If you live in Ontario (or anywhere in Canada really) you’re likely a little jealous of our US friends who seem to enjoy more selection when it comes to food and meal prep services (seriously though…Trader Joe’s come to Canada….pleeaasse!). That’s why I’m so excited to share my recent experience with Chef’s Plate with you!
That’s why I was so excited when I found out about Chef’s Plate – a couple of people I know had already heard of them and loved them so maybe I’m living under a rock here. Basically they provide fresh, local ingredients in the perfect proportions (no waste!) and you get to create a gourmet meal at home in about 30 minutes.
Each week you have the option to choose 2 or 3 meals from 6 brand new options. There is something for everyone; meat eater, vegetarian, pescatarian, etc, and it’s a great way to try out new ingredients and flavor combos. If you know me, you know I’m a huge meat eater, but their vegetarian meals look ah-mazing! This week it’s Moroccan tempeh and jeweled rice.
Plus, most meals are between 500-800 calories (that’s including the sauces and your side dishes) and contain good ratios of healthy fats, protein and carbs. Everything is delivered to your home or office in a refrigerated box – so no worries if you’re not home when they drop it off.
It was so fun to un-package everything and look over the recipe cards – it was all so incredibly fresh and well packaged. They include everything you need to create the recipe minus cooking oil and salt and pepper.
I chose the linguine with lemon chicken marjoram and flat iron steak with parsley potatoes and radicchio.
I can’t even tell you how good our house smelled while I was cooking – I documented the whole thing on snapchat (@powerhousechels) and was really surprised at how fast the meal came together.
It was so fun to use new to me herbs and spices and the instructions and cooking times were laid out really easily.
The fact that the linguine was fresh made all of the difference with this dish. I was worried at first glance that it wouldn’t be enough food for both of us but it was just right.
Steve normally isn’t a fan of linguine and he raved about how good the fresh pasta was. The pasta, rapini, marjoram and fresh lemon were so good paired together, and something I never would have thought of on my own.
Saturday night we tried out the steak with parsley potatoes and radicchio.
In all honesty, I didn’t love the radicchio – it was just a bit too bitter for my liking – but I was excited to try something new. The potatoes were so yummy and it was a fun way to prepare them with the parsley leaf on each one.
The star of the show though was the steak. Talk about quality meat. It was melt in your mouth delicious and so incredibly tender. I almost always overcook steak but I followed the directions exactly and was so pleased with how it turned out. Actually, I’ve been thinking about that steak ever since then.
If you love gourmet food and trying new things at home – you’ll love Chef’s Plate. You don’t have to commit to getting a box every month and can pause your subscription at any time. It’s so nice to not have to worry about 2-3 dinners a week and they make the perfect date night in dinners (actually I think they would be perfect if you were having company over too!). There’s no food to waste and everything is ready faster than you can get most takeout. The one thing I would love to see is the option to add on an additional protein serving (Steve is a big guy after all!) but I’m already placing my next order and can’t wait to try some new things.
If you want to get 3 free plates ($33 off your first delivery) – um hello, who doesn’t?- you can use my code #3platesFrompowerhousechels at checkout or simply visit this link HERE.
If you do decide to order, let me know what you got and maybe we can compare recipe photos!
Have you ever tried a meal delivery service?
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