Disclosure: I received a box of Sun Basket meals for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own.
If you're looking for a gourmet meal, stop by my house! And then I'll give you directions to the restaurant down the street!
Growing up, my dad was allergic to eggs, seafood, and nuts/nut products. So our meals weren't really all that adventurous. As a result, neither were my taste buds, until a few years ago. I'm not sure why, but I guess I decided at some point to start eating like a grownup and not a kindergartner.
(Unless you're making cocktails, in which case, I prefer mine to taste like Kool-Aid.)
Fast forward to today. I just put in an order online for something called fermented black soybean paste. I gotta be honest. Two weeks ago, that would have been the last thing you'd have heard me say. Today, I'm like a fermented black soybean paste addict. I want to put it on all of my veggies. It all started with the Sun Basket I got to review.
When I was offered the opportunity to check out Sun Basket, I figured sure, why not? I'm always up for new things. Worst case scenario, I find out what I don't like, right?
I chose my 3 meals for the week and my Sun Basket was on its way. The box showed up insulated and with big ice packs. All the food inside the eco-friendly packaging was still cold and fresh. It was pretty impressive.
The 3 meals I ordered were Masala turkey kebabs with cauliflower "rice" and cashew chutney, Persian herb frittata with white bean salad and barberries, and my absolute new favorite meal of all time, Hot and sour chicken stir-fry with vegetables and rice.
Each meal came in its own paper bag, and all of the ingredients were included. I mean ALL of the ingredients. Including 4 eggs. How they managed to ship them without them breaking is beyond me, but they were perfect!
Take a look at these veggies. I couldn't have picked fresher veggies from my local grocery store. Sun Basket sources organic produce 100% of the time. If they can't source it organically, they don't put it in your bag. They also use only the best antibiotic- and hormone-free meat and organic eggs, so you know that what you're getting is good, sustainable food with no chemicals.
(There's that soybean paste!)
So anyway, I got to work. Everything was all measured out and cut up for me. The Sun Basket catalog/magazine/cookbook (I'm not sure what it's called!) even went so far to list the tools that I needed. That was AWESOME because my office/blog space is in another apartment. It has its own kitchen, but that kitchen isn't stocked. It also doesn't have a dishwasher, but that's another rant for another day.
I loaded up a box with all of my tools, food, and a frying pan and headed upstairs.
Let me start by saying I don't like peppers. Or I didn't anyway. Now they're my new favorite thing ever.
There is also a helpful "Kids Can!" section next to the recipe if you want your kids to help you. Mine was in school, thankfully. Because once I tasted this meal, I wasn't sharing.
It was absolutely delicious. My version didn't come out quite as pretty as the one in the catalog, but it didn't really last long enough for me to look at. It was also a very generous portion. Usually if something says it's 2 servings, I can eat it alone. This stir-fry, I could not. (Believe me, I tried!)
I think it's safe to say that I'm a Sun Basket fan.
Anyway, here's how Sun Basket's subscription service works.
You first create an account and choose a meal plan. You'll be asked how many meals you want for the week as well as the number of servings. Then you choose a meal plan from the 18 recipes for the week. Options include Chef's Choice, Gluten Free, Paleo, and Vegan, among others. After that, you choose your meal selections.
That's all there is to it! Next thing you know, you've got a box of fresh, clean food on your doorstep.
I think my favorite thing about Sun Basket is that it gave me the opportunity to try new things without spending a fortune. Fermented Black Bean paste, barberries, and even sherry vinegar are all on my list of new foods I love. I wouldn't spend the money on these things in the store because I'd be afraid I wouldn't like them. When they come perfectly portioned in my sun basket, there is no waste.
Another thing I love is the convenience. Sun Basket comes to your house, you unload it into the fridge, and move on with your day. It's perfect for anyone who doesn't have time (or in my case, the desire) to grocery shop.
Here's another reason you can feel great about Sun Basket; it's an eco-friendly brand. Sun Basket's packaging is 100% recyclable and compostable!
Now that the holiday season is approaching, I highly recommend giving Sun Basket as a gift. It makes a perfect gift for anyone who loves food, clean eating, and living a green lifestyle! It's easy to give Sun Basket as a gift - all you have to do is click this link and buy someone a gift card! The lucky recipient can redeem the gift just as easily!
If you need someone to gift it to, just let me know. I'll send you my address 🙂