You wanna know what I love? Easy cooking. I never know what to put on meat and poultry, and I usually just end up sprinkling them with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt, and pepper. Kind of boring, right?
Enter Wild Garden Foods, the answer to my Mediterranean-food dreams!
When Wild Garden asked if I’d try their products, I was like “UMM YEAH.” I had previously read about them on other blogs, and have been seeing them all over social media lately! I was so excited to get in on the new trend.
“Oh olive oil, you’re so funny.”
The first recipe I made was grilled chicken using the Persian marinade. This marinade is a tasty blend of spices and herbs with notes of garlic, sumac, and fennel. It’s DELICIOUS, and I got the stamp of approval from both Taryn and her fiancé. Two thumbs up!
I also made the couscous on the side — and when I say “made,” I mean I heated it up in the super easy pouch. This couscous was SO flavorful and the perfect side to the grilled Persian chicken!
I received a variety of different marinades and side dishes, so I didn’t stop at the grill. Since grilling season is coming to a close (sigh), I wanted to try something that I could enjoy all year round. I landed on Turkish shrimp kebabs and bulgur-stuffed peppers!
I bought frozen shrimp from Mariano’s (my favorite grocery store EVER, btw), defrosted it, and covered it with the Turkish marinade (which I let sit for 30 minutes).
While that was marinating in the fridge, I started with the bulgur-stuffed peppers. This recipe is easy peasy! I just spooned the bulgur into the peppers, and baked in the oven at 350 for 20 minutes. I also topped with roasted cherry tomatoes.
I cooked the shrimp according to the package, I think about 10 minutes. Good thing shrimp cooks quickly, because I was more than ready to chow down.
The pictures don’t do either of these dishes justice, really. They were SO GOOD. These ones were tried and tested by my book club girls, and I got their stamp of approval as well. Woo!
Overall, I absolutely love these products. They’re SO easy to use, and can make an otherwise boring meal very flavorful and tasty. They’re perfect for weeknights when you want to feel fancy but don’t have the time (every night for me! ;)).
Which Wild Garden marinade would you like to try the most?
Grilling photos by Taryn Rosenberg
This post was sponsored by Wild Garden; as always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting brands that keep Love Always, Audrey up and running!