Sunday, June 20, 2010

SupperWorks - Taking The Work Out of Supper

Life has just gotten that much easier! My restaurant bill totaled $16,000 last year so I think it is fair enough to say that while I love eating, I really don't enjoy cooking at all. So when I discovered SupperWorks last month, it was a dream come true for the busy business woman and foodie that I am. SupperWorks essentially takes the work out of your suppers and at a fraction of the cost ($5-8 per serving). You'll also finally stop asking "what's for dinner tonight?". The process from start to finish is as easy as one, two, three:

1. Visit their website to pre-order the meals you want. There are around 20 dishes to chose from and the menu changes each month.

2. They have three locations: The Beaches, Forest Hill and Leaside. When I arrived at the Forest Hill location I was greeted by two very friendly and helpful ladies, Megan and Janis, who handed me an apron, copies of the recipes and directed me to one of their several work stations. Each station was fully equipped with ingredients, measuring spoons and cups, etc. and you basically "assemble your meal" into neat little zip lock bags to take home. Not having to do any of the prep work (washing vegetables, chopping, dicing, grating) definitely made the cooking process a whole lot more fun and when I was done, I just waltzed out of the store and didn't have to worry about cleaning up.

3. When you get home: just pop the meals into the freezer and defrost when you are ready to cook (via stove top or in the oven). Since everything is already portion size you won't have to worry about eating the same leftovers nor is there any waste from unused ingredients.

Voila! A healthy home cooked meal in about 15 minutes. Here are my delicious spicy paprika shrimp dish and hearty chicken Marrakesh with brown rice.

For the super busy hug's, SupperWorks meals are also available for pickup or delivery. Just mention that Wendy from The Hip & Urban Girl's Guide referred you!


  1. They have one or two places like this where I am, and I *love* the idea...I just don't think they have the whole "per serving" pricing, which would be nice since I'm a single gal :)

    Thanks for sharing this with us!

  2. I know what you mean! They have something called half portions which is 6 servings instead of 12. It costs less and each 'meal' serves about 3-4 people. It worked for us, we are just two people. So good for lunches/leftovers the next day.