Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Small town in a rural area
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I have been using RelishRelish for months and overall am very pleased.
I posted before about the annoying fights DH and I would have about meals (really was our #1 fighting point) and using RelishRelish solved that stress point.
DH doesn't like anything from a box (neither do I) and is pretty much willing to eat whatever I make without complaints.
My problem was I would either get stuck in a rut or not plan at all and spend too much time each day wandering thru the store.
My observations about RelishRelish:
Most meals are two dishes like a meat/pasta and a salad/veggie. I really like this because I cut out the starchy side dishes that I was in the habit of including with each meal.
Intially, it was a bit spendy as I was stocking the cupboard with things I didn't normally use like toasted sesame oil, rice vinegar, etc. but these things seem to last a long time so it doesn't bother me anymore.
Weekly menus are usually designed so you use all (or most) of the fresh ingredients. Example - My menu this week uses green onions in at least two meals so I will definately use the whole bunch
Most recipes are from scratch (like BBQ sauce and marinades) yet easy. I like that. The ones I really like I keep in a binder for later reference.
I have found that we are wasting far less food since I really am buying only what I need, which is a good thing.
I am comfortable substituting other ingredients or side dishes when I don't like what is on the set menu. A less confident cook may not be, causing them stress.
It works for us because I pick what I like and want to cook. (In our house, anyone who doesn't actively contribute to the planning, shopping and cooking process isn't allowed to complain about what is served.) DH LOVES the menu 99% of the time so we haven't had any problems.
I don't have any bad things to say about the service aside from the fact you are definately going to need to shop regularly as the menus are heavy on fresh produce and some things herbs like cilantro, parsley, basil, etc. It would be hard to make most items out of ones freezer and pantry.
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