First Order Tips

Combining dishes

Mix and match servings to make a complete meal. Typically, we recommend combining a grain dish with a legume (bean, tofu, tempeh) and a salad or vegetable side.

Generally 2-3 items will make a filling meal, large (32 oz jars) are complete meals.

Here are some examples :

  • 1 jar of soup plus a regular salad (to make it filling pick one item with a bean or grain)
    Veggie Patties (are always on menu under specialty items, usually have beans) plus a small salad
  • A grain dish and a veggie dish (whole grains provide protein)
  • Our weekly LARGE SALAD (in a 32 oz jar) is a complete meal. Besides typical salad ingredients they contain items to make them filling enough for a meal, usually beans, lentils and/or grains.
  • Our COMPLETE MEAL JARS come in two sizes (16 oz jar and 32 oz jar). They are put together to serve as a ready made lunch or dinner. The larger jar will definitely fill you. You may want to add a soup, salad or desert when you have the smaller one.

Salads

Many of our customers like to supplement the salads with additional greens. We include enough dressing in case you wish to do the same. Occasionally, depending on the temperature of your refrigerator, the olive oil in the dressing will become solidified. No need to be concerned – it will liquefy if you leave it at room temperature for a little while. After it does, just shake the dressing container and it’s ready to use.

If you are not going to eat the whole salad at one sitting, we recommend only putting dressing on the portion you plan to eat immediately the refrigerator for half an hour will remove the chill so you can enjoy them without heating.

Dressed salads do not hold well for more than a few hours.

Look up ingredients here: Product Catalog

How to heat food

We recommend heating food (covered) in a 350 degree oven. (The flavor of dishes with sauce is enhanced by heat.) If you are using a microwave, please use the glass containers or ceramic plates.

Many of the dishes (especially the grains) are also delicious at room temperature. Leaving them out of the refrigerator for half an hour will remove the chill so you can enjoy them without heating.

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