Saturday, September 29, 2012

Featuring FreezeWell PlayWell


Eat Well Play Well cooks for you!

With all that life has in store for us, the everyday planning and preparing of dinner can seem like a tiring chore. At the end of your long day, imagine coming home to a home cooked meal for your family that is both affordable and nutritious.


We do all the shopping, prep and packaging. You simply take the meal out of your freezer a day or two before you would like to serve it and follow the simple heating directions. You now have a meal which you feel good about eating and serving to your family.

 We start with the freshest ingredients and create healthy, wholesome dishes for you to enjoy straight out of your kitchen.

This is one of our classic dishes, chicken lettuce wraps.

This is a batch of our Sweet Potato Mash, served complete with poached eggs. 
What a great way to start your busy day!

This is our Italian Wedding Soup with homemade turkey meatballs. 
We will be bringing this soup back soon, as our clients couldn't get enough.

 Here we have Herbes de Provence

Here we have the filling to our coveted Paleo Pot Pie.  This dish is made with almond flour, almond oil and coconut milk.   An amazing way to have a comfort food while staying on track.

 This is an assemly line of Paleo Pot Pies cooling after baking in the ovens.

Up front, you will see a shredded Kale saute, this was served alongside a flavorful chicken dish.

We put in a hard days work, and you have dinner all week long. all for you and your taste buds.

Eat Well Play Well is excited to cook for you.  You will be pleased when you have a freezer full of premade, homemade options to choose from.

In order to be notified of menu updates and cook dates, please email to be added to our email list.

FreezeWell, PlayWell also hosts assembly night parties in your home....

What a great excuse to have a party. 
Grab a few close friends and walk into our assembly night.   This is a casual and fun atmosphere filled with appetizers, drinks and good friends.   You assemble your meals at your chosen stations, adding or deleting ingredients as you choose.  

The best part about this night is the days following.   Your freezer has nutritious and easy to serve meals in it.   This will no doubt, remove some stress from your busy evening.

We don't use your kitchen, we just use your counter space and when we leave we don't leave a trace of evidence that we were there.

What's for dinner?  So many options!

This is a fully stocked freezer after a few hours of cooking at FreezeWell PlayWell.  We'd love to share our treasures with you!

Please note, that in order to connect directly with only those who are interested, all of our notifications regarding Cook to Order Dates and Party Dates are done directly to email subscribers only.  Shoot us a quick email, so you can be added to that list.  We only send a couple emails a month.

FreezeWell, PlayWell helps to cater a baby shower....

This cake was provided by a baker of the party host's choice, but isn't it beautiful~

We are excited to share our enthusiasm for nutritious and convenient meals with you soon.

Have a great day and Eat Well and Play Well~

Thank you so much for your interest.  Please bear with us while we switch over from blog to website.  We will soon have our website up and running and this will resume as a fun food blog.  Again, thanks for stopping by!
Please note, that in order to connect directly with only those who are interested, all of our notifications regarding Cook to Order Dates and Party Dates are done directly to email subscribers only.  Shoot us a quick email, so you can be added to that list.  We only send a couple emails a month.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Night Market Little Saigon

After a hard working weekend, we needed a quick escape.    Sunday night at 7pm we found ourselves at the last night of the Little Saigon Summer Night Market, in Westminster.  We wandered around exploring and as we left we discussed how glad we were that we went.  It is only 10 minutes tops from our house and it felt like a whole other world.    I first read about this in the trusty AAA Magazine, in the beginning of summer, and put it in my Cozi family Organization App under the category of "fun things to do."  I came a crossed the dates recently and marked my calendar for last day, hoping we'd find time.   Sometimes, you have to schedule fun or else you'll never get there.

In all honesty, my first instinct was to crawl up into a ball and sleep but I have a hard time doing that because I'm a pretty "antsy" person.  I can't imagine why I was tired by Sunday evening: I'm carrying a watermelon in my belly and I did a "shop and cook" all day Saturday and an "office organization and tail end of a cook on Sunday."
I decided that running ragged is more satisfying then being on the couch, and we set out to our mini adventure.  Besides, I did have some couch time Saturday in the pm, while my hubby recovered from his two day tournament by hibernating (picture sleeping bear) on the couch for a few hours.  We now have access on our TV to Amazon Prime movies/shows, as well as Netflix streaming.  With this, I have newly discovered watching TV series' on these apparatuses.   With summertime series scheduling, when I do turn on the TV I find myself not having a clue what to watch.  I'm a DVR creature of habit and pretty bad at channel surfing.   Anyways, this is my new solution.   I've been watching Parenthood Series 3 as my first series.  Between the ipad and the TV, I am getting through the series in a few weeks.  I feel so accomplished, just kidding. 

Back to the Little Saigon Night Market...

This was a food faire extravaganza with a row of vendors for shopping in the middle.

I do wish I had taken more photos, but 1) I didn't bring my camera and only had my phone and 2) I didn't want to look like too much of a tourist, we already stood out quite a bit.   So apologies, maybe more photos next year.

My husband quickly showed his adventurous eating side and was tasting grilled oysters.   It was massive.   

Bonus - the prices of food was fantastic.  When you go to some of these faires or food truck events, you leave hungry and broke.  Not the case here.

Next we shared (well, I think I got about 20%) a pork skewer, which had been roasted on the open flame bbq.  It was tasty and he commented on how he loved the sweet tasting marinade that they use. 

We did a lap around and settled back in the front where it was crowded, by the live music.  Here we ordered: Bo Bia.
Bo Bia, (I am missing some accent marks) which is Carrot & Jicama Roll w Vietnamese Sausage.    At first glance, I said, "Oooh Spring Rolls."  This very nice lady in front of us said, this one is actually Jicama with Vietnamese Sausage and Basil.  We got talking a little and she explained a couple things to us.  She was also pregnant, turns out she is delivering this Thursday so we wished her congratulations and best of luck to her.  

It was fun to watch the lady make the rolls because I have made spring rolls a few times and she of course was a speedy pro, in comparison.  I was wondering about the pink tray that she was making them on.  It appears that it is just a plastic tray with holes on it, which helps it not to stick after a quick dunk in hot water.    You can barely see in my photo but to her right (our left) she had an electric skillet going and a pot which was has a split in middle.  Half was for her hot water and in the other half she had the jicama, carrots, and sausage piled up.  After dipping the wrap in the water, placing it on the pink tray and filling it with the fillings, she would turn to her left and grab some basil, and then add the hoison sauce and a spicy sauce, and roll it up.

I also ordered some little round beds of Curry Rice with shrimp.  We had to wait for some more hot ones to be made and we got some hot ones and some not so hot ones.  We should have asked for all hot ones, because they were of course the best.

Our only ordering mishap was the Cabbage Plate.  It looked like Vermicelli noodles but when we got it, it was definitely a vegetable that looked like noodles.  He thought cabbage, I am not convinced it was cabbage but I can't put my finger on what it was.  Maybe more jicama.  Unfortunately, sorry no photo for examination.

I originally took this photo because I have a good friend named Mai, who would also appreciate this event.   (Hi Mai~)  But it gives a good image of the booths where were ordering from.   Talk about some hard working women.

There was one line that was extra long, which of course intrigued me.  A 'you know a restaurant is good by the long wait outside,' type of feeling came over me.  It turns out it was for Sweet Tofu.  They had one option at this booth and it was Sweet tofu in three sizes.   So naturally, I ordered sweet Tofu, in a medium.  I was second in line when the huge pot of tofu ran out, I had flash backs to a couple funny fast food stories I have that have to do with pregnancy cravings and not being able to get the desired foods, but that is another story.   We (The people in front of me and behind me) got comfortable and consoled each other with laughs.   The new pot would be here in 5 minutes.  It, and another full pot, came in less than 5 minutes and we were back in business.   They must have brought it from their restaurant down the street.   They open this very very large pot and it is one big piece of tofu.  They very methodically scoop small pieces off into your bowl and pass it down the line to the next server who adds the sweet.  It was (from what I could figure out) condensed milk, boba, candied ginger and a sweet syrupy sauce.  It was tasty, however I think it is a bit of an acquired taste.  The candied ginger pieces were extremely potent when you bit into them.  I ended up taking it home and enjoying it when we got home while I could sit down.  Did I mention tired feet that weekend? 

While I was waiting in line for my tofu, the hubby explored his options.  He definitely took the "When in Rome" approach.  He said he tasted Coconut Escargot (which they gal gave him for free) and came back with a bowl of snail looking items also.   I don't know the exact name, but he said they were good.  I watched with a semi intrigued face but did not partake in the sucking from the shells process.   He said all the (not to be taken wrong) "old ladies" were in line for these.  Probably because they are more traditional and have enjoyed them for many years.   He fit in like a charm, I'm sure....

It was a fun hour and a half out on the town.  We had to leave because the neighbor called and said that his sprinklers were going to go off on my husband's open window truck at 8:30.  It was good timing though, we had tasted plenty and were ready to settle in for the weeknight.

I hope you enjoyed our little adventure, we sure did.
Have a great day and Eat Well and Play Well~

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Freeze Well, Eat Well

You may or may not know it, but Eat Well, Play Well also has a division referred to as Freeze Well, Eat Well.

The details of this great expanding venture are on the next few tabs of this blog, take a look.   We are cooking this weekend and are excited about this month's menu, which is sure to please many hungry appetites. 

This freezer if full of made to order healthy, homemade meals.  Imagine having your freezer stocked full of these scrumtious items and not wondering what's for dinner every night!

You simply pull the meals out a day or two before you would like to eat them and place them in the refridgerator to thaw.    Follow the simple cooking or heating instructions and you have yourself a meal.

 Here we have the rolled lasagna order, split in half.   

Placed in a beautiful baking dish and baked as per directions and you feel good about what you are serving yourself and your family.   Have you checked the sodium content on commercial frozen meals lately?

Here I added some brussel sprouts, you could add whichever side you please or simply eat it alone.    (There is spinach in this dish, so you can count that as your greens if you'd like :) )

We have many dishes which come in the baking dish already.  These are perfect for feeding a family or for guaranteeing leftovers for a couple.
This "Mexican Casserole" browned up nicely.   You wouldn't know it by tasting it, but this dish was made with cottage cheese to keep it light and healthy.

 I was feeding a small group, so I added some rice and some black beans.

We also do parties where you invite a few girlfriends over and we set up stations where you can prepare your own meals.  Imagine leaving a great party, with dinner for the week!  What a great excuse to meet up with the ladies. 

Assembly parties do not require any cooking in your kitchen and when the party's over we leave your area just as we found it.

Have a great day and Eat Well and Play Well~