Terra’s Kitchen | Meal Kit Service Delivered in a Chilled Vessel

2016 September 26

Thanks to Terra’s Kitchen we were able to have two delicious & healthy meals, less than 30 minutes each to make!

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Terra's Kitchen Meal-Kit Delivery fresh & healthy chopped meals in 30 minutes or less!We had never tried any of the websites that send you ingredients and recipes to make meals,  Terra’s Kitchen is a good option especially for time saving and healthy meals.

A Recipe For Real Life is their Slogan.. I LIKE THAT!

 

  • We started online by making an account. Then we chose how many servings we wanted and for how many people. We got two servings of each meal and each fed 4 people easily, especially the Bacon Kale Pasta there was enough for our family of five!
  • terras-kitchenThe fun part is picking what meals you want. They have dozens of options! It took me forever to decide. In the end I chose two servings of Oven-fried Chicken and Lemon Rainbow slaw, and two servings of Bacon, Kale, and Caramelized Onion Pasta Bowl

 

  • Then we waited for our climate controlled vessel to arrive. (The vessel is the box of the future that your ingredients come in totally chilled and fresh.)Terra's Kitchen Meal-Kit Delivery fresh & healthy chopped meals in 30 minutes or less!
  • It came and we began to unpack. Each ingredient is already perfectly portioned for your recipe. All that was needed was to open the packages and start cooking! The only thing I had to actually pull a knife out for and chop was the bacon and  cut the lemon in half and zest it. (SERIOUSLY, almost no prepping!)Terra's Kitchen Meal-Kit Delivery fresh & healthy chopped meals in 30 minutes or less!
    • It was super nice to not have to measure out anything, but I would suggest opening all of the packages before you begin. I kept needing to pour something in, but it wasn’t opened yet.
  • The recipes were very detailed and easy to follow. The pasta dish took a little less than thirty minutes, and the chicken dish took a little longer, because breading each piece of chicken took up a good chunk of time, but I was also preparing four servings at a time for each meal.
  • Returning the Chilled Technology Vessel was literally a 1, 2, 3-snap! Peel off the FedEx label, revealing a return label and set the Vessel back on your front step. DO NOTHING ELSE. FedEx already knows to return the next day to pick it up for you. DONE!

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The food was tasty and flavorful (possibly a little grown up– the 12 year old didn’t love the Kale Pasta) but overall everyone enjoyed both meals.

Terra's Kitchen Meal-Kit Delivery fresh & healthy chopped meals in 30 minutes or less!

The Oven-Fried Chicken was FOR SURE the favorite of everyone in the family. It came out crispy and perfect, with the right amount of kick in the buffalo seasoning!

Terra's Kitchen Meal-Kit Delivery fresh & healthy chopped meals in 30 minutes or less!

The least favorite was the Lemon Rainbow Slaw. It was beautiful looking, but the lemon flavor was overpowering for half of our family, so I would suggest not using as much lemon juice as called for or using vinegar instead. It didn’t quite feed our family of five all the way, if we had another side, like some rice, it probably would have fed us five a little bit better, but it was definitely enough for a family of four.

Terra's Kitchen Meal-Kit Delivery fresh & healthy chopped meals in 30 minutes or less!

The Bacon Kale pasta went over about about half and half with the family. The bacon was amazing and the whole house smelled so so delish! The dish fed the five of us, with some even leftover. However the family was split on the pasta because even with the amazing bacon it needed something a bit more flavorful to give it punch. Also for SURE have a loaf of french bread or salad on hand to go with the pasta dish!

Watch our fun Video while making the Pasta Dish from Terra’s Kitchen!

BOTTOM LINE?

Would we use Terra’s Kitchen as a Meal Kit Delivery Service again?

Terra's Kitchen Meal-Kit Delivery fresh & healthy chopped meals in 30 minutes or less!Terra’s Kitchen is a great experience, the food is yummy, the ingredients are absolutely fresh and great quality and the serving amounts are what they say they are. BONUS: all the prep work (AKA chopping etc.) is done for you!

It is a little bit pricey. For all of the food that we ordered our total came to almost $100, so about $50 per meal. If you are feeding four people $50 is $13/person-ish. But that won’t include drinks or any extras like a salad or loaf of french bread… or dessert.

For a busy family of 2 to 5 people it is a great solution to weeknight meals. It was so nice not having to worry about buying ingredients, it just shows up at your door, you spend thirty minutes putting it together, and it tastes like you spent hours picking ingredients and cooking. Our meals could have lasted in the fridge for 2-3 days before we cooked them.

I think the best way to utilize a service like Terra’s Kitchen for our family would be to have the vessel delivered on the day after we return from a family vacation. When there’s nothing in the fridge to eat and the last thing you want to do is eat out again!

The answer is yes we plan to use Terra’s Kitchen as a meal delivery option, but for special occasions like after travel or during a particularly busy week when we know we won’t have time for grocery shopping and meal prep!

Terra's Kitchen Meal-Kit Delivery fresh & healthy chopped meals in 30 minutes or less!

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Disclosure: Our food was provided at no cost to us to test and share our honest opinions. This post has been sponsored by TerrasKitchen.com. Huge thanks to Sorel for testing everything out! 

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Terra’s Kitchen. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Fashion Tips and Ideas for BYU-Idaho | It’s COLD Up There!

2016 September 22

Written by Sorel Rogers — Lessons learned AFTER her first year of college at BYU-I.

As exciting as it is to move away to college… packing for a whole new climate is hard!

college fashion tips for BYU Idaho...  by a college kid who's been there done that!

What clothes do I need to pack for college at BYU-Idaho?

Living in South Carolina means I don’t really know anything about snow or living in freezing temperatures so moving to Rexburg, Idaho was quite a shock for my southern acclimated self. These are some of the must-have clothing items that I learned I needed for school at BYU-Idaho.

  1. riding-bootsRiding boots $30

Before I left for school I bought some really expensive really fancy snow boots only to learn that I would not be trudging through snow nearly as often as I thought. The campus is relatively small and extremely well maintained. They always salt, most the sidewalks are heated, and there’s never any ice on the sidewalks. I found myself wearing my riding boots more than anything. They are cute while still functional for the minor amounts of snow and slush, and they keep your feet warm.winter-socks

  1. Good socks $15

Rexburg is cold. Very cold. And your feet will get cold and they will hurt if you don’t have warm thick socks to protect. Fuzzy colorful socks are my preferred type of sock.

  1. Layering Pieces

They keep the buildings very well heated and it tends to be a little too hot inside when you’re dressed for the freezing temperatures outside. I bought a ton of sweaters before I moved out there and I ended up mostly wearing t-shirts and jackets that I could take off when I got to class. Not to mention you always have to dress modestly so if you’ve got abeanie sweater you want to take off you’ll still want something with sleeves underneath.

4. Beanies $8

Other than being super cute beanie hats are really functional too. They keep your head warm, but they’re small so they can be taken off and put anywhere, since the school doesn’t allow hats indoors.

  1. Maxi Skirts $28maxi-skirt

At BYUI there are many times when church dress is needed. At least twice of week for church and devotional and when it’s negative degrees outside you don’t want to be in a short skirt. I had sweater leggings I loved that I would wear underneath a maxi skirt with boots to keep warm while still being in appropriate church dress.

  1. leggingsLeggings and Tights $11

Leggings and tights are great to go underneath pants or skirts when you need and extra layer. My favorites were my sweater leggings from American Eagle.

  1. Peacoat or formal coat $20peacoat

Going along with the need to wear church dress often sometimes you don’t want to wear the brightly colored winter coat. I bought a black peacoat that could still keep me warm and be functional, but was good for when I needed to
dress up. They’re also cute paired with a nice blanket scarf.

Winter Coat options are a must at BYU-I!

  1. north-face-jacketWinter Coat $160

Trust me. WORTH THE COST.
The coat I use at school is the North Face Cinnabar Triclimate Jacket in black and it is by far my most favorite thing. It has an insulated inner layer and a windbreaker outer layer and you can take them apart based on the weather outside. Not only is it cute and not too bulky but it really kept me warm in the freezing Rexburg weather.

 

Northface Coats for College at BYU-I are a must, worth the extra price for 4 years of WARM and versatility!

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13 College Gift Ideas: What She Didn’t Know She Needed – Apartment Ideas

2016 September 8

Written by Sorel Rogers — Lessons learned AFTER her first year of college at BYU-I.

All the things I needed (but didn’t know it) at the beginning of my College Freshman year…

Going into my freshman year at BYU-Idaho I really had no idea what I would need. I hadn’t lived on my own before, I hadn’t lived with roommates before, and I hadn’t ever had to move across the country by myself before. Luckily I was in contact with my roommates before we moved in so we could plan a little bit based on what each person was bringing to the 6 person apartment.

There are several things I wish I’d known about and later I had to buy during the semester!

  1. Luggage scale $8Luggage Scale

 

At the end of my second semester I had to move back home with only three suitcases. One of my roommates had to pay $100 for her suitcase that was over 50 lbs. and there was no way I could afford that. I could however afford a luggage scale to make sure that my suitcases were less than 50 lbs.

 

 

  1. Luggage $87

Luggage

 

 

Having good luggage is also important when you’re flying to or from school. You need something that is easy to maneuver when it’s heavy, but still something that can fit at least 50 lbs.

 

 

 

 

  1. Food Containers $16

Food Storage

This one may seem a little weird but my apartment was constantly running out of Containers. Cooking for one is difficult and there’s always leftovers and we never seemed to have enough plastic containers to put it in, plus a lot of it would get taken to neighbors and never come back or get broken, so having good food containers around would have been really nice.

 

  1. Non-Wall-Damaging Hooks $6

Command Hooks

 

 

Our bedrooms and closets were super tiny and the hooks on my wall saved the day. I had a corner of my room that was just covered in hooks and I would hang all of my jackets and coats on the wall. They’re also useful for decorations.

 

 

 

  1. Printer $70

Printer

This one is a little pricier but having my own printer saved me a million times. There are printers on campus but only in certain places. There’s often a line, they’re glitchy and you have to pay for them. And if you’re living off-campus which 99% of students are, it’s a pain to walk up to campus just to print something for homework.

 

  1. Gift Cards

Gift Cards

 

If someone is looking to give you a gift, gift cards are the way to go. Rexburg, Idaho where BYU-I is,  doesn’t have a lot to do but it does surprisingly have a decent number of restaurants. My roommates and I loved to go get food when we just needed a break from studying but the cost adds up, so it would be nice to use a gift like this to pay for a meal or two.

 

 

  1. Home DecorHome décor $23

 

make-it-happen-wall-decal-decoration-wall-artRexburg housing is apartments only. There are no dorms, which means that you have a living room and a kitchen. In our apartment we never had anything to hang up in the living room or kitchen and it was a little sad looking. We had plenty of dorm room decorations, but nothing good for a living room or kitchen.

 

 

  1. White Board $27

White Board

We had a large white board on our kitchen wall that we would write quotes on whenever someone said something funny or draw pictures or just whatever, it was a lot of fun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. DrawersAnything organizational or space saving $30

 

Totes or plastic drawers for under the bed or organizers for the bathroom really helped us keep clean with six girls sharing an apartment. I only had one of these but wish I had had 2 more!

 

 

 

  1. Laundry Bag $7

Laundry BagIn my apartment we were lucky enough to have a washer and dryer but most places you have to walk to a laundromat either in the complex or nearby, if so, having a good bag to hold it all and to easily carry is super helpful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Portable Speaker $23

Portable SpeakerVery important for dance parties with roommates. I have a Beats Pill that I love, but this bluetooth speaker is a more cost friendly option.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Noise Cancelling Headphones $30

Headphones

 

 

Very important for when you need to block out those same dance parties to do homework!!

 

 

 

 

  1. BlanketBlankets $15

There can never be too many blankets. Rexburg gets really cold and curling up with a nice soft blanket is the best feeling. We all kept tons of blankets in our living room for movie nights when we were sick of studying. The softer-fluffier the better!

 

 

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