Thai Chicken Lettuce Cups with Jasmine Rice

In Your Meal Kit:

  • Bib Lettuce
  • Ground Chicken
  • Onions + Garlic + Ginger (one container labeled 1)
  • Fresh Lime Juice + Rice Powder + Maple Syrup (one container labeled 2)
  • Fish Sauce + Fresh Lime Juice (one container labeled 3)
  • Thai Chilies (labeled 4)
  • Jasmine Rice

From Your Pantry:

  • 4-5 tsp Olive Oil

Preparing Your Meal:

On medium heat, add olive oil, container number 1 ( onions, garlic and ginger) and 2 (lime juice, rice powder and maple syrup). Cook for 1-2 minutes and then add ground chicken and container number 4 (add thai chilies as desired, SPICY!). Cook chicken 3-4 minutes or until cooked through. Turn off heat and add container number 3 and mix all together. To serve: Heat jasmine rice in a microwave (40 seconds to a minute) or stovetop (heat on medium heat for 2-3 minutes). Take your bib lettuce and add rice and ground chicken mix. Garnish with cilantro and enjoy!

Pork Tenderloin

In Your Meal Kit:

  • Marinated pork tenderloin
  • Rice
  • Onions/carrots
  • Fresh tomato ginger chutney

From Your Pantry:

  • Your favorite oil (we use olive oil)- 1tsp per 2 servings
  • Salt and pepper

Preparing Your Meal:

Rice Pilaf: Combine oil, onions and carrots in a medium saucepan and cook over medium to medium-high heat for 1-2 minutes until onions are soft. Add rice and chicken stock to the saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir once, cover and reduce heat. Simmer for 15-20 minutes or until rice is tender and has absorbed all the liquid. Remove from heat and let it stand for 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Grill: Place the tenderloin over direct heat. Cover and cook, flipping the tenderloin only once, until the internal temperature reaches 140°F to 145°F, 5 to 7 minutes per side. Move to indirect heat if the tenderloin starts to char too much, and continue to cook until it reaches the correct internal temperature. Estimated total grill time is 12-15 minutes.

Roast: Preheat oven to 400°F. Brown the tenderloin in a lightly oiled skillet for 1-2 minutes per side. Transfer to a small roasting pan and roast in 400°F oven for 8-10 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 140°F. Remove from oven and rest for 5 minutes. Slice and top with the fresh tomato ginger chutney.

Spinach Gnocchi with Summer Vegetables

In Your Meal Kit:

  • Spinach Gnocchi
  • Zucchini, diced
  • Sweet peppers
  • Garden cherry tomatoes
  • Fresh Garlic, sliced
  • Parmesan
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon wedge

Preparing Your Meal:

The cooking of the vegetables: In a large pan heat the olive oil over medium heat and add the zucchini in an even layer. Cook, without stirring for 2-3 minutes. Add the sliced peppers, tomatoes and garlic. Cook another 3-4 minutes till the tomatoes start to soften.

Cooking the Gnocchi: In a medium saucepan fill with ¾ full of lightly salted water, bring to a boil. Add gnocchi, stir and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the gnocchi floats to the top of water. Reserve ½ cup of gnocchi water. Drain gnocchi and add to the vegetables along with the reserved water, continue to cook till a nice sauce is formed. Season with salt and pepper along with the Parmesan cheese. Squeeze the fresh lemon wedge over the gnocchi and serve.

Jamaican Jerk Chicken - Freedom a la Cart meal kit recipe

Jerk Chicken, Pineapple Salsa, Caribbean Rice & Beans

In Your Meal Kit:

  • Marinated chicken in jerk seasoning (or marinated tofu in jerk seasoning – if vegetarian)
  • Pineapple salsa
  • Black beans and Rice

From Your Pantry:

  • Salt and pepper

Preparing Your Meal:

Preheat your oven to 350*

Jerk Chicken: Place Jerk seasoned Chicken on a baking sheet and roast chicken for 35-45 minutes or until your meat thermometer reads 165* or cooked all the way through. Let the chicken rest for 10 minutes, while you prepare the rice. Rice & Beans: Heat rice and beans in the microwave for 45 seconds, stir, heat for another 45 seconds -OR- on stove-top: Heat rice and beans with 2 tablespoons of water in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally till heated through. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve the jerk chicken with the pineapple salsa, rice and beans and enjoy!

Vegetarian Jerk Tofu: Using a saute’ pan add a small amount of olive oil over medium heat add your slices of tofu until brown and crisp on both sides 7-10. Rice & Beans: Heat rice and beans in the microwave for 45 seconds, stir, heat for another 45 seconds -OR- on stove-top: Heat rice and beans with 2 tablespoons of water in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally till heated through. Season to taste with salt and pepper

Focaccia Pizza - Freedom a la Cart meal kit recipe

Focaccia Pizza (Vegetarian)

In Your Meal Kit:

  • housemade dough
  • pesto sauce
  • grilled eggplant
  • roasted yellow tomatoes and red peppers
  • artichokes
  • spinach
  • garlic
  • fresh mozzarella

Preparing Your Meal:

Oven: Preheat oven to 400F degrees. Place on a cooking tray and bake for 5-7 minutes.

Grill: On medium heat, place directly on the grill for 3-5 minutes.

Cut and enjoy!

Lamb Burger - Freedom a la Cart Meal Kit Recipe

Greek Lamb Burgers with Orzo Salad

In Your Meal Kit:

  • Burgers: seasoned lamb burger served with spinach, red onion and tzatziki sauce
  • Orzo Salad: orzo pasta, kalamata olives, red and yellow tomatoes, feta, garlic, green onion, olive oil and red wine vinegar

Preparing Your Meal:

Stovetop: On medium heat, sear burger for 4-5 minutes on both sides. The internal temp should be at 140F

Grill: On medium heat, place directly on the grill for 4-5 minutes on each side. The internal temp for your burger should be at 140F

Build your burger and enjoy!

lemon pepper pasta - Freedom a la Cart meal kit recipe

Lemon Pepper Pasta

In Your Meal Kit:

  • local lemon pepper pasta
  • lemon garlic marinated chicken
  • broccoli
  • cherry tomatoes
  • parsley basil pesto
  • parmesan
  • red pepper flakes
  • chicken broth

Preparing Your Meal:

Pasta: Bring 6 cups of water to a boil and add pasta. Let pasta cook for 3-5 minutes while stirring  occasionally.

Vegetables: Heat saute pan to medium heat. Add broccoli, tomatoes and chicken stock and cook for 3-4 minutes. Next, add pesto and chicken to the saute pan and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.

Strain pasta and add it to the saute pan and mix together.  Top with red pepper flakes + parmesan cheese and enjoy!

Blue cheese burger - Freedom a la Cart Meal Kit Recipe

Blue Cheese Burgers with Fingerling Potatoes (Vegetarian Optional)

In Your Meal Kit:

  • 2 Beef Burgers (or 2 Veggie Burgers)
  • Mushrooms, sliced
  • Blue cheese
  • Fingerling potatoes
  • Brioche buns

From your pantry:

  • Olive oil Salt and pepper

Preparing Your Meal:

Preheat your oven to 350*

Fingerlings: Cut potatoes in 1/2 , place in a bowl and add 3 tablespoons of olive oil and salt & pepper. Toss the potatoes to coat with oil. Place on a baking sheet and roast for 30-40 minutes until the potatoes are golden brown and tender. Mushrooms: In a saute’ pan over medium heat add 2 tablespoons of olive oil, add mushrooms and cook till the mushrooms are soft and golden brown. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Grill: Preheat grill for the burgers, season the burgers with salt and pepper. Place on the grill and cook for 3-4 minutes per side. Stovetop: Saute’ pan, add a tablespoon of olive oil to the pan and season the burger with salt and pepper. Over low-medium heat add burger, cook for 3-4 minutes per side. To assemble, Place burger on brioche bun top with sauteed mushrooms and blue cheese. **Use the same instructions for the veggie burgers!**

Brats and german potatoes - Freedom a la cart meal kit recipe

Brats with Sauteed Peppers, Onions and German Potato Salad

In your Kit:

  • 4 Windy City Chicago Brats
  • 4 New England Buns
  • 1 Container of sliced onions, red peppers, green peppers
  • 1 Container of German potato salad

From your Pantry:

  • 3 Tablespoon of Oil

Preparing Your Meal:

Preheat oven 350*

In a large saute’ pan over medium heat add oil and brat’s, cook until the brats are golden brown on all sides, 4-5mins. Once the brats are brown, place on a cookie sheet, place in the oven and bake for approximately 8-10 mins. While the brats are cooking in the oven add the peppers and onions to the saute’ pan and cook till soft and tender. If the saute’ pan get to dry add 2 Tablespoons of water to the saute’ pan and finish cooking until soft. Place Brats in the bun and top with pepper mixture and serve with potato salad.

lemon pepper pasta - Freedom a la Cart meal kit recipe

Lemon Pepper Pasta with Vegetables (Vegan Optional)

In Your Meal Kit:

  • Local lemon pepper pasta
  • Artichokes
  • Sun dried tomatoes
  • Fresh spinach
  • Garlic
  • Parmesan
  • Chicken broth (vegetable broth for vegetarians)

From Your Pantry:

  • 2 Tablespoon of Oil
  • Salt and Pepper

Preparing Your Meal:

Bring 6 cups of water to a boil and add pasta. Let pasta cook for 3-5 minutes while stirring occasionally. Heat saute pan to medium heat. Add olive oil, artichokes, tomatoes, garlic, spinach and chicken broth and cook for 3-4 minutes. Next, strain pasta and add to saute pan and mix together. Top off with Parmesan cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste.