This Week in the Model Meals Kitchen

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It was a hot one this weekend, both inside and outside the kitchen. We're excited to see more warm weather produce becoming available, like bell peppers, citrus, and strawberries. You saw them this week in our Pork Carnitas Fajita Bowl and in our Seasonal Fruit and Nut Bowl with Chamomile Coconut Cream.
We welcomed Sydney and Kattina to our Saturday packing team this week and we're all excited to be growing together and tackling each week with more experience and excitement. Except for me who learned the importance of non-slip kitchen shoes the hard way when I hit the floor, knees and elbows first. 
Also, Chef Tony invented a bacon patty this weekend so that pretty much sums up my 2017 life goals. Model Meals McMuffins for all!
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This Week in the Model Meals Kitchen

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You may be seeing some new faces in our weekly blog collages and that's because we're growing! Thanks to you of course. We welcomed the lovely Kylie, Xochitl, and Michelle to our team a few weeks back and we recently welcomed Carolina and Marcos to the squad. We have a couple new faces starting this weekend and we're excited talking about all our plans for expansion. We really are a family and we're so grateful you let us feed you. We showered our Model Meals Mama's (Janet, Araceli, and Carolina) with flowers and love, and we're sending massive thank you's to all the moms out there who work so hard daily to raise beautiful and healthy humans. You are rockstars. 

 

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This Week in the Model Meals Kitchen

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What an eventful week at the Model Meals kitchen. This was the first week of our new menu format that features all "One and Done" meals. We hope you like the changes we've made. We'll be 2 years old in August so we're really able to take your feedback and make some great changes. 
I spent some of the day at Ekam Yoga providing Model Meals samples to guests who came out in support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. TinySOS put on a great event and I was so proud of my friend Heather Whitaker for telling her story with such bravery. I served our Sonoma Chicken Salad and our Vegetable Fried Rice and the guests were crazy for it.
Saturday was a long and busy packing day. Chef Tony, Chef Paul, Janell, and myself managed to slip away for a little meeting of the minds in the afternoon. We have so many exciting things on the horizon so it's important that our management team is all on the same page. If Apple wants us to model for their next MacBook launch, we're not opposed. 
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This Week in the Model Meals Kitchen

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We had the full team back in action this weekend and we have been really excited to see some new fruits and vegetables coming into season for spring. Strawberries, citrus, asparagus, and more!
We've had a lot of team birthdays lately and this week we celebrated Chef Christian who turned 25. Christian has been with the Model Meals team since the very early days and has grown tremendously as a chef. Janell made him some gluten and dairy free chocolate cake balls and they were bomb.com. If we weren't 100% Whole30, we'd employ Janell as the official Model Meals Dessert Queen but for now we'll keep her talents selfishly to ourselves. She also waxes a mean eyebrow. #blessed
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This Week in the Model Meals Kitchen

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We love a good birthday at the Model Meals kitchen and this week we got to celebrate Chef Paul. Janell is our birthday queen meaning she has made it her honor to buy a birthday card and make a birthday treat for the special team member. And damn is she skilled. For Paul's birthday, she brought a raw, vegan, lavender tiramisu. And holy (no) cow! It was epic. Chef Tony was away on an annual family trip this weekend but we're happy to say he made it back in one piece and will be back in the kitchen this week! We all deserve a little R&R. 
We also had a special visit from Jillian Perih of Season 1's Revenge Body on E!. I sat down with Jillian to talk about her own health and wellness journey, how she stays healthy amidst the travel and long days, and about the mission and message she's hoping to communicate through sharing her own experience with overcoming trauma. We'll share that interview with you as soon as it's ready. Don't forget to subscribe to our email list so you never miss a recipe, interview, or menu. 
Have a great week! From our kitchen to yours!
 
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