First Order Tips
Mix and match dishes 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 items will make a filling meal. We offer two dishes that come as complete meals. Our weekly large salad (comes in a 32 oz jar) which typically has more filling ingredients such as grain and/or legumes.
There is always also a layered jar that comes in small and large that is a complete meal (to be heated). Here are some of them: Burrito Jar, Layered Veggies Jar, Aloo Gobi Jar (Indian combo)
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.
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 liquify 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. Try a small amount of dressing first to see how much you like on your salad.
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 on the stove in a ceramic pan with a tight cover. Sometimes adding a few drops of water helps. Or you can heat it in the in a 350 degree (toaster) oven. Anything that has fats is better warm, and often the flavor is enhanced when you heat up a dish. If you are using a microwave, you can put the glass jar directly in it (remove metal ring first!), but a plate often works better because it is shallow. Always cover food.
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.