Call it coincidence, fate, destiny, a sign, whatever – I’m a real organic winner.
Three days after writing my post about getting on the healthy bandwagon and pledging to order my first Organic Origins box on payday (which is today! yay!), I got a phone call from my friend telling me to check my email. I had won Organic Origin‘s Nourish Melbourne draw for a mixed box of organic fruit and veggies valued at $100! OMFGHAIUGHYUILH!!
Now before you say ‘yeah sure whatevs they saw your blog post and thought they could get a free review by giving you free food.’ NO! Stop your naughty skepticism: the name on this article is not the same name I gave in the draw. (I’d like to thank anxiety, depression and paranoia for the internet pseudonym. Even though it’s a pretty cool pseudonym). This blog is for me, to help me work through my love/hate relationship with food and hopefully help someone else while doing so. Organic Origins didn’t know I wrote that post, they didn’t know of my plans to try a box this week, and they don’t know I’m writing this article now, though I’m sure they will read it at some point! 🙂 (Hi!)
But here we are, I got a free box of organic food from local farmers, and WOW I am impressed. Just look at it:
I don’t want to jump conclusions here (<– lie), but I’ll be buying my next box FOSHO after I eat it all this.
I am a big believer that we are the makers of our own destinies: if you want something, put the wheels in motion and what you need will come. I believe this happens for everyone – we just don’t always have our eyes and hearts open to receive what is presented to us, or the attitude and patience.
MY EYES AND HEART ARE OPEN.
I want to make a real change in my lifestyle that will help heal what is ailing me and give me the best of life. Heading out to the Nourish Melbourne day with my friends and writing here again is how I’ve put my wheels in motion, and this winning this chance delivery of organic fresh food goodness is proof to me that I’m wheeling the right way.
All the staples are here for my week, maybe longer! Leafy greens, bananas, apples, garlic, oranges, corn (!), carrots, chili, tomatoes, potatoes (with real dirt that smells like dirt! :D), rockmelon, grapes…
The grapes are so tiny and cute and devine: they have loads flavour that is actually yummy. I’d been avoiding grapes since I thought they were pointless. I like food with flavour. THESE grapes have flavour.
…and a bag of… plums.
I seriously don’t think I’ve ever eaten a plum. I know I have had them in things, and from tins, but not an actual plum. So in theory I would like the taste of a fresh plum. But how do you eat it? Do you bite it? Do you cut it up? Does it have a stone in the middle?
I feel stupid. This is a pretty fundamental thing for any human. But that’s why where here! Surely I’m not the only person feeling intimidated by fresh fruit?
Writing that out makes me feel even weirder. I see myself in a support group, my turn comes ’round, I stand up and say: “My name is Morgan, and I’m afraid of eating fresh fruit and vegetables.”
But is it really that silly? Trying something new is daunting for most people, and what ‘something new’ is is different for everyone. For many people trying a new food is daunting – so it becomes easier to just say, ‘Oh, I don’t like that.’ But I’m choosing my health here. And I don’t like waste. So I’m going to eat a plum, and write a blog post about it. Because I can.
Here we go: I’m about to eat a fresh, organic plum.
How to eat a plum
Get plum, plate and knife.
Cut up plum.
Yes, there is a stone! Plums are stone fruit! (I knew that…)
Don’t eat the stone.
If you’re not at home or don’t trust yourself with sharp things you can skip straight to Step 3. The biggest reason I’m intimidated by fresh fruit is because my teeth are so misaligned I severely dislike biting into things. So I cut things up. Myself.
And there we have it. I’ve eaten a plum, and some grapes, that were by far the tastiest I’ve had. I’ve got the tastiest-looking pile of fruit and vegetables I’ve ever seen on my dining table, and it’s everything I need to make a healthy meal plan for the week. It’s also Moon Date Night, but that’s a post for another time.
I’m full of nervous excitement to see where this healthy journey takes me, and thanks to Organic Origins, I’ve got the right fuel to get started!
Next up is to figure out what I’ll make with all this yum, I do hope my meal attempts will be more successful this time around.