PRODUCT REVIEW – Vegin’ Out

I recently went a week without cooking a meal (other than breakfast).  I absolutely love to cook, but I must admit it was nice to have a bit more time on my hands for a whole week.  I learned about the vegan meal delivery company called Vegin’ Out through a daily deal e-mail service I subscribe to and after checking out their website I decided it was time for me to give it a try.

To give you a little background, “Vegin’ Out is the brainchild of nutritional chef Tim Boissy. Tim has been deeply involved in the health food industry since becoming a vegan in 1986. As he watched the industry grow, he saw that there were many vegans, as well as other health concious people who didn’t have the time to prepare great tasting healthy meals at home. He decided to take matters in his own hands and started Vegin’ Out.”

When I went to the website I saw what the menu for the week would be.  If there was a dish on the menu that did not appeal to me, I would have been able to make a substitution by doubling-up on one of the other dishes.  They all looked great to me, so I left the menu as it was.

ENTREES

Pasta Primavera

Chinese Broccoli and Tofu (I contacted Dan Boissy and he assured me they use Certified USDA Organic Tofu)

Acapulco Black Bean Tamale Pie

 SIDE DISHES

Barley and Wild Rice Salad

Spring Succotash

Chickpeas Kale and Rice

Sour Cream and Chives Mashed Potatoes

SOUP

Cauliflower and Fennel Soup

COOKIES

Blueberry Muffin Cookies

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I placed my order on a Friday and big box of food was delivered to me the following Monday before 5pm.  I was really impressed with how well they packed the food.

When I opened the box there was a beautiful menu waiting for me.

The kids and I had a great time unpacking all of the food and deciding what we would eat for dinner.

Here are close-ups of some of the dishes.

I didn’t know what to expect, but I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food.  I was afraid that the food would be high in sodium and leave me bloated (like restaurant food does), but that wasn’t the case at all.  I read some reviews that said the food was bland, but that wasn’t my experience either.  I loved the freshness of the ingredients and really enjoyed the flavor.  The sauces complimented the food well and did not overpower it allowing the true taste of the food to come through.  I also wondered if there would truly be enough food for a whole week and there ended-up being more than enough food seeing as I only ordered delivery for one person and my son ate some of the food too…he loved the Blueberry Muffin Cookies.  I tend to avoid the white flour desserts so he was stoked to have some in the house (at least they were organic).

I contacted Dan Boissy who is a co-owner of the company.  Dan was very responsive and helpful with my questions about their company and the ingredients that they use.

I will definitely be ordering this service again and recommend that you give them a try.

To learn more about Vegin’ Out click here.

To go to their FAQs page click here.

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