Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Tales of A Wanna-Be SuperHero Mom: Chef's Plate - UNBOXING and Look Inside and Review...

Tales of A Wanna-Be SuperHero Mom: Chef's Plate - UNBOXING and Look Inside and Review...: I love food. I love to cook , bake , eat: you name it . If it surrounds food I am all for it. I used to have some issues with food , so now ...

Chef's Plate - UNBOXING and Look Inside and Review

I love food. I love to cook , bake , eat: you name it . If it surrounds food I am all for it. I used to have some issues with food , so now I am happy with my ability to be able to eat with joy surrounding food. Though I am not a serious  accomplished foodie by no means, I do love food .

I actually came across Chef's Plate through a sponsored pop up on Facebook. I clicked of course seeing that they deliver all across Ontario and was intrigued with their title. Chef inspired dishes delivered right to your door , yes please .

The concept is quite amazing. Thanks to the Chef inspired meals by Executive Chef Jason Rosso, you can make restaurant style meals in your own home. They send you 97 % of everything you need , including the awesome step by step instructions ( the other 3 % is like salt and pepper , extra oil and like pots and pans etc. , stuff you would have at home ) ,to make your meals. The best part is that you can pick from their menu for the week out of 6 different meals.

But before I go any further I have to explain , What is Chef's Plate ???

Chef's Plate is a subscription service that brings Chef Inspired meals to your door . You are given 6 meals to choose from and you can choose 2 of the six for the weeks meals. You can choose for either 2 people or 4 people each having 2 meals . You choose the week before for the next week. There is a cut off date to get your meal by the next week.

You get everything you need to make the meal so GUYS what a way top impress a date .

1. Discover recipes you’ll love

  • Each week we release 6 new recipes which include a variety of healthy meat, seafood and vegetarian options.
  • Our recipes are designed by Executive Chef Jason Rosso and take 30 minutes or less from box to table.

2. Select your Chef’s Plate plan

  • Choose from our 3 weekly plans and you’ll receive box of fresh, seasonal and pre-portioned ingredients with detailed recipes cards.
  • Enjoy weekly deliveries featuring new delicious recipes based on the taste preferences you select at checkout. Seamlessly edit your meal selection for the week or skip any delivery up until the Thursday before your scheduled delivery.
  • All plans have no commitment so you can skip or cancel at any time.

3. We deliver all the ingredients

  • Deliveries occur every Monday or Tuesday, depending on your area, and most customers will receive their box by 6 PM. Don’t worry if you’re not home — your ingredients will stay fresh in your refrigerated box for up to 12 hours after the expected delivery time.
  • Once they’re in the fridge, your meals will stay fresh for 4-5 days.
  • Using our detailed recipes cards and step-by-step instructions we’ll take you from zero to kitchen hero!

So on to my experience . 
The 6 meals on the menu when I got to order were 
Turkey/Pork Tenderloin
Coconut Shrimp Chowder
Beef Stroganoff
Green Eggs and Yam 
Apple Quesadillas with Brie 
Chicken Quarter with Red Rice 

 Due to my personal dietary needs there were only 3 dishes calling my name . Of course I had to pick 2 . So my first dish was a no brainer and that was the Chicken Quarter with Red Rice . The other 2 I was stuck between were Green Eggs and Ham and the Apple Quesadillas with Brie. I choose the Green Eggs and Yam . Mostly because of a homage to Dr. Suess . I did really want the Apple Quesadillas with Brie, but I have made that before so I went with the other .
Needless to say I was so excited to have this . My delivery came on Nov 17 .
 Delivered by Fed Ex , right to my door. The most important thing is that the box is a serious cooler .
 Packed with 2 awesome ice packs and the box itself is isolated. You don't need to be home for delivery for right away , the packs and "cooler" keep your food cold.

(I tried to make an awesome Un-boxing video . I had everything planned out right down to everything I wanted to say. Well this video was a fail , in a way . I ended up trying to do everything with one hand as I had to use my phone to tape it , had a toddler wanting to be my wonderful helper, and well my perfect notes were made into new crafts , thanks little man. Stuck it in anyway , unedited as I cant really edit it anyway and why not . )
 Both meals are packed separately, in their own bags , labelled to boot , doesn't get any easier than that .

 Of course the chicken packed separate for food safety reasons.
 Both meals and everything you need to make your Chef inspired meals at home .
 Step by step instructions on how to make your meals.
 Green Eggs and Yam before I open and take a look to get ready to cook .
 What you get :2 Eggs, 1 Asian Yam, 1/2 bunch of Collard Greens, 2 tbsp of Butter , 1 head Radicchio, 2 tbsp Champagne Vinegar , 1 tbsp Smoked Paprika, 1/4 cup Fried Chickpeas, 1 tsp Sugar (sugar was actually missing but no big deal as I had some )
 Chicken Quarter with Red Rice before I take a look and get the ingredients ready to cook.

What you get : 2 Chicken Quarters , 1/2 cup Red Rice, 1/2 Bunch of Spinach , 6 Apricots, Dried, 2 tbsp Sherry Vinegar , 1 Orange, 1 Yellow Onion, 2 tbsp Silvered Almonds

Just love this, all ingredients perfectly portioned out to make your meals . No waste , you know exactly what you are doing , and just a great way to enjoy a restaurant meal made at home.  So this is actually a more cost effective way to enjoy a restaurant style meal ; with the accomplishment of making it at home. Plus if you are an avid restaurateur, then this may save your pocket book , even if just a little . (no gas, no tip, no any dinner extras if it is a date)

 My dinner date was my mom . I really wanted her to experience this as she is a major part of my food inspiration from growing up watching her cook and being taught how to. My toddler of course didn't eat a thing , not that I was surprised at all . I cooked both meals for us to try .

I will have to say that trying to get this meal prepared was so much fun , I was so intrigued at everything you got, portioned out , and a perfect easy to read and manipulate recipe. My toddler of course added more minutes on to my cooking time but that was have the fun . I really wish he tried something , but toddler woes it is that stage .

Our final product ... We plated both together so that we could experience both parts of the meal . 

I cant express enough how delish everything was . Well almost everything the Radicchio not so much . Very bitter and I would have made it in different way than described on the recipe . The fried Chick Peas had an awesome heat to it , as well as the Smoked Paprika .  I had not had an Asian Yam before and I will now only buy Asian Yams. It was so sweet and just perfect . I am going to make a pie out of it when I buy some more .   The collard greens baked with an egg , brilliant; I have found my new way to have eggs.  
The recipes themselves were easy to follow . From everything you need portioned out for you , to the easy step by step recipe cards ; this is a perfect way to prepare an awe inspiring restaurant meal in your own home .
There was actually so much food , I had leftovers and so did my mom . My mom took home all the radicchio as having it the way it was in the recipe was a big no ; but she made an amazing dish with it and made it edible and cut down the bitter bite , 90 fold.  


2 Person Plan

Market-fresh meals for Two

Meals per week:   
Price per plate: $10.95
Shipping: FREE
Total: $65.70/week (taxes inc.)
Flexible subscription. Skip any week. Cancel any time.

4 Person Plan

Market-fresh meals for Four
Meals per week:  
Price per plate: $10.95
Shipping: FREE
Total: $87.60/week (taxes inc.)
Flexible subscription. Skip any week. Cancel any time.

Everything you need you can find on their website to start your meal experience . http://www.chefsplate.com/
Dont forget to visit their Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/chefsplatecanada/
Here is a link to receive 2 free plates (1 meal) off your order http://www.chefsplate.com/chefsplatevip
you must use this link in order to redeem . THIS IS NOT AN AFFILIATE LINK ..

I received my Chef's plate delivery in exchange for this review. Though all the opinions of my personal opinion are my own and not affected by the outcome or the fact I received the product . 

I recommend giving this a try even if just once. It is so much fun to un-box and prepare your meals. I will say again , guys if you want to impress a date , this !! And don't forget to use this link that they have so graciously made available to try 1 meal for free off your order http://www.chefsplate.com/chefsplatevip