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Marilyn Minter’s
favorite recipe of Caramelized Cauliflower “Steaks” with Cumin Roasted Carrots, Spicy Toasted Chickpeas, Tahini and Cilantro by chef Olivia Williamson
“I am a 32-year vegetarian who has never cooked! My friend Olivia Williamson is a classically trained chef based in Brooklyn and prepares organic food for Bill and I every week, which we pick up during the pandemic. We absolutely love everything she prepares!”
—Marilyn Minter

Best. Gift. Ever.
For Xmas this year my sister gifted my wife and me 4 meals (for 2) from Olivia. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect because my wife gave birth about a week later, and as first time parents, having these meals already prepared for us for our first 4 nights home from the hospital was a godsend. If you know anyone who is about to have a baby, do them a favor and get them this amazing gift because they already have too many onesies and this gift will go so much further!

How would I describe the food? Like having your own professional chef. It’s not overly saturated with butter and salt like a restaurant meal, but also not lacking rich flavors like a home cooked meal where the focus is too health focused. It’s unique; it’s well balanced, it’s better than anything that even the most practiced home cook with a busy schedule would have time to make for themself, and above all- it really is delicious.
Once again- if you’re looking for the perfect gift for a couple with a newborn, this is it. Or if you are looking for a personal chef service for yourself we think she is amazing. Thank you Olivia!
Bleeker W.

We’ve just started using Olivia’s weekly meal delivery service and I’m so happy we found her! At first I was skeptical and slightly put off by having to pay a higher price point for what are essential “left overs” to be reheated.

However (and this was the turning point for us as we sat and ate our delicious first, second and third meals): if I were cooking for myself or my spouse and meal planning once a week to save time, I would basically be doing the same thing – reheating food from days before. On top of which you’re getting delectable food with generous portions and really it comes to a perfectly balanced and nutritious meal. After each meal I’d tell my husband how great it was to sit down together, have a beautifully prepared meal with 0 stress for us.

Our meals consisted of a roasted chicken & mash one night (mmmm), pork tenderloin with fingerlings and grapes, and a meatloaf that was so delicious I wished I ordered two servings! Also came with broccoli.As a mother of a 17 month old toddler & an entrepreneur – this is a serious stress reducer. I can’t wait to have our meals delivered next week.
THANKS OLIVIA & TEAM!
Amber E,

The holiday meal saved me this year. Christmas day also happens to be my husband’s birthday and we typically celebrate it over dinner at a nice restaurant. With restaurants shutdown, I needed to make it special at home. This meal was perfection through every course- everything so fresh and flavorful! And the portions larger than I anticipated which was a nice surprise. Ordering was easy, delivery on time, and everything packaged well with easy to reheat instructions. Brilliant from beginning to end! Thank you! K.B Brooklyn


Dinner, Handled: Meal Delivery Services to Save Your Sanity
Some days, the prospect of putting dinner on the table feels a bit…daunting. One solution is to head out and enjoy some glorious outdoor dining happening in NYC right now, or you could try a meal kit delivery service. Another is to order in a full family meal created by one of the city’s local restaurants, or sign up for meal delivery service to have dinner handled on the reg. We had the “hard” job of sampling several—here are our top picks for getting (delicious) dinner on the table with ease!


For Gourmet-level Meals: Olivia Cooks for You
Do you miss sitting down at a restaurant and perusing a menu with items such as: “Grass-fed Strip Steak with caramelized brussels sprouts, and mashed organic Yukon gold potatoes and Saffron White Wine-Poached Wild Cod with Israeli couscous with herbs, local jewel box tomatoes and leeks”?
Treat yourself and the family by letting NYC restaurant industry vet Olivia Williamson do the cooking. Her aptly named, “Olivia Cooks For You” meal service is available in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and offers a seasonal-driven menu that changes weekly. The delicious dishes are made with fresh, local, organic ingredients, antibiotic-free meat, poultry and fish and customers can request dairy-free, weight loss, gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian. Olivia’s got the kids covered with a special menu just for them with items like healthy Panko-crusted Chicken Fingers and Organic Black Bean and Cheddar Quesadilla. (Our kid loved the chicken fingers, but also went wild for the non-kids menu Flank Steak—which she never eats!)
NY Times 11/17/2020
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Thanks giving Options for Pickup and Delivery

Olivia Cooks for You
A Thanksgiving for two, $65 per person, with turkey, beef tenderloin or vegetarian squash lasagna as the centerpiece, is available from this Brooklyn-based caterer. Delivery is available to both Brooklyn and Manhattan, $125 minimum, plus a $20 fee. À la carte options are also available. Order by Saturday for delivery on Nov. 25.