Chefs Plate Review - August Week 5 - Canadian Meal Preparation Subscription Box + PROMO CODE

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What is it? Chefs Plate 
How Much? Starts at $49.80 per week, plus $6 delivery. Prices in Canadian dollars. 
What’s in it? Fresh ingredients and delicious recipes delivered weekly to your door

Chefs Plate is a weekly meal delivery service that sends original gourmet recipes and pre-portioned farm-fresh ingredients so you can cook a fresh, healthy, and nutritionally balanced meal. Chefs Plate started in Toronto in 2014 and now ships to most major cities in Ontario, BC, Manitoba, and Alberta. They plan to expand into Quebec and the Maritimes soon. 

Chefs Plate is putting Canadians back in the kitchen. By delivering easy-to-follow recipes and fresh pre-portioned ingredients right to your door, we take the guesswork out of cooking and have made food fun again! No more Sunday night grocery store lines, no more hunting for recipes – we handle everything so you can relax and enjoy the cooking experience! 

There are two plans available: The "2-Person Plan" includes market fresh meals for two and the "Family Plan" includes market fresh meals for four. Once you've selected your plan, decide if you'd like to receive 2, 3, or 4 recipes per week. Plans are priced per plate. For example, if you purchase a 2-Person Plan with two recipes per week, that's four plates. The "2-Person Plan" is $10.95 per plate (serving) and the "Family Plan" is $9.95 per plate. I subscribe to the "2-Person Plan" with two recipes per week, which is $55.80 per week, plus $6 shipping. Prices are in Canadian dollars and there is no tax. The shipping fee is waived if you opt for more meals per week, or go with a family plan.

This is my fourth delivery, although only my third review. For August Week 4 I cooked Korean Steak Stir-Fry, which was fantastic, and Lemon Pepper Chicken, which was just okay. I cooked the meals on the fly that week, so didn't get a chance to photograph them for review. 

The ingredients for each meal come packaged inside bags. This makes it easy when it's time to prepare dinner. Each bag has an ingredients and nutritional info label.

I've talked about the cold packs before, but never showed them. Under the food bags is a piece of cardboard.

Under the cardboard there are two gel ice packs, and under the ice packs you will find your meat for the week.

Avocado & Black Bean Tostadas
From the Spanish word for “toasted”, these baked corn tortillas make a crispy base for a creamy avocado and black bean filling. Topped with spiced zucchini, the tostadas are finished with a tomato salsa and lime crema.
Setting my mise en place is my favourite part of cooking, and having all your ingredients prepared and ready to go actually makes the cooking experience easier, faster, and more enjoyable.

The black beans get mashed together with avocado and sour cream. The salsa is just chopped tomatoes, radish, and cilantro. 

This one was very easy because there was minimal cooking. Just sautee the zucchini and crisp up the tortilla shells and you are done.  

Assemble them and try to make them look pretty. 

And that's it. Super easy and surprisingly tasty. I was worried the beans would be bland, but they weren't at all. I will probably make a variation of this again sometime. 

We’re deconstructing a dim sum favourite for this pork spring roll and noodle bowl. With a homemade fresh plum sauce, the spring roll wrapper has been amplified with long rice noodles for a satiating filling. We create the requisite crunch with lime marinated vegetables and crisp green onions!

Another Asian inspired dish! I'm so predictable. Once again my sugar arrived damp. The paper sugar packets really need to be placed in a plastic zip bag for protection. So far that's been my only complaint with Chefs Plate!

Chop, slice, cut... 

I didn't get any cooking photos from this one. I actually went "off book" quite a bit and improvised the recipe. The plum sauce from the recipe was too sour and gingery so I had to add more sugar and seasonings to cut the overpowering flavours. In the recipe the pork is cooked with salt, pepper, and soy sauce, and the plum sauce is used as a topping. I switched it up by adding the plum sauce to the pork and cooked them together. The result was fantastic and I would absolutely make it again.

It was another successful week, and I was happy to see that I could veer off the recipe and add a little of my own flair to a dish.

If you are interested in trying Chefs Plate, you can get your first THREE plates for FREE! That's a $33 savings. Simply use my referral link here, or enter my referral code #3platesFromcdnboxaddict in the promo code section at checkout. On a "2-Person 2 recipe plan", your first week will only be $10.95, plus $6 shipping. After that you can continue with your subscription, skip as many weeks as you want, or cancel. 

Menus for September Week 2 and Week 3 are currently up. Check out what's available here. For my September 13th delivery I selected Pork Fried Rice and Thai Crunch Salad

Click here to check out Chefs Plate.

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