After a busy day working I often lose track of time. Suddenly 5pm arrives and I start panicking! What’s for dinner?!
Perth small business “You Plate It” have made home cooking easy and enjoyable with their tasty recipes.
I had an email land in my inbox from the guys behind You Plate It – who deliver boxes of fresh local ingredients, along with recipes, so you can easily prepare a delicious meal in your kitchen. I was really keen to try out their concept and add a bit of excitement to our dinnertimes.
How You Plate It works…
Delivery day are on Sundays, when everything we needed to prepare two delicious meals was delivered (for free!) right to our door. We were out at the time, but that’s ok, each box is insulated and has an ice pack inside, keeping the meat and veg very cold and fresh. The box is brimming with fresh produce, as well as recipe cards that include easy, step-by-step instructions and photos. The ingredients for each dish are packed in separate bags, so you just pop the bags in your fridge until you’re ready to cook it up a few days later.
The ingredients are sourced from local WA farmers and family owned businesses, ensuring the freshest, highest quality produce available. You Plate It hand pick the ingredients, which are portioned, ready for adding to your recipe. As they say “Less mess. Less mistakes. Less waste.” Most of the You Plate It meals can be prepared in 35 minutes or less.
Cooking With You Plate It
Cooking with You Plate It really appealed to me.
I’d love to tell you that I’m a domestic goddess, who has an exciting meal on the table each night. Nope. In our house we generally rotate between the same five or six meals – chicken salad, tacos, fish wraps, chicken curry, spaghetti bolognaise – you get the idea.
I don’t cook these dishes day in, day out because I love them (though I suppose they’re alright) I cook them because they’re quick, easy, healthy and Little Chef will eat them with minimum fuss. They don’t excite me. I choose “safe” dishes for the sake of a quiet dinner time without whining! I want to enjoy our family dinner time together, not have a battle at the dinner table.
Choosing recipes from their website was so easy, everything sounded so delicious and not too difficult to cook.
So what did I cook?
Dinner one, was balsamic pork medallions.
There’s not a lot of steps involved, I’m no Chef and I found the meal really easy to put together.
The balsamic dressing, with capers and lemon really made it. I do admit I asked Chef to plate it up for me, as he would do a much better job!
This had to be the favourite out of the two dinners, mainly because the crisp potato hash isn’t something I would usually cook. It was a big hit with all of us, especially the tasty pork fillet.
Dinner two was a beef stir fry. This dish was so easy, as most of the veg was pre chopped.
The step by step instructions are simple to follow.
The meat isn’t your usual pre sliced stir fry beef, like you get at the supermarket. Here you‘re supplied with a juicy rump steak to slice up, ensuring a quality meal. We were really impressed with the quality of all the seasonal local produce, the meat in particular.
And in no time we had a delicious tender beef stir fry, teaming with fresh veg and Asian flavours.
Cooking with You Plate It made me realise that I don’t really mind cooking. What I don’t enjoy is thinking of what to cook each night and the monotony of cooking the same meals over and over again. You Plate It’s nutritionally balanced dishes change each week, so there’s always new tried and tested recipes that you’re guaranteed to love.
What you’ll get out of You Plate It…
The boys really enjoyed our taste of You Plate It and I’d definitely recommend that you try it, they certainly take the hard yards out of meal preparation!
o It takes the thinking out of meal planning.
o Less time spent grocery shopping.
o Preparation is a breeze with ingredients already portioned out – no wastage!
o Hassle free cooking, with an easy to follow step by step method with pictures.
o The feeling of organisation!
o Experiment with a variety of cuisines and foods you haven’t tried before.
o and best of all… bring back a little fun into your kitchen.
Thanks to the You Plate It team for letting us try your very tasty dinners!
Find out if you live in their delivery area here… https://youplateit.com.au/delivery-areas