Posts Tagged ‘home made meals’

Sugar Mama’s Cookin’ Just for you Baby!

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

If there’s any one thing that Portland lacks an abundance of in the area of foods, it’s comfort food.  It’s that nostalgic feel that you get when you sink your fork into a home cooked pie, or when you catch a whiff of fresh sausage and eggs cooking up in the kitchen in the morning.  It’s that feel good smile you get when you take a sip of some fresh home made soup, or sink your teeth into something delicious and nutritious.  According to Wikipedia, comfort foods can “…relieve negative psychological stress, pique positive emotions, or increase feelings of positivity.”  Portland Pedal Power is working with the two ladies Portland has claimed as it’s surrogate mothers, Michelle and Zelda from Sugar Mamas’, bringing you smiles and comfort food delivery when you’re missing your mama!

Of all the vendors we’ve had the pleasure of interviewing, I don’t think we’ve met any two ladies sweeter than the ladies at Sugar Mamas’!

Sugar Mamas’ cooks up all natural organic, handmade, home cooked meals like “you used to wish your grandmother would make.”  These two sweeties were kind enough to take a few minutes out of their busy (and I do mean BUSY) schedule to chat with PPP a little more about what makes Sugar Mamas’ so sweet! (more…)

DINNER AT YOUR DOOR: That homecooked experience

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

So you’ve had one of those loooong days.  You’re getting off work, and all you want to do is go home, eat dinner, and crash on the couch.  Then you realize you’ve been so busy the last few days, you haven’t bought groceries.  You’ve eaten out so often, not only do you not want to spend more money on take-out, but it’s beginning to taste like cardboard.  The last thing you want to do is stop anywhere on the way home to grab an array of miscellaneous items that you will have to, at some point, try and arrange in a fashion resembling a hearty meal.  Then you remember, you signed up for Dinner At Your Door!  Which means the food delivery riders from Portland Pedal Power have already brought your food to you and it’s just waiting for you to come heat it up.  You’re overcome with joy as you leap in the air in celebration because you were smart, and you planned ahead.  You may now return straight to your domicile and enjoy that home cooked meal that you were craving, and just crash out, hassle free!  You’ve just had your first among many Dinner At Your Door experiences.

Who doesn’t love a home cooked meal… especially when you don’t have to cook it!  Imagine coming home from work once a week to a ready made, fresh meal at your doorstep. That is exactly what you get when you order from Dinner At Your Door.  Started in 2010 by Portland native Margot Feves.  The service is a subscription style service, with a minimum sign up of 2 weeks at a time, one meal per week. Your delivery includes a fresh, never frozen entree, salad, side and cookies provided by Le Cookie Monkey.

The best part is it arrives in glassware so it looks as if you spent the afternoon creating a delicious meal. The second best part is you don’t have to be home when it arrives since it comes with ice packs and simple re-heating instructions. The third best part is you don’t have to do the dishes!  Simply rinse and place them back in the bag for the following week pick up and delivery.

If you are bored with your neighborhood take out, the taste of frozen burritos makes you gag and you are devastated spending your whole paycheck at Whole Foods salad bar check out Dinner At Your Door and you will be hooked.  For details on how to sign up and to see current menus check out

I had a chance to catch up with Margot and talk to her a little bit more on home cooked goodness! (more…)