Restaurant reviews and food news from Ann Arbor Observer reviewers M.B. Lewis and Lee Lawrence, and assorted opinionated Ann Arborites.Friday, February 4, 2011
You know you've made it when food arrives at your door...
Forget German cars and fur coats: I'm congratulating myself on where I am in life by ordering gourmet dinner, waiting for me on my porch when I get home. Thought about it for a while, but what's making me act is the new Juicy Kitchen service http://www.juicykitchen-a2.com/ which promises-super healthy menus prepared by chef and personal trainer Susan Todoroff. She explains:
"I don't rely on gimmicky things like sneaking veggies into desserts, but use naturally healthy ingredients like natural sweeteners (agave nectar, ripe bananas) rather than processed white sugar, and a minimal amount of healthy fats like extra virgin olive and coconut oil, known for their health benefits. I use all whole grains rather than processed white flour, and rely on ingredients like different kinds of vinegars, mustards and homemade vegetable stock to add deep flavors. I use no butter and very little salt, and the results are delicious."
Prices seem pretty reasonable. What I've ordered for Wednesday delivery is:
1 Turkey Veggie Meatloaf W/Roasted Red Pepper Sauce $12
1 Lentil Apple Loaf W/Roasted Red Pepper Sauce - Vegan $11
1 White Bean & Roasted Tomato Soup - Vegetarian $8
Tune back in next week and I'll tell you how it is!
posted by Mary Beth Lewis at 10:46 a.m. | 2 comments
So...how was it?
February 15, 2011, 5:52 p.m.
Thanks for asking! I'm going to do a followup (I got the dates confused--I actually ordered for this past Sunday and we polished it off last night).
I loved everything. Fantastic light red pepper sauce for the turkey and lentil loafs, each of which had enough little flecks of yellow and red pepper in them to make them look festive and healthy but not confused. Lots of flavor in the white bean soup, with a tomato broth, kale, and flecks of good Italian cheese.
I'm getting hungry again now. I'll post more today.
February 16, 2011, 5:24 a.m.