Introducing Just Add Cooking

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You saw a sneak peek of our new kitchen in my latest Life Lately post, but today I’m putting it to the actual cooking test- alongside my friends at Just Add Cooking!

We’ve all heard about and seen so many different meal delivery services out there. For those of us in the Boston area, there is only one meal delivery kit that offers locally sourced produce, meat and dairy- Just Add Cooking! This means the ingredients in Just Add Cooking’s meal kit boxes are fresher, having come straight from the source. And you can also feel good about your meal kit as it helps support local farmers and our New England economy :).

Besides the huge benefit of offering locally sourced dinners, Just Add Cooking takes the prep work out of your week. We are all busy enough without having to worry about planning and having the “what should we make for dinner” convo with our guys/roomies/self. I loved the variety of the meals- you could pick 3 from a lineup of 7 delicious choices. Also, they measure out exactly what you need so there is no waste and no purchasing of random spices to try out one meal (so guilty of doing that!). If you are already wanting to try this for yourself, click one of the links to get $30 off your first box from Just Add Cooking.

Receiving my first Just Add Cooking box the day after we moved was amazing! It kept the first week in our new place stress free for me as I didn’t have to worry about planning dinners and going to the grocery store. Oh and we had three delish meals to eat the first week  in our new home!

So here’s what our box looked like for the week:

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Meal 1: Grilled Salmon and Greens

This meal was most similar to something I’d make on a regular basis since I love salmon. Both MJD and I loved it. The salad dressing was awesome and I’d totally make that again. It is the perfect light,  healthy meal that is filling too. The fish was locally sourced from right here in Boston at Red’s Best and was great!

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Meal 2: Chicken Donburi

Chicken Donburi is an example of why I love this service. I  never would make this meal on my own if I didn’t have Just Add Cooking providing me with the pre-measured ingredients and just the right amount for this meal. When I’ve seen meals like this one on the past on Pinterest or something, I’ve shied away as it required buying spices, oils or sauces I don’t typically use and would maybe end up wasting. You don’t have to worry about that here as you get exactly what you need! As this meal had a few different pieces to it, I loved the dinner timeline on the recipe card that told me when to do what- like when to start my rice or the bok choy- this made sure everything was ready (and hot!) when it was time to start eating. It may not look the prettiest, but this meal was super yummy and flavorful!

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Meal 3: Black Bean Burgers

I picked the black bean burger meal selfishly because I love them, knowing MJD may not love it. The recipe for this one was developed by the Mark Goldberg, the culinary director for the Grafton Group and several restaurants in Boston. I thought it was really cool to make a recipe inspired by one of our local restaurants. I was a big fan of the black bean burger, but it was MJD’s least favorite of the week. I paired it with a small salad as I felt like it needed a little something extra on the side.

Just Add Cooking literally added cooking to our new home- and made it delicious too! Boston friends, I would highly recommend them- they offered more convenient delivery times than some other services and the whole process was super easy. Want to try it for yourself? Use code CHICPARTY to get your first box for only $39- this is an awesome deal for 3 delicious dinners  if you ask me!

Until next time, happy cooking!

xoxo, Jenna

FYI- this post was developed in partnership with Just Add Cooking who provided me with a complimentary meal kit box. All opinions and images are my own.

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  1. June 6, 2016 / 9:43 am

    Thank you for sharing Jenna! I have never heard of them but now totally want to try! Also, I just need to say that I L-O-V-E your new kitchen!! Xo, Roselyn

  2. June 6, 2016 / 1:50 pm

    yep, your new kitchen is amazing. i am a big fan of meal services but admittedly haven’t been using them very often lately. it would be fun to get back in the habit

    • June 6, 2016 / 2:54 pm

      Thanks Kristen! I am too in love with it as well! I really liked Just Add Cooking- you should check them out! Thanks for the comment, girl! Always makes me happy to hear from you 😀

  3. June 6, 2016 / 11:12 pm

    YUM these look so good and your kitchen is gorgeous!! Black Bean burgers are right up my alley but it’s so hard to find a good tasting one!
    xo Annie
    http://thelovelygirl.co

    • June 7, 2016 / 1:25 pm

      I love them too and it is very hard to get the ingredients right! Maybe I will work on sharing a recipe if I perfect it! 😉 Thanks Annie!

  4. June 6, 2016 / 11:46 pm

    Yum these meals look so HEALTHY and delicious! I love your kitchen its like a dream!! I would love to cook away in that <3 xo C

  5. June 7, 2016 / 6:50 am

    I feel like anything you cook in that kitchen will be a success!! I haven’t tried them yet, but they are on my list! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

    • June 7, 2016 / 1:26 pm

      Let me know how you like it once you do Biana! I thought the meals were delish and also healthy which is great! Loving the kitchen too 😉

  6. June 7, 2016 / 8:36 am

    This is the first I’ve heard of them, too. Thanks for the introduction – I’m totally going to look into it!

    Also. I absolutely adore your new kitchen. My new kitchen is getting the drywall treatment today. I hope the end results turn out just as beautiful as yours has!

  7. June 7, 2016 / 7:09 pm

    Um your kitchen is GORGEOUS! I love Just Add Cooking! It’s so nice to have minimal thinking and meal planning when I am busy.

  8. June 8, 2016 / 1:43 pm

    We have been LOVING our JAC subscription- mostly because everything always tastes SO GOOD and is so easy to make. Plus, like you said, it’s made me make meals I wouldn’t normally make on my own which is always fun. I think RM loves it even more than I do! We get our next shipment on Sunday- I can’t wait!

  9. June 8, 2016 / 9:58 pm

    jenna–awesome concept!! seriously, ain’t nobody got time to be measuring out ingredients (like what?!!)!!!! or buy a spice you will probably never use again! i think these days it’s all about convenience, and love the fact that this delivers (#nopunintended) on all accounts! thanks for sharing! ps–the second meal is def up my alley!! xoxo,

    janna | http://www.jannadoan.com

    • June 10, 2016 / 7:38 am

      Isn’t it great Janna? The chicken was delish! You’d love it! Thanks for reading, babe! xoxo!

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