Maggie Beer - as part of her advocacy for better food
"Every bite of sustenance should be of goodness, but flavour first:
flavour, goodness and pleasure"
Dinner's Ready is holding a food-tasting today at 3pm at Ainslie IGA. You'll find us inside, just by the checkouts. Come and say hello, and try some of our delicious meals. We've cooked for you so that all you have to do is heat & eat. And then put your feet up!
DINNER'S READY IS FOOD TASTING AT HANDMADE CANBERRA THIS WEEKEND.
We'll also be sampling some of our gluten-free and vegan dishes. If you're there, come along to our stand in the Food Hall and try some of our delicious meals - all hand-made with love and care by our chefs. Plus we're giving away a $100 gift voucher each day. Hope to see you there! #handmadeCBR
Off to the Handmade Markets at EPIC in Canberra next weekend (29th & 30th.) #handmadeCBR Here's a bit they've just written about us in their recent blog:
DINNER’S READY Tim Wilson and his partner Alison have been around the Canberra region. Originally living in Jindabyne after many years in Sydney, they’re currently in Murrumbateman with a planned move to Bungendore in the near future. They’re therefore uniquely placed to understand the eating habits of Canberrans. Hopefully the regional location has slowed down their frantic pace of life, the inspiration for their business, Dinner’s Ready. “We started Dinner’s Ready because we love food, but we had ridiculously busy lives. We were travelling a lot and often getting back home at 8 or 9 at night. And who wants to start cooking then!”
A GAP IN THE MARKET
With a limited range of store bought ready meals available, they started to see the gap in the market for home cooked, nutritious, tasty and quick meals. “We thought we couldn’t be the only people who want to eat really good tasty food. Meals that are also healthy and yet quick and easy. And so here we are. Our meals are ideal for people who enjoy their food, who love flavour and who appreciate quality. People who either don’t want to, or don’t have time to cook, but still want to eat well.”
Their move from Jindabyne was prompted by Canberrans. Visitors were buying food while at the snow and asked for Canberra availability. Now they’re here, they stock in outlets around the area (including the mountains) and have started up a delivery service for those who are particularly time-poor.
HOME COOKED, SNAP FROZEN
Dinner’s Ready meals are frozen. But don’t think they’re like most of the frozen meals you’d buy from a supermarket. While so many of those are prepared in factories, all Dinner’s Ready meals are made in small batches in specialist kitchens by passionate chefs. They have employed chefs who understand the cuisines. One focuses on family recipes for the Italian range, another has expertise in Asian food and another still looks after the Australian dishes. While many frozen meals suffer from loss of flavour, Tim and Alison have made sure that their meals are so flavour packed, that you won’t know the difference. And, says Alison, the meals are snap frozen as soon as they’re cooked. This means the flavour and nutrition are sealed in, meaning there’s no need for any added preservatives or chemicals as “freezing is nature’s preservative.”
There’s a wide range of dishes to choose from. All of them use natural ingredients, deliberately mimicking the methods you’d use at home. The meat is all Australian, the chicken is all free range and there are plenty of vegan and gluten free recipes in the collection. And the range is growing all the time. At the moment, the pair say their Italian dishes are very popular. Their tortellini with lamb ragu (simmered for hours so it falls apart) is a Winter favourite, along with the good old Aussie cottage pie. Tim and Alison love Winters in the region as they are a chance to rug up and hibernate, feasting on rich food. After 30 years in Sydney, they also love Canberra for its people. “It’s a very conscious place,” says Alison. “People are thoughtful and not afraid to look you in the eye. And they’re a lot less stressed!”
It's definitely Winter, and we're fully stocked up with all our best-sellers, just in time for the cold weather! Lamb Shanks, curries, artisan-made pasta, casseroles and more.... Make the most of the cold dar evenings, and have a great night in. All you have to do is heat, eat, pour a glass of your favourite and put your feet up!
See the full menu at: http://www.dinnersready.com.au/full-menu.html
All Dinner's Ready Meals are snap-frozen the moment they're made. There are numerous Benefits of Freezing Food. Here's #1
OPTIMUM FRESHNESS, FLAVOUR & NUTRITION
When food is snap-frozen immediately after cooking all the freshness, flavor and nutrients in the food are ‘locked in’ while they’re at their peak. They will stay that way until you defrost your meal, meaning that it’s as perfect when you eat it as when it was just cooked.
‘Fresh’ food that sits in a fridge naturally degrades hour by hour, losing not just its flavours and textures, but its vitamins and minerals as well. Freezing – Nature’s Preservative – makes sure your food is in optimum condition until the moment it hits your fork.
Our new Vegan Range is now available from:
Red Hill SupaExpress, Prohibition at Kingston Foreshore, Kingston Corner Store (also at Kingston Foreshore),
Garran Friendly Grocer, Griffith Shop-rite, Yarralumla IGA & Bungendore IGA, with more stockists to come shortly.......
And also for home delivery via our online store.
We have a new Vegan Range! An authentic Roasted Butternut Pumpkin with Almond Thai Curry, a Vegetable Tagine that's packed full of flavour, and a delicious Red Lentil & Chickpea Indian Curry. Three great dishes that really deliver on flavour, and texture. With more dishes to come shortly....... And, they're all gluten-free as well! We're launching the range with a food-tasting this Wednesday (10th April) at Red Hill SupaExpress. We'll be there from 3.30 to 6.30 sampling with some piping hot food for you to taste. Hope to see you there!
COME AND TASTE OUR DINNER'S READY MEALS AT THE CANBERRA FOOD & WINE EXPO.
We'll be sampling some of our favourite ready-to-just-heat-and-eat meals, and offering Show Specials.
Starting tomorrow at the Convention Centre, Canberra.
Friday 11am-8pm. Saturday 10am-6pm. Sunday 10am-5pm.
Hope to see you there.
We'll be food-tasting this weekend at the Canberra Food & Wine Expo. It's a great opportunity to come in and try some of our delicious dishes. And of course sample some of the other lovely food and wine that will be around!
Canberra Food & Wine Expo
National Convention Centre, Constitution Avenue, Canberra City
Friday 8th February - 11am - 8pm
Saturday 9th February - 10am - 6pm
Sunday 10th February - 10am - 5pm
We'll be food-tasting again tomorrow - this time at our 'new store' - Red Hill SupaExpress. This is a brand new supermarket in Red Hill ACT - and they've done a fabulous job of completely renovating the old one that was there. Tomorrow, Wednesday 5th December, will be the first time that our delicious meals will be on offer there, and to celebrate we're holding a food-tasting. It's a great chance to see why our meals are so different - it's because they're packed with flavour - so come along to try them for yourself if you can. We'll be there after 4.30pm.......
We have a number of busy parents that we regularly deliver meals to. One of them has just written to us with some very kind words:
"We discovered Dinner's Ready before the birth of our son (second baby, two under two) and I can not express the difference it made - both during that really intense time, and now a year later. My favourite part is our two-year absolutely loves the meals, especially the slow-cooked meats and pasta dishes, and it is a really easy way to make sure we are all getting good nutritious dinners (without the fuss).
Tim and the team are also extremely flexible and accommodating - there have been many times I realised we were nearly running out and they have delivered within days. We are really grateful for their business and can't recommend them enough!"
Thanks Kim. We really appreciate you letting us know!
If you know a parent who's having a busy time looking after their brood, don't forget that we have gift vouchers for our meals. The perfect present for any parent, and particularly parents of newbies. http://www.dinnersready.com.au/gift-cards.html
Offering high quality prepared meals so you can take it easy at the end of your day. (You can even have special orders delivered.) All you have to do is heat. And eat.