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Terra’s Kitchen Subscription Box Review + Coupon – June 2017

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Terra’s Kitchen is a meal kit delivery subscription service with recipes created around the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle. According to Terra’s Kitchen, the heart-healthy, inflammation-reducing Mediterranean diet includes “colorful fruits and vegetables, nuts, heart-healthy fats (like olive oil and avocados) and minimizes red meat, sugar, and saturated fat.”

Unlike other meal kits, which offer smaller weekly menus, Terra’s Kitchen offers a menu of 50+ dishes (that changes a little less frequently) with choices for vegetarian, paleo, gluten-free, and even low-calorie diets (they even have an entire nutritionist-directed “Real Diet” program for those of you looking for healthy weight loss guidance). Set your preferences, and Terra’s Kitchen will match you with weekly meals to fit. Or, you can dive into the menu and pick what recipes work for you!

When you sign up, you’ll also choose how many meals you’d like to receive per week. Options are:

3 Dinners for 2 People (Meals start at $9.99 per serving with a minimum weekly order of $62.99)

4 Dinners for 2 People (Meals start at $9.99 per serving with a minimum weekly order of $62.99)

2 Dinners for 4 People (Meals start at $9.99 per serving with a minimum weekly order of $62.99)

This is a review of the vegetarian version of the 4 Dinners for 2 People option ($62.99 per week).

One big difference between Terra’s Kitchen and other meal kit delivery subscriptions is that it ships your ingredients in a heavy duty, reusable package.

Swing open the doors of the cooler, and you’ll find all of your pre-portioned ingredients neatly packaged and arranged on its teal shelves. Ingredients are antibiotic and hormone-free and mostly GMO-free and organic.

Once you’ve transferred all of the chilled, fresh ingredients to your fridge, you’ll follow the instructions on the box and leave it out front of your house to be picked up (and used again)! It’s definitely an out-of-the-ordinary approach, but I have to say, I love it! Recycling meal subscription box after box (and its insulation, and ice packs, and other materials) still feels like I’m creating a lot of waste, so I love knowing that this one cooler will be able to be used over and over again.

The ingredients for your recipes are packaged in small, super-light plastic containers—I took the containers out of my vessel and managed to fit all of them in the crisper drawer of my fridge. Terra’s Kitchen does most of the chopping, slicing, and dicing for you, which not only helps the recipes go faster but makes for smaller packages of ingredients that are easier to store.

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The Subscription Box: Terra’s Kitchen

The Cost: $9.99+ per serving, plus free shipping

COUPON: Use code TKNOW35 to save $35 off your first order!

The Products: Quality, pre-portioned (and often, pre-chopped!) ingredients plus easy-to-follow recipes for health-conscious, Mediterranean-diet-inspired dishes.

Ships to: Ships to most of the U.S.

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Ultimate Vegetable-Tofu Tacos

Price per Serving: $9.99

Calories per Serving: 596

Time to Table, According to Terra’s Kitchen: 30 Minutes

Actual Time to Table: 30 Minutes

As an enthusiastic wannabe chef, I appreciate that Terra’s Kitchen provides such a wide array of beautiful meals to choose from. The selection process is customizable, so you can opt for whichever dishes strike a chord with you weekly. My husband is a strict vegetarian, while I eat fish from time to time, so I went with 3 veggie dishes and 1 pescatarian option. Up first: tacos.

The preparation directions on the back of the meal card are short but fairly clear. Like with other meal subscription boxes, I appreciated the instructional photos accompanying each step, especially since I felt that the written directions could have gone into more depth. Love the simplicity, but I’m totally a details person.

Having been vegetarian for 10 years, I’m familiar with tofu, and, more specifically, tofu tacos, so I was excited to see what this version had in store. Prep was mostly chopping here—pitting the avocado and mixing it with the included cumin, draining and cubing tofu, tossing together salsa and corn mixtures, and then browning the tofu in a light sauce. I ended up adding more sriracha and cumin than called for to heighten the flavor. The only slight issue I ran into in prep was charring the tortillas. I’ve done this before, directly over a flame, but something about these corn tortillas made them incredibly soft once heated. I ended up sandwiching two tortillas together and rotating them around my burner’s flame with tongs. This worked much better than charring each individually.

The final product was tastier than I was expecting! Having perfected my own go-to taco recipe, I know what I like, and I had a hunch that these would be a little too… simple for me? They tasted healthy, fresh, and balanced. I honestly didn’t even miss the cheese. And the recipe card was right: charring the tortillas does make all the difference!

Brussels Sprouts Pasta

Price per Serving: $12.99 per Serving

Calories per Serving: 777

Time to Table, According to Terra’s Kitchen: 30 Minutes

Actual Time to Table: 30 Minutes

I’m loving these pre-prepped ingredients! This recipe still required chopping the brussels sprouts and walnuts and mincing the garlic. No big deal.

The brussels sprouts retained a lovely green hue even after cooking for several minutes.

This recipe was finished off with goat cheese, lemon juice, parmesan, and walnuts. I love a cheesy sauce, so I knew that this dish would be right up my alley before digging in.

I thoroughly enjoyed this creamy, zesty pasta dish! I haven’t been huge on making pasta at home historically, but this might sway me moving forward. I could adapt it into other variations, too. I would love to try it out with root vegetables. Being such a hearty portion, this dish is also really well-suited for a nice dinner at home. Sidenote: I love that Terra’s Kitchen includes a section on each meal card for wine and beer pairings! It’s perfect when you want to impress a guest.

Seared Cod with Mustard-Caper Sauce + Roasted Cauliflower

Price per Serving: $12.99

Calories per Serving: 388

Time to Table, According to Terra’s Kitchen: 30 Minutes

Actual Time to Table: 30 Minutes

Having never prepared cod before, or any other flaky white fish for that matter, this meal was the most daunting of the box. I really love how straightforward each step was though. Once I read over the recipe card, it was easy to get a feel for how simple it would be to execute the final product.

First, I roasted the cauliflower. Minutes later, I added the pre-shredded purple cabbage.

Each component of this dish required different parts of the kitchen to prepare. Veggies = roasting. Cod = pan searing. Mustard-caper sauce = mixing in a small bowl. It was nice to not feel overwhelmed by cooking several things at once—one on each burner.

I was surprised by how much I loved the cabbage in this dish. It added a bit of a bite with its slight crunch. The freshness of the parsley paired really well with the capers (a favorite ingredient of mine), and you have a ton of it left over to boot. My only slight gripe is that I do wish that the sauce was a thicker. More of it would’ve been nice too! When it all came together, this dish made for a truly gorgeous plate. Elegant date night food, for real. Too bad my husband doesn’t eat fish… or is it?

Curried Chickpea + Spinach Bowl

Price per Serving: $11.99

Calories per Serving: 460

Time to Table, According to Terra’s Kitchen: 25 Minutes

Actual Time to Table: 25 Minutes

Curry is such a favorite in my house, but I’ve only ever tried my hand at making it once. After what felt like hours of grocery shopping and ingredient prep, the end product was only mediocre. I knew going into this preparing this dish that it would be a very simplified version of curry, but I was still really looking forward to that curry flavor!

By the time I got around to this recipe, the cilantro was a bit droopy and sad. In hindsight, I probably should have removed it from its plastic packaging and threw it in a covered glass of water upon receiving the box.

The chickpeas cooked down nicely, and the TONS of spinach wilted to a manageable 2 portions in no time. The sauce wound up being a bit watery compared to the thick curry sauce I’m used to. But, hey, I know that this recipe wasn’t really going for that traditional Thai takeout-type curry dish that I’m most familiar with.

The end result was really tasty! I loved the contrast of the cool cucumber matchsticks on top too. They were kind of hard to get really thin, but I tried.

Verdict: What a wonderful experience with my first installment of Terra’s Kitchen! Some of the recipes were super health-oriented while others were a bit more decadent (looking at you, pasta). It was a great mix overall, and I’m glad to now have a better understanding of what to expect from Terra’s Kitchen‘s recipes for future shipments. The pre-prepped ingredients definitely made things super easy, though I didn’t love how much extra plastic packaging went into each item. Putting an avocado in a sealed plastic container seems excessive. Overall, I think that the quality of these dishes makes $62.99 a week a pretty reasonable price.

What do you think of Terra’s Kitchen?

Written by Jess Cole Payne

Jess Cole Payne

Jess’s love for subscription boxes began with a makeup and skincare fixation. She’s looking forward to broadening her horizons in discovering new products within the lifestyle and food world of subscription boxes.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

2 Comments

  1. That pasta dish looks SOOO GOOOD!!

  2. The cod + cabbage is my favorite meal from Terra’s Kitchen! I just don’t use the mustard (not a mustard fan) but it comes out just fine.

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