It goes without saying that life gets busy. Between working my day job and juggling the everyday demands of my family life, I find myself spread very thin. Compound the aforementioned with my blog workload, it’s a recipe for a melt-down of epic proportions. Therefore, when Freshly approached me about trying a few menu items, I was more than eager to sample their menu offerings. Because, let’s face it….with a busy life, it’s a pleasure to experience the joy of someone else’s cooking. Here are my thoughts on Freshly, the newest addition to the food delivery market.
Upon doing a bit of research, I discovered Freshly has a facility located here in Arizona. Yes! Hence, this makes delivery a cinch when you’re an Arizonian, like me. Freshly’s primary focus seems to be on their protein. Think paleo…high protein, low carb, low sugar. Fellow vegetarians and fish lovers, fret not; because there are plenty of vegetarian menu options available to you.
After reviewing the menu, we picked four meals from Freshly’s menu of rotating items. Two for blogger’s husband and two for myself. Baked Penne with Italian sausage and Steak peppercorn with sauteed carrots and french green beans were his picks. I opted for the Southwest veggie bowl and the Shrimp Scampi with long-grain rice.
Our meals arrived on schedule and were packed with heavy duty ice packs and foam insulation. Let me preface by saying these meals are not frozen. They arrive on your doorstep well insulated and cold. The only thing I had to do was unpack them and place them in our refrigerator.
Because blogger’s husband travels for work, I rarely cook for myself and tend to get ambivalent about grocery shopping. Therefore, the only food available to him were the Freshly meals. However, much to his chagrin, he literally had to work for his food (the life of an Instagram husband is not easy…this man pays his dues). I made him plate his meal, set up proper lighting, photograph his food, and then reviewed the photographs of his food before he could eat.
The verdict? Blogger’s husband devoured the food. Although I don’t eat meat, his Sausage with zucchini, pasta and red sauce smelled absolutely delicious. The savory aroma of spices from his meal bombarded my olfactories. My husband stated the sausage was excellent. He loved the freshness and crunchiness of the zucchini. The sauce was zesty and the pasta was al dente; just an overall great meal.