In-Home Meal Preparation

I am excited to announce the addition of In-Home Meal Preparation Services to my repertoire!

I have had so many inquiries about this.  So many of you have admired the vibrant, healthy and delicious meals that I have created and you want to be able to serve that quality to your family.  I get such a thrill out of sharing my love of fresh, nourinshing and nutritious food, and this service lets me share this with you and your family!

With that in mind, I have cleared several days a week which I will dedicate exclusively to helping you eat the best food possible.

This service includes all meal planning on my part, the time I spend shopping and the ingredients themselves, my pantry of spices and flavorings to supplement the ingredients, 4 to 5 hours of my time in your home preparing and packaging your dishes, and all clean up.  In short, everything you need to feel confident that you are serving your family healthy, delicious meals!

Heres how the service works:

Initial Consultation:  We will begin our relationship with a consultation in your home.  The consultation itself is free of charge.  During this time, we will discuss your dietary preferences, food likes and dislikes, goals for healthy eating, how often you would like me to prepare meals for you, and how you would like them stored.  You may choose to have all of your meals prepared to be eaten fresh that week, or you may choose to have me package some of them for the freezer and eating later in the future.  You will also choose whether to have me use disposable containers for your food, or whether you would like to make a one-time purchase of Pyrex dishes so that your meals can go from fridge/freezer to oven/microwave.

Planning:  Once we have determined your meal schedule and preferences, I will prepare a menu designed specifically for you.  Each meal comes with storing, heating and serving directions.

The Food:  Your menu will vary depending on your preferences and tastes.  We can be as adventurous, ethnic, or comfort food based as you would like!  I am including two sample menus here so you can have an idea of what to expect:

 

 

Vegetarian

  • Baked Stuffed Tomatoes with Farro, Corn and Green Chiles; Stewed Black Beans
  • Falafel with Lemon Tahini Sauce, Lettuce Wraps or Pita, Lebanese Salad, Tzatziki
  • Butternut Squash and Kale Lasagna; Arugula Salad with Meyer Lemon Dressing
  • Vegetarian Chili with Toppings; Jalapeño Cornbread
  • Spring Vegetable Quinoa Salad
  • Edamame Hummus and Vegetable Crudite
  • Coconut Chia Pudding with Diced Mango

Omnivore

  • Baked Ziti with Creamy Kale and Turkey Sausage, Romaine Wedge Salad, Garlic Toast
  • Broiled Flounder with Mustard Parsley Sauce, Frisee-Apple Salad
  • Brussels Sprouts and Steak Stir Fry, Brown Rice
  • Grilled Chicken Parmesan with Tomato Basil Sauce, Lemon Garlic Sautéed Spinach
  •  Bulghur Wheat and Chickpea Tabbouleh Salad
  •  Tuscan Kale and White Bean Spread with Crostini
  • Cranberry Almond Chewy Granola Bars

 

Shopping:  On the day of your In-Home Meal Session, I will shop for all of the necessary groceries, supplement that with my pantry staples and spices, as well as vegetables from my CSA farm share which are grown locally here in Nevada, just 30 miles from Las Vegas!  In addition, since this is a concierge service, I am always happy to pick up whatever else you need as a staple from the grocery store (yogurt, fruit, milk, etc.) so that you can avoid a trip of your own!

Preparation:  I will arrive at your home ready to work.  Please be sure to have clear counter space, as well as refrigerator and freezer space as appropriate.  I will bring your groceries, my pantry supplies, and some basic equipment.  I will prepare your meals in your home, package and label everything, and store it per your specifications.  You will arrive home to a clean kitchen, a stocked fridge, and the lingering smell of a freshly cooked meal!

Cost:  Each week, I will have a menu for you that consists of 4 entrees with appropriate sides, a plant based salad or soup for lunches and snacking, a savory snack and a sweet snack. You will be able to choose from the following options—Vegetarian—Organic or All Natural, Omnivore—Organic or All Natural, and for a small upcharge, Special Diet (Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, etc.) All of our food is all natural and free from preservatives, artificial ingredients, trans-fats, and other undesirable ingredients.

When considering if this service is right for you, estimate how much money you spend weekly on take out, restaurant dining, groceries (including those you end up throwing away because you havent used them!).  Consider this as a concierge service, much like a personal trainer or interior decoratoryou are paying for both the groceries and the chef who is helping you achieve your health and dietary goals.  While this service is most cost effective for families, I can easily make it work for a single person by creating some meals for immediate consumption, and others to stock your freezer.

The cost of the service varies depending on the number of servings and the options you choose, and can be customized to suit your needs.  My rate for one day of cooking begins at $250 plus groceries.

 

Signing Up:  Please contact me directly at 702-630-3990 to schedule your session.  Sometimes its nice just to talk directly to a person!