Tuesday, October 25, 2016

8th Sun Basket Review & $72 Plated Giveaway



Roasted Delicata Squash Boats with Couscous & Pomegranate Seeds


Ingredients


Tsuivan Noodle Stew with Beef & Vegetables


Ingredients (click on photos to enlarge)


Thai Salmon with Asian Pear Salad


Ingredients


This is a review of our 8th shipment from a food subscription box called Sun Basket. This was our favorite week of recipes so far. We were amazed by the unusual combinations of ingredients and their amazing flavors not to mention their amazing colorful presentations. We gave two recipes five out of five stars and one recipe four out of five stars. Calories ranged from to 570 to 800 and preparation times ranged from to twenty to forty-five minutes. It's difficult to say which recipe was our favorite this week, it's a tie between Tsuivan Noodle Stew and Thai Style Salmon. One recipe was vegetarian and one was gluten free & paleo. If you are here only for the giveaway, scroll down to enter.

Roasted Delicata Squash Boats with Couscous & Pomegranate Seeds

Look at the presentation of this dish above, wow, so colorful! The side salad made with celery, apple, parsley, mint and toasted walnuts was awesome, five stars for sure. The dressing was made with sherry vinegar and olive oil and it was very tasty. We thought the squash needed a bit of spice to raise it from four stars to five. It was so delicious and healthy! Who knew pomegranate, greek yogurt and shallots would taste so good with couscous. I made this one and since I'm a slow cook it took me over an hour to make. The recipe says it takes 35-45 minutes. It has 740 calories, it was a healthy & filling portion and it's vegetarian.

Tsuivan Noodle Stew with Beef & Vegetables

Hubby went crazy for this one, he immediately said five out of five stars and I agreed. This one took hubby fifty-eight minutes to prepare and the recipe said it would take about forty. Mind you some of that time was spent cleaning dishes and counter tops. This one was a huge portion of food and it could have fed four people lunch! I would have liked a bit more cabbage and we both agreed it could have used a bit less udon noodles. We loved being provided with fresh udon noodles and it's texture was wonderful. The cilantro was a nice touch. This one had 800 calories, but I ate half, so that lowers the calorie count in half. It was very filling and scrumptious. This one made us feel like we transported to Mongolia! 

Thai Salmon with Asian Pear Salad

This was yet another winning recipe this week, we both agreed to give it five out of five stars. I did most of the work except for cooking the salmon which Hubby did since he's so good at it. The pear salad made with asian pear, celery, scallions, cashews, shaved coconut and fried shallots was awesome! The vinaigrette made with coconut vinegar, coconut sugar and olive oil was perfect. The sauce on top of the salmon was made with garlic, cilantro, lime zest, lime juice and Thai chile. It was fabulous! This recipe made us feel like we were dining in a fine restaurant. It said it would take about thirty minutes to prepare, but it took us about an hour. This one had only 570 calories and it's gluten free and paleo.  

Lately Sun Basket has really stepped it up and they have gone from great to amazing. As usual the ingredients arrive in great shape and at the perfect temperature with no missing ingredients. These reasons are why they are our current favorite food subscription box. I highly recommend you give them a try and be sure to use my link to receive 50% off your first box!

Check out my Sun Basket Pinterest Board to see what recipes we have made so far. Click on the photos to read more about the recipes that interest you. Before you go, be sure to check out my reviews of Blue ApronGreen BlenderGreen ChefHello FreshHome ChefMarley SpoonPlatedSun Basket and Terra's KitchenDo you subscribe to any meal delivery services? If so, which one is your favorite?

Bargain Alert:

Green Chef - 66% off, click here
Home Chef - 51% off, click here.
Sun Basket - 50% off, click here.

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 & 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". Box is shipped via FedEx and arrives at your doorstep on your choice of Wednesdays or Saturdays. 

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20 comments:

  1. Thai Salmon with Asian Pear Salad sounds good.

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    1. Congratulations, you won my $72 Plated giveaway. Check your email for one from Plated, click on the link to redeem your free box! Enjoy!

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  2. They all look delicious, especially the Tsuivan Noodle Stew with Beef & Vegetables. Thanks.
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  4. I would love to try the Tsuivan Noodle Stew with Beef and Vegetables

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  7. The Roasted Delicata Squash Boats with Couscous & Pomegranate Seeds recipe looks awesome!

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  8. The Thai salmon with Asian pear salad looks appealing to me.

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  9. The Thai salmon w pear salad was amazing! One of the best dishes I've ever had :)

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  10. The Tsuivan Noodle Stew with Beef & Vegetables looks appealing.

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