Each Trashfish Box contains more than just under loved seafood! With each share, members also get a locally made pantry item to incorporate into their weekly recipe. Our pantry items are all made by local food producers and range from spice blends to artisanal oils and jams to so much more. Peek inside a recent Trashfish Box and meet one of our local pantry item partners:
Star Sky Granola was started by Anna Kozaki in 2015 and is based in Pasadena, California. They specialize in granola that is purely made from certified organic, vegan, non-GMO, & gluten free ingredients and has no artificial additives, refined sugar, salt, or added coloring. Before Star Sky Granola, Anna had previously owned a cake shop in Macau and cookie shop in Tokyo. In 2008, she opened Hoshizora Cake Shop - which means “starry sky” in Japanese. Her most popular was the “portrait cake” on which Anna drew faces, pets, and logos. Hoshizora Cake Shop was featured on many local newspapers and magazines as well as the major Japanese TV station "Gutto Chikyubin" グッと地球便. In 2013, Anna moved to Tokyo and switched to making cookies for special occasions like wedding ceremonies and birthday parties. Being in a bigger city like Tokyo, she was able to ship her cookies all across Japan and enjoyed receiving letters and emails that showed how her cookies were heartily enjoyed.
After Anna moved to LA in 2015, she started making granola, a healthier commodity. Her personal favorite is Nutters Delight although they are all absolutely delicious. More importantly, however, is the fact that all her granola is made of natural ingredients that are good sources of protein, antioxidants, and/or healthy fats. You can find Star Sky Granola at the farmer’s markets of South Pasadena, Old Pasadena, Altadena, Erewhon (in LA, Venice, Calabasas, & Santa Monica), Little Tokyo, and on Amazon Fresh. At Trashfish, we have used the Spicy Crunch granola as a pantry item paired with our San Diego Ono. The granola made a perfect crust for the baked fish. Ono, also known as Wahoo, means “good to eat” in Hawaiian and is rich in niacin, phosphorus, selenium, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, and omega-3’s. Since it is an excellent source of lean protein, cooking it with a crust can help it to not dry out. Ono has a mildly sweet taste and a firm texture which pairs great with the piquant crunch of the granola. We hope that you will get a chance to try both of these heart healthy foods and enjoy the many nutritious benefits that come along with them!