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Thursday, August 27, 2015

A Foodie-Friendly Gift Idea

Words by Courtney Kellar
Photos courtesy of Plated

Whether you’re getting ready to say “I do” and need gift suggestions for your guests or are shopping for someone else’s wedding gift – we have a delicious suggestion! Shopping for a wedding gift can be tough – you want it to be special, practical and unique. Subscription services and boxes have been around for a bit, but we’ve found one that is perfect for newlyweds! Plated is a weekly subscription box of seasonal, pre-portioned ingredients, which are delivered from farm to front door. Couples can cook chef-designed recipes together and with ease.

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Keep the love alive by working together to expand your recipe box and taste buds with interesting and out-of-the-box recipes from Plated. The weekly menus are a great way to try something new without committing to buying spices or ingredients in bulk – Plated takes care of everything! By subscribing to Plated, couples can skip the hassle of weekly meal planning and grocery shopping. You can buy a Plated gift card and gift it to the foodie newlyweds in your life! You can also rest easy because Plated practices strict quality standards – all of their meats are free of antibiotics and added hormones and their seafood is 100% domestic and sustainably sourced.

The service offers seven to nine different menu options each week to choose from, so it’s easy to explore new cooking techniques, ingredients and healthy options. Once you’ve decided to try out Plated, simply log-on and select your weekly number of plates and the best delivery day. You can swap recipes and skip a week at any time, so don’t worry about over committing. We tried two Plated recipes and were pleased with how easy the service was. I arrived home to a box of fresh ingredients on my doorstep and all the makings of two delicious meals.

The two recipes I tried were the Pad See Ew with Pork and Sweet Peppers, and Chicken Shawarma with Tahini and Israeli Salad. The recipe cards were easy to follow and made of quality cardstock – they’re now permanent residents in my recipe box. Both meals were delicious and not only pushed me outside my normal cooking routine, but seriously impressed my dinner guests! I have a good amount of experience in the kitchen and love to try new recipes – I would highly recommend Plated as a gift idea for the food-lovers in your life! Weekly deliveries start at $48. For more information, visit plated.com!

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