You choose from a few delivery days (I had mine delivered on Tuesday) and it arrives in an insulated box with three ice packs (see above).
Each recipe card list all the ingredients needed for the meal and there are little brown bags with all the spices, butters etc for that meal. The only thing they didn't provide you need a lot of is olive oil and salt and pepper.The first meal I tried out was a steak meal. I love it because there was even a little bit about where the ingredients were from/what country inspired the ensemble etc. This one was from South Africa.
I have eaten a few plantains out and about, but I had never cooked one, and the trial spice in this go round was Grains of Paradise.
Meal two was chicken and purple potatoes, which I'd never cooked with before. The one thing that impressed me was that the ingredients really were all 'the best' and in the end your vegetables took up half your plate, which I know is the recommended proportions these days. I was even able to share a bowl of the potatoes, onions, and apple mix with my brother who is vegan because no dairy products were used in the set up of that part of the dish. Side note: a lot of the options are vegetarian (not usually vegan).
One thing I'll say, if you are someone who likes home cooking, and wouldn't fall under the foodie category that loves experimenting and trying new foods-this is probably not for you. BUT I felt like I was eating fairly healthy this week. I enjoyed the prep and process. I also got to skip the grocery store this week. Winning.