One thing I despise, no, let me rephrase, HATE, is going to the supermarket. I love to cook, but I hate to shop for the supplies I need. I always seem to forget something, even when I have a list. I’m on an app called Nextdoor and someone was advertising Home Chef, a meal delivery service. I was super excited to try this out! Some of my friends at work buy their meals through a meal delivery service and they seem to enjoy it. Now, let me warn you, it is a bit pricey.
WHAT I LEARNED
THINGS I LOVE
So far what I’ve made/eaten has been very tasty and healthy. I love that they sent me a recipe folder to hold my recipe cards. I love that my ingredients are delivered straight to my door and I love that the time spent trying to figure out what to make for dinner has been cut. I love trying new recipes and I love to cook the food.
As of this post I made three of my four meals for the week, a Dover Sole Piccata, Shrimp Pomodoro and Jerk Chicken with Brown Sugar Plantains.
The Jerk Chicken didn’t stick on my stainless steal pan. This made me very happy!!
I really do love to cook. It’s very relaxing.
I love buying organic food, but I’m not sure if this is organic or not. The meals, however, are very healthy and the ingredients are fresh.
The packaging can be recycled and the ice pack are reusable (according to the Home Chef website).
I love the recipe cards. They give you step by step instructions and all of the nutritional information for the entire meal. This is something that is very important to me.
THINGS I HATE
I hate that it still takes me forever to cook my food!!! How does Rachel Ray make it look so easy? I hate that my “non” nonstick pans make my food stick.
I had the toughest time cooking the Dover Sole Piccata. The fish stuck on my stainless steal pan and eventually turned to mush. The only fish I’m comfortable cooking is Salmon.
I don’t like the fact that some of my greens wilted before their recommended cook time.
I am only going to keep this service for a couple of weeks. I like that all of the ingredients are healthy and fresh. I like the ease of having the food delivered to my home. I like the recipe cards. The meals are pricey but, I would absolutely recommend this service only if you can manage it in your budget. If you are interested in this type of service, here is a link to the registration page. Home Chef