’s food delivery service is that all food is packaged in BPA free materials, meaning that she uses mostly all glass and paper for packaging.
view from my apartment while eating Stacey's food
If you are interested in signing up for Stacey’s Scrumptious Delights, leave a comment below with your email address, and you will be added to her mailing list with weekly menu options!
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