Today, August 18th I hosted a little get together featuring skinnypasta made by Gabriella's Kitchen.
I received a dinner kit from Tryazon for free, in exchange for my honest review.
In my dinner kit I received 2 boxes of Spinach and Cheese Ravioli, 1 box of Vegetable Lasagna and 2 boxes of pomodoro sauce.
The meals claim to be gluten free, vegan, low carb, low calorie and high protein enriched food. They also claim to be GMO, preservative and additive free.
I was to have at least 5 guests at my party and that is what I had and thankfully there was not anymore as most of went in the garbage and I will tell you why below.
I consider myself an Expert cook! Fortunately, I have never thrown anything away that I have cooked with over 30 years of experience, but this food was a disaster.
As seen in the picture below, the lasagna on the left and the ravioli on the right. Both were to go into a 425 degree oven covered with foil. The lasagna came out much better than the ravioli. Whoever thought to cook frozen ravioli without water or sauce in an oven is out of their mind! They both had to bake at a minimum of 40 minutes. At the 40 minute mark, I went to check and the lasagna needed a little bit more time but the ravioli was burnt, hard and in the middle a pile of mush.
So, I added the sauce to the ravioli and stuck it in the microwave for 15 minutes - I think that if I had cooked it in the microwave it might have come out ok. It still was not right, so I stuck it back in the oven for another 15 minutes, in the meantime my guests were getting very hungry and a bit upset.
I pulled out the ravioli and put it in a dish with the extra sauce and we attempted to eat it. I was trying to eat the hard pieces and the chewy mass - I tore many pieces apart and I did not see any cheese or spinach in the ravioli - it was basically a pile of dough with sauce. The sauce also had an off taste to it that did not make help make it any better. Unfortunately, it all went in the garbage can.
I did make zucchini cornbread muffins. They were delicious! Not dry due to the zucchini, which always makes baked goods nice and moist - perfect! We also had some pepper cabbage to go along with it, everyone agreed that the pepper cabbage and the muffins were the best thing on the table.
The lasagna did get gone but in my opinion there seemed to not be any cheese between the layers, very small bits of vegetables, layered between 3 or 4 pieces of noodles, topped with sauce and mozzarella cheese. It was really not too bad.
Overall, I would not recommend trying the skinnypasta spinach and cheese ravioli. I guess if they had included the sauce in the pan and had proper instructions, it might have come out alright, but I would not buy their products. It was an experience, though, as I never hosted a Tryazon party.
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Thanks for reading and enjoy your day!