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Beautiful Blood Oranges and Inspiration for The Green Book #FreshTastyValentines #sponsor #giveaway

This sponsored post is written by me on behalf of Sun Basket. All opinions are my own. 

Several months ago, when I was approached by Sun Basket to do a product review of their meal kits, I can admit that I was more than a little skeptical. I had tried a different company's ingredient delivery service prior to that and was completely underwhelmed. I had almost sworn off ever trying another, but Sun Basket's message intrigued me.

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Their meal kits include organic, non-GMO produce from West Coast farms; the meats and seafood are sustainably sourced and hormone-free. Additionally, unlike another ingredient delivery service I tried before, all of the packaging is returnable or recyclable if you prefer. 

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And I am thrilled that Sun Basket agreed to sponsor my #FreshTastyValentines online blogging event. They will be giving one of our readers a week's box delivery. See the rafflecopter at the bottom of this post for more information and to enter. Good luck!

Chef Justine founded Sun Basket in 2014 to combine seasonal produce with globally inspired flavors into 30-minute recipes that you make in your own kitchen. You select your recipes - three recipes per week for two, four, or six people - and can opt for Paleo-friendly, gluten-free, and vegetarian options as well.

This time around I opted for: Quinoa & White Bean Salad with Arugula, Blood Oranges, and Mint; Grilled Shrimp and Blood Orange-Jicama Salad with Salsa Verde; and Burmese Pork and Vegeables Stew with Lemongrass.

photo courtesy Sun Basket

Remember I said that all of the ingredients, especially the produce, is seasonal. So, not surprisingly, the meals included delicious, in-season citrus. Voluptuous, carmine blood oranges. Love it!


One evening, we made the Quinoa & White Bean Salad with Arugula, Blood Oranges, and Mint. And it was this meal that inspired 'The Green Book'. Click hereThis 'Green Book' designation has come about because my husband is 40 now. He's actually reading books about food and experimenting with foods lower on the glycemic index and trying gluten-free, dairy-free, and added sugar-free things.

He asked for a place on the blog where I would tag and archive his favorite "green" meals. That included this dish from Sun Basket. Okay. Done. I will definitely be re-creating this recipe on my own.


Another evening, we tackled the Grilled Shrimp and Blood Orange-Jicama Salad with Salsa Verde; it was another dish showcasing beautiful blood oranges.


'Organic, easy, and delicious' are not just a marketing gimmick. It's the truth. The ingredients in my Sun Basket delivery were sourced from local, organic farms...just like I would choose at the store. The meats and seafood were wild-caught and organic...just like I would choose at the store.

The recipes were easy to follow and were on the table in less than an hour. And the meals were delicious. Truly delectable. And that they featured in-season produce just made me adore the service even more. We have one more meal to make from this week's kit, but I wanted to make sure you were able to enter the #FreshTastyValentines giveaway. You don't want to miss out on a chance to give this service a try.

If it's not apparent, I'll be crystal clear: I am so impressed with Sun Basket. From the quality of the ingredients to their sourcing and packaging philosophies, this is a product I can definitely endorse. 

And I'm thrilled to offer one of my readers the chance to try it out for a week. Enter the raflecopter below. Currently, they only ship to California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and Idaho. Apologies to readers from other states. 

*Disclosure: I received complimentary meal kits, of my choosing, from Sun Basket for the creation of this post. This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.*


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  1. I so wish SunBasket was available in Ohio!

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  2. I was so wanting a SunBasket! Totally coveting this! You utilized the products beautifully, Camilla!

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