Munchery Review

Sometimes, I’m too tired to cook for dinner and I don’t want to drive out for take out.

So I found a solution – Munchery.

They deliver freshly cooked gourmet dishes to your house, created by local chefs. Most entrees are under $10, which is quite a bargain when you compare them to other meal services which charge $20 per person to cook your own food!

Munchery entrees arrive cold so you can warm them up quickly in the microwave, stovetop, or oven. The delivery fee is nominal. Mine was $2.95 but you can join their delivery subscription, Munchery Plus, for $39 a year and take advantage of the 30 day the free trial, which is what I did.

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For my first delivery, I used a $10 off code so it was like getting an entree for free.

My first order was Julia Child’s Chicken Fricassee, Nasu Maki (marinated eggplant sushi), and the Can Can chocolate almond milk.

I chose my order to be delivered between 5pm-6pm. But they called me letting me know that the delivery driver would be late, probably at 6:30pm and they offered me a $10 credit! Wow! I don’t mind them being late if they keep offering me free credit.

My meals arrived at 6:10pm, not that late. And I was excited to try my food.

There was a hand written Thank You note from Munchery and 2 free chocolate chip cookies for first time customers! That was a nice touch.

The cookies were amazingly good. I could tell that it was freshly baked that day and had a healthy helping of butter baked into it.

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I wasn’t too happy with the chicken entree as it wasn’t well seasoned. However, when I got to the thigh portion, it tasted better. No wonder this dish didn’t sell out like the others.

The Nasu Maki (marinated eggplant sushi) was hearty and savory, not what I expected from a vegan sushi. The eggplant was well marinated with a soy sauce concoction.

The Can Can chocolate nut milk was specatcular! Upon seeing the bottle, my 3 year old daughter exclaimed,”This is good!” She hadn’t even tried it yet.

And the chocolate almond milk was creamy, rich, smooth, very much like chocolate milk without the side effect of lactose. I would definitely order it again!

The next day, I placed another order. I was hooked!

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I ordered the Farfelle with Sage-Cashew Cream, Jerk Chicken, Salty Sweet Chocolate Chip Cookie, and the Holiday Spice Nut Milk.

This time my meals arrived on time. The Farfelle had a the perfect balance of sweetness from the butternut squash and dried cranberries and the creaminess of the cashew cream with a hint of spice. Dairy-free!

The Jerk Chicken was a generous portion of full flavor spices, grilled to perfection.

The Holiday Spice Nut Milk is supposed to be resemble eggnog without the egg or milk. It had good spices with a touch of Bourbon but I wasn’t impressed. I yearned for the chocolate almond milk I had the day before.

To try Munchery, use this $10 off coupon off your first order!

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Walmart to Go Review

I was excited to try Walmart to Go since they delivered fresh groceries to your door. I’m super busy as it is so to avoid a trip out is such a time saver. Plus, I don’t live close to a Walmart so this is a great convenience.

Upon checking out the selection of groceries, I was pleasantly surprised to find that there is a good selection of health food items and gluten-free foods.

I don’t eat a lot of processed foods and when I do, I’m picky about them. I was extremely happy to find foods that were healthy for my family.

The driver called me to see if he could deliver my order earlier, which was awesome since I was waiting for it. The earlier, the better.

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My Top Picks from the Winter Fancy Food Show 2014

The Winter Fancy Food Show 2014 in San Francisco was fantastic! This year food trends included crunchy seaweed snacks and new gluten-free products.

King of Pop popcorn is wildly addictive with gourmet flavors like Double Chocolate Drizzle Caramel (my favorite), Honey Mustard, and Cookies & Cream.

Brownie Brittle is one of America’s favorite dessert turned into a crispy treat. Toffee Crunch is the best flavor and Mint Chocolate Chip reminds me of my favorite Girl Scout Cookies.

Introducing the Panini Gelato! Cut a King’s Hawaiian bun in half and place a scoop of ice cream in the middle. Continue reading

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Chinese New Year – Dim Sum

Gong Hay Fat Choy! Sun Tai Geen Hong (Wishing you good health). We went to Tai Wu Restaurant. Feast your eyes on this!

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燒賣 Siomai – Pork Dumpling

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韭菜饺子Guw Choy Gao Zi – Chinese Chives and Shrimp Dumpling

I found a recipe for it here.

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白花蒸豆腐Bak Fa Jing Dul Fu – Steamed Tofu with Shrimp on top

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芥蘭 Gai Lan – Chinese Broccoli

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蛋撻 Don Tot – Egg Custard (There were originally 4, but 2 were eaten before this picture was taken!)

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咸魚雞粒炒Hom Yur Gai Lup Chow Fan – Salted Fish and Chicken Fried Rice

Craving more? Make your own dim sum with this Dim Sum Cookbook.

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