What’s for Dinner? – Terra’s Kitchen

Terra's Kitchen - farm-to-front-door delivery - fresh seasonal ingredients, pre-portioned and prepped for skillet-ready, chef-designed meals, in 30 minutes! thecafesucrefarine.com

If you enjoy cooking and/or delicious food, yet find yourself with a busy lifestyle, Terra’s Kitchen is a wonderful option.

“There’s never a dull meal at your house!”

That’s a comment a sweet friend made a few days ago.

“Not true”, I thought to myself.

My husband would attest to the fact that there are days that I don’t have a clue, late in the afternoon, regarding “What’s for dinner?”. Don’t get me wrong, I love to cook – trying, testing and creating new recipes is my favorite thing to do. But I have busy days, just like everyone else, and sometimes, dinner is just not on my radar.

When I was offered the opportunity to try out Terra’s Kitchen, I was a skeptical. Meals delivered to your door? Hmmmm…? I was curious at the same time though, so I clicked on over to their website.

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Terra's Kitchen - farm to front door delivery of fresh seasonal ingredients that are pre-portioned and prepped for skillet-ready, chef designed recipes. 30 minutes or less!

There were so many interesting descriptions. Farm-to-front-door delivery of fresh, seasonal ingredients. Everything arrives pre-portioned and pre-prepped for skillet ready meals. Chef designed recipes. Each meal can be prepared in 30 minutes or less. I have to admit, I was intrigued. I was also intrigued with all the beautiful and delicious-looking meal options they offer on their website. Take a peek and see what I mean!

Some of the menu choices included things like Grilled Sirloin, Dijon Shallot Smear & Asparagus Salad, Grilled Lamb with Pan-Roasted Asparagus, Olives & Tomatoes, Blackened Tilapia Tacos with Mango Blueberry Salsa, and Date Night Dinner. There are lots more, but those were a few that struck my fancy. How fun, interesting and gourmet sounding!

But really, how good can food be that’s delivered to your doorstep? And how does it stay fresh? Would I have to be home all day in order to receive it? It’s still officially spring, but here in North Carolina, things have begun to get quite steamy. What would happen to all the fresh produce that was included with each meal? Terra’s Kitchen had the answer. I read that the meal ingredients would stay cold and fresh till at least 9 p.m. on the day of delivery because of the “container” that it would arrive in. Hmmm, I didn’t really understand how this would work, but I liked what I read about this innovative company, and decided to give them a try.

Terra's Kitchen - farm-to-front-door delivery - fresh seasonal ingredients, pre-portioned and prepped for skillet-ready, chef-designed meals, in 30 minutes! thecafesucrefarine.com

I was able to pick three complimentary meals, and that was the most difficult (but fun!) aspect of the whole process. There were so many fabulous looking choices. In the end, I decided on the Grilled Lamb with Pan-Roasted Asparagus, Olives & Tomatoes (pictured directly above), the Big Island Steak Bowl (featured in the video below) and the Happy Chicken Salad bowl (not pictured, but delicious with grilled chicken, red quinoa, spinach, mango and a wonderful scallion mint dressing).

The meals arrived early in the afternoon, and though we weren’t home, everything was fresh and cold as promised when we opened the box a few hours later.

Terra's Kitchen - farm-to-front-door delivery - fresh seasonal ingredients, pre-portioned and prepped for skillet-ready, chef-designed meals, in 30 minutes! thecafesucrefarine.com

What a cool container! It’s about the size of a little dorm refrigerator with lots of shelves and little ice blocks. The ingredients were nicely packaged with labels indicating which recipe each ingredient went with. Everything is included, down to the fresh herbs and dry spices necessary for preparing each meal.

Terra's Kitchen - farm-to-front-door delivery - fresh seasonal ingredients, pre-portioned and prepped for skillet-ready, chef-designed meals, in 30 minutes! thecafesucrefarine.com

There was also a recipe card for each meal with simple instructions and pictures detailing how to prepare the dinners. Each one in less than 30 minutes!

Terra's Kitchen - farm-to-front-door delivery - fresh seasonal ingredients, pre-portioned and prepped for skillet-ready, chef-designed meals, in 30 minutes! thecafesucrefarine.com

Is the “less than 30 minutes” part true? Yup, when the ingredients are all prepped and ready for you to cook, it’s easy to throw a meal together in half an hour – start to finish!

Terra's Kitchen - farm-to-front-door delivery - fresh seasonal ingredients, pre-portioned and prepped for skillet-ready, chef-designed meals, in 30 minutes! thecafesucrefarine.com

How did we like the meals? Honestly, I was quite impressed. The grilled lamb dinner was fantastic – healthy, beautiful and the portions were generous. Scott and I sat on the deck and enjoyed a glass of wine with dinner. Talk about a super easy, low stress, gourmet meal!

The steak with charred pineapple was simple to prepare, light and delicious. And the Happy Chicken Salad bowl? Let’s just say it makes me happy thinking about it, fresh, flavorful, and pretty as a picture.

You might be wondering what in the world would you do with that little refrigerator? Terra’s Kitchen makes that so simple and so eco-friendly. All you do is peel off the label and set the box outside your door. The next day it’s picked and whisked away to be used again. And again. These little fridges can be used up to a 100 times! I love that Terra’s Kitchen is very conscious of reducing our impact on the environment.

Delivered meals like this aren’t for everyone, but if you enjoy cooking and/or delicious food, yet find yourself with a busy lifestyle, Terra’s Kitchen is a wonderful option. How nice would it be to come home from work and have dinner all prepped? All that’s left for you is to act all “cheffy” and within 30 minutes, create an amazing aroma to entice everyone to the table.

The meals would also be ideal if you’re entertaining dinner guests on a tight time budget. The dinners are quick, easy, healthy, and the pictures on the recipe card give great ideas for presentation. Oh, and speaking of presentation, we made a little video to showcase the Big Island Steak Bowl. You’ll be sure to get lots of ooohs and aaahs when you bring this one to the table!

So click on over to Terra’s Kitchen and have some fun. Oh, and guess what? You get $50 off your first order! Just enter the coupon code CAFE50.

Bon Appétit!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Terra’s Kitchen. The opinions and text are all mine.



20 thoughts on “What’s for Dinner? – Terra’s Kitchen”

  • This is a great idea, there are sooo many times (like tonight!!) where I don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen but still want to put a nice home cooked meal on the table.

  • Even when cooking is something you love, there are simply days when there is no time for prepping and preparing. Companies like this fill a niche for an alternative to grabbing something frozen. What fun that you got to try out the meals and share the deliciousness with all of us!

  • This sounds like a wonderful company and I am so impressed with their packaging and delivery/pick up! What a time-saver for busy people.

  • I have heard about this before but have never read beyond the advertisement. I’m so glad you opened our eyes to this, Chris, because I would never have had a clue about how professional, healthy and just plain cool they are! Love the little fridge and the food looks so delicious.
    Now I have to see if they have a company in Canada. I have so many friends that desperately need help, lol.
    Thanks for all the great info 🙂

  • Steak with Charred Pineapple? Yes, yes, a thousand times yes! Even devout foodies need an occasional cooking break and Terra’s Kitchen seems to have that covered. Thanks for the introduction to this wonderful service!

  • I am thrilled to read a review by someone I trust in the kitchen Chris! I am not familiar with Terra’s Kitchen, but I have been reading about the Blue Apron meals, which sound extremely similar. I love that the box is reused. I do order from Omaha Steaks, I love the portion sizes of their filets and burgers, and they always taste great. On busy days it’s heaven to pull out a steak and stuffed potato to throw on the grill. Even people that love to cook love a night or three off! Thanks for the info, I will check it out

  • These kind of meals are getting quite popular! I have not heard of this one, but I have heard of others. This looks awesome, from the food to the cool container! And it looks very fresh, too.

  • LOVE their packaging!Turquoise:)

    One of our daughters..her family is a family of 5..they are with a company here..meals for 5 days..all the ingredients..but they have to pick up the order once a week..recipes and all ings are included like yours..

    it works for them and their busy lives.

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