Our 10 Favorite Cooking With Cartons Instagram Posts
Thank you to everyone who entered the Cooking With Cartons Sweepstakes. Your recipes and foodstagrams looked delicious!
Congratulations to Kylene S. of Soddy-Daisy, Tenn. She has won $1,000 and all the goodies she needs to throw her own dinner party!
“I recycle my cartons because I want to be a good example for my nephew,” says Kylene. “I hope I’ve shown him that cartons can have a second life as a bee hydration station, butterfly house, and even everyday items like paper towels.”
But it isn’t all about who won the moolah. It’s about all of you and your recycling-inspired recipes! A picture is worth $1,000 1,000 words — here are our 10 favorite ‘grams from the sweepstakes:
1. Let’s start with the basics: M.I.L.K.
2. And this beautiful bowl of oatmeal.
3. For those who are dairy free, this one’s for you.
4. Every morning should start like this. (Can #CartonsBeforeCoffee be a thing?)
5. When your mind is telling you to eat a salad, but your body is telling you carbs.
6. This bowl of noodle soup is quite pho-togenic.
@recycle_cartons #CartonSweepstakes we love making homemade #phoga! . . . . . Ingredients 2 skinless, bone-in chicken breasts 2" long piece of fresh ginger root, peeled 3 whole cloves 2 whole star anise 1 cinnamon stick, approximately 3" long 1 medium onion, peeled 4 cups of Chicken Broth, low sodium 3 Tbsp of high quality fish sauce 1 tsp of sugar 1 package of flat rice noodles 1 stalk of scallions (green onion), sliced thinly 1 bunch of cilantro 1 lime, cut into wedges 1 fresh jalapeno, thinly sliced (optional) Hoisin sauce and Sriracha tableside Instructions Put chicken breasts, ginger root, cloves, star anise and cinnamon stick into 5QT pot. Pour enough water to just cover the chicken, approximately 4 cups. Bring to bowl and lower to simmer. Cover the pot and let chicken poach until thickest part reaches 165F, about 8 minutes. When chicken is cooked, remove chicken breasts to allow them to cool. Add peeled yellow onion, fish sauce, sugar, and chicken broth. Return to simmer. While chicken poaches, soak rice noodles in hot water. Let it soak for about 15 minutes and drain. In a small saucepan, heat up water until simmering. Remove bones from chicken breast and slice thinly on the diagonal, about ¼" wide. Chop enough cilantro to make ¼ cup. Cook noodles by placing large handfuls into simmering pot of water. Allow to soften and cook, about 2-3 minutes. They should be slightly chewy. Without draining the water, remove noodles with tongs or chopsticks directly into serving bowl. Top noodles with sliced chicken breast, pinch of scallions, and pinch of chopped cilantro. Carefully spoon hot broth over noodles until covered. Repeat steps 6 & 7 for other bowls. Serve immediately with a plate of bean sprouts, whole cilantro, lime wedges and jalapeno. Add hoisin and Sriracha to taste tableside.
7. Udon even know how badly we want this in our bellies.
8. Oh, we’d definitely eat this zuppa toscana for suppa!
9. Auntie knows best: Cooking with love provides food for the soul…
10. And of course, there’s always room for dessert.
Now we’re starving. Keep sharing your favorite carton ingredient-based recipes with the world using #RecycleYourCartons. We can’t wait to see what you come up with next!