Green Chef Meal #3

The last meal from Green Chef was “five-spice pork with coconut-ginger quinoa, green beans, corn, and endive.” It was the easiest meal to prepare. Either the menu was easier, or we are getting more savvy at roasting, searing, simmering, and sautéing.

I was not optimistic about the white quinoa with coconut and ginger. I don’t like coconut (Picky Point #16), and the only ginger I like is in ginger ale. I couldn’t really taste the coconut, but I definitely got the ginger. I didn’t hate it, but didn’t like it either.

The pork chops had five-spice seasoning on them. Five-spice includes star anise, peppercorn, cinnamon, clove, and fennel seed. I could definitely taste the clove; it is a very distinctive taste (and not a good one–Picky Point #17).

Then there was a hoisin-tamari sauce mixed in with the pork chops, red onions, ginger, and garlic. I tasted the hoisin-tamari sauce prior to mixing it in and was surprised it wasn’t spicy. I expected spicy. Translation: I wouldn’t have otherwise tried it if not already in my house.

I ate all my veggies! I’m pretty sure it was because there was no funky sauce on it. It was roasted in olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper. Easy peasy. I really don’t see the need for all these crazy sauces, but that’s the 4-year-old in me. One thing I can definitely say about Green Chef is you don’t leave the table hungry (unless you are too picky to eat the food).

My rating: 2/5          Hubby rating: 4.25/5  (He’s so easy to please!)

We are taking a week off from our meals since we are going on vacay, so don’t expect an updated blog post until later next week. Keep trying new foods, and let me know in the comments what new foods you tried this week.

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