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I’ve tried several meal delivery subscriptions before. I really enjoy having fresh ingredients for a meal sent to my house, so I was very pleased to hear about Terra’s Kitchen.
I tried Plated as soon as it was available in Richmond, Virginia, after meeting the founders at BlogHer. The next year I tried Blue Apron also.
Last week Terra’s Kitchen invited some Richmond women to an event where we could meet members of their team to learn more about their service.
In addition to the event, I’ve been compensated to write this post reflecting my opinion and I’ll get a free trial of Terra’s Kitchen to try out for myself. I’ll write about that after I’ve cooked it up next week.
I struggle a lot with the 365-day demand to come up with what’s for dinner. Mostly, it’s on me, but I’m lucky that my husband is the grill master. And I won’t lie–we had Bojangle’s fried chicken this week.
While I want to serve my family a healthy, fresh dinner every night, I’m tired. It takes a lot of time to plan a meal, shop for it, prep it, and serve it up. Honestly, it’s not very rewarding to spend an hour and a half cooking for ten minutes at the table where there’s always one kid who doesn’t want pasta again. I have a kid who doesn’t like corn. Who doesn’t like corn? It’s nature’s candy.
What You Get With Terra’s Kitchen
The recipes from Terra’s Kitchen take 30 minutes or less to make. The food is prepped to make it easy to create a quick and delicious meal. You spend less time cooking and more time with your family, whether you like it or not.
My family ate “weekday vegan” for a year and a half. What I learned about plant-based eating is that it’s a ton of chopping vegetables. Receiving any ingredients prepped is a dream come true for my chopping wrist. Vegan wrist should be an actual medical diagnosis.
The “Terra” in Terra’s Kitchen represents where their ingredients come from–the earth. The recipes are “plant strong, nutrient dense, and…never use artificial or processed ingredients.”
At the Richmond event we taste-tested corn tortillas spread with guacamole made extra creamy with goat cheese, topped with grilled chicken and pico de gallo. They even made mine without the evil weed, cilantro! And for me that’s the beauty of a meal like this. It can be perfect with just what they send, jazzed up with my own spices, or made with small omissions.
Care For The Earth
Terra’s Kitchen seeks sustainable food sources to reduce their impact on the environment. This includes their packaging. Meals are delivered in an eco-friendly delivery “vessel” that’s completely reusable. Also, the vessel keeps the food cool and fresh during delivery. After delivery, Terra’s Kitchen picks up the vessel for additional use.
Part of my problem with other meal delivery services it that they generate so much trash. After a meal is prepped you are left with a big empty box, chemical cold packs, and packaging for every single ingredient. I really like TK’s focus on reducing waste.
At the Richmond event we met Libbie Summers, Head of Culinary Direction at Terra’s Kitchen. Libbie is also a cookbook author and an amazing storyteller. She really brought heart to what would normally just be another corporate event. I teared up a little when she talked about her grandmother. It really underscored TK’s mission of to serve food with love.
At Terra’s Kitchen, Libbie plans meals that combine high-quality ingredients for healthy meals, with options for omnivore, gluten-free, paleo and vegetarian preferences. There’s a rotating seasonal menu and each meal comes with a step-by-step recipe card. I’ve saved these from previous meal services and have used them to create a nice repertoire of new recipes.
The Terra’s Kitchen recipes sound tasty and cook up in less than half an hour. Some examples are:
- Honey Mustard Chicken Breast with Grilled Vegetable Kabobs,
- Tomato Scallion Rice With Cheesy Grilled Squash, and
- Grilled New York Strip Steak With Tomatoes, Eggplant & Basil Chimichurri.
The Family Dinner Experience
Since I work at home and still have kids at home, we eat a meal I cook almost every night of the week. But I know that now most families are so busy in the evening with sports and other commitments that it’s hard to find the time to plan, shop, and cook a great dinner.
Terra’s Kitchen’s provides an easy tool for quick meals that taste good and are still healthful. Also, that cooks-up-in-under-thirty-minutes thing is pretty cool too. Since all ingredients come pre-portioned and prepped all I have to do is cook.
Learn more about Terra’s Kitchen and see if Terra’s Kitchen a good fit for you. I see this being great for empty-nesters. No one will complain about the corn, for one thing!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Terra’s Kitchen. The opinions and text are all mine.
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