I have always been really sceptical about those monthly food services. I always feel like either the food will be bad, or the recipes complicated, and it all just seemed like an expensive hassle. Well, I finally bit the bullet and tried PeachDish. I had a coupon code from an amazing food & editors event called Food Fete (look out for a recap!) that I attended, I quickly submitted my order and was pleasantly surprised when my PeachDish box was delivered shortly after.
My box included everything I needed to make two dinners, one being Lemon-Dill Chicken and Orzo Soup with Homemade Pita Chips with Herb Goat Cheese, and the other being Kale Salad with Pecans and Kumquats, and Pecan Crusted Mahi Mahi with Potato and Turnip Mash with Horseradish. I made a quick video of the cooking process involved with the first dinner so you can see how ridiculously easy the recipe was and just how tasty the soup looked!
I was so surprised with the Homemade Pita Chips with Herb Goat cheese, it was a really simple throw together part of the meal so I know how ridiculous it sounds but really, the pita chips were easy to make, crunchy, and so perfect with the goat cheese. The Herb Goat Cheese is actually from Vermont Creamery. I actually never been a big fan of goat cheese until now – it was really creamy, bright and tart without being overwhelmingly so. I’ve already hunted it down at Fairway so I can make the meal again.
The soup! I swear I’ve made the Lemon-Dill Chicken and Orzo Soup at least four times since I tasted the first one. So good! I know the recipe by heart now, I mean, you could seriously stop me in the middle of the street and I could tell you how to make it right off the top of my head. I never thought I’d say this but it’s even better then Panera’s Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup – by far! The crazy thing about it is that it has so much great flavor – the leeks and carrots, chicken, and the lemon and fresh dill – it tastes like a hug from inside, and it’s insanely easy to make.
Unfortunately I wasn’t as thrilled with the Pecan Crusted Mahi Mahi. Maybe because I was spoiled by the soup, but I just didn’t get a lot of exciting flavor from the Mahi Mahi. However, the Potato and Turnip Mash was good, I would definitely make it again – maybe with some steak and a salad.
Speaking of salad, I really liked the Kale Salad with Pecans and Kumquats. I made the mistake of not cutting off the kale stems so my jaw got one hell of a workout, and I didn’t let the salad sit long enough to let the kale soften. But other then that it’s a very healthy, bright salad that’s easy to throw together.
I would definitely order another PeachDish box – it was so exciting learning new recipes and discovering a couple favorites. I love that they packaged each dinner’s ingredients seperately and with care and feel like if you’re single or living with a roommate or are even just interested in learning a few new recipes, PeachDish is the way to go!
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