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How to Cook with Herbs

Cooking with Herbs | A Beginner's Guide

So, you’re strolling through the produce section and you think to yourself, “What’s all this green stuff?”. You accidentally pick up parsley when you really needed cilantro, or basil when you were actually looking for mint. Sound familiar? We’ve all been there. Cooking with herbs can be quite the challenge when you’re not familiar with what’s out there. To help you increase your knowledge in the kitchen and unleash the Master Chef inside of you, we’ve created a quick guide for cooking with herbs.


8 Life-Changing Benefits of Our College Meal Plan

8 Reasons Your College Student Needs the Spoon University Meal Plan

Pizza, ramen, and microwaveable meals have become the standard menu for a college student, but it doesn’t have to be. The Spoon University Meal Plan gives college students the ability to eat well all week long without the need of a full kitchen. See how this meal plan can help your student live a better, more balanced life here!


Cooking with Onions | A Beginner's Guide

A Beginner’s Guide to Cooking with Onions + 6 Meal Kit Suggestions

There are nearly endless varieties of onions out there—do you know how best to use them? We’ve broken down the top six types of onions so you can become the master chef you truly are. Below, you’ll find our quick and easy, beginner's guide to onions along with a few delicious meal kit suggestions so you can taste the differences for yourself.


7 Best Sources of Protein for Vegetarians

7 Meatless Proteins Vegetarians will Love | Vegetarian Meal Kits

Protein is one of the most vital nutrients that your body needs to perform its best. This powerful source of nourishment helps the body repair muscles and give it the energy it needs to keep going. Don’t eat meat? Don’t fret. There are many other sources of protein that cater to your vegetarian lifestyle. Here are seven meatless proteins that you can slip into your diet today!


4 Unexpected Health Benefits of Grapefruit

4 Unexpected Benefits of Grapefruits | Chef'd Meal Kits

Tart and tangy, grapefruits are packed with flavor. Their underlying sweetness is cut by a savory bitterness that rivals the ever popular taste of our favorite citrus—the orange. What does a grapefruit have an orange doesn’t? Immense health benefits that qualify them as super fruits. Read about the top 4 benefits of adding grapefruits to your diet here!


5 Ways Meal Kit Delivery Can Change Your Life for the Better

Chances are, you’ve heard of meal kits. You’ve read about them, you know someone who has tried them, or maybe you’ve even tried them yourself! Meal kit delivery is taking over the food world—and for good reason. If you’re thinking of taking the plunge, here’s some encouragement. Here are five ways that meal kit delivery can change your life for the better.


Cast Iron Pans | Cleaning & Care Guide

Cast Iron Pans | Cleaning & Cooking Guide

While cast iron pans are the pan to end all pans, they demand specific maintenance and care. Without the proper care regime, your cast iron pans will be rusted and worn out before you can say “What’s for dinner?”. Don’t worry, we’re here to help you restore your cast iron skillet and keep it well maintained for decades. Keep reading our cast iron cleaning guide below!


Kitchen 411 | Cooking with Mushrooms

Kitchen 411 | Cooking with Mushrooms | Chef'd Meal Kits

Shiitake, Portobello, crimini—the list goes on and on. Each type of mushroom is filled with rich, succulent flavor that bring a level of homey comfort, texture, and personality to many meals, but do you really understand the difference? Click here to learn all about the best types of mushrooms for cooking.


4 Reasons to Eat Breakfast + Our Top 5 Breakfast Meal Kits

Have you ever heard the phrase, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”? Of course you have, but have you ever really questioned it? Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day? In fact, it is! Here’s 4 reasons why you should be eating breakfast today, tomorrow, and every other day of the week.


Breaking it Down | Defining Different Types of Cooking Oils

So you’ve read recipe after recipe and each calls for a different type of oil. Your cupboard is starting to look like a mini mart and you’re at your wits end. You’re asking yourself, “What are all these oils and what do I need them for?” We’re here to help!


My Box is On the Way! Now What?

Whether you’re a meal plan subscriber or have just ordered a few a la carte meals, you’re now on your way to getting a box of fresh, pre-portioned ingredients delivered to your doorstep, ready for you to start cooking. In the meantime, here are a few tips from our team so that you can make the most of your experience.


How to Thaw a Frozen Turkey for Thanksgiving

During the Thanksgiving turkey rush, many farmers, including the ones we work with, begin preparing for the holiday weeks in advance, freezing turkeys to ensure that they’re perfectly fresh when they get to you. Here's how to easily thaw your turkey in time for your big meal.


How to Peel Ginger with a Spoon

Ginger, that knobby, gnarled-looking root, enlivens anything it touches, from soups to sauces to stir-fry and more. Its irregular shape, however, can make peeling the root a royal pain – unless, that is, you have some basic cutlery at your disposal.


How to Cut Garlic Three Ways

If there’s one ingredient our test kitchen couldn’t function without, it’s garlic. Sure, it’s pungent and sharp-tasting when raw, but garlic mellows and sweetens when it’s cooked, providing a flavorful foundation for dozens of our favorite dishes.


The Best Ways to Use Cucumbers

Consider the cucumber: crisp and cool, it’s an essential player in the pursuit of texture, adding crunch and freshness to any number of meals. And on top of the crunch factor, it’s one of our favorite ways to add a pop of color to any plate.


Take the Bite Out Of Raw Shallots and Onions

We love the crunchy texture and sharp flavor raw shallots and onions bring to our salads and sandwiches, but the pungent aftertaste that lingers in their wake leaves something to be desired. Fortunately, there’s a quick and easy way to tame the sharpness of raw alliums.