If you know me at all or follow me on social media, you know that I don’t stay in one place for very long. I refer to my house as a crash pad or a transition zone because I’m on-the-go so often it seems like the only things I can accomplish in my home are unpacking, repacking, a little laundry, sleep, a random shuffle through the fridge, and then I’m out the door again.
Any dweller in Colorado who enjoys the outdoors as much as I do shares a similar lifestyle, we live for moving around.
The challenge I experience with a transient lifestyle are all of the inconsistencies that come along with it. I tend to lose stuff easily (did I leave it in a hotel room or did the washing machine eat it while I was gone?), I use Hulu to keep up with the shows that I miss out on while I’m on the road, and I come home to spoiled food in my fridge. I’d like to think that my home looks “neat” but in reality it probably looks like a tornado came through. (dramatization)
Sun Basket contacted me at the begin of the year and offered to send me 3 complimentary recipes + all of the ingredients needed to make those recipes. I almost declined because I was on the road for 2 weeks in January but they agreed to hold off until early this month.
I can’t even begin to describe the excitement I experienced when I came home to fresh, organic, healthy, non-gmo food to fill my empty refrigerator. Often times when I travel, I come home starved, with no energy to find food, which leads to “hanger.” That’s the way of the world today, isn’t it? Not many of us actually have time to shop for, prepare, and enjoy a healthy, comforting meal often, let alone every day. Each of the meals I received from Sun Basket took less than 30 minutes to prepare which enabled me a few healthy meals on days I would have just eaten to get by.
As you can see in the photos, the produce provided by Sun Basket was fresh, beautiful, and flawless. The recipes were simple and easy to follow. The meals were abundant enough for leftovers.
Sun Basket has plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free options available for ordering, which makes me happy. Couscous Stuffed Squash with Arugula Orange Salad, Lemongrass Tofu with Coconut Black Rice, Sweet Potato Fritters with Brussels Sprouts Salad, and Turkish Red Lentil Soup with Naan Croutons are a few examples of the complex meals that Sun Basket has available.
I get the sense that Sun Basket cares about where their food comes from and which farmers they buy from. Their suppliers work with integrity, they value sustainable farming practices, have respect for the environment, and practice humane treatment of animals.
Sun Basket is also making the effort to reduce the impact on the environment with their packaging, their return program that allows you to send back the insulation liner and icepack for reuse.
Thanks to Sun Basket, PLQ readers receive $30 off your Sun Basket order! Smiles.
***Although Sun Basket provided me complimentary meals, all opinions about the food, recipes, and the company are my own.