I recently received some samples of cooksimple meals from the company. Â We haven’t had a chance to try the Punjabi Curry yet, but some of us are looking forward to it (Braden, sort of, and I – curry isn’t their favorite thing).
We have, however, had the Cowboy Chili with Quinoa and Cinnamon. Â For starters, I don’t think any of us have ever had chili with cinnamon. Â Braden, especially, was quite hesitant. Â It was very interesting as it sat and simmered on the stove because we could definitely smell the cinnamon. Â It definitely smelled good, though.
“It doesn’t really taste like chili,” Braden said, “maybe because of the chili.” Â Now, to Braden, that is a big compliment because he really does not like chili. Â It is definitely mild, so after eating a little, Martin and I both added some red pepper flakes (which made it seem more like chili to me). Â Of course, we’re from Texas, so chili isÂ supposed to be spicy.
Everybody really liked it, including Little Miss Just-Became-Picky.
The cooksimpleÂ meals are “based on leaner protein, lower sugar, and higher fiber so you feel full with fewer calories” according to the box. Â They retail for $4.99 a box, and are designed to feed a family of four for under $3 a serving. Â Gluten-free, all natural, no added sugars… They are supposed to take less than 30 minutes to prepare. Â Voila!
I look forward to trying some more, and may have to go out and find that New Orleans Jambalaya. Â It looks great.