Not a fan of the Kraft dinners and Michelinas you often find at the grocery store? Looking for something a little more exotic, hungry to test your culinary skills, and perhaps a feast that will take you across the globe? Enter.. Destination Dinners. These pre-prepared ingredients from San Francisco based company, are a great alternative for those families on the go, but who also want a bit of flare to their dinners. I’ve personally never tried this out, however with dishes like Baked Spice Lamb, Green Chicken Curry, Chicken Garam Masala and Beef Bulgogi, I’m tempted to give it a go!
These dinners provide all the necessary dried spices and sauces for you to transform your meals into local delights. Their Recipe Kits, provide a bit about the history of the dish, step-by-step instructions to create that perfect meal, and a variety of mixes and spices for you to marinate and cook with. All you need are the ‘fresh ingredients’ like the meats and the vegetables to put the whole thing together! Currently, there are featured dishes from Japan, Korea, Jamaica, Bangladesh, Lebanon, Israel, Thailand and USA. Each recipe kit costs $25USD and can be used to serve up to 4 adults.
What I like even more is the awesome set of Dinner Party Kits that they have put together to accompany your meal! There is even a CD included which is coordinated with your Recipe Kit so your guests and family can really feel like they are dining right in the heart of the specific country! Of particular interest to me is the Eco-friendly Dinner Party Kit, with VerTerra dinnerware at $60USD.
VerTerra as we are told, is a type of dinnerware created from fallen palm leaves which are pressed and steamed together. They are microwave, oven and refrigerator friendly. What’s even more amazing is that they decompose in under 60 days once trashed!
So next time you are thinking about a get together, consider Destination Dinner as a nice alternative to going out! Let me know if any of you have tried it out already! Would love to hear your comments!