Some of the many advantages of having your dinners delivered by Olivia Cooks For You-
-Takes all meal planning, shopping, cooking and cleaning off your shoulders
- No waste. No throwing out expired ingredients or unused leftovers
- Wide variety. New dishes/menu every week.
- I use organic produce, grass fed meats, antibiotic free meats, local produce and because I have access to wholesale prices, you save money on the grocery part of the bill. I use one of the same suppliers as Whole Foods, and Park Slope Food Coop. (Baldor Foods)
- Personalized service. You can adjust and change items to fit your needs if necessary.
- All meals are cooked in an A rated, Health Department inspected, commercial kitchen.
- Promotes weight loss and maintenance. You can choose from the "weight loss" menu, but many of my clients have found they dropped a few pounds even on the regular menu because of portion control.
-No commitment. Simply ask to be put on the weekly menu mailing list. Order on weeks you want to.
If you're currently relying on take out a lot, you will probably find the meal delivery service to be a less expensive, and certainly a more healthy, option.
The meals are delivered all at one time either on Monday evening for Brooklyn,or Tuesday afternoon for Manhattan. They come packed as individual meals in completely compostable containers that are microwave safe and can even be used in an oven up to 325 degrees. The meal comes cooked and ready to simply reheat.
Pricing structure is as follows- (includes NYS sales tax) and allows for anything between 2 and 4 portions of each selection. Base price stays the same, but groceries vary on how many portions are requested.
4 Nights of Meals (4 choices from the menu)
165.00 Base for the week plus cost of ingredients-
Typically ingredients range from $40-70 for two people, $60-80 for three and $80-120 for four. i.e approximately - 205-235.00 for a family of two, 225-245.00 for a family of three and 265-285.00 for a family of four total for all four evenings.
3 Nights of Meals (3 choices from the menu)
140.00 Base for the week plus ingredients
Typically ingredients range from $30-50 for two people,$50-75 for three and 75-120 for four.
These prices for the ingredients are subject to fluctuations in prices required to provide fresh, seasonal and healthy meals.
For One person the pricing structure is slightly different and doesn't vary, week to week. Price list is as follows and it includes a salad and a soup-
Meals for One
5 meals: $210
4 meals: $177
3 meals: $139
I always offer 8 items and try for a variety of fish, meat, and vegetarian. Clients are free to request substitutions and adjustments.
The menu for the following week comes on Thursday, and I ask to have orders in by noon on Saturday. There's no commitment. Just respond and order on weeks you want delivery.
So an example of an order for a week for 2 people (you can choose/specify 2-4 portions),assuming the 3 Nights of meals choice, would be
For 2 people/ 3 nights of meals
Moroccan Spiced Wild Salmon with Roasted Organic Vegetable Couscous
Antibiotic Free Pork Roast Stuffed with Fennel Bulb and Fronds, Roasted Organic Potatoes and Tomatoes
Cumin Spiced Roasted Organic Carrots and Spicy Saffron Roasted Chickpeas with Wild Rice Pilaf and Curry Yogurt
Please substitute asparagus for Green Beans.
So, you can see that you can sub in different items if you don't care for something. You can also ask to add a meat or fish to the vegetarian items, or vice versa. Most of the meals are Gluten Free already, but if not, and you are adhering to a Gluten Free diet, I can simply sub in other options if you choose something that has gluten in it.
Some Examples of items offered on previous menus-
Sliced Grass Fed NY Strip with Roasted Organic Potatoes, Tomatoes and Carrots
Roasted Organic Butternut Squash, Wild Rice Pilaf, Dried Cranberries with Sauteed Organic Baby Bok Choy
Antibiotic Free Chicken Breast Breaded Cutlet with Organic Mashed Potatoes and Steamed Organic Broccoli
Seared Antibiotic Free Pork Chop with Roasted Organic Grapes and Shallots, Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Organic Sweet Potato, Poblano Pepper, Black Bean and Corn Stew
Crispy Kale Salad with Garlicky Organic Chickpea, Corn and Cilantro Salad with Shredded Organic Carrots
Braised Grass Fed Beef Ribs with Organic Mashed Potatoes and Organic Arugula with Reduced Balsamic Vinaigrette
Broiled Halibut, Puree of English Peas and Organic Potato, Roasted Corn and Grilled Organic Zucchini
Organic Leek, Potato and English Pea Soup
Roasted Fennel Bulb, Organic Rainbow Carrots, Organic Scallions, Organic Brown Rice.
Seared Berkshire Pork Chop with Rhubarb Compote, Roasted Organic Fingerling Potatoes and Sauteed Organic Baby Bok Choy
Seared Yellow Fin Tuna, Watermelon, Cucumber and Arugula Salad with Sesame Vinagirette
Creamy Stew of Organic Chicken Thighs, Spring Vegetable with Organic Rice
Roasted Organic Chicken with Roasted Organic Radicchio, Organic Fingerling Potatoes. Carrots and Bruleed Fresh Figs
Grass Fed Beef and Pork Meatballs with Tomato Sauce
Antibiotic Free Chicken Pot Pie with Organic Vegetables and Puffed Pastry Top
Grass Fed Strip Steak, Caramelized Brussels Sprouts, Mashed Organic Yukon Gold Potatoes
Organic Baby Kale Salad with Roasted Organic Butternut Squash, Dried Cranberries, Goat Cheese and a Toasted Pepita Vinaigrette. (Can come with Chicken Breast is you'd like)
Spicy Shrimp and Chorizo with Rice
Roasted Organic Butternut Squash and Apply Curry Soup
Roasted Chile Rubbed Locally Raised Pork Loin with Organic Sweet Potato Puree and Garlic Roasted Organic Brocclini
Roasted Organic Eggplant with Buttermilk Sauce and Pomegranate with Organic Brown Rice
Fried Antibiotic Free Chicken, Southern Style Organic Potato Salad, Organic Collard Greens
Roasted Local Pork Tenderloin, Roasted Organic Broccolini, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Roasted Garlic Aioli
Roasted Organic Vegetables and Brown Rice with Salsa Verde (With or With Roasted Organic)
Grass Fed Rib Eye Steak with Herb Butter, Mashed Organic Potato, Parmesan Roasted Asparagus
Fish Stew with Mussel and Shrimp and Croutons with Saffron Aioli
Thai Organic Vegetable Red Curry with Organic Basmati Rice
Organic Macaroni and Cheese with Side Salad and Tomatoes
Organic Soba Noodles with Organic Vegetables and Creamy Sesame Dressing