Sun Basket is an organic, meal-kit delivery service. The kits that are sent to you have interesting, sometimes exotic ingredients and flavors! I was not paid to endorse Sun Basket, although I did receive 3 free meals kits in order to test them out and write a review! All thoughts and opinions are mine (and some of Taylor’s too!)
For the third and final installment of my Sun Basket review, I’ll share with you the last meal I made. Five Days after delivery, the ingredients were still fresh!
To see the first two parts, click these links.
Turkey Ginger Meatballs in Shiitake Mushroom Broth
I approached this last recipe in a more analytical way. I carefully went through all the steps and took photos, and I made sure to follow all the directions as closely as I could.
New Foods: Dried Shiitake mushrooms, beech mushrooms, kimchi chili flakes
Old Foods New Ways: Snow peas thinly sliced on a diagonal and used as the garnish for the soup. They actually wilted a little bit as we ate the soup and were absolutely delicious! I never would have thought to cut them up thinly and put them on top.
Have you seen anything cuter than that tiny little container of chicken stock? I didn’t even know that they came in that size! Also, look at those beech mushrooms. They’re the white ones all clumped together. That one bunch of mushrooms had mushrooms as long as my finger and mushrooms so small that you could barely even see them. It was fascinating.
The process of making this broth was really interesting. First, I soaked the dried shiitake mushrooms in boiling water and then drained them, reserving the shiitake broth, then I sauteed the beech mushrooms, ginger and spices. When those were cooked, I added the chicken stock, shiitake brother, and more water. I will say, the only complaint we had about any of the recipes was that this broth was a touch bland. The flavor it carried was wonderful, there just wasn’t quite enough flavor for our taste. It is supposed to be a broth, so we weren’t expecting rich hearty stew or anything, but the turkey meatballs were so flavorful, it made up for the slightly bland broth.
The smell of the fresh ginger, mushrooms, and kimchi chili flakes cooking was so earthy and delicious!
For the meatballs, I mixed together ground turkey thigh, coconut flour, thinly sliced green onions and egg (which came in the cutest miniature egg carton). It was as easy as forming the balls with my hands and dropping them into the broth one by one. They cooked pretty quickly. The last thing to go in was the chopped savoy cabbage, which wilted and turned out lovely.
I’m a huge fan of using sliced up snow peas as garnish. I’m going to have to use it in another recipe now. It added such a nice crunchy element to what would have otherwise been mostly soft meatballs and squishy mushrooms in broth.
Oh! The broth was so spicy! I was having trouble eating it, but it’s entirely my fault. They tell you on the recipe card that the chili flakes are optional, and that you can add as much or as little as you’d like, and I scoffed at the weaklings who couldn’t “handle the heat,” and threw in the whole container (which was only 1/2 tsp worth). If I were to make it again, I’d add just a touch less. Oops!
The exciting thing for you is that if you subscribe, your first SunBasket box with three meals will be $30 dollars off! Almost a 50% savings if you are buying for 2 people!
You can buy for 2, 4, or 6 people.
It is a subscription, but you only pay for the food that you want. There’s no subscription fee, and if you want to opt out any week, you can. You can also cancel your subscription at any time if it’s not working for you.
They provide a shipping label for you to return the box with all the packing materials for free so you don’t have to deal with it! Here’s the link to the website again. SunBasket.com
Overall, Taylor and I both agreed that SunBasket is a wonderful product. It’s a good value for the quality of food that you get. You can make it work for your schedule and your dietary preferences. Best of all, it saves so much time and stress for the home cook who doesn’t always have desire to plan out menus and find time to go grocery shopping.
Every week they have 6 or 7 dinner options to choose from, and one breakfast option (it actually comes with two breakfasts, but the two breakfasts count as one of your 3 meals)
Another wonderful thing about them is that they support small farms and local food producers. My paperwork even came with a little brochure about an organic farm they were featuring that week.
You can have your food delivered to your home or office (delivery is free) on Tuesdays and Wednesdays! Currently, they are delivering to CA, OR, WA, NV, CO, ID, AZ and UT.
Check out their website and, if you think it might be a good fit for your family, order your first basket today! SunBasket.com