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What is meal prep?

  We’ve been cooking and serving Prairie Box for a little while now, and a lot of people have asked us: what exactly IS meal prep?   In a nutshell, meal prep is time. Time spent shopping and cooking every night is time NOT spent taking care of what’s most important to you. Whether it’s looking after the kids, getting that leg up on work, or just relaxing doing your favourite activity, meal prep helps you get ahead of the curve and accomplish whatever goals you set for yourself that week.   As a society, we are getting busier with less time to take care of ourselves. People know how important it is to eat healthy, preservative-free foods, however, often...

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Be the BBQ hero this summer

It’s summer, and you know what that means: BBQ time! Get some friends and family over, pop open a cold drink and fire up the coals. We’ve assembled a few tips to get you going this summer, as well as a delicious charred-corn and avocado succotash to go with your meat! Tip 1: Bring your steaks up to room temp. Letting your steaks sit for about 30 mins before you cook them allows them to come up to room temperature, which makes sure that it cooks more evenly throughout. If it’s still cold, it will cook quickly on the outside, but the middle will remain ice-cold. Tip 2: Clean your grill. If you’re firing up the grill for the first...

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Why We Cook

Why do we cook? It can’t be the crazy schedule, the long hours and the demanding work. Is it the constant stress and high pressure to perform night in and night out, in an industry well-known for its low pay? Ask any good chef, and they’ll tell you there’s something more to it. Something that keeps us coming back. When I first started cooking, it was love at first sight. The controlled chaos, the entire kitchen pulling together to achieve a common goal. The buzz of creating a perfect plate, 100 times, over and over throughout the night. Hearing back from servers that the guest had a great experience. Everything clicked. I played team sports growing up, and this was...

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Happy Holidays from the Prairie Box Team

 Well, the holiday season is finally upon us. It’s been a great year for Prairie Box, and we’re hoping to catch a bit of rest and start 2017 just as strong. Since we started in April, we’ve served tens of thousands of meals to busy professionals and families all across Winnipeg. It’s been a treat to hear that we’re saving people time and providing them with healthy, handmade meals every week.   That being said, everybody needs some rest, don’t they? And what better time of year to catch up with friends and family than when you’re stuck indoors. Too cold to BBQ, but too warm for the rinks to be open yet. Perfect time to recharge those batteries,...

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