Today we’re cooking up a storm on WTFab! Over the weekend I got to try out Plated, which is a pretty nifty service that delivers fresh, pre-portioned ingredients for recipes that you’ve selected. Seriously, everything you need to cook your meal is in the box that you receive. Such a great idea! I really enjoy cooking, but there are two things associated with cooking that I’m not so crazy about: grocery shopping/rummaging around my pantry for ingredients, and the clean-up. Plated takes care of the first part, and lucky for me, my wonderful fiancé takes care of the second. 😉 (Don’t worry, we keep things fair by putting me on clean-up duty when it’s his turn to cook!)
I made two dishes—duck tacos and moussaka (if you haven’t had moussaka before, it’s a Greek dish with eggplant and ground beef or lamb, and it’s one of my favorite quick yet delicious recipes to make). Both recipes were super easy and turned out pretty good! It’s amazing how much time you save (and how much more enjoyable it is to cook) when all the ingredients are right there in front of you and you don’t have to go grocery shopping or even measure anything. Even the spices in their cute little packets are already measured for you!
Some friends of ours had just gotten back from their honeymoon in Italy (Jealous much? Noooo, never!), so we had them over for a little dinner party Saturday night to catch up, hear tales of the Amalfi Coast, and of course so they could help us taste test my Plated creations. We were enjoying ourselves (and the wine) so much that I forgot to snap photos of the moussaka in the cast-iron skillet with my DSLR before we cut it up and served it on everyone’s plates. I was bummed, because it looked gorgeous in the skillet! This is why I should not drink and blog. But I did remember to take some instagrammable (new word?) photos of the food on our plates…because what kind of blogger would I be if I forgot that?
Plated is currently offering a great deal to WTFab readers so that you can try them out! Their dishes are all really healthy and they have a variety of different types of meat or vegetarian options. They’re perfect for a quick meal for two, or if you want to whip something up for a little dinner party like I did. If you try Plated, let me know what you think! You can tweet me at @wtfab1.
Thank you to Plated for sponsoring this post. And thank you to you guys for supporting the brands that support WTFab!
Monday 27th of October 2014
wow looks SO good! xO! www.thehautecookie.com
Wednesday 22nd of October 2014
That moussaka looks stellar... I've just found myself craving some, might have to be on the recipe list for later this week!