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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.

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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.

Chili’s Grill & Bar Launches Frozen Foods Line

We’ve all seen their commercials on television, with real people celebrating their real life experiences. The closeups of the delicious, steaming dishes tantalizing our taste buds almost to the point of licking the screen (or is that just us?) Suddenly you’re thinking, I wish I was having some of that now. Well guess what, now you can. Thanks to a partnership with Bellisio Foods, a leading frozen foods manufacturer, Chili’s® Grill & Bar is introducing a new line of licensed Chili’s®-inspired frozen meals that are boldly flavored and delicious. And the best part, they are so incredibly yummy, you won’t believe you’re not dining at a Chili’s Restaurant. If you’re tired of under-seasoned and bland frozen meals, try out one or all of these perfectly seasoned frozen meals…..you won’t regret it.

The new licensed Chili’s® frozen food line officially launches in June with single-serve entrées and multi-serve meals that boasts bold colors, bold flavors and bold innovations. The Chili’s®-inspired frozen meals include menu favorites like Pepper Jack Mac ‘N’ Cheese, Chicken Fajita Rice Bowl and Cajun-Style Chicken Alfredo. The eight single-serve entrees (two shown above) include:

  • Bacon Mac ‘N’ Cheese (see above photo)
  • Cajun-Style Chicken Alfredo
  • Cheesy Chicken Pasta Florentine
  • Chicken Bacon Ranch
  • Chicken Fajita Rice Bowl
  • Island Chicken and Rice
  • Mango Chicken with Rice (see above photo)
  • Pepper Jack Mac ‘N’ Cheese

The five multi-serve meals (pictured below) include:

  • Nacho Potatoes with Beef & Bacon
  • Chicken Fajita Rice
  • Seasoned Chicken Bites with Honey Chipotle Sauce
  • Chicken Bacon Ranch
  • Bacon Mac ‘N’ Cheese

Naturally we have our favorites, such as the Cheesy Chicken Pasta Florentine, Cajun-Style Chicken Alfredo, Island Chicken and Rice, and the Mango Chicken with Rice but we invite you to discover your own.

The eight single-serve Chili’s®-inspired frozen meals will be available at suggested retail price range of $2.79 to $3.49, with the five multi-serve meals available at suggested retail price range of $6.99 to $7.99 each. The Chili’s®-inspired frozen meals will be available at major retailers nationwide, including Walmart, Kroger, Safeway, Food Lion, H-E-B, Meijer, Giant Eagle, Schnucks and many more.

Let’s Do Lunch | Crumbs Bake Shop Partners w/ Chef & Restaurateur David Burke

I am a woman who has many layers – all of which can be sated by cupcakes, but of course one cannot live on cupcakes alone (believe me I’ve tried); which is why I am ecstatic to hear that Crumbs Bake Shop, makers of the decadently entrancing cupcakes (how are they so addictive?) is partnering with with Chef and Restaurateur, David Burke to create and produce an exclusive line of fresh gourmet sandwiches and salads.

Launching in mid-June, the premium sandwiches and salads brings an assortment of fresh and delicious lunch options to customers, in addition to Crumbs’ famous cupcakes. Rounding out the options are beverage and chips offerings for a complete  and what I’m positive will be a very satisfying meal. The premium eats will be sold at select Crumbs locations in New York city with an eventual roll out to other markets.

“Consistent with our goal of complementing our already famous assortment of gourmet cupcakes with a choice of high quality and innovative lunchtime alternatives, we are thrilled that Chef Burke will be launching an assortment of gourmet sandwiches and salads for the ‘David Burke and Crumbs’ program,” says Julian R. Geiger, President and Chief Executive Officer at Crumbs Bake Shop, Inc. “Chef Burke’s culinary creativity and mastery of great food will be clear to all of our customers once they taste what he has created.”

“I am excited to be partnering with the legendary Crumbs Bake Shop on yet another fantastic endeavor,” said Chef David Burke. “Our new line of custom-made, specialty Burke in the Box sandwiches and salads, exclusive to select Manhattan and NYC metro area Crumbs locations, will feature great taste and personality, meaningful attributes to our brand and theirs.”

What do you think New York, will you be having lunch with your cupcake?