How many times in a week do you ask yourself, what am I making for dinner? Do I have all of the ingredients? Do I really feel like making it? I believe that I am not alone in these thoughts, and now there are many companies who are catering to these needs. The idea of meal delivery is taking off in the Untied States, and it is slowly coming into Canada. Most of these companies deliver packaged food, cut and ready for you to cook with an accompanying recipe. From Martha Stewart to Tyler Florence many celebrity chefs are jumping on this meal wagon. Living in Calgary there are many different places to go for pre prepared food, to take home, heat and eat. Here are some places that we have tried: Sunterra, Forage, Meez, Fresh Kitchen, Made and Our Daily Brett.
As I am holidaying in California, I could not wait to try one of these delivery services. I have had my eye on @onepotatobox for a very long time. We ordered three dinners to serve two people, they arrived in a box packaged with ice packs to keep perishables cold. Each meal is bagged with all of the ingredients, and recipe cards are inclosed in the box. They also send you a little treat in each box, ours contained a roll of chocolate chip cookie dough. I tried one of the recipes tonight and it was delicious! We made arepas with slow-cooked pulled chicken and sweet corn avocado cups. This recipe took less than 30 minutes to prepare and was full of flavour. There was more than enough food for two adults and one child. My son was not interested in the corn salad, but ate and enjoyed everything else. I will be making another recipe tomorrow. If you are looking for a similar service in Calgary I have found two that look very promising: Chefs Plate and Paper Bag Princess. If you do a google search for both it will take you to their sites.
If you have tried any meal delivery services that you have been happy with, please post a comment on the blog.