Are you looking for hassle free meal planning and grocery shopping? ChefX is definitely the solution! I never thought I would enjoy the weekly box of fresh produce and chef-inspired recipes from ChefX as much as I did. Even my son is wondering when the next box will arrive at our home! Each week, you can choose one of their local Ottawa chef creations and seasonally-inspired recipes. On Sunday, their kitchen team prepares food portions for the amount of person you requested, 2, 4 or 6, packs it up in an environmentally-friendly cooler bag or in a cardboard box with insulation and ice packs, and delivers it right to your front door. Now, how convenient is this service!
Our family had the pleasure of experiencing their subscription of 3 recipes for 4 people. The weekly box contains photo recipe cards with easy-to-follow step by step instructions. All the produce and ingredients were delivered fresh and many come from reputable local farmers and producers. All three recipes took about 45 -60 minutes to prepare, bake, and serve. What I liked the best about ChefX was trying out different food ingredients that I would not have considered preparing together before, but once I did, they were so delicious to eat! It was fun being in the kitchen trying new cooking techniques, exploring new flavours, and cooking dishes from around the world.
The dishes I cooked for my family were:
Grilled Beef Kebabs with tomato and ginger raita courtesy of the urban element. Kebabs are actually from the Middle Eastern Origins and were cooked with plain yogurt, garlic, ginger, green chili, and lemon juice, and served with basmati rice that was incorporated with tomato paste and cumin seed. At first, when I read yogurt, I wondered how tasteful the Kebabs would be cooking on BBQ? They were very delicious and so tender and juicy!
Up next, the Okonomiyaki with sweet pea, radish, and Arugula Salad and Wasabi Mayo created by chef Chloé Berlanga. Okonomiyaki is a dish from Japan. It literally means “what you like, grilled’. It’s a cabbage omelette/pancake filled with pork, vegetables and seafood. The ingredients included shrimps, smoked bacon, cabbage, sweet potato, asparagus, onions, eggs, flour, baking powder and fish sauce. Once cooked, it’s not an omelette or a pancake, but a mix of both with a fluffy texture. The dish was drizzled with a wasabi mayo and srirachi. I thought the amount of wasabi suggested in the recipe would be too hot for me, so I only put 1/2 teaspoon and it was just perfect. The dish was served with Arugula salad. I had never tried it before and will definitely purchased it again. I love bacon and shrimp, so this recipe was my favourite!
The last one was, Orecchiette with kale, cipollini onions and roasted walnuts courtesy of the urban element.This vegetarian dishes was created with fresch Orecchiette pasta, cipollini onions, Tuskan kale, walnuts, lemon, garlic, chili flakes, and parmesan cheese. I love pasta, but never even heard of Orecchiette or tried kale, so I was intrigued when I chose this recipe. Even though there is not really a creamy sauce that accompanies the paste, it was succulent! Again, for a less spicy dish, I cut down on the chili flakes spices. I discovered that I liked kale and have been adding it to my stir fry recipe.
Chefx is available to Ottawa area families by signing up latest Monday at midnight for next Sunday’s delivery. There is no subscription fee, just pay online for the week would like and for the number of person. The meal box includes 1 or 2 meals per week and includes taxes. There is a $3 delivery charge. You can also take advantage of the free ‘pick-up’ option (at the Unrefined Olive in the Glebe, and Cardamom & Cloves spice shop on Preston). This option will also help customers who have challenges receiving deliveries in condo buildings, and new customers who live outside of their delivery zone.
- 2 people is $39
- 4 people is $62
- 6 people is $85
- 2 people is $62
- 4 people is $106
- 6 people is $150
Whether you would like to plan a delicious nutritious meal for your family or for a get together with friends or relative, you won’t be disappointed with a meal box from ChefX! Their subscription would also make a great Christmas gift for a family member or for yourself!
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ChefX has generously donated a 2 meal box for a family of 4 to one lucky Ottawa Mommy Club follower!
Giveaway is open to Ottawa Residents and Ends on December 14th, 2014 at 11:59pm EST.
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