Cooking with SunBasket + Giveaway!

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Cooking with SunBasket

When I first met my husband many years ago, one of the first things he won me over with was his cooking. Over the years, we’ve taken our turns cooking for each other and for the kids, but lately, as things get busier with the blog, he has been doing more of the cooking. He is so good at coming up with meals, without a recipe. Me, on the other hand, LOVE following a recipe, almost to a fault sometimes! We also don’t have too much time after work to cook every night (did you know we are busy people? I am sure you are too…), so we do tend to cook in bulk and eat leftovers. 

I recently got to try out SunBasket, which is a healthy meal delivery service that sends you fresh seasonal ingredients and recipes right to your doorstep. They came with huge cool packs that you can send back to them with the boxes so they can recycle and reuse after you are done. All you really need on hand is usually salt, pepper or oil to add to the recipes, but they have everything else covered.

SunBasket meal delivery review
Udon noodle salad

Udon noodle salad

Udon noodle salad with roasted butternut squash

Generally, whenever I cook, I tend to stick to the same recipes and meals. With SunBasket, they have different plans, I got the 3 meals for 2 people and each meal essentially has a main dish and some sides to go along with it. The recipe cards say the amount of time each recipe will take to prep and cook (mine ranged from about 25-40 minutes total time), however, I found that for me, it took just a little bit longer than those times, but maybe it’s because I was taking pictures and snapping along the way, but anyways… 

Turkey keema=

Sun Basket Turkey keema ingredients

Turkey keema with cucumber raita

SunBasket turkey keema with cucumber raita recipe

You guys, the meals were VERY delicious. I used ingredients I had never used before, the side dishes were actually quite simple which gave me hope for the future, and even the kids were able to help us finish up the meals as well. My husband agreed that they were super tasty too! When you break down the price, it comes down to about $11.47 a meal. Now I wish I could have done a true comparison of buying all the ingredients vs. getting sent all of the ingredients, but the fact that you DON’T have to go to spend as much time at the grocery store (because I would imagine you still need to go for some things) is time saved. And time = money, right? 

SunBasket steak recipe

SunBasket steak recipe

SunBasket steak recipe

I actually have to say that this last recipe had the wrong photo and recipe on the card. I quickly figured it out when it didn’t say what I need to do with the sweet potato!  However, luckily all of the recipes are listed online as well so I was able to find out the correct recipe pretty easily. And I love that I have it as a saved bookmark now for future reference, because our house is too messy to keep around paper recipe cards… or at least know where to find them months later. 🙁

Kids enjoying Sun Basket

All in all, I was very impressed with the service, the taste of the cooked food, and I already know I can follow directions pretty well, so that was a bonus. When choosing your meal plans, they do have Paleo, gluten-free and vegetarian options as well as breakfast too. Their current delivery areas are California, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Utah, Idaho and Nevada, as an FYI. I think getting this meal delivery service is a great idea for moms to be gift, wedding gift, or really just a gift for yourself when it is snowing and cold outside and you don’t want to go out and buy groceries or spend time meal planning! Have you tried a meal delivery service before? Would love to know your thoughts if you have! If not, then  I’ve got info below if you want to try this out for yourself!

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27 Comments

  1. Trisha
    March 22, 2016 / 9:13 pm

    Loved reading this!

  2. March 23, 2016 / 11:15 am

    Ohhh those look amazing!!

  3. Kendra
    March 24, 2016 / 10:02 am

    Those meals look delicious!

  4. lisa
    June 15, 2020 / 10:27 pm

    Oh my goodness! I have never heard of this. It looks and sounds so tasty. I’m going to give it a try before watermelons are gone for the season. Thanks for sharing!ruly

  5. lisa
    June 17, 2020 / 1:57 am

    Made this tonight with butternut squash but didn’t have feta or the herbs for the dressing. Still, was a nice combination of flavors. I added shitake mushrooms with the kale.rluy

  6. lisa
    June 23, 2020 / 10:42 pm

    I know this recipe was posted years ago, but I just wanted thank you for this is easy and delicious meal. I’ve made it a few times now and my whole family has loved it. This past time, I decided to try something that you may want to add to the recipe. After it cooked all day according to your recipe, I removed all the chicken and put it on a plate. At the time we were making rice to go with it. I was about to dump the leftover juice which was very hot, when I suddenly thought “gravy!” I took around 1/4 cup of flour and just dumped it right in the juice and started stirring. Within a minute I had a thick gravy that I added salt too until it was perfect. The chicken, dipped in the gravy, was amazing, and it was so easy. Anyway, thanks again for the wonderful recipe!juice

  7. lisa
    June 28, 2020 / 9:01 am

    I know this recipe was posted years ago, but I just wanted thank you for this is easy and delicious meal. I’ve made it a few times now and my whole family has loved it. This past time, I decided to try something that you may want to add to the recipe. After it cooked all day according to your recipe, I removed all the chicken and put it on a plate. At the time we were making rice to go with it. I was about to dump the leftover juice which was very hot, when I suddenly thought “gravy!” I took around 1/4 cup of flour and just dumped it right in the juice and started stirring. Within a minute I had a thick gravy that I added salt too until it was perfect. The chicken, dipped in the gravy, was amazing, and it was so easy. Anyway, thanks again for the wonderful recipe!food Mixer

  8. lisa
    June 30, 2020 / 9:50 pm

    These little packets look so easy to make. My kids love bbq chicken so these will be a hit. I am going to make them this weekend on the grill.organic products

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  11. lisa
    August 26, 2020 / 5:40 am

    This may be a silly question…. do i make the bouillon as it says on the box.. and then just use 1/4 of that broth??? Also i accidently bought huge bok choy should i just chop it up or go back and get baby??salsa ensalada cesar

  12. lisa
    September 15, 2020 / 8:17 am

    I once made a cake that had no pictures and a few fairly complicated sounding steps. It was tasty but I wasn’t sure I got it right. One day I saw a bakery with a similar specialty cake and sure enough, mine looked nothing like it haha.Cupuacu

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    I once made a cake that had no pictures and a few fairly complicated sounding steps. It was tasty but I wasn’t sure I got it right. One day I saw a bakery with a similar specialty cake and sure enough, mine looked nothing like it haha.Eggless doughnuts recipe

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    October 2, 2020 / 2:40 am

    I will definitely be coming back here more often. Wish I could add to the conversation and bring a bit more to the table, but am just taking in as much info as I can at the moment. Thanks for sharing.Healthy Food Harker Heights

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  16. lisa
    November 20, 2020 / 5:41 am

    An easy and truly delicious recipe. I love zucchini and was glad to have a new way to prepare it. This is a perfect dish to bring to gatherings – I can’t wait! I know it will be a hit! I served it with grilled chicken sausage in a little marinara sauce and they went together wonderfully. Thank you for the great recipe!Rodizio Grill Prices

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    December 4, 2020 / 12:35 pm

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  19. lisa
    January 10, 2021 / 8:42 pm

    It looks like you had a great weekend with so many tasty recipes. I am glad to hear you loved the salad. The dressing is definitely the best part. Thanks for sharing!Ghormeh Sabzi

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    February 13, 2021 / 10:39 pm

    Absoluely delicious recipe. Better than take-out. What is the name of the instrumental that is playing in the background of the video? Thanks for sharing recipe AND music.printed pizza box

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  24. lisa
    April 10, 2021 / 3:14 am

    Yep, this has all my favorite flavors rolling into one delicious cake, it came out perfect. I’ve made it in a bundt pan and a sheet pan the glaze is delicious and my whole family can’t wait for me to make it again.Hungry Darren

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