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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.

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.

HOTLOGIC Food Warming Totes: Goodbye to the Breakroom Microwave

HOTLOGIC Food Warming Totes: Goodbye to the Breakroom Microwave

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from this pandemic, it is to be mindful of what you’re touching. Be it your face, elevator buttons, door handles, and communal things like breakroom microwaves. Until this pandemic, we never thought about how often we use the microwave, or how clean the outside is. Even if you work in a small office of 20-30 people, if only half of these people use the microwave, that’s a lot of fingers touching those buttons. Add in elevator buttons, door handles, etc, and you’ve got many instances of possibly spreading a virus. As we now do, the lesser our exposure to communal items, the better off we’ll be. We’re going to introduce you to a product that will reduce your exposure; specifically, your exposure to the communal microwave. The HOTLOGIC Food Warming Totes provide a more convenient way to warm and cook your food while minimizing your exposure.

HOTLOGIC Food Warming Totes: Goodbye to the Breakroom Microwave

The HOTLOGIC Food Warming Totes uses slow and low conduction heating through its SmartShelf Technology, which evenly cooks or reheats fresh or frozen meals, meats, and vegetables. Even leftovers are cooked to a safe temperature and held there until you are ready to eat. Get ready to say goodbye to food splatter, cold or still frozen centers, and burnt edges. HOTLOGIC perfectly heats and holds your food for hours without overcooking.  You can use any flat-bottom container made of glass, plastic, Tupperware, or metal as long as it has a sealed lid. It’s like your own personal, portable oven. Just pop your meal in the bag, plug it in, and go about your day. Your meal will be ready to eat in an hour or 8 hours later (if you’re not ready to eat yet.) Your food will be cooked (or reheated) to perfection.

The thought of going back to the breakroom environment is not only stressful, but it’s no longer considered safe, said Bill McKendry, Chief Marketing Officer, HOTLOGIC. People are looking for no-touch or low-touch solutions. HOTLOGIC is not only a good option, it’s actually a breakroom breakthrough.

HOTLOGIC Food Warming Totes: Goodbye to the Breakroom Microwave

The HOTLOGIC Food Warming Totes provides a healthier alternative to takeout food, storing your food in the “community” refrigerator, and using the breakroom microwave for cooking. It provides five reasons why you should say goodbye to the breakroom microwave:

1. No buttons to push – it’s more sanitary
2. No waiting around or in line – healthy social distancing
3. No overcooked meals – more appetizing, more nutritious and keeps you healthy
4. No frozen centers – the food’s safe and ready when you are
5. No food splatter – no germs spreading

HotLogic Mini 3-in-1

The HOTLOGIC totes are available in Mini and Casserole sizes in an array of modern designs and colors, with easy carrying and extra padded handles, and added leather details. They are available in wall and car-plug models, making it convenient for commuters. There are no buttons, dials, or timers so its impossible to screw up a meal! The HOTLOGIC Food Warming Totes are a great no-touch or low-touch solution to this pandemic.

Veestro 100% Plant-Based Foods

Veestro 100% Plant-Based Foods: Meals Delivered Right to Your Door

You may have seen the numerous memes about the elevated amount of cooking we’ve had to do. In other words, we’re a bit over having to cook. If you also add in empty grocery shelves, increased prices on staples and scarce food deliveries, lunch and dinner options are dwindling. We’ve personally seen meat and chicken prices increase, which mostly leaves everyone with plant-based foods; but fresh produce is still hard to come by, which leaves you with limited options. Slowly but surely, we are being pushed into a plant-based diet but what can you when produce is limited? The answer, Veestro 100% plant-based foods.

Veestro 100% Plant-Based Foods

With all the grocery stores running out of food, why not order some pre-cooked meals straight to your doorstep? And what better time than the celebration of Earth Month to highlight delicious, organic, healthy, sustainable food, made from plants. With the Veestro meal delivery service, there is no chopping, no cooking, and no cleanup required. Simply heat up your Veestro plant-based meal in the oven or microwave. For those who still enjoy the act of cooking, some of the meals can be heated on the stovetop. The 100% plant-based foods are made with fresh ingredients and no preservatives. We had the pleasure of trying out a few of the meals: Red Curry with Tofu, Country Fried Chick’n, Enchilada Casserole, and Soba Noodles in Peanut Sauce. As life-long carnivores, we can attest to how delicious they are.

Veestro 100% Plant-Based Foods Red Curry

We began our plant-based adventure with the Red Curry with Tofu; this mouth-watering and hearty meal is a delicious mix of broccoli, carrots, tofu, coconut curry sauce, and brown rice. The savory and sweet sauce gives this hearty meal a bold flavor that you, vegan, vegetarian, or carnivore, will absolutely enjoy.

You can choose from different flexible meal plans and dietary preferences that Veestro has, including gluten-free, low-calorie, nut-free, kosher, soy-free, and high protein. The meals are prepared fresh and shipped frozen, which allows you to eat them within 8-10 weeks. We highly recommend you at this stay-at-home savior to your list, especially as grocery shelves continue to be sparse and just as a break from the task of cooking.

Eat Healthier Through the Holidays & the New Year with The Fresh Diet

The Fresh Diet is America’s freshest daily diet delivery service bringing a convenient and results-oriented dining experience to your doorstep FRESH, every single day. That’s right, The Fresh Diet delivers your meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks and Dessert – fresh daily as opposed to the many diet delivery programs that delivery via Fedex each week.

I first mentioned The Fresh Diet in my Robert Verdi Luxe Lab Fashion Week Lounge and how amazed I was at how absolutely delicious it was especially after fining out, this delivery meal service was about healthy eating. To reiterate from that coverage, The Fresh Diet was conceived by a Le Cordon Bleu trained chef and is based on the 40% carbohydrates, 30% proteins and 30% fats diet concept. Fresh Diet offers clients fresh daily-prepared meals that are never frozen, freeze-dried or vacuum packed. I got the chance to try this amazing service for a week and I must tell you, I was excited to receive my daily meal – excited enough to set my alarm clock for 2am to get my delivery (delivery was usually between 7pm and 5am).


Here’s how it works:

  1. You sign up for a plan – Premium Choice (total freedom of meal choices) or Chef’s Choice Plan (the chef plans your meals based on your likes/dislikes and possible food allergies)
  2. Your meals are prepared fresh each day with premium ingredients
  3. Your breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack and dessert are delivered and waiting for you when you wake up each morning (packed in an insulated cooler with ice packs and placed by your front door unless instructed otherwise)
  4. Enjoy your meals

One bite of the amazing food will have you thinking you can’t lose weight eating these delicious meals but trust me you will. Want to know some of the amazing dishes I had with The Fresh Diet? I’ll share three days of meals I had – all beyond delicious.

Breakfast
Breakfast Burrito w/ scrambled eggs, sauteed bell peppers, cheddar cheese on a spinach tortilla
Steak and egg burritto with pico de gallo and sour cream
Hawaiian pineapple stuffed whole wheat french toast w/ strawberries and blueberry cottage cheese

Lunch
Lemon pepper Grilled shrimp salad w/ yellow tomato, cucumber, alfalfa sprouts, baby lettuce & citrus dressing
Thai beef salad with flank steak, boston lettuce, scallions, wasabi peas, alfalfa and thai dressing
Grilled fish taco with brocco-slaw an creamy jalapeno cilantro sauce

Dinner
Home style crab cake with brown rice with pecans and scallions and southwestern corn saute
Fillet of Chilean Sea Bass with citrus chipotle sauce, sun-dried tomato couscous and spaghetti squash in fresh basil pesto
New York Strip steak with mango BBQ sauce with spanish style brown rice and yellow lentil ragout

Snack
Mini sweet potato and turkey shepards pie
chicken sate with thai peanut sauce
Crispy chicken tenders with ranch dip

Dessert
Pink poached pear filled with creamy ricotta cheese and honey roasted walnuts
Pineapple upside-down cake with maraschino cherries and pecans
Coconut shrimp with mango chutney (yes dessert can be another snack)

Both Meal Plans comes in four packages: 7-Day, 14-Day, 21-Day and 31-Day. And when you consider how much you spend a day for breakfast, lunch, dinner and in-between meal snacks, you’re getting a great deal. Not long after I experienced my week with The Fresh Diet, I was invited to an exclusive event featuring a private workout at Belleon Body with Actor and Celeb Trainer, Carlos Leon (yes, Madonna’s Ex) and Trainer and Fitness Expert, Jeff Bell (both pictured below)

The Belleon Body system is the trademark Whole Body Movement Sequences. Carlos Leon and Jeff Bell have creatively designed a program that incorporates your entire body to work with each specific exercise. Each 60-minute class combines focused points of fitness:

Flexibility
Cardio
Agility
Strength
And most impressive Core Power

A perfect companion to your healthier eating regime with The Fresh Diet.