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Meez Meals
Edamame with tamarind and lime from a recent Meez Meals menu.

After a day of deadlines, errands and back-to-back meetings, your go-to dinner is homemade gnocchi, right? More likely you?re hitting the speed dial for Thai delivery.

Meet Meez Meals, a new Chicago-based service that delivers the fixings to prepare quick, healthy recipes at home in 20 to 40 minutes. Consulting chef Jen Heringhausen works with founder Jen Moore to create five vegetarian dishes each week, which Moore posts online.

Options change depending on what?s in season; past selections have included chile-lime glass noodles, avocado-kale salad with tortilla chips and chickpea fritters with mint raita and tahini slaw.

Order the meals you want, then Moore?s team--your personal sous chefs--get to chopping, slicing and measuring out the ingredients you?ll need to prepare them. On Mondays, a cooler arrives on your doorstep filled with garden-fresh goods, recipe cards with suggested meat pairings for carnivores and the number for a hotline that lets you phone in any stove-side questions.

Delivery is available citywide and was recently expanded to the suburbs. Membership levels depend on how many meals and servings you need; $55 buys two servings of two dinners a week, and the plans are commitment-free--kind of like the perfect dinner date.

Meez Meals; 773-916-6339 or

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