Disclosure: I received a $100 credit from Terra’s Kitchen to do this review. As always all thoughts and opinions are my own.
If you have been following me for any length of time, you are probably aware that I love food, but I’m not really a big fan of cooking. That’s not to say that I can’t, it’s just that I don’t enjoy it and with all the traveling that we do, even just going to the grocery store is not a common occurrence.
We don’t have air conditioning and turning on the oven is a no-no during the summer and I need easy recipes that are quick to make. I’ve seen and tried a few other meal services and I have to say that Terra’s Kitchen fulfills those needs.
So how does it work? You start by putting in your zip code and email address. You can either pick the recipes you’d like to cook or their chefs can choose for you. They prep and pre-portion, pre-chop the ingredients for you. This is a huge plus, some of the other services give you all the ingredients but you still have to chop veggies, etc. which takes a lot of time. They deliver everything weekly, I believe there were options for Thursday & Saturday in my zip code. And then finally you cook the healthy meals in 30 minutes or less using the step by step recipe cards.
I had a hard time picking my meals there were so many to choose from, I finally settled on 4 meals and filled my vessel. The meals come in this super cool climate controlled vessel that looks like a mini fridge. You can see more in the video that I made below (sorry I’m still learning how to take the best videos and I didn’t realize that I needed to hold my phone the other way, oops).
The meals I chose were Crispy Salmon & Watermelon Salsa, Tilapia Salad with Arugula & Apples, Bacon, Kale & Caramelized Onion Pasta Salad & TERRAchilada. All the meals I received had organic grass-fed beef and sustainable fish in them.
So once you get the vessel which was sent via FedEx, you take out all the food, peel off the label and then leave it in the same place you found it for FedEx to pick it up the next business day. You don’t have to do anything special, the pick-up has already been arranged for you.
I got our first delivery on Thursday after we got home from Tahoe and made our first meal that night. I picked to have meals for 2 people because it’s just Sean & I, but you can pick to have meals for up to 4 people. All of the meals are pre-portioned & pre-chopped and labeled with a number that corresponds to the recipe card so you know exactly what you need.
Our first meal was the Crispy Salmon with Watermelon Salsa.
I actually skipped the next 2 days because we went to Kodiak and needed to carb up and then spent the night out of town, fortunately all the meats had use by dates that went until the following Tuesday so we had some time to use them.
Next up was the Tilapia Salad with Arugula & Apples. I did another video so here goes :).
This salad was so easy to make, the tilapia was so tender, it literally fell apart as I was cooking it. The only caveat on this one is that I didn’t realize it at first but I received 2 containers of almonds and no honey for the dressing. I didn’t have any in the house so I made the dressing without it. It was still good but probably not as good as it would have been with the honey.
Next up was the Bacon, Kale & Caramelized Onion Pasta. Again super easy, I made a mistake on this one though, I don’t normally cook with sugar so I left the brown sugar out of the caramelized onions but then Sean was like you should use it so I threw it in after the fact and I felt like the sauce was a bit too sweet for me. For some reason I didn’t take any prep photos so all we’ve got is my finished product :).
The last meal I made was the TERRAchildas which is Terra’s Kitchen’s version of the enchilada. These don’t look the same as the photo and were very tasty but not easy to eat. I think I didn’t make the tortilla’s exactly right, but it was super yummy.
I have to say these meals were so easy, I would start them when Sean said he was on his way home and they were always done before he arrived. I felt like they were done before you knew it. I never once had to turn on the oven and the step by step directions were perfect.
We loved Terra’s Kitchen and I’ve already placed my order for this week, on my own dime. Sean & I cleaned our plates every single time. This is a big deal for me because I really don’t like to cook.
Want to try Terra’s Kitchen for yourself? You can use code TOAST30 for $30 off your first-time order.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Terra’s Kitchen. The opinions and text are all mine.