May11

TERRA’S KITCHEN: Sweet Potato Tacos PLUS Crispy Citrus Chicken and Garlic Broccoli Skillet.

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May 11, 2016 |  by  |  Branded Content, What's Cookin'

Every now and again, I like to give a try to something that might give us a hand when we’re down (like when I had the flu this past week and couldn’t cook) OR if we’re just having a really busy week with travel or long days or commutes to the office. It just so happened that I got an email from Terra’s Kitchen, a farm-to-front door delivery of fresh, seasonal ingredients that are pre-portioned and skillet ready for a chef-designed recipe in 30 minutes or less.

We are REALLY pretty particular about what we feed the kids but the gist of our philosophy is that we make every attempt to give them fresh, whole foods. Because my wife and I are both cooks by nature, having worked in restaurants and refined our skills over the decades, we rarely order pre-packaged meals in. HOWEVER, something like Terra’s that never uses artificial or processed ingredients – ALSO gives you an omnivore, gluten-free, paleo or vegetarian option – looked really good on paper (and in person, but I’ll get to that).

You choose the meals you want and the number of servings, an insulated box shows up on your front porch and you’re in business. You open it and remove the individually packed items (hence, sensing a trigger on the box for FedEx to return for pick-up), remove a label exposing the return label code and leave it on your porch. Ours was literally gone within the hour.

We chose two dishes – the first being sweet potato tacos. I’ll admit, it sounded a little rand-o but that’s the kinda stuff I like.

SWEET POTATO TACOS:

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Each recipe comes with a custom heavy stock card, pre-holed to fit in a recipe binder. Finished product on the front, process on the back. It also includes serving size, time to table, calories per serving and source of vitamins and nutrients.

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Ingredients come racked and stacked in individual containers with USE BY dates.

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It literally took five minutes to cube up these sweet potato sticks.

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Cast Iron skillet is a MUST HAVE (IMO, but any pan will do), it’s one of my most-used items in the kitchen.

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Little salt & pepper, add the garlic and jalapeno and you’re set. We added a pinch or two of cumin from our home pantry.

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Heat your tortillas directly over the open flame until lightly charred.

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Slice up the avocado, add your pico de gallo…

These were a first for our family and I was pleasantly surprised. Super healthy, quick and delicious. Pretty cool gig for TACO TUESDAY at this house.

The second meal we tried was a dinner (tacos can be any meal of the day y’all)…

CRISPY CITRUS CHICKEN + GARLIC BROCCOLI SKILLET:

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Nothing unfamiliar here. The skin-on chicken thighs are the best to cook with.

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I haven’t seen this many beautiful chicks since college (symbol crash, tomatoes thrown). Oil them up and lay them down on er, wait, WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE? We’re roasting chick peas. Just add canola oil, some salt and cumin and get them in the oven.

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Go ahead and knock out those lemons WITH zest.

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Go ahead and season the chicken thighs – we had Ava help us because she LOVES to sous.

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With your chicken thighs in the skillet gettin’ crispy, Ava added the broccoli, a little canola, some S&P, a bit of water and some red pepper flakes and threw a cover on it for 3 minutes.

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The chicks are lookin’ good and needed a time-out.

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Meanwhile, over at Camp Broccoli….we’re gettin’ there.

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Within a few minutes, we had dinner.

Both of these are meals that we felt confident our children would eat, even if it took more than one introduction – of which we’re big proponents.

We’ve talked a lot about recreating the family dinner experience – as most nights my wife and I are still stuck on a two-dinner plan… we feed the kids, put them to bed, and then cozy ourselves on the sofa and stuff our faces with adult fare.

We cooked these Sweet Potato Tacos for lunch and Charlie was involved in the whole process—he scooped the avocados and helped us open packages. And of course, Ava chipped in on dinner 🙂

Thanks to Terra’s Kitchen for allowing us to give them the full experience, we loved it.

ALSO, TK has been kind enough to extend a special order code for the Dad or Alive readers – simply enter DAD50 – when making your first order and you’ll get $50 off! I think that’s a pretty good way to start your experience!

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This was a sponsored post in conjunction with Terra’s Kitchen, however, all thoughts, opinions and dirty dishes are mine.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Terra’s Kitchen. The opinions and text are all mine.

 
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