I subscribed to Green Chef on a lark. Desperate to keep my hubby from living on a diet of fish sandwiches and popcorn, and mindful of our need to eat something good for the body, I signed up. The first set up meals I got was not something I would have prepared on my own. Cod, pasta and a vegetarian dish (our challenge is we are a dual diet household. I don't eat dead animals and he's never met a vegetable he liked). I almost put it all in the freezer.
Then I cooked my first meal. WOW!!!! The Mediterranean cod was outstanding. The key is that Green Chef uses fresh, organic ingredients (I got to the organic market weekly and their stuff looked better than mine!). And, they give you all these little sauces and secret spice blends that really turn a good meal into an outstanding meal. Yes folks--we're talking true fine dining quality here. So I zipped along to the pasta dish--on the surface pasta and vegetables.
Again---one two punch good!!!! I knew we had a winner when my husband asked when the next box would arrive. So let's talk packaging. Each item is packaged individually. Sauces either come in a pack or a bottle and are clearly labeled. Spice blends the same. Meats, fish and stuff are triple packed. No likelihood of contamination here. Safety and storage instructions are clear and visible. And the packaging is sturdy with proper insulation and a cold pack. I would feel comfortable that if I didn't get to it until late that night my goodies would be good to go. Each meal takes about 30 minutes. Instructions are really, really, clear. Like "while the water or the rice is boiling......". I feel like a real chef here!
Then there are the plating instructions. Food just doesn't have to taste good, it must look good. So there are plating instructions! You heard me, things like "shingle the corn cakes over the chard salad." So I shingled and the chard salad took on a whole new character. Who knew? Finally, the portions are efficient. I am wasting far, far less food and money. For the two of us, one meal often lasts for 2 days (4 portions). Or, since I don't eat animals, the veggies are two meals for me and the next day my husband has a "generous snack".