What's for Dinner? Verve Culture Thai for Two Cooking Kits

What’s for Dinner? Verve Culture Thai for Two Cooking Kits

One thing we are enjoying about the months-long lockdown is we can experiment in the kitchen. Whether it’s trying a new recipe or a new dish in general. We were not-so-recently introduced to Verve Culture, we previously highlighted their Tortilla Cast Iron Press Kit, and we’re excited to share another of their wonderful products, the Verve Culture Thai for Two Cooking Kits. Prepare easy-to-make meals with these authentic ingredients from Thailand; just add your own protein and vegetables.

What's for Dinner? Verve Culture Thai for Two Cooking Kits

There are so many things to love about the Verve Culture Thai for Two Cooking Kits. We love the convenience, the simplicity of preparing, the break from ordering in, the change of basic cuisine, and of course the fantastic taste. The Thai for Two Cooking Kits are available in five varieties – Pad Thai, Organic Green Curry Kit, Organic Tom Kha Soup, Organic Panang Curry Kit, and Organic Red Curry Kit. Naturally, the taste is at the very top but a very close second is how quickly a meal can be prepared. You see, these organic Thai for Two cooking kits take only 7 steps and your meal can be fully prepared in 7 minutes. The numbers increase by one for the Pad Thai making it 8 steps and 8 minutes; they are decreased by 2 for the Tom Kha Soup, making it 5 steps and 5 minutes.

What's for Dinner? Verve Culture Thai for Two Cooking Kits

If you are fans of the big, fragrant, and creamy flavors of Thai food, the Verve Culture Thai for Two cooking kits will not disappoint. We had the pleasure of trying out the Organic Red Curry Kit and Organic Green Curry Kit, both over rice. For the Organic Red Curry Kit, we added beef as our protein and followed the 7 easy steps and our delicious dinner for two was complete. Each kit comes housed in a black and gold pouch with each ingredient individually packaged and sealed.

What's for Dinner? Verve Culture Thai for Two Cooking Kits

The Organic Red Curry cooking kit included: Organic dried herbs, Organic red curry seasoning, Organic red curry paste, and Organic coconut milk. For those who prefer a tamer spice level, you can use 1/2 – 3/4 of the curry paste; for the rest of us, use the entire packet or add some of your own red curry. The above is a deep plate (more of a soup or stew plate), so all our red curry is at the bottom. Nevertheless, we were more than happy with the result and this did not last very long. For the Organic Green Curry kit, we chose salmon as our protein and choose a different mix of vegetables.

Thai for Two - Organic Green Curry KitThai for Two - Organic Green Curry Kit

Once again, this no-fail cooking kit did not disappoint our tastebuds. If you’re looking to wow your family or just want to spice up your lunch or dinner, these Verve Culture Thai for Two Cooking Kits are what you need. We can’t wait to try the other Thai for Two cooking kits, especially the Pad Thai.

New Victoria Chef Collection: A Complete Gourmet Pasta Meal

Raise your hand if there are days when you don’t feel like spending more than 10 minutes in the kitchen cooking dinner, or if your lunch hour has somehow gone down to minutes. Every so often we will mutter “there’s just not enough time in the day” to ourselves or out loud and many times, our meal is what ends up being suffering. What if you could enjoy a homemade meal even though your time may be limited? Thanks to the new Victoria Chef Collection, you can enjoy a complete gourmet pasta meal in minutes.

As you can see, we’re not talking about those instant mac and cheese snacks that pass themselves off as an actual meal, this heat and serve pasta option is a full, well-balanced meal. With the Victoria Chef Collection, you will enjoy a wholesome, heat and serve meal solution – with the satisfaction of a homemade meal, without all the time.

The Victoria Chef Collection brings traditional Italian elegance to your table in under two minutes, whether you’ll be enjoying it for lunch or dinner. Available in two pasta sauce options (hoping more will be launching very soon), Penne Marinara and  Penne alla Vodka, all you have to do to enjoy is just heat and serve.

The Penne Marinara is simplicity at its best, combining penne pasta with premium, slow-cooked marinara sauce. The Penne alla Vodka is a decadent classic, it also combines penne pasta with rich, creamy vodka sauce. Both are made with antioxidant-rich 100% whole plum tomatoes, real cheese, fresh onions, fresh basil, and fresh garlic. Victoria Fine Foods has been committed to ingredients come first since day one, which is why they put them on the front of their label as part of their #ReadYourLabel movement.

Could the new Victoria Chef Collection help make lunch or dinner preparation easier for you?


Dinner is Served: What’s New from Uncle Ben’s Rice, Plum Organic, and Sweet Earth Natural Foods

Being single can be tough sometimes, especially when it comes to dinnertime. There have been lots of times when deciding what to have for dinner is almost as difficult as trying to deciphering code. Sometimes we lost the battle and ended up with a sad bowl of cereal for dinner. However, we’re happy to be introduced to some great new, must-have dinner essentials from Uncle Ben’s Rice, Plum Organic, and Sweet Earth Natural Foods.

Uncle Ben’s Flavored Grains Rice 

If you’re tired of plain, boring rice for dinner, welcome to your solution. Uncle Ben’s is here to spice up your dinner with some amazing rice blends. Dinner will not only be made easy, it will be made divine. The iconic rice brand introduces six flavorful blend s of grains including 5 Grain Medley Quinoa Pilaf, Brown Rice Medley Roasted Garlic & Herb, Brown Rice & Quinoa Roasted Red Pepper, Long Grain & Wild Rice Fast Cook, Long Grain & Wild Rice Original Recipe, and Long Grain & Wild Rice Basmati Medley Savory Herb. These mouthwatering combination of flavors such as roasted garlic, roasted red pepper, and 23 herbs and seasonings with brown rice, couscous, quinoa, and whole grain red rice. These are so delicious, you won’t want anything else for dinner.

Plum Organic Soups

These delicious organic soups are technically for kids, but we know you will make your inner child happy when you first taste these hearty, easy-to-make, and delicious single serve soups. Available in three varieties, Chicken Fiesta, Chicken Noodle, and Tomato Meatball, the pouch-filled Plum soups are ready in minutes, you’ll find yourself reaching for several packs. Filled with organic vegetables and delicious protein in every bowl, they make a great way to have a light but healthy dinner.

Sweet Earth Natural Foods Seitan

I haven’t forgotten about those of your that are vegan. For your meatless dinner, Sweet Earth Natural Foods offers some decadently seasoned Seitan. For those of you not in the know, Seitan is a plant-based protein, made from wheat, that has 3 times the protein of most tofu, and the same amount of protein as steak. Sweet Earth Natural Foods offers this protein packed natural food in three savory flavors, Chipotle, Curry, and Traditional, that helps you continue enjoying a delicious vegetarian diet.

Well fellow singles, we hope we’ve made your dinner plans a little bit easier to handle with these three suggestions; whichever meal is your favorite, enjoy it to the fullest.

Summer Lovin’ – Byron’s BBQ Pulled Pork

I love BBQs, picnics, etc and of course love BBQ food, so when the fourth of July came around naturally, there was a BBQ. We offered the typical BBQ food – turkey and hamburgers, hotdogs, sausage links, chips, etc but while these were fully enjoyed, I had an ace up my sleeve – Byron’s BBQ Pulled Pork

Hand-pulled, hickory smoked pork BBQ that has been slow cooked for that down-home taste. Byron’s Fully Cooked Pork BBQ is combined with a succulent, sweet and spicy barbecue sauce making the perfect meal or appetizer. This wonderfully tasty delight comes in 4lb and 2 24 oz. trays and once unwrapped, you can totally pass it off as your own homemade recipe (ahem, if you want to do that…ahem)…..Anyway, I had so many recipes to experiment with but that plan was changed as soon as I took it out of the oven. Burgers, hotdogs and the other typical BBQ fare was pushed aside for the below deliciousness

I had plans to do a Pulled Pork Dip with Nachos, Pulled Pork Salad, etc but everyone was all too happy (and hungrily impatient) to just grab a roll and pile on the Byron’s Pulled Pork. So whether you’re a busy mom, a fabulous single, hosting a get-together or just family dinner – save yourself some time and stress (what’s easier than removing the packaging and popping it in the oven) and make dinner extra succulent, juicy and damn right delicious. So I leave you with this advice, run to BJ’s or Sam’s Club (whichever is nearest to you) and take home a tray of Byron’s Fully Cooked BBQ Pulled Pork. And after you do, click on the following links to see some of the recipes I was going to try – BBQ Bean Dip, BBQ Nachos (I’ll add that Pita Chips are a great substitute for Nacho chips), California BBQ Pizza, and possibly the Pulled Pork Enchiladas.