the adventures of moving. You think you’ve got your
precious belongings carefully labeled. Then when you get to
your new location, you’re surrounded by strange unpacked
boxes that seem to say, "Bet you can’t guess what’s
meals take a back seat during times of transition.
Groceries? My refrigerator has not been this clean — or
empty — in a long time. And after begging meals at my
daughter’s house all week, I suggested we eat out —
I forgot to tell you," she said. "I got an extra
delivery from my meal service that I’m not going to use.
Do you want it?"
hesitated, thinking about my empty kitchen cabinets.
you need is olive oil and salt and pepper," she
explained. "Everything else is included in the box…even
enough, this box of food supplies from a company called
"Hello Fresh" had all the items, including
step-by-step recipes, for three generous meals. I accepted
her offer and took it on faith that I could find the
necessary cooking utensils…somewhere.
minutes later (including 15 to find a knife, cutting board
and cooking pot) I sat down to a yummy Cod Cioppino Tomato
Stew, complete with toasted baguette for dunking.
impressed with the generous proportion of vegetables in
these recipes in addition to the more than adequate servings
of protein. If I didn’t know better, I’d say this
company has a registered dietitian on staff. Sure enough,
they do. Thank you, Rebecca Lewis, RDN (Registered Dietitian
such companies exist these days. Registered dietitian
nutritionist Tess Warwick of Community Hospital of the
Monterey Peninsula, Calif., gets fresh ingredients delivered
to her door each week by a company called "Blue
helped me step out of my culinary comfort zone," she
says. "Meals are balanced, healthy and most importantly
for leftovers the next day, I’d add. All I need is a fork
and a plate and I’m in business.
nice thing about these companies is how they feature
seasonal foods. For example, winter squash recipes and fun
facts are included with this fall shipment. Did you know,
say these cooking experts, that the squash we call
"winter squash" is actually grown in the summer?
It gets its name because its hard shell is durable enough to
be stored during winter months. And you can choose to peel
the thick skin on these winter varieties of squash before or
with labels, we sometimes don’t know what’s really
inside until we investigate. I’m glad I had the chance to
try out this new idea of fresh delivered food and recipes.
Now where in the world did I pack my cell phone charger?