Friday, July 11, 2014

Plated Review - Bloody Mary Shrimp and Flank Steak Gyros

Before we begin: I LOVE how the pictures of the shrimp came out... the steak, not so much. Just goes to show how important natural lighting is!

So, if you're here on my blog, I can deduce one thing: you like food. Either you're a food blogger who's checking out the competition/making friends/expanding your network OR you're a home cook who's trying to learn the ropes and are hopeful I can help you out.

If either of these things are true, and you have a Facebook account, you have definitely seen this deal going around: Four Free Meals for New Members! Sounds too good to be true, right?


Look at this deliciousness.

For the cost of shipping (~$20) you'll get enough ingredients and instructions to make four meals. For me, that meant two recipes with two plates each. It looked like an amazing deal to me, and I'd been wanting to try the service, so I jumped at the opportunity to check it out. I didn't know what to expect, I knew the company was legit so I wasn't too worried about the "too good to be true" aspect.

Lately, I've been coming home from work not wanting to cook–crazy, right??–but since the box came delivered to my office and the stuff was obviously perishable, I poured myself a glass of wine and got to work. I was pleasantly surprised.

All the ingredients were fresh, and the instructions were super easy to follow. Plus, the recipes were SUPER tasty and very unique. I chose the Flank Steak Gyros with Pesto and the Bloody Mary Shrimp. Both were absolutely fantastic. I wish I'd made the gyros earlier in the day, unfortunately the pictures came out kind of gross due to artificial light. Oh well!

I would do this every week if I could, but unfortunately the price point is way out of my budget. Before the intro offer, the whole she-bang (4 meals, 2 recipes) would have been $70 or more. It comes out to $12-$15 per meal, and $20 for shipping. However, this is a GREAT way to learn new recipes (I'm keeping both in my stash to re-make again for sure!) and would be a fun date night or girls night in activity.

I can see myself doing this in the future if I'm feeling uncreative in the kitchen and want to jazz it up a bit. If I had the money though, I'd totally do it more often.

Check out Plated!

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