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Here we are, many months of social distancing and working from home, and the one thing that I know for sure is that I am SO sick of figuring out dinner every night. Like many, back in March, I dove into the world of elaborate recipes – from sourdough to homemade pasta. I quickly lost the cooking bug and as my time at home progressed, figuring out dinner every night became an extra and never-ending stresser in my quarantine lifestyle. After working all day, I’m usually too tired to cook anything worthwhile, leading me to make pasta for the hundredth time, heat a frozen meal, or spend extra money on takeout or delivery. Also, I live alone, so spending the time and energy to go grocery shopping, do all the prep work, cook dinner, and clean up the kitchen doesn’t feel worth it to me.
Ah, the days of restaurants or someone cooking you a home-cooked meal!
This frustration led me on a quest for alternative dinner options—my key criteria: easy, fresh & delicious, and affordable. I looked into meal kits, like Blue Apron or HelloFresh, but have tried them in the past, and they weren’t convenient enough for me. Sure the ingredients come pre-portioned, but there’s still a lot of work you have to do cooking the meal and cleaning up after.
I knew I needed a more comprehensive solution, so I turned to Tovala: a meal delivery service that gives you the ingredients you need and pairs with a smart oven that does all the cooking for you. I’ve had Tovala for a few months now and absolutely LOVE it. Here’s my honest review of Tovala and why I think you should try it too!