Sunday, September 4, 2016

Plated Giveaway & 16th Delivery Review



Fresh Spaghetti with Heirloom Tomatoes & Burrata


Ingredients (click on photos to enlarge)


Herb Crusted Fish with Eggplant, Squash & Tomato Ratatouille


Ingredients


Orecchiette & Italian Sausage with Summer Squash & Sage Brown Butter


Ingredients


This is a review of our 16th delivery from a food subscription box called Plated. We gave two recipes four out of five stars and one recipe three out of five stars. Preparation time ranged from twenty-five to forty-five minutes and calories ranged from 410-720. If you are here for the giveaway only, scroll down to the bottom of this post.

Their weekly box for two people which includes everything for three recipes costs $72. Each week they also have two desserts to chose from for $8 and two "Chef's Table" dinners which are more expensive and feature specialty cuts of meat and market priced seafood. 

Fresh Spaghetti with Heirloom Tomatoes & Burrata


We gave this recipe four out of five stars. It was delicious! To reach five stars it would need the addition of some garlic bread and more sauce. I love fresh pasta, the texture is so much better and this was a nice thick spaghetti. It took only about twenty-five minutes to prepare and it was an easy recipe. It had 890 calories and it was a very filling and generous portion.


Herb Crusted Fish with Eggplant, Squash & Tomato Ratatouille

We gave this recipe three out of five stars. The fish didn't have much flavor by itself and the herbes de Provence added some flavor to it but we weren't crazy about it. The fish didn't have a crust as described by the title. It needed a sauce rather than just butter and spices. The eggplant was a bit mushy while the squash was cooked perfectly. I'm not really crazy about cherry tomatoes, I would have preferred a different type of tomato. This one took about forty minutes to prepare and it had only 410 calories. It was tasty for a low calorie meal and It was filling.


Orecchiette & Italian Sausage with Summer Squash & Sage Brown Butter

This was my favorite recipe for the week and we gave it four out of five stars. It was scrumptious! I loved the Italian sausage and the texture of the orecchiette pasta. To reach five stars it would have needed some garlic bread, more tomato and a bit more sauce. It took about thirty-five minutes to prepare and it had 720 calories. It was a generous and filling portion.

Whenever Plated has a pasta dish I usually order it since the majority of them are four or five stars. Often they are vegetarian, but we usually don't miss the meat since their pasta recipes are so tasty.  It was another enjoyable week of recipes as we have come to expect from Plated. Most of their recipes are four or five stars so we find them very dependable. Also, the majority of the time the ingredients arrive in perfect shape and are of high quality. I just wish they had a referral program or an occasional discount since their price is pretty high in comparison to the competition. What's your favorite subscription box?

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GIVEAWAY:

Plated has provided me with another box worth $72 to give away. Plated will send the winner one shipment that includes three recipes and the ingredients needed to make three meals for two people, a total of six servings. Enter via Rafflecopter:

The winner must be over 18 years old, have never subscribed to Plated, provide me with their name and email address to give to Plated, provide Plated their credit card number in case they want to continue with the service past the first box and live in the US (not in Hawaii & Alaska). Winner will be sent an email from Plated and simply need to click on the link to redeem their free Plated box online. To cancel future shipments: visit their website and go to my account settings, scroll down to the bottom and chose "cancel subscription" or to skip future shipments select weekly menus and chose "skip week". They ship to most of the US except Hawaii, Alaska and small towns in Montana, Colorado, New Mexico & Texas. Box is shipped via FedEx and arrives at your doorstep on your choice of Wednesdays or Saturdays. Vegetarian meals are also offered.

Learn more about Plated by visiting my Plated Pinterest Board. Click on the photos that interest you and it will take you to my matching blog post which provides a review of that recipe. Be sure to check out my reviews of Blue ApronGreen BlenderGreen ChefHello FreshHome ChefMarley SpoonPlatedSun Basket and Terra's Kitchen

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18 comments:

  1. Herb Crusted Fish with Eggplant, Squash & Tomato Ratatouille sounds good.

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    1. Sorry you didn't win the Plated giveaway this time. Try your luck again, my latest giveaway is @ https://peacemanor.blogspot.com/2016/09/plated-giveaway-5th-sun-basket-review.html

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  2. I think the fresh spaghetti with heirloom tomatoes & burrata looks really good.

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    1. Sorry you didn't win the Plated giveaway this time, Rachel. Try your luck again, my latest giveaway is @ https://peacemanor.blogspot.com/2016/09/plated-giveaway-5th-sun-basket-review.html

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  3. Spaghetti and heirloom tomatoes and burrata looks the most appetizing to me! Great color in that dish!

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    1. Sorry you didn't win the Plated giveaway this time, Lucy. Try your luck again, my latest giveaway is @ https://peacemanor.blogspot.com/2016/09/plated-giveaway-5th-sun-basket-review.html

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  5. I'd love to try the Herb Crusted Fish with Eggplant, Squash & Tomato Ratatouille!

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    1. Sorry you didn't win the Plated giveaway this time, Melissa. Try your luck again, my latest giveaway is @ https://peacemanor.blogspot.com/2016/09/plated-giveaway-5th-sun-basket-review.html

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  6. The Orecchiette & Italian Sausage with Summer Squash looks really good.

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    1. Sorry you didn't win the Plated giveaway this time, Annamarie. Try your luck again, my latest giveaway is @ https://peacemanor.blogspot.com/2016/09/plated-giveaway-5th-sun-basket-review.html

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  7. Definitely the Fresh Spaghetti with Heirloom Tomatoes & Burrata because I also love fresh pasta. Ever since having it I rarely want boxed anymore!

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    1. Sorry you didn't win the Plated giveaway this time, Carolyn. Try your luck again, my latest giveaway is @ https://peacemanor.blogspot.com/2016/09/plated-giveaway-5th-sun-basket-review.html

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  8. They all look good, but I'll go with Fresh Spaghetti with Heirloom Tomatoes & Burrata

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  9. The Herb Crusted Fish with Eggplant, Squash & Tomato Ratatouille looks amazing! I'd love to try that.

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    1. Sorry you didn't win the Plated giveaway this time, John. Try your luck again, my latest giveaway is @ https://peacemanor.blogspot.com/2016/09/plated-giveaway-5th-sun-basket-review.html

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