I tend to get a smile on my face every time I look at a package of Boosh Food. That’s because the package is smiling right back at me. The smiling mouth is part of the Boosh Food’s logo. The name Boosh comes from ‘bouche’ which is French for mouth. The Urban Dictionary describes ‘boosh’ as living life with joy. And if you have ever hopped on over to my About page, you know that I’m the Chief Executive Officer of Cultivating Mass Amounts of Joy.
Boosh Foods was founded by Connie Marples in 2017. Connie wanted the smiling packaging to be fun, bright, and bold like the food. I found out that the design is loosely based on Connie’s fave album cover. That would be Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and I love the Beatles!
Boosh Foods are nutritionally balanced, heat and serve comfort food that are 100% plant-based, non-GMO, and gluten-free. I’ve found they have less sodium and sugar than most other ready-to-eat meals plus they contain no artificial colours, flavours, or preservatives. Best of all, after you’ve taken the last bite, you can toss the tray into your kitchen compost. Another great measure for helping our beautiful planet stay safe and clean.
Connie launched Boosh Foods to help offset her personal food challenges due to celiac disease. It was also because her family and friends were always texting her and asking for great tasting plant-based meals that were easy to make. She realized that busy people need help getting healthy meals on the table in minutes with little meal planning effort.
What started as an in-home delivery from Connie’s tiny kitchen in Ocean Park, White Rock has since grown to a line of products that is now available at over 150 stores and retailers across Canada, with many more to come very soon. Boosh offers six fresh-frozen meal options in its lineup. The Coconut Curry Cauli Bowl is probably my favourite of the four single entrees and they make two entrees for two like the Hearty Shepherd’s Pie.
Boosh is perfect for those nights when you don’t feel like cooking and want the convenience of comfort food. I also like food that can be prepared with one hand, in the conventional oven or the microwave leaving the other free for a glass of wine!
A few suggestions for your plant based comfort foods is add some chips + guacamole to your Mexican Fiesta Bowl meal, keeping it plant based with addition of some extra crunch. It will have you saying ‘Ole” How about adding a side salad to any of the 6 entrees more greens into your diet. Never hurts to add more greens.
This past Spring, Boosh Foods made their way onto the Canadian Stock Exchange under VEGI.
If that’s not exciting enough Boosh Foods has recently acquired Saltspring Harvest and Connie is happy to welcome them into the Boosh Family! Saltspring Harvest is a plant-based, protein rich alternative to meat and dairy. Having Saltspring Harvest in the family will expand the Boosh plant based comfort foods into appetizers and snack foods, keep your eyes peeled for these options.
Here’s a link so you can easily find some Boosh Food near you.