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SunBasket Subscription Box Review + Coupon – November 2016

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SunBasket delivers fresh, seasonal ingredients to your door each week to create three unique and delicious meals.  

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The Subscription Box: SunBasket

The Cost: $11.49 per meal with free shipping = $68.94/week for 2 people, or $137.88 for 4 people, plus a $5.99 delivery fee

COUPON: Get three meals free with your first box. No coupon required, just link here!

The Products: High quality, non-GMO, organic ingredients for delicious meals!

Ships to: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, NC, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, UT, VA, WV, VT, & parts of AK, AL, MI, MS

Good to know: There are 5 options you can choose from for your SunBasket plan: Chef’s Choice (3 seasonal dinner recipes), Vegetarian, Paleo, Gluten Free, and Rise and Shine (2 breakfasts and 2 dinners).

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This week I chose: Spicy Butternut Squash with Pumpkin Seed Sauce, Green Chile Pozole with Quinoa, and Orecchiette with Brussels Sprouts and Caramelized Onions. 

SunBasket also encourages recycling and provided stickers this month to keep the insulation rolled when throwing into your recycling bin.

 Meal #1: Orecchiette with Brussels Sprouts and Caramelized Onions

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First up is the orecchiette with brussels sprouts and caramelized onions. This meal was fairly quick to throw together when you’re not wiping your tears from cutting the onion. 

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The first steps were to caramelize the onion and get the pasta on to cook. I found this meal was simple and delicious – all in all, it took me about 30 minutes from start to finish. 

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The finishing touches were a bit of lemon zest and a quick saute of the brussels sprouts. Then I just plated it up and topped it with the lemon slices. I really enjoyed this meal – I did find that it needed the extra component of the lemon slices to loosen the pasta a bit – but I really enjoyed it!

Meal #2: Green Chile Pozole with Quinoa

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Second up is the Green Chili Pozole with Quinoa. This meal took at bout 45 minutes from start to finish. 

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There was quite a bit of chopping involved with this one, but it went pretty quickly. Next up was a quick saute of the onion, garlic, and pepper, and then in went the broth, dried pepper, and quinoa.

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The longest part was the inactive time of waiting for the soup to simmer and infuse the quinoa with flavor! This was delicious and I would definitely make it again.

Meal #3: Spicy Butternut Squash with Pumpkin Seed Sauce

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Last up, we have the Spicy Butternut Squash with Pumpkin Seed Sauce.

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The longest part was waiting for the butternut squash to roast, but in total, the whole meal only took about 30 minutes. 

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Here’s a picture of the sauce simmering away on the stove – here you can also see my biggest complaint with this dish. While the flavors were excellent, the texture left a lot to be desired. The sauce was really separated and didn’t look (or feel) very appetizing.

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Adding the roasted squash did make the texture a little better, but I’m not sure I would choose this meal again.

Verdict: Overall, I really enjoyed SunBasket this month! All of the dishes seemed to be autumn-appropriate, the flavors worked really well together, and the portion sizes seemed right on par for two meals. The only disappointment was the sauce from the butternut squash dish, but that was a pretty small complaint overall!

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Written by Bekki Menzies

Bekki Menzies

Bekki first discovered subscription boxes in 2014 and they quickly took over her life! (Not quite, but pretty close.) She started with POPSUGAR Must Have, then moved to Little Lace Box, Birchbox, Hamptons Lane…the rest was history. Her favorite product find is Beekman 1802 Fudge (so, so good) and her favorite boxes are Birchbox and Hamptons Lane…but she’s always looking for a new subscription to try!

Posted in Food & Drink Subscription Boxes, Meal Kit Subscriptions, Subscription Box Reviews, SunBasket Reviews| Tags: sunbasket | 1 comment

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  1. I tried SunBasket for the first time last week. Definitely higher end ingredients. It’s pricier, however, so won’t use them every week. One of the things we said was that it was nice having a break from the usual ingredients found in other boxes. One of the meals I had was a salad that had cinnamon and maple syrup in the dressing. Flavor was off the charts and gave it a nice seasonally appropriate taste. This basket is definitely a keeper.

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