out of the box collective

We just killed every excuse you had not to cook for you mom this spring. Farm-to-doorstep delivery service, Out of The Box Collective, is offering everything necessary to make an elegant spring dinner, perfect for Mother’s Day…

Gratitude is everything. It’s how we give and how we create more rich experiences in our lives. Mother’s Day is that first day of the year when we collectively try to set aside our grumblings and shortcomings, as we turn crumbs and the smallest of positive thoughts into powerful (and delicious) gifts and meals.We celebrate that first love through food, memories and associations. Whether or not we can cook as amazingly well as mom, she relishes the joy of our own personal magic in the kitchen.

Mother’s Day represents a feeling of comfort, good food, and the coziness of home. To honor that feeling, we want to celebrate moms, guardians and the great people in our lives who let us know that we belong. And in case dad, kids, uncle, and family friends don’t know it already, this is the perfect week to take over the kitchen and spoil the moms in our lives. A full week of meals prepared by the special people in mom’s life is definitely well-earned!

Fresh Pasta with Zucchini, Walnuts + Herbs
serves 3 to 4


1/4 cup walnuts
1 pound zucchini or summer squash
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3 Tbsp chopped marjoram, parsley, or basil, or a combination
3/4 pound fresh pasta
1/4 cup grated Parmesan (optional)
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and lightly toast the walnuts for 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool and chop the walnuts lightly.

Trim the ends from the zucchini or summer squash and cut into a julienne with a knife or mandoline. Heat the olive oil in a large heavy pan and add the zucchini. Sauté over medium-high heat, tossing the squash in the pan until it’s tender and lightly browned. Turn off the heat and season it with salt, pepper and the herbs.
Cook the pasta in abundant, salted water. Before you drain it, reserve some of the cooking water. Toss the noodles with the seasoned squash, a splash of the cooking water and the walnuts. Plate and garnish with grated cheese, if desired.

Order The Mother’s Day Box

What's Inside:

Each box includes fair trade chocolate chips to make chocolate-covered strawberries, seasonal stone fruit (including long-awaited cherries), fava beans for a bright pesto to go with braised chicken, a very special treat that’s available about two weeks a year — garlic scapes! And much much more…

Recipes Included… Fresh Pasta with Zucchini and Herbs, Steak Salad with Salsa Verde, Braised Chicken with Fava Bean Pesto, Broccoli and Cheddar Frittata, Mom’s Best Meatloaf, Chocolate-Covered Strawberries.

How To Order:

Order the Mother’s Day Box here before Tuesday May 2nd for delivery by May 10th.

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