Grown Kitchen Uses Cross Utilization to Make Organic Food Fast


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  • Grown’s Shannon Allen stops into Foodable to talk cross utilization and healthy, organic fast food.

  • The Mediterranean Vibe can be made into a salad, sandwich or wrap, making these dishes fast and cost effective.

What's your vibe? Today on our Smart Kitchen set we welcome grown-woman (Founder of Grown), Shannon Allen. Grown is a truly healthy fast food restaurant. Everything in their restaurants is organic and every meal is available for order through their drive-through windows.

Their restaurant is a little different, and not just because of the nutritional information. Grown offers food in accordance with it's "vibes." You can get a salad, a sandwich, or a wrap in one of many "vibes" which are essentially different flavor profiles. And these vibes are just one of the secrets allowing Grown to offer such high-quality meals in less than 4 minutes. On today's episode, Shannon shows us the Mediterranean vibe and all the delicious, organic ingredients that go into it, while discussing her mission with Paul. 

Mediterranean Vibe:

  • Pink Himalayan Sea Salt

  • Herb Yogurt Tzatziki

  • Calamata Olives

  • Mushroom Marinade (EVOO, Italian parsley, scallions, garlic)

  • Mushrooms

  • Red Onion

  • Housemade Hummus

  • Organic Feta

  • Roasted Red Peppers

  • Tomatoes

  • Quinoa Tabouleh

  • Dark Leafy Greens

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To Make it a Wrap:

  • Start with an Organic Whole Wheat Wrap

To Make it a Sandwich

  • Start with fresh ciabatta bread

To Make it a Salad

  • Start with a large portion of the Dark Leafy Greens