When my friend Jen offered up a code for some free plated meals I jumped at the chance. Plated.com is a meal subscription box that sends you all the ingredients and instructions for a tasty dinner. Plated had recently added the Bay Area to it's delivery service and I was excited to try a meal based subscription box.
Basically, I enlisted P to help cook since he is so much more patient with things like recipes. The meals I ended pup choosing for the first box were the Roasted Red Fish and the Korean Tacos. Plated sends all of the fresh ingredients to you in a cooler packed with ice. Each ingredient is individually wrapped and there are large recipe cards that come with each plate that give really detailed instructions and pictures.
Our first meal was the Roasted Redfish with Jasmine Rice and Bok Choy. P went through the recipe instructions and it took about 35 minutes for the meal to be made. It ended up being an easy meal to make and we were able to interact with the girls while putting the dinner together. I didn't feel like the recipe was hard and there was a minimal amount of chopping. We had never had Bok Choy before and I can't say I was impressed, but the fish and the rice tasted really good!
The second meal was Korean Tacos with rice and holy cow these were AMAZING! Just the right amount of heat and I liked how thin and soft the tortillas were. Once again there was minimal chopping and the recipe cards gave clear guidance on how to get the meal made.
If I had to complain about something I think it would be all the plastic packaging. Hopefully plated can look into some sort of paper based packaging because all of the plastic just bums me out. P's minor complaint was that the lettuce was a bit too fresh, meaning he found some dirt (lol) on the cabbage. It wasn't a big deal though and we washed all the lettuce really well before consuming.
Now that we've experienced plated.com we are eager to try more recipes. If you want to try two meals for free go here to sign up and be sure to let me know how you like it!
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