Written by Kimberly on www.mominthecity.com
Recently, a publicist reached out to me about the RealEats meal delivery service. To my knowledge, it’s the first sous-vide meal delivery service. Real Eats vacuum-seals the food in plastic pouches and then you place the pouches in boiling water to get restaurant-quality results at home. Since Real Eats features nutritionist-approved recipes by celebrity chefs (including one of my favorite chefs and school food activists, Bill Telepan) I decided to give the meal service a try. I was sent 3 meals to try out. It just so happened that I had friends over for dinner the day after the delivery so I used them as taste testers along with myself.
It just so happened that I had friends over for dinner the day after the delivery so I used them as taste testers along with myself. There were three meals that I prepared as we chatted – shrimp with white beans and pancetta; beef bolognese on polenta, and grilled chicken breast. All three dishes were great but the Beef Bolognese was the breakout hit. (I’m “iffy” when it comes to polenta but the polenta with this dish was AMAZING. It tasted similar to smooth mashed potatoes!) The shrimp dish was really great too…there were just a bit too many carrots. Lastly, the grilled chicken breast was also flavorful. It was just the least exciting dish because that is something that I could easily make at home. Overall, all 3 dishes received thumbs-up. That is rare for me!