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Restaurant reviews and food news from Ann Arbor Observer reviewers M.B. Lewis and Lee Lawrence, and assorted opinionated Ann Arborites.


Archives for February, 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Serendipity, Valentine's Day, and a really good red pepper sauce

Sorry to be a little late getting back to report on the Juicy Kitchen home meal delivery order I mentioned in my last post. I got my days mixed up (not as bad as when I tried to have in-laws over the night a new cleaning person was coming... I thought, a week early). Maybe it's overanticipation.

But when this past sunny Sunday came around and the food arrived at my door in a cheery green temperature control bag, it was welcome all the same. I had my white bean soup and turkey and lentil loaf on hand for a Valentine's Day Monday dinner, and that was a treat. Everything was nicely prepared: mashed red potatoes with just enough skin for interest, loaves with a tasty crust... The best was the red pepper sauce. Beautifully colored, satisfying as a gravy but completely fresh and light. Yum.

And the big chocolate chip "smart cookie" naturally sweetened with banana, dried fruit, a little maple syrup--a crowning touch.

New menus posted every week at http://www.juicykitchen-a2.com/


posted by Mary Beth Lewis at 6:09 a.m. | 0 comments


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


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