Chef’s Recommendations

Frozen Entrées and Bowls

DO NOT THAW. DO NOT USE A TOASTER OVEN.

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MICROWAVE 1100 Watts

  • remove tray from carton and pierce film 3-4 times
  • cook on high for 4 minutes
  • peel film back enough to stir, replace film and cook on high for an additional 1-2 minutes note: for our 2 enchilada entrées and all bowls there is no need to stir, simply cook on high for 6½-7 minutes until heated through
  • let stand 1-2 minutes
  • remove film, stir and serve.
  • CAUTION: PRODUCT WILL BE HOT!
    note: microwaves vary, always cook to an internal temperature of 165° F

OVEN

  • preheat oven to 375°F
  • transfer food to an oven-safe dish and cover with foil note: for Chicken Pad Thai and Vegetable Pad Thai add 5 tbsp of water
  • place dish in center of oven and cook for 30 minutes
  • carefully pull back foil, and stir
  • replace foil and cook for an additional 15-20 minutes note: for our Sesame Ginger Salmon Bowl cook for an additional 20-25 minutes until heated through
  • let stand 1 minute
  • remove foil, stir and serve
  • CAUTION: PRODUCT WILL BE HOT!
    note: ovens vary, always cook to an internal temperature of 165° F

Frozen Ramen & Udon Bowls

DO NOT THAW. DO NOT USE AN OVEN.

MICROWAVE 1100 Watts

  • remove tray from carton peel back film slightly, and add 1/2 cup (4oz) of water
  • cook on high for 3 minutes
  • let stand 1-2 minutes, remove film, stir and serve
  • CAUTION: PRODUCT WILL BE HOT!
    note: microwaves vary, always cook to an internal temperature of 165° F

STOVE TOP

    • remove tray from carton, remove film
    • boil 1/2 cup (4oz) of water in a small saucepan
    • reduce hear, add food from tray, cover and simmer for 3 minutes
    • remove from heat, transfer to a serving dish, stir and serve
    • CAUTION: PRODUCT WILL BE HOT!

Naan

KEEP FROZEN. DO NOT REFREEZE AFTER THAWING.

CONVENTIONAL OVEN

  • preheat oven to 450° F
  • remove naan from carton and inner wrapper
  • place on a baking sheet and cook for 5 minutes, flip halfway through
  • serve hot, enjoy!
  • CAUTION: PRODUCT WILL BE HOT!

TOASTER

  • remove naan from carton and inner wrapper
  • cut a piece in half, toast both pieces on medium until hot and crispy
  • CAUTION: PRODUCT WILL BE HOT!

STOVE TOP

  • remove naan from carton and inner wrapper
  • thaw overnight or in a microwave for 20 seconds per piece
  • warm a skillet over medium-high heat, add the naan and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until hot and crispy
  • CAUTION: PRODUCT WILL BE HOT!

serving suggestion: glaze with butter or ghee to enhance taste

Simmer Sauces

DO NOT MICROWAVE IN POUCH.

STOVE TOP

      • heat oil/butter/ghee in a heavy skillet
      • add recommended protein (chicken, beef, tofu) and/or veggies and sauté until cooked through
        slightly brown ingredients to add flavor & texture
      • reduce heat, add sauce, stir gently and simmer until sauce begins to bubble
      • serve over rice or noodles, add recommended garnish, enjoy!

SLOW COOKER – CROCK-POT

  • heat the crock-pot while empty
  • once the crock-pot is hot, add 2 tbsp sunflower oil or ghee and meat/veggies
    best cuts of meat to use are: dark meat chicken, stewing beef or lamb cut into cubes
    best vegetables to use: legumes, onions, potatoes, large dice zucchini, cabbage, tomatoes, green beans
  • cook meat/veggies 1-2 minutes per side until brown, if adding onions sauté them first
  • add ½ cup of water and your chosen simmer sauce
  • cook for 8 hours on low to medium setting

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