Plated Review & Coupon! #platedpics – Feb 21 Delivery

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We were really looking forward to this Plated delivery! The short ribs we ordered are part of the new Chef’s table selections – specialty cuts of meat and market-priced seafood. I think it was really worth it – especially if you don’t care to hit up a restaurant (or don’t want to deal with having a sitter).


Plated delivers ready-to-prepare meals to your doorstep.  It’s perfect if you want freshly-prepared meals using top-quality ingredients.  With just a little chopping and stirring, you have a restaurant-quality meal that you can brag about. You can always preview menus ahead of time, so you can pass on selections that don’t move you. This is usually not an issue — some weeks we order a half dozen meals because the selections are so appealing.

When you sign up for Plated with this link or use code b0c635, you’ll get 2 free plates with your first order. Sometimes we order and sometimes Hello Fresh. It just depends on what meals we’re interested in. [Hello Fresh: Take $40 off your first box with coupon code 7UT7K8]

Cider-Braised Short Ribs and Carrots With Root Vegetable Mash:  extremely tender and delicious.  Far better than the last short ribs I had in a restaurant.  The demi-glace was incredible — I literally scraped the pot to get the last drops.


Chicken Sausage Gumbo:  This gumbo was tasty, and nice and mild if you go easy on the Louisiana sauce.  The roux was very simple and forgiving.

IMG_8069The D’artagnan sausage was pretty spicy and had a kick!


Plated offers dessert add-ons too.  The desserts have been even easier to prepare than the meals.


Coconut Chai Rice Pudding:  The chai went perfectly with the creamy goodness of the coconut milk.  Even non-tea-drinkers in the house loved it.  The rice was tender but had a wonderful slight firmness to it. The recipe makes two servings, but I was able to get four decent portions out of it so the whole family could enjoy it.

So that’s what we made with our box this week!  You can use code b0c635 to sign up for Plated and get 2 free plates with your first order!

Each meal includes easy-to-follow directions, and almost everything you need is included:  from the often organic meats to the fresh herbs.  You need only contribute the most basic of culinary skills, and Plated will walk you through the rest.  Have on hand basic kitchen utensils and you can transform the contents of your Plated box into a photo-worthy culinary masterpiece in under forty-five minutes (usually less).  I love the way each meal incorporates only a couple key herbs or spices; the flavors shine through, and the recipes remain easy to follow.

If you haven’t joined up, visit Plated to find or more or to subscribe. You can see all the meal subscription services & dinner kits in the directory plus all our !

The Subscription: Plated
The Description: Ingredients for chef-designed meals delivered to your door. You select the chef-created recipes on the website and Plated sends you a box of food and recipes.
The Price: $60 per week


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