This post is being sponsored by Daisey Fresh featuring their incredible 100% Natural & Organic fridge filters. All opinions of these ABSOLUTELY AMAZING filters are mine.
Hey TKW Family! I have a great no cook/no bake ridiculously easy recipe that honestly could not have been possible without the amazing filters from my friends at Daisey Fresh! How so do you ask? Lemme tell you! So I’ve been using these filters in my fruit and veggie drawers in my fridge for about 2 months now. First off, they are super adorable and you can’t miss seeing them in the drawers. They are neon green and so soft/flexible which is great as I don’t to worry about breaking if it I throw my head of broccoli in the drawer. And more importantly is the filter packets are 100% natural and safe! So if I rip it open by accident I don’t have to freak out or throw away my foods!
So for the longest time I was buying this big bag of baby bell peppers only the thing was we weren’t eating them fast enough. Which meant I was breaking one of my golden rules – I was wasting food as I always ended up throwing about half of them away. Sin, I know! See bell peppers (not the green ones though as I don’t like them), is a new love for me. For years I wouldn’t eat them until I discovered roasted red peppers. WHA??? Where had these things been my whole life??? And since that I was a total bell pepper convert!
Had I had these Daisey Fresh filters in my fridge like I do now I could have saved myself so much money and not had any rotting peppers! As that old adage goes “If I knew then when I know now…” seriously! I would have been using these the whole time!
Now By following some basic guidelines you can extend the life of your fresh fruits and veggies up to 2-3 times longer when you use Daisey Fresh filters!
- Don’t store your fruits and veggies in the same drawer. The reason being is that fruits that emit high levels of ethylene (the agent that causes them to ripen) can prematurely ripen and spoil any surrounding vegetables in the same drawer.
- In each drawer in your fridge, place a Daisey Fresh holder with filter (be sure to change the filters every 30 days)!
- Never store your fruits or veggies in closed plastic bags. It’s best to let them breathe. By allowing them to breathe, you’re allowing the Daisey Fresh filters work their magic!
Now I know you are here for the recipe but for that you’re going to have to head on over to Daisey’s Fresh blog where I’m ghost writing there from time to time. But you also know I’m all about educating folks on the how’s, why’s and what not of foods. This is one of those inventions that are truly awesome.
So when Dan from Daisey Fresh first reached out to me one of the first things I asked him was “how do Daisey Fresh filters work and why should people use them?” Honestly the logic behind these is pretty straight forward and makes complete sense. You see, when your fruits and veggies are in their separated, respective drawers in the fridge, moisture is drawn out – i.e., the whole premise of a crisper drawer. The more moisture is drawn out, the faster the decay process. By having these 100% natural and organic Daisey Fresh filters in your drawers you’re absorbing that moisture and the ethylene gas thus allowing your fruits and veggies to stay fresher, longer.
So this takes us all the way to my comment that this recipe was made possible by these amazing filters. Because I now have these filters in my fridge, I’m no longer wasting food, wasting peppers. Which means less waste AND less money that otherwise I would be pretty much throwing in the garbage every time I’m throwing away rotten food!
Let’s dish about this recipe now. I love quick and easy especially when it comes to snacks, post-workout foods and stuff for football games/tailgating. This is one of those dishes where you can use pretty much any veggie you can stuff – cucumbers, zucchini, carrots, celery, peppers or so forth. I went with peppers because I had them on hand AND I love the bright colors. Plus peppers are super healthy, low in calories and are a great source for vitamin A, lycopene and potassium.
This recipe is so easy and one that I’ve been making FOREVER (at least the filling part). I used to make it and put it on crackers, bagels or toast. However as I got older, my metabolism went south and I fell in love with vegetables other than corn or potatoes I went more towards a healthier route. However that’s not to say I don’t love me a Triscuit or 7 from time to time! Okay and yes before you ask, you can most certainly make the filling as a dip and give folks cuts of veggies, pretzels, chips, etc to dip into it if you didn’t want to take the time to fill these adorable little canapes.