Please don’t tell me I’m the only one who gets sucked into the frozen aisle at Whole Foods. I literally scour those aisles every time I’m there. Well, I guess I do that to all of the aisles. (Don’t want to miss any new products!) :)

I’ve seen Blake’s products for years at food shows and in the freezer, but since I don’t purchase a lot of frozen meals, I had never tried them. But I knew there would be a time when I needed a delicious dinner that didn’t require much from me. And that is the beauty of frozen foods, right? You may not know when you are going to need them, but if you need them is never a question.

Fan of:

  • the crunchy topping
  • the creamy cheese sauce
  • the organic chicken (and a decent amount of it)
  • decent nutritional stats (mac & cheese doesn’t exactly get a good rap, but this size keeps the calories and fat in check!)


  • there was more broccoli (hey, I’m a Nutritionist!)
  • there was a bit more flavor, but it was perfect with some sriracha (and probably very kid friendly)
  • the portion was a little bigger, but when paired with a side of veggies it was actually pretty satisfying

Will I buy it again? You know I’m a sucker for family businesses, cute packaging and a convenient meal, so yes!  I also think that a certain someone will love the Shepard’s Pie so that’s next on the list.


black pepper & parmesan pasta

As I prepare for my upcoming trip to Haiti, I am constantly reminded of how rich my life is. I’ve got a warm surrounding of family, friends, a fiance and of course my “Internet friends.” I’ve got more than enough food and even though I rarely, ok never, feel like I’m swimming in money, I

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restaurant: Pho79

I don’t know what it is about Pho (actually pronounced fuh), but I’ve been beyond obsessed. My post for Project Food Blog Challenge #2 was all about Pho, but it started long before that challenge. My first experience was in Boston, where thankfully we had a pro guiding us along. And then a more recent amazing bowl at Pho

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project food blog #3: luxury dinner party

All good meals start with prosecco. Don’t believe me? Try it. Luxury Dinner Parties conjure up an array of memories – I think of my Aunt Frances whose parties always included champagne and caviar. I think of Dinner Club, my parents group of 4 couples who have dinner together once a month and have been

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ask the nutritionist: what to do with truffle oil

Last Christmas I picked up a bottle of truffle oil for my Mom. Apparently I thought she wanted or desperately needed it like I do. We are now nearing October and I doubt the truffle oil has even been opened (the horror, I know!) and so the question arose – what do I do with

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project food blog challenge #2: classic pho

I had to have more Pho and I had to have it now. But we went out because the recipes were overwhelming, it takes too long to make and it is dirt cheap in restaurants. Oxtails? Beef knuckles? Star Anise Pods? Where do I even buy such things? Then came the news that I had made

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review: annie’s creamy tuna skillet meal

In my 27 years of existence, this was the first time I’ve tried tuna helper. I must admit, these “helper” meals have always intrigued me. Apparently when you grow up eating good,  wholesome foods you miss out on culinary adventures like hamburger helper. I’m so appreciative that we ate the way we did and I

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