laughter is crucial to satisfying conversation quotewe’ve been plotting away all winter for an epic 2015 season!  we wanted to share our vision with you:

the pedalling pixies is a bike delivery program serving northumberland county, ontario. we provide learning and employment opportunities for youth through culinary training and food entrepreneurship.

the pedalling pixies is a social venture in support of the local food for local good foundation, which means that proceeds from our pixie projects are reinvested back into local community programs.

by getting youth on bicycles, pedalling around their neighbourhoods, we aim to achieve the following goals:

  • facilitate summer employment opportunities for youth
  • connect people with local food through a weekly lunch service, “pixie lunchboxes”
  • coordinate a partnership program with local secondary schools where their culinary arts students curate and prepare weekly lunch menus to take to market
  • provide a courier service to local restaurants, farmers markets and home-based entrepreneurs to deliver their goods to customers
  • promote local food for local good’s efforts in building a sustainable pathway to food security in our community

 

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lunch box menu for thursday, october 2nd

well, we just couldn’t stay away!  we’ve missed three of our favourite things: food, bicycles and you, our fabulous customers!  we’re back at it and hope you’re tummies are ready for us again!

we’re hitting the streets this week with our two most popular eats:

option 1: chickpea salad sandwich

a vegan’s alternative to a chicken salad sandwich this splendid lunchtime meal gets a boost with nature’s mightiest legume tossed with celery, green onion, pickles and bell peppers; sandwich is served on classic millstone bakery bread with a side salad (gluten-free option: chickpea salad on rocket)

option 2: kale salad with sweet apple-cinnamon vinaigrette & pecan parmesan

one of our favourite recipes adapted from angela liddon’s “oh she glows cookbook”, this salad is loaded with healthy goodness: kale, fresh apple, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries; topped with fresh raspberries, pecan parmesan and apple-cinnamon-maple vinaigrette

how to order

ordering a homemade, hand-delivered lunch is easy!  choose from one of the two above menu options, fill out the order form and flip us $10 when we deliver your lunch box!  we pedal right to your office or home.  deliveries available in cobourg only for right now while we are on the hunt for a port hope pixie.

all orders must be placed by 12pm on wednesday.  lunch boxes will be delivered between 103am and 12pm.

recipe of the week: curried brussel sprouts and tempeh

 

curried brussel sprouts and tempeh sept 16 14us pixies, we believe that preparing a delicious, healthy meal should be as easy as riding a bicycle.  so, gear down and try this recipe out!

the ingredients:

1 tsp coconut oil

1/2 red onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 cup brussel sprouts (stubs cut off, each sprout cut into quarters)

7 oz of tempeh (pixie quick tip: grab a pack of marinated coconut curry tempeh from the produce aisle); cut into small cubes

1 cup diced mushrooms

the magic:

  • plop the coconut oil into a large frying pan over medium heat
  • toss in the red onion and garlic, pan fry until golden brown, let them sizzle!
  • add the brussel sprouts to the mix, sauté for about five mintues
  • throw in the tempeh, followed by the mushrooms
  • stir until the brussel sprouts are at a texture to your liking (i prefer mine crisp others like them soft)
  • serve them up in a dish, sprinkle with coconut soy oil and a dash of salt and hello tummy!
  • for leftovers add in some quinoa or brown rice …. also makes for a great salad atop a bed of rocket (arugula)

 

With a bowl of 12 grain oats mixed with flax seed and chia seed. Topped with shredded coconut, hemp and blueberries. And oh, don’t forget to drizzle some agave nectar on top!

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until next summer …

Dear Customers,

I cannot thank you enough for your support and enthusiasm this summer!  I am saddened to announce that the Pixie lunch box delivery service has been cancelled for the rest of the summer as I have suffered a broken wing and other calamities that will take approximately 4 to 6 weeks to heal.

What started as a simple idea to prepare and deliver my favourite recipes by bicycle has flourished into a larger vision to establish a county-wide mobile food program.  The intention is that it will still be a social enterprise that provides culinary and entrepreneurial training for youth while reaching out to rural neighbourhoods in need of access to fresh food.  Developing partnerships with farmers and food entrepreneurs/producers will also promote local food across Northumberland County.

I have had the most meaningful experience piloting the Pedalling Pixies this summer.  Customers, business owners, friends and community leaders have been generous with their ideas and conversations.  While the season has been cut short I am going to use this time for business plan writing, networking, fundraising and of course continuing to share some delicious recipes!  Get ready for next summer — a full fleet of pixies abound!

May the rest of your summer be filled with bike rides and delicious food!

Cheers,

Nic Bea, Owner & Chief Pixie

PS. Should you have any questions or wish to learn more about the Pedalling Pixies please email thepedallingpixies@gmail.com.

thank you from rabie

NOTICE: Dear customers,
Unfortunately I had a bit of a tumble over the weekend (non-bike related) that clipped one of my wings, which will make it difficult to cook and cycle. As a result I have to cancel the lunch delivery program for this week. Please accept my apologies and thank you for understanding
Nic, Chief Pixie

lunch box menu for thursday, august 7

two lovely pixies picnicking in victoria park.  what a great way to dine!  did you know that pixies deliver to picnic locations?

two lovely pixies picnicking in victoria park. what a great way to dine! did you know that pixies deliver to park locations?

it’s a new month so we thought we’d try introducing two new recipes!   which one will you try?  place your order by wednesday and we’ll see you thursday with your delicious lunch!

the menu

option 1: vegan arancini balls with pixie salsa and rocket salad

these vegan and gluten free arancini balls are stuffed with delicious risotto and a splendid veggie mince.  served with a side of our homemade pixie salsa and summer-infused rocket salad.  

option 2: summer salad with lemon-tahini dressing

this salad is packed with protein!  tossed with lentils, quinoa, spinach, bell peppers and tomatoes.  served with oven-baked corn chips.  (gluten and nut free)

how to order

ordering a homemade, hand-delivered lunch is easy!  choose from one of the two above menu options, fill out the order form and flip us $10 when we deliver your lunch box!  we pedal right to your office or home.  deliveries available in cobourg and port hope.

all orders must be placed by 12pm on wednesday.  lunch boxes will be delivered between 11am and 1pm.

 

 

lunch box menu for thurs. july 31

it’s a kale and burrito kind of week!  which one will you tantalize your taste buds with?

the menu

summer kale salad with sweet apple-cinnamon vinaigrette and pecan parmesan ... one bite and you'll never go back.

summer kale salad with sweet apple-cinnamon vinaigrette and pecan parmesan … one bite and you’ll never go back.

option 1: summer kale salad with sweet apple-cinnomon vinaigrette & pecan parmesan

one of our favourite recipes adapted from angela liddon’s “oh she glows cookbook”, this salad is loaded with healthy goodness: kale, fresh apple, dried cranberries, raspberries and pecan parmesan.

nic's personal favourite: the vegan burrito with broccoli, quinoa and cashew cheese.

nic’s personal favourite: the vegan burrito with broccoli, quinoa and cashew cheese.

option 2: vegan burrito with broccoli, quinoa and cashew cheese

a knockout spin on this mexican favourite, our burrito is jammed packed with a dairy-free cheese sauce and a broccoli-quinoa mince all tucked into a soft whole wheat wrap.  served with a side of kale slaw.  

how to order

ordering a homemade, hand-delivered lunch is easy!  choose from one of the two above menu options, fill out the order form and flip us $10 when we deliver your lunch box!  we pedal right to your office or home.  deliveries available in cobourg and port hope.

all orders must be placed by 12pm on wednesday.  lunch boxes will be delivered between 11am and 1pm.

 

 

lunch box menu for thurs. july 24

this week we’re reintroducing one of our favourite dishes as well as trying out a new recipe from one of the coolest vegans out there, angela liddon!

eggless salad sandwich -- a vegan's take on the classic summer bite.

eggless salad sandwich — a vegan’s take on the classic summer bite.

the menu

option 1: eggless salad sandwich

a vegan’s take on the classic summer sandwich!  crumbled tofu tossed with cayenne, turmeric and sweet onion.  served on fresh bread from millstone bakery with a side of mixed greens (also available as a salad option sans bread).

option 2: fresh and crunchy green tacos with lentil-walnut meat  (inspired by angela liddon’s recipe from ohsheglows.com)

lettuce wrapped tacos filled with sauteed veggies, cashew sour cream and lentil-walnut mince; served with pixie salsa (tomato, rhubarb and red pepper) and pita chips

how to order

ordering a homemade, hand-delivered lunch is easy!  choose from one of the two above menu options, fill out the order form and flip us $10 when we deliver your lunch box!  we pedal right to your office or home.  deliveries available in cobourg and port hope.

all orders must be placed by 12pm on wednesday.  lunch boxes will be delivered between 11am and 1pm.