I am not what you’d call a whiz in the kitchen. Sure, I bake often, but I put random ingredients in my soup and almost always make undercooked pasta.
Part of my apprehension with cooking full, fancy meals is the list of varied ingredients. After I cook the latest dish that’s making the rounds on Pinterest, what am I supposed to do with the rest of the fish oil or this mountain of cilantro?
Meanwhile, I will admit to not knowing what some of the ingredients listed in popular recipes actually are, or where I might find them in the local supermarket. If a recipe has more than a handful of ingredients, it’s usually not for me.
So Sunday afternoon, my dad and I decided to give our cooking brains a rest and try out Cookfresh, a food delivery service that provides you with the exact amount of ingredients you will need to make a given meal for two. I got the Citrus Chicken Quinoa Salad and a Moist Chocolate Mug Cake. My meals came neatly packaged in a cardboard box with all the ingredients measured out, divided and fresh!
We also got packs of Canola Oil with the meal, one of the healthier cooking oils in the market. My recipe called for cooking the chicken in a wok with the oil and some spices and I could actually taste the difference. The chicken cooked really well and did not feel oily at all. Some of the oil was also added to the dressing and I honestly could not have made a better dressing.
Incidentally, the oil is free of trans fat and contains zero cholesterol. It is also a good source of vitamins E and K.
As far as the food goes, my Citrus Chicken Quinoa Salad was tasty and simple-two things that I love! I have never cooked or tried quinoa before so this was a great experience! The Mug Cake was decadent to say the least and took us barely any time to devour it. Basically if you can follow a recipe card, you can make a pretty fancy meal with no real hiccups in 40 minutes or less. This meal was a serving size for two, but it was so hearty we ended up having leftovers. No complaints over here.
If you enjoy cooking and trying new foods but often don’t have the time to plan and prep all your dinners, this meal subscription service might be for you.
**This post is in alliance with Canola Oil, but all opinions are my own.