Have you heard of Plated? It’s a subscription where you choose one of seven featured meals (the chef and menu changes each week), four meals will be healthy meat and fish dishes, while the other three will be vegetarian. You set up a plan and decide how often you want the boxes delivered, and everything comes packaged neatly with ice packs to keep the food fresh. Each box comes with all of the ingredients you will need to make your meal, and everything is already portioned out so you don’t have to worry about measuring or waste. Each box comes with step-by-step instructions on how to prepare the meal of your choosing, as well as cooking tips. There was a promotion going on, so for $20 Renee and I got two different meals, two servings per box.
The first meal was Mushroom-Crusted Flatiron Steak with Cauliflower and Turnip Mash:
Looks delicious? It totally was. The steak was cooked to perfection (thanks, Renee!) and the seasoning was just the right amount. The cauliflower and turnip mash was pretty good, although definitely not my favorite. I felt like the butter didn’t absorb properly and there wasn’t a whole lot of flavor, so in the future I’d add different spices and try other recipes to make it a bit tastier. Obviously you’re not going to get the creamy potato taste we all know and love, but this is definitely healthier and worth playing around with.
The second dish we ordered was Saag Paneer with Garlic Naan:
The main focus of this dish was the cubes of paneer cheese, which does not have a strong cheesy flavor, but takes on the texture of hard tofu and absorbed the flavors you cook with. This was spiced with masala, coriander, cumin, turmeric, cayenne pepper, ginger, and also included greek yogurt and yellow onion. The dish was nice and flavorful, although it was a bit runny and the naan was too hard.
Overall, Plated was a fun experience! It gives you the opportunity to try new dishes, and if you love what you made and want to do it again, you still have the recipe and instructions to go out and buy all the supplies you need. This isn’t the type of thing you’d necessarily want to order for your whole family, as it could get pricy (and not the best for picky kids!), but it’s great to do as a single person, as a couple, or even with a group of friends.
Have you tried Plated? What did you get and how was your experience?