Being an Arab, It has been a little difficult to adjust in the USA. Not because of the community, there are always good and bad people but because of the religious and cultural change.
I have always noticed an absence of my home cuisine since I have shifted to USA.
But recently, that problem vanished for always. You want to know how? Keep reading.
So on January 1st my friend John invited me to a new year party at his home. So I went there with a couple of our friends.
And it was fun, we had a great food, beverages and the best thing was his parents company.
They were such nice people, however I noticed that the food was exceptionally good. It was something between a restaurant food and home cooked food.
So I decided to ask John about his recipes. At that time John introduced this meal kit service called Martha and Marley Spoon to me.
He told me everything from ordering the recipes to choosing ingredients as well as doing the online payment.
It was easy and quick.. So I made my first order the next day since it looked pretty easy.
The reason why I just ordered straightaway is because I have always struggled with the cooking thing since I have shifted to America – the reason is that we don’t use to cook food in Lebanon, our wives do.
So the next week the truck arrived with my meal kit box and they delivered it to my home.
I opened the box and to be honest I was a little doubtful initially when I saw the packaging.
But as much as I was opening, I was understanding things. So a recipe card was there which actually helped me a lot to start my cooking journey with Martha and Marley Spoon and Dinnerly.
So I started mixing recipes, mixing lemon with the vinegar to provide it extra depth in flavor and poured it on the roasted chicken that I had cooked earlier.
The second thing was garnishing since John was my guest today. So I used some of our Arabian tricks by using some appetizers along with garlic.
At 9:30 he was at my house for dinner with his family. We started the dinner and I was very delighted to know that the chicken was cooked so nicely and it was super delicious.
The good thing was that my dish was actually more delicious that the John’s one. To be honest, it was the best ever chicken I had ever cooked I was very amazed to realize that it was actually cooked by me.
So in my opinion Martha and Marley Spoon gets a rating of 5/5 for recipes, 4/5 for shipping, 4.5/5 for quality and 5/5 for their instructions.