Monday, December 27, 2010

Cleanse Menu, Just in Time for New Year's


Ready to start off 2011 on the right track? Check out our uber-healthy menu to be delivered Monday, January 3

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4 Days of Amazing Meals that omit:
  • dairy
  • wheat
  • grains
  • sugar
  • red meat


Monday 1/3:
  • dinner: salmon in papillote
Tuesday 1/4:
  • breakfast: veggie fritatta
  • snack: side of berries
  • lunch: (health nut salad)mixed greens salad with grilled chicken, kale, red peppers, avocado, sliced almonds, lemon vinaigrette
  • dinner: salmon burgers with a side of black beans and sauteed spinach
Wednesday 1/5:
  • breakfast: hard-boiled egg with guacamole, slice of turkey and tomato
  • snack: almonds
  • lunch: chinese chicken salad with crisp lettuce, cashews, sesame seeds, cilantro and grated carrots
  • dinner: Turkey Chili Stuffed Peppers
Thursday 1/6:
  • breakfast: veggie frittata
  • snack: orange
  • lunch: tuna salad with a side of mixed greens
  • dinner: chicken lettuce wraps with stir fried veggies
Friday, 1/7:
  • breakfast: apple with almond butter
  • snack: hummus with celery sticks
  • lunch: mushroom leek soup
  • dinner: herb roasted chicken breast with and winter veggies *freezer-friendly*
ORDER HERE


note about the cleanse: We usually keep the menu as accurate as possible but there is always a chance we will substitute a different type of fish or produce if the availability changes. We strive to bring you only the BEST ingredients, so if we do change the menu a bit, know that it is to ensure the best quality for you! Let us know if you have any food allergies that would complicate this process :)

promo code: HAPPY


Friday, December 17, 2010

Heating Instructions...

...for the week of Monday, December 20

Herb Roasted Chicken
If thawed:
1. Slice open bag of chicken and place chicken in a hot skillet
2. Heat 2-3 mins, until warmed through and crisp brown on the outside
If frozen:
1. Place baggy of chicken in microwave or a pot of simmering water 2-3 mins, until thawed

Stuffed Tilapia
1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
2. Bake salmon about 15-20 minutes, until hot throughout

Pepperoni Pizza
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Bake pizza 10-15 mins, until hot

OR

microwave until hot (about 2 mins)

Ratatouille
1. Pre-heat oven to 375
2. Bake until heated through, about 10 mins

Frittata
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Bake 10 mins, until hot throughout

Turkey Meatballs
1. Simmer on stove 10-15 mins, until hot
OR
1. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10-15 mins

Brussel Sprouts
If thawed:
1. Slice open baggy and place veggies in a skillet
2. Heat 2-3 mins over medium high heat, until warm

If frozen:
1. Place whole baggy of veggies in a pot of simmering water
2. Allow to thaw, 2-3 mins

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Heating Instructions...

...for the week of Monday, December 13

Chicken Piccata
If thawed:
1. Slice open bag of chicken and empty into a hot skillet with lemon sauce
2. Heat 2-3 minutes, until browned on outside and warmed through


If frozen:
1. Place baggy of chicken in a pot of simmering water 3-5 minutes, until warmed through
2. Slice bag open carefully
3. Heat up lemon sauce and pour on top


Steak w/ Red Pepper Sauce
Stove Directions (recommended):
1. Place steak slices in a hot fry pan with one tablespoon of oil
2. Saute 2-3 mins, or until hot
3. Top with red pepper steak sauce

Oven Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Remove lid and place pan of steak in oven
3. Bake 15-20 mins, or until it reaches your desired doneness
4. Top with red pepper steak sauce

Panko Crusted Cod
1. Remove sauce from pan
2. Preheat oven to 350
3. Bake fish 10-15 mins, until hot throughout

Baked Ziti
1. Pre-heat oven to 350
2. Bake ziti for 15-20 mins, stirring once, until hot throughout

Cuban Fajitas
Stove
1. Heat chicken, beans and rice in a pan until hot
2. Warm tortillas in microwave until warm
3. Make your own fajitas
Oven
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Place pan in oven until everything is hot (about 20 mins), stirring once

Pesto Pizza
1. Place pizza on a baking sheet
2. Preheat oven to 350
3. Bake pizza 15 mins, or until hot

Soup
Heat on stove until hot throughout and bubbly

Brussel Sprouts
If thawed:
1. Slice open baggy and place veggies in a skillet
2. Heat 2-3 mins over medium high heat, until warm
If frozen:
1. Place whole baggy of veggies in a pot of simmering water
2. Allow to thaw, 2-3 mins

Roasted Potatoes
Oven:
1. Pop in a 375 degree preheated oven until hot

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Heard of Annie's Organic Macaroni?

The Mac n' Cheese Comparision...

In the Evolution Kitchen we only use natural ingredients. You won't find anything in our meals that you can't pronounce or recognize. You can only get food this healthy when it's made fresh, and free from preservatives. Check out our Mac n' Cheese comparison between Annie's vs. Evolution:



Annies Ingredient List
1.ORGANIC WHEAT MACARONI
2.ORGANIC CHEDDAR CHEESE
3.ORGANIC CULTURED 4.PASTEURIZED MILK
5.ORGANIC WHEY
6.ORGANIC NONFAT MILK
7.ORGANIC CREAM
8.SALT
9.NATURAL SODIUM PHOSPHATE
10.ORGANIC ANNATTO EXTRACT FOR COLOR



Evolution Ingredient List
1. Pasta
2. Milk
3. Cheese
4. Flour
5. Butter



Which would YOU choose?

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Heating Instructions...

...for the week of Monday December 6

Chicken Cacciatore
Stovetop
1. Empty chicken and tomato sauce in saucepan
2. Simmer about 15 minutes, until chicken in warmed through
Oven
1. Preheat oven to 375
2. Place pan of chicken and sauce in oven for about 15 minutes, until warmed through

Herb Crusted Salmon
Oven:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Bake 10-15 minutes, until warmed through

Garlic Herb Pork Chop
1. Preheat oven to 375
2.. Bake pork chop 10-15 mins, or until hot in the center

Whole Wheat Lasagna
1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
2. Remove lid and place pan of lasagna in oven
3. Bake for 20-30 mins, or until bubbly

Chicken Strips
1. Remove sauce
2. Preheat oven to 350
3. Place chicken strips and potatoes flat on a sheet pan
4. Bake until warmed through, about 15 mins

Quiche
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Bake 20-25 mins, until warmed through

Soup
Heat on stove until hot and bubbly

Mediterranean Chard
Stove:
1. Toss in a hot pan with some olive oil and saute until hot

Roasted Potatoes
1. Preheat oven to 400
2. Bake until hot, about 10 mins

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Heating Instructions...

...for the week of Monday November 29

Jerk Rubbed Chicken
If thawed:
1. Slice open bag of chicken and place chicken in a hot skillet
2. Heat 2-3 mins, until warmed through and crisp brown on the outside
3. top with pineapple salsa
If frozen:
1. Place baggy of chicken in microwave or a pot of simmering water 2-3 mins, until thawed
2. top with pineapple salsa

Sea Bass w/ Basil Mint Pesto
1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
2. Bake fish about 10-15 mins, until warmed through

Salmon Burgers
1. Preheat oven to 400
2. Bake 10-15 mins, until heated through

Quinoa with Asian Chicken Stir Fry
1. Toss into a hot skillet with a tablespoon olive oil
2. Stir fry 3-4 mins, until warm throughout

Spicy Baked Ratatouille
1. Pre-heat oven to 375
2. Bake until heated through, about 10 mins

Veggie Frittata
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Bake 10 mins, until hot throughout

Red Pepper Soup
Heat on stove until hot

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Heating Instructions...




...for the Thanksgiving Meal Delivery

(turkey heating instructions will be included with the food upon delivery)

Apple Cobbler
1. Preheat oven to 375
2. Bake 15-20 mins (depending on the size of the casserole and how many other things are in your oven)

Green Bean Casserole
1. Preheat oven to 375
2. Bake 20-40 mins (depending on the size of the casserole and how many other things are in your oven)

Potatoes Au Gratin
1. Preheat oven to 375
2. Bake 20-40 mins (depending on the size of the casserole and how many other things are in your oven)

Sourdough Stuffing
1. Preheat oven to 375
2. Bake 20-40 mins (depending on the size of the casserole and how many other things are in your oven)

Dinner Rolls
Warm in the oven for a few minutes

Slow Roasted Turkey Breast
1. Place in an oven safe pan
2. Preheat oven to 400
3. Roast 15-20 mins, until warm in the center

The EC Cleanse November 29

4 Days of Amazing Meals that omit:
  • dairy
  • wheat
  • grains
  • sugar
  • red meat


Monday 11/29:
  • dinner: wild sea bass or cod with basil mint pesto on a bed of fresh spinach
Tuesday 11/30:
  • breakfast: veggie fritatta
  • snack: side of berries
  • lunch: mixed greens salad with grilled chicken, kale, red peppers, avocado, sliced almonds, lemon vinaigrette
  • dinner: salmon burgers with a side of black beans and mediterranean chard
Wednesday 12/1:
  • breakfast: hard-boiled egg with guacamole, slice of turkey and tomato
  • snack: almonds
  • lunch: chinese chicken salad with crisp lettuce, cashews, sesame seeds, cilantro and grated carrots
  • dinner: Spicy Baked Ratatouille
Thursday 12/2:
  • breakfast: veggie frittata
  • snack: orange
  • lunch: tuna nicoise salad with a side of mixed greens
  • dinner: stir fry with chicken, mushrooms, snap peas, onion, red peppers, broccoli
Friday, 12/3
  • breakfast: apple with almond butter
  • snack: hummus with celery sticks
  • lunch: roasted red pepper soup
  • dinner: jerk rubbed chicken breast with and seasonal veggies


note about the cleanse: We usually keep the menu as accurate as possible but there is always a chance we will substitute a different type of fish or produce if the availability changes. We strive to bring you only the BEST ingredients, so if we do change the menu a bit, know that it is to ensure the best quality for you! Let us know if you have any food allergies that would complicate this process :)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Heating Instructions...

...for Monday November 22

Stuffed Tilapia
1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
2. Bake salmon about 15-20 minutes, until hot throughout


Herb Roasted Chicken
If thawed:
1. Slice open bag of chicken and place chicken in a hot skillet
2. Heat 2-3 mins, until warmed through and crisp brown on the outside
If frozen:
1. Place baggy of chicken in microwave or a pot of simmering water 2-3 mins, until thawed


Turkey Chili Stuffed Peppers
1. Preheat oven to 375
2. Bake peppers until hot throughout, about 15-20 mins

Italian Meatballs
1. Place meatballs and tomato sauce in saucepan over medium heat
2. Simmer about 10 mins, until meatballs are hot throughout

Veggie Frittata
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Bake 10 mins, until hot throughout

Veggie Sides
If thawed:
1. Warm up in a hot skillet with a teaspoon of olive oil
If frozen:
1. Place bag of veggies in a pot of simmering water until thawed



Friday, November 19, 2010

The First Ever "Mini Cleanse"




We have a short week coming up due to Thanksgiving, so we're offering a Mini-Cleanse. Eat super healthy in the days leading up to Turkey Day, so you can indulge guilt-free. Check it out:

2.5 Days of Amazing Meals that omit:
  • dairy
  • wheat
  • grains
  • sugar
  • red meat

Monday 11/22:
  • dinner: spinach stuffed tilapia
Tuesday 11/23:
  • breakfast: veggie fritatta
  • snack: side of berries
  • lunch: mixed greens salad with grilled chicken, kale, red peppers, avocado, sliced almonds, lemon vinaigrette
  • dinner: turkey chili stuffed red peppers
Wednesday 11/24:
  • breakfast: hard-boiled egg with guacamole, slice of turkey and tomato
  • snack: almonds
  • lunch: side of apple basil tuna salad with mixed greens
  • dinner: herb roasted chicken with roasted veggies
Thursday 11/25:
  • breakfast: veggie frittata
Promo Code: Spice

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Evolution Calendar




With the holidays right around the corner, I thought it would be nice to plan ahead so you know what's going on in the Evolution kitchen over the next couple months:

Mon. Nov 22: Regular Delivery (including the Mini-Cleanse to provide healthy meals before Turkey day indulgence!)
Wed. November 24: Thanksgiving Delivery
Mon. November 29: Cleanse Menu (detox after Turkey Day!)
Mon. Dec 6: Regular Delivery
Mon., Dec 13: Regular Delivery
Mon. Dec 20: Cleanse Menu
Mon. Dec 27: Evolution Vacation, no delivery
Mon. Jan. 3: Cleanse Menu (Happy New Year!!)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Heating Instructions...

...for the week of Monday November 15

Balsamic Butter Steak
Stove
1. Add balsamic butter and steak to a hot pan
2. Saute for 3-4 mins, until warm throughout

Garlic Chicken
If thawed:
1. Heat a spoonful of olive oil in a pan until hot
2. Heat chicken breast until hot throughout
If frozen:
1. Place entire bag of chicken into simmering water
2. Cook until hot throughout the breast

Herb Crusted Salmon
Oven:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Bake 10-15 minutes, until warmed through

Chicken Mushroom Rice Bake
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
2. Place rice bake in oven 15-20 mins, stirring once during heating

Meatballs
1. Place meatballs and tomato sauce in saucepan over medium heat
2. Simmer about 10 mins, until meatballs are hot throughout

Gumbo
Heat in a pan until bubbly and hot throughout

Roasted Veggies
If thawed:
1. Warm up in a hot skillet with a teaspoon of olive oil
If frozen:
1. Place bag of veggies in a pot of simmering water until thawed

Collard Greens
1. Toss in a hot pan
2. Saute a few mins until hot throughout

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Book I Love



The Sweet Life In Paris: Delicious Adventures
in the World's Most Glorious - and Perplexing - City
By David Lebovitz

David Lebovitz captures the essence of what it takes to be an American turned Parisian. As a former award-winning pastry chef at the infamous Chez Panisse in Berkeley, David definitely has the credentials to be considered a celebrity chef. But what makes him really special is his magical gift with words.

Paragraph by paragraph you feel like you are walking the spindly streets with him, stepping into pastry shops and boulangeries, smelling the sweet aroma of salted butter. He takes you behind the scenes with Parisian fish mongers, cheese makers and chocolate artists. He comically explains the social and cultural differences between fumbling American tourists and refined Parisian sophisticates.

Having recently spent some time in Paris, I kept noticing how accurate David was- we kept running into real-life examples of the hilarious anecdotes we read. The new hubby would read a chapter of "The Sweet Life" to me every evening while I cooked dinner and it quickly became something I looked forward to every day.

Excerpt from Amazon:
"I distinctly remember the exact moment when I became Parisian. It wasn’t the moment when I found myself seriously considering buying dress socks with goofy cartoon characters on them. Nor was it the time I went to my bank with €135 in hand to make a payment for €134, and thought it completely normal when the teller told me that the bank didn’t have any change that day.
And I’m sure it wasn’t when I ran into the fifty-something receptionist from my doctor’s office sunbathing topless by the Seine, à la française, and I didn’t avert my eyes (much as I wanted to).
It wasn’t when my shoulder bag caught the sweater of a young boy in La Maison du Chocolat and, as it started to unravel, I ignored his woeful cries. “C’est pas ma faute!” I reasoned to myself before walking away. After all, who in their right mind would wear a sweater to a chocolate shop, anyway?..."

This book would make a great Christmas book for anyone who loves food, loves Paris, or just loves to laugh:

Hardcover

Paperback

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Heating Instructions...

For the week of Monday November 8

Apple Sage Pork
If thawed:
1. Preheat oven to 375
2. Remove pork from bag and bake 10 mins or until hot throughout
If frozen:
1. Place baggy of pork in a pot of simmering water 3-5 minutes, until
warmed through
2. Slice bag open carefully
3. Top with remaining apple sage filling


Salmon with Green Olive Relish
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Set aside relish
3. Bake salmon about 15 mins, until warmed through
4. Top with relish

Spinach Feta Chicken
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Bake about 15 until heated through

Enchilada Casserole
1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
2. Bake enchilada pan 20-25 minutes, until warmed through

Spinach Mushroom Manicotti
1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
2. Bake 20-25 mins, or until warmed through

Lamb Stew
1. Heat on stove until bubbly

Roasted Veggies
If thawed:
1. Warm up in a hot skillet with a teaspoon of olive oil
If frozen:
1. Place bag of veggies in a pot of simmering water until thawed

Sauteed Spinach
If thawed:
1. Slice open baggy and place veggies in a skillet
2. Heat 2-3 mins over medium high heat, until warm
If frozen:
1. Place whole baggy of veggies in a pot of simmering water
2. Allow to thaw, 2-3 mins

Friday, November 5, 2010

Thanksgiving Delivered


Thanksgiving Menu

delivered to your door

order here



Free Range Roasted Turkey

Sprial Ham

Rich Pan Gravy

Cranberry Sauce

Green Bean Casserole

Potatoes Au Gratin

Sourdough Stuffing

Dinner Rolls

Pumpkin Pie

Apple Cobbler

Flower Arrangements


Promo Code: Happy

Friday, October 29, 2010

Heating Instructions...

...for Monday November 1
(scroll down for cleanse heating instructions by day)

Herb Roasted Chicken

1. preheat oven to 350
2. bake chicken 10-15 mins, until hot throughout

Salmon Burgers
1. preheat oven to 300 degrees
2. bake salmon burgers 10-15 mins, until hot throughout

Sea Bass
1. preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. bake fish 10-15 mins, until hot and fish is cooked through

3. Top with pesto

Chicken Curry
1. preheat oven to 375
2. bake curry and potatoes until hot, about 16 mins.
-OR- throw into a pan and heat on stove top until hot

Spicy Ratatouille
1. Preheat oven to 375
2. Bake ratatouille until hot in center, about 10 mins

Soup
1. Heat on stove until bubbly

Veggie Frittata
1. preheat oven to 350
2. bake frittata 10 mins, or until hot in center

Mediterranean Chard
1. sautee in a pan for 2 minutes, until hot

Spicy Sweet Potatoes
pop in oven at 350 for 10 mins or until hot


THE CLEANSE-heating instructions
NOTE: place Friday night dinner in freezer to ensure flavor and freshness. On Friday morning pop it in your fridge to thaw

monday dinner
1. preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. bake fish 10-15 mins, until hot and fish is cooked through

3. Top with pesto



tuesday breakfast

1. preheat oven to 350
2. bake frittata 10 mins, or until hot in center

tuesday dinner

1. preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. bake salmon burgers 10-15 mins, until hot throughout


wednesday dinner
1. Preheat oven to 375
2. Bake ratatouille until hot in center, about 10 mins


thursday breakfast
1. preheat oven to 350
2. bake frittata 10 mins, or until hot in center

thursday dinner
1. preheat oven to 375
2. bake curry and potatoes until hot, about 16 mins.
-OR- throw into a pan and heat on stove top until hot


friday lunch
1.Heat soup in a pan on stove until bubbly


friday dinner
1. preheat oven to 350
2. bake chicken and veggies 10-15 mins, until hot throughout

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Cleanse- Monday November 1


Feedback from the Cleanse: "Everything was delicious and really helped with controlling my out of control eating habits. I feel a little lost now without it. Would absolutely do it again and again. I feel much better, more energy and hopeful that I can keep it going. Thanks so much for doing it. Please
do it again, soon!"


4 Days of Amazing Meals that omit:
  • dairy
  • wheat
  • grains
  • sugar
  • red meat

Monday 11/1:
  • dinner: sea bass with basil mint pesto on a bed of fresh spinach
Tuesday 11/2:
  • breakfast: veggie fritatta
  • snack: side of berries
  • lunch: mixed greens salad with grilled chicken, kale, red peppers, avocado, sliced almonds, lemon vinaigrette
  • dinner: salmon burgers with a side of black beans and mediterranean chard
Wednesday 11/3:
  • breakfast: hard-boiled egg with guacamole, slice of turkey and tomato
  • snack: almonds
  • lunch: spinach salad with salmon, pecans, apples, seeds, shaved fennel apple cider vinaigrette
  • dinner: Spicy Baked Ratatouille
Thursday 11/4:
  • breakfast: veggie frittata
  • snack: black bean dip with celery sticks
  • lunch: mixed greens with a side of tuna nicoise salad
  • dinner: chicken curry
Friday, 11/5
  • breakfast: apple with almond butter
  • snack: orange
  • lunch: butternut squash soup
  • dinner: herb roasted chicken breast with and seasonal veggies

promo code: Spice

note about the cleanse: We usually keep the menu as accurate as possible but there is always a chance we will substitute a different type of fish or produce if the availability changes. We strive to bring you only the BEST ingredients, so if we do change the menu a bit, know that it is to ensure the best quality for you! Let us know if you have any food allergies that would complicate this process :)

ORDER HERE

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Heating Instructions...

...For the week of Monday, October 25

Braised Lamb Shanks

Stovetop
1. Empty lamb and sauce into a saucepan
2. Simmer 10-15 mins, until it's warmed through
Oven
1. Pre heat oven to 400
2. Bake lamb and sauce until warmed through

Herb Crusted Salmon
Oven:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Bake 10-15 minutes, until warmed through

Honey Mustard Chicken
If thawed:
1. Slice open bag of chicke and empty into a hot skillet with one tablespoon oil or butter
2. Heat 2-3 minutes, until browned on outside and warmed through
If frozen:
1. Place baggy of chicken in a pot of simmering water 3-5 minutes, until warmed through
2. Slice bag open carefully


Baked Apple Dessert
1.Preheat oven to 375
2. Bake apples 15-20 mins, until soft

Pumpkin Curry
1. Empty curry and rice into a fry pan
2. Saute 5-10 mins, until heated through
-OR-
1. place on microwaveable plate
2. Microwave a few minutes, stirring once, until heated through

Whole Wheat Lasagna
1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
2. Remove lid and place pan of lasagna in oven
3. Bake for 20-30 mins, or until bubbly

Pumpkin Chili
Heat in a pan on the stove until bubbly and hot throughout

Roasted Winter Veggies
If thawed:
1. Warm up in a hot skillet with a teaspoon of olive oil

If frozen:
1. Place bag of veggies in a pot of simmering water until thawed

Sauteed Spinach

If thawed:
1. Slice open baggy and place veggies in a skillet
2. Heat 2-3 mins over medium high heat, until warm
If frozen:
1. Place whole baggy of veggies in a pot of simmering water
2. Allow to thaw, 2-3 mins

Fried Sardines






This is another recipe I made a few weeks ago, adapted from my favorite San Franciscan turned Parisian blogger, David Liebovitz.(This recipe can be found in his book The Sweet Life in Paris available at http://www.davidlebovitz.com/ ). It is unique and in my opinion tastes hot off the fry pan and even better at room temperature the next day.


A note about the sardines: When I think of sardines I picture the slimy, salty little things that come in a can. But at the open market in Paris, they are these big beautiful fillets of fish that don't smell at all fishy. The bones have been taken out, and they are ready to go. We bought a half kilo of them for only 2 euro (*about $2.75). It lasted us 3 meals each, so it was a great deal!

The Recipe (you'll have to buy his book for the full recipe, and believe me it's worth it, such a great read! But here is the gist of the recipe):

  1. Dredge the fillets in flour on both sides(I add a dash of salt to the flour first)
  2. Heat a pan with a bunch of vegetable oil in it so it's very hot
  3. Fry the fish one minute on each side
  4. Let drain on a paper towel
  5. Add sliced onions, cook for 20 mins
  6. Add vinegar and sugar to the onions
  7. Serve yourself some fish and a spoonful the onion/suga/vinegar mixture (the pickling sauce)
  8. With the leftovers, layer the sardines with the pickling sauce
  9. Cover well and refrigerate
  10. Eat the pickled sardines with thick crusty bread and brie, preferably in the Luxembourg Garden :)


promo code: Happy

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Heating Instructions...

...for the week of Monday October 18

Garlic Herb Pork Chop
1. Preheat oven to 400
2. Bake pork about 10 mins, until warm throughout

Honey Chile Glazed Salmon
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
2. Remove glaze and bake salmon until warmed through, about 15 mins
3. Top with remaining glaze


Mediterranean Chicken
If thawed:
1. Slice open bag of chicke and empty into a hot skillet with one tablespoon oil or butter
2. Heat 2-3 minutes, until browned on outside and warmed through

If frozen:
1. Place baggy of chicken in a pot of simmering water 3-5 minutes, until warmed through
2. Slice bag open carefully

Fish Sticks
1. Set cole slaw aside
2. Preheat oven to 350
3. Bake for 10-15 mins, until hot

Chicken Pot Pie
1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
2. Bake pot pie 20-25 mins.
3. Allow to cool 10 mins

Soup
1. Heat on stove until bubbly

Spinach Gruyere Quiche

1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Bake 20-25 mins, until warmed through


Mediterranean Chard

If thawed:
1. Slice open baggy and place veggies in a skillet
2. Heat 2-3 mins over medium high heat, until warm
If frozen:
1. Place whole baggy of veggies in a pot of simmering water
2. Allow to thaw, 2-3 mins


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Garlic Herb Pork Chop


(on the menu October 18!)



This is a quick easy and cheap recipe to make!


Ingredients
  • pork chops (however many per person, usually about 6 oz. each)
  • fresh herbs (choose whatever is your favorite- thyme, rosemary and parsley work well)
  • garlic (one clove per pork chop)
  • 1 cup white wine (optional)
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350
  2. Mince garlic
  3. Chop herbs
  4. Heat a pan over high heat
  5. Pat pork dry and cover in the herb/garlic mixture
  6. Add a spoonful of olive oil and a spoonful of butter to your pan
  7. Add pork chops
  8. Leave on each side about 1 minute, until they are seared brown around the edges
  9. Place pork in oven about 5 minutes, or until pork is cooked through
  10. Optional: if you want to get fancy, save the juices from the pan you seared the pork in. Add some white wine and a few sprigs of herbs, and allow to simmer a few minutes. Strain and pour over pork

promo code: fall

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Heating Instructions...

...for the week of Monday October 11

Herb Roasted Chicken

1. preheat oven to 350
2. bake chicken 10-15 mins, until hot throughout

Salmon in Papillote
1. preheat oven to 300 degrees
2. bake salmon 10-15 mins, until hot and salmon is cooked through

Stuffed Tilapia
1. preheat oven to 400 degrees
3. bake fish 10-15 mins, until hot and fish is cooked through


Stuffed Peppers
1. preheat oven to 375
2. bake peppers until hot in the center, about 20 mins.

Spicy Ratatouille
1. Preheat oven to 375
2. Bake ratatouille until hot in center, about 10 mins

Red Pepper Soup
1. Heat on stove until bubbly

Veggie Frittata
1. preheat oven to 350
2. bake frittata 10 mins, or until hot in center

Sauteed Spinach
1. sautee in a pan for 2 minutes, until hot
-or-
1. place entire baggy of spinach in simmering water until thawed and hot throughout, about 2 mins.



THE CLEANSE-heating instructions

monday dinner
1. preheat oven to 300 degrees
2. bake salmon 10-15 mins, until hot and salmon is cooked through


tuesday breakfast

1. preheat oven to 350
2. bake frittata 10 mins, or until hot in center

tuesday dinner

1. preheat oven to 400 degrees
2 bake fish 10-15 mins, until hot and fish is cooked through


wednesday dinner
1. Preheat oven to 375
2. Bake ratatouille until hot in center, about 10 mins


thursday breakfast
1. preheat oven to 350
2. bake frittata 10 mins, or until hot in center

thursday dinner
1. preheat oven to 375
2. bake peppers until hot in the center, about 20 mins.

friday lunch
1.Heat soup in a pan on stove until bubbly


friday dinner
1. preheat oven to 350
2. bake chicken 10-15 mins, until hot throughout

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Beef Bordeaux





Here is a dish we made recently in Paris. The perfect slow cooked meal for a chilly night!

Ingredients (serves 4):
  • 1 lb. Cubed beef
  • 1 medium red onion (or leeks or shallots like I used)
  • red wine (we used Bordeaux)
  • 1 lb. potatoes (any kind), cubed
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced thin
  • one can chopped tomatoes
  • half bottle wine
Directions:

1. Brown the beef at high heat with some olive oil, salt and pepper

2. Set beef aside
3. Deglaze the pan with a splash of wine

4. Add onions
5. Caramelize in butter

6. Add garlic and potatoes, cook a few minutes til you smell the garlic

7. Add tomatoes, wine and bring to a boil

8. Cover and reduce the heat to a simmer for a couple hours


Optional: Serve with a piece of grainy bread with butter or cheese melted into it, to sop up the yummy juices. Or a healthier alternative would be to serve it with polenta or brown rice or quinoa.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

It's Back...The EC Cleanse!


4 Days of Amazing Meals that omit:
  • dairy
  • wheat
  • grains
  • sugar
  • red meat

Monday 10/11:
  • dinner: salmon in papillote
Tuesday 10/12:
  • breakfast: veggie fritatta
  • snack: side of berries
  • lunch: mixed greens salad with grilled chicken, kale, red peppers, avocado, sliced almonds, lemon vinaigrette
  • dinner: stuffed tilapia with spinach and sun dried tomatoes
Wednesday 10/13:
  • breakfast: hard-boiled egg with guacamole, slice of turkey and tomato
  • snack: almonds
  • lunch: spinach salad with salmon, pecans, apples, seeds, shaved fennel apple cider vinaigrette
  • dinner: Spicy Baked Ratatouille
Thursday 10/14:
  • breakfast: veggie frittata
  • snack: hummus with celery and carrots
  • lunch: mixed greens with a side of tuna salad with apple and basil
  • dinner: chili stuffed bell peppers- stuffed with lean ground turkey, beans and tomato
Friday, 10/15
  • breakfast: apple with almond butter
  • snack: orange
  • lunch: roasted red pepper soup
  • dinner: herb roasted chicken breast with and seasonal veggies

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note about the cleanse: We usually keep the menu as accurate as possible but there is always a chance we will substitute a different type of fish or produce if the availability changes. We strive to bring you only the BEST ingredients, so if we do change the menu a bit, know that it is to ensure the best quality for you! Let us know if you have any food allergies that would complicate this process :)

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Heating Instructions...

...for the week of Monday October 4

Herb Crusted Salmon
Oven:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Bake 10-15 minutes, until warmed through

Mojo Chicken
1. Preheat oven to 375
2. Bake Chicken 10-15 mins, until hot throughout

Pork
If thawed:
1. Slice open bag of pork and empty into a hot skillet with one tablespoon oil
2. Heat 2-3 minutes, until browned on outside and warmed through
3. Top with chutney

If frozen:
1. Place baggy of pork in a pot of simmering water 3-5 minutes, until warmed through
2. Slice bag open carefully
3. Top with chutney

Empanadas
microwave instructions:
1. Wrap in paper towel
2. Microwave 1-2 mins, until hot inside

1. Preheat ove to 350
2. Bake empanada 5-10 mins, until hot inside

OR just enjoy cold if you can't wait!

Fajitas
Stove
1. Heat chicken, beans and rice in a pan until hot
2. Warm tortillas in microwave until warm
3. Make your own fajitas

Oven
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Place pan in oven until everything is hot (about 20 mins), stirring once

Soup
heat on stove until bubbly and hot throughout

Potatoes
1. Preheat oven to 400
2. Bake until hot, about 10 mins

Spinach
If thawed:
1. Slice open baggy and place veggies in a skillet
2. Heat 2-3 mins over medium high heat, until warm

If frozen:
1. Place whole baggy of veggies in a pot of simmering water
2. Allow to thaw, 2-3 mins

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

A European Feast

NEXT DELIVERY: MONDAY, OCTOBER 4!

Thank you to my wonderful clients who took a 2 week break from Evolution Catering deliveries while I traveled Europe on my honeymoon. It was an amazing trip and I am well rested and ready to get back to work now!

Here is a recap of the most delicious things my husband and I encountered on our trip (note that we did not in any shape or form try to eat healthy)...


Dublin- breakfast in bed was an excellent cure for jet lag--
eggs, sausage croissant fruit, and coffee



Dublin- we toured the Guinness Factory and learned how to pour the perfect pint,
Guinness style

Venice- La Zucca Ristorante is primarily vegetarian and all organic. They serve the BEST pasta with tomato sauce and very very fresh ricotta that just melts into the sauce


Also at Zucca, the roasted leeks with pecorino are perfectly caramalized and just amazing


My aunt (who is a tour guide in Italy :) took us to a restaurant that we didn't even have to order at! The owner just kept bringing us amazing things. Salted fish, fresh cheeses, focaccias, figs, everything so fresh and went so well with everything else!



Florence- Pizza Gusto was ridiculously good! With the naan-like crust, huge chunks of fresh buffalo mozzeralla and parmesan and fresh arugula


And don't forget an ice cold beer to wash it down!


Florence-The best capuccino and chocolate croissant ever!

We found Il Mercato Centrale, foodie heaven! Tables upon tables of artisan cheeses, meats and produce.

And this is the meal we made out of it! Prosciutto, mozzarella, parmagianno, tomatoes, ciabatta, arugula, fried egg, olive oil, balsamic vinegar s&p. We kept trying to make the 'perfect bite' from everything on our plate. Everything just tasted SO good together b/c the ingredients were oh so fresh and flavorful!

Boiled Beef Panino--oh so flavorful and perfect for a long train ride!

Cinque Terre (Vernazza)- go to Il Pirata and have their specialty pastry the panzerotto. A light as air puff pastry filled with vanilla custard and topped with strawberries <3

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Heating Instructions...

...for the week of September 13

Goat Cheese Chicken
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Bake chicken until warmed through, about 15-20 minutes

Halibut Puttanesca
1. Empty tomato sauce in a saucepan and bring to a simmer
2. Add fish, and bring back to a simmer
3. Cover and simmer 5-7 mins, or until warm throughout

Molasses Glazed Pork
1. Place pork in a hot skillet with one tbsp. oil and one tbsp. molasses glaze
2. Heat on high 2-3 mins, until crisp and warmed through

Classic Meatloaf
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Bake meatloaf 20-25 mins, until warmed throughout

Chicken Enchilada Casserole
1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
2. Bake enchilada pan 20-25 minutes, until warmed through

Soup
Heat on stove until bubbly and hot throughout

Rosemary Potatoes
1. Preheat oven to 400
2. Bake until hot, about 10 mins


Spinach

If thawed:
1. Slice open baggy and place veggies in a skillet
2. Heat 2-3 mins over medium high heat, until warm

If frozen:
1. Place whole baggy of veggies in a pot of simmering water
2. Allow to thaw, 2-3 mins

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The EC Cleanse- September 6


Happy Labor Day Week!


This week we will be cleansing from a long summer and transitioning into fall. Enjoy!
Monday 9/6:

  • dinner: honey chile glazed salmon

Tuesday 9/7:

  • breakfast: veggie fritatta
  • snack: side of berries
  • lunch: mixed greens salad with grilled chicken, kale, red peppers, avocado, sliced almonds, lemon vinaigrette
  • dinner: stuffed tilapia with spinach and sun dried tomatoes

Wednesday 9/8:

  • breakfast: hard-boiled egg with guacamole, slice of turkey and tomato
  • snack: almonds
  • lunch: spinach salad with salmon, pecans, apples, seeds, shaved fennel apple cider vinaigrette
  • dinner: Spicy Baked Ratatouille

Thursday 9/9:

  • breakfast: veggie frittata
  • snack: hummus with celery and carrots
  • lunch: mixed greens with a side of tuna salad with apple and basil
  • dinner: chili stuffed bell peppers- stuffed with lean ground turkey, beans and tomato
Friday, 9/10

  • breakfast: apple with almond butter
  • snack: orange
  • lunch: black bean soup
  • dinner: herb roasted chicken breast with and seasonal veggies
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note about the cleanse: We usually keep the menu as accurate as possible but there is always a chance we will substitute a different type of fish or produce if the availability changes. We strive to bring you only the BEST ingredients, so if we do change the menu a bit, know that it is to ensure the best quality for you! Let us know if you have any food allergies that would complicate this process :)

Monday, August 30, 2010

Heating Instructions...

...for the week of August 30

Enjoy your EC water bottles this week as a THANK YOU for helping us celebrate our 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY this week! We couldn't have done it without you!!

Bourbon Peach Braised Pork
1. Heat pork in a pan until hot, about 10-15 mins.

Herb Crusted Salmon
Oven:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Bake 10-15 minutes, until warmed through

Mojo Chicken
1. Preheat oven to 375
2. Bake Chicken 10-15 mins, until hot throughout


Cuban Fajitas
Stove
1. Heat chicken, beans and rice in a pan until hot
2. Warm tortillas in microwave until warm
3. Make your own fajitas

Oven
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Place pan in oven until everything is hot (about 20 mins), stirring once

Spinach Gruyere Quiche
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Bake 20-25 mins, until warmed through

Manicotti
1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
2. Bake 20-25 mins, or until warmed through

Turkey Chili
1. Heat on stove until bubbly

Chard
1. Toss in a hot pan with some olive oil and saute until hot

Rosemary Potatoes
Potatoes are cubed and tossed in olive oil and rosemary and roasted

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

EC Calendar...

...Including EC Vacation Dates


Hi Everyone!

We have some exciting dates coming up at EC, so I thought I'd lay it all out to make it easy to plan your orders over the next couple months. In the weeks leading up to our 2 week vacation, stock up on freezable items for you to get you through!

Monday Aug 23: Cleanse
Monday Aug 30: Regular Menu
Wednesday Sept 1: EC 2 Year Anniversary!
Monday Sept 6: Cleanse *the last cleanse for a month*
Saturday Sept 11: KAT'S WEDDING!
Monday Sept 13: Regular Menu
Monday Sept 20: NO DELIVERIES (kat on honeymoon)
Monday Sept 27: NO DELIVERIES (kat on honeymoon)
Monday Oct 4: Special Menu featuring international cuisine
Monday Oct 11: Cleanse
Monday Oct 18: normal menu schedule resumes

Send any scheduling questions to kat@EvolutionCatering.com
Note that Kat will not be answering any emails or phone calls during her honeymoon :)

Monday, August 16, 2010

The EC Cleanse August 23

The EC Cleanse...

Coming August 23. Sign up today!


4 Days of Amazing Meals that omit:
  • dairy
  • wheat
  • grains
  • sugar
  • red meat

Monday 8/23:

  • dinner: salmon in papillote

Tuesday 8/24:

  • breakfast: veggie fritatta
  • snack: side of berries
  • lunch: mixed greens salad with grilled chicken, kale, red peppers, avocado, sliced almonds, lemon vinaigrette
  • dinner: stuffed tilapia with spinach and sun dried tomatoes

Wednesday 8/25:

  • breakfast: hard-boiled egg with guacamole, slice of turkey and tomato
  • snack: almonds
  • lunch: spinach salad with salmon, pecans, apples, seeds, shaved fennel apple cider vinaigrette
  • dinner: vegetable curry with grilled tofu served with spicy sweet potatoes

Thursday 8/26:

  • breakfast: veggie frittata
  • snack: orange
  • lunch: mixed greens with a side of tuna nicoise salad
  • dinner: chili stuffed bell peppers- stuffed with lean ground turkey, beans and tomato
Friday, 8/27

  • breakfast: apple with almond butter
  • snack: hummus with celery and carrots
  • lunch: carrot ginger soup
  • dinner: grilled chicken breast with seasonal veggies
Please note that I am not a doctor. I am not here to give any type of medical advice. I am just here to provide yummy food that will make you feel amazing.


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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Depressing Dieting

As a 25 year old engaged female I am constantly bombarded with diet advertising. Just about every Facebook ad on my sidebar is about the newest trend in dieting. Here is the latest one I noticed this morning:

"The Wedding Diet, Look Great For Your Big Day!"

And when you click on it, you are redirected to an affiliate site that claims you will lose 15 lbs in 30 days by taking an Acai berry supplement.

When logging on to bride message boards there are hundreds of posts from brides looking for quick fixes through crash diets. Here's one I noticed from a bride getting married in 9 months:

"For the longest time, I have felt like I am never going to lose weight. I feel as if I am doomed to be chubby forever. I feel really discouraged. Any advice for how to get things rolling in the right direction? "

Standing at the grocery store check out I notice the new O magazine by Oprah. Every month she's a yo-yo, gaining weight and then the next month advertising how to lose it.

It can be overwhelming with all of the different advice out there. Do you cut carbs, count calories, take supplements, what?

I'm not a nutritionist, dietitian or expert, but can only give advice based on my personal experiences. From a girl who went from being 25 lbs heavier in high school and college, eating Slimfast bars every morning and laboriously counting calories, I can tell you that it doesn't have to be so difficult. Simply by sticking to a lifestyle of natural foods and exercise you can feel and look amazing.

This is why I developed the EC Cleanse. Four days of eating all natural foods will surely get you in the habit of this healthy lifestyle. Once you gt used to it, your body will crave those natural foods. The rest is easy!

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