Meez Meals, a Chicago company that delivers recipes along with healthy ingredients prepped and ready to cook at home, proudly announces Meals for Good, their yearlong partnership with Common Threads. Meals for Good features a favorite recipe from a top Chicago chef delivered each month through Meez Meals.  The program launched with a dish from famed Chicago chef and Common Threads co-founder, Art Smith.

January's Meals for Good recipe is the Roman rapini pasta bowl from Chef David Blonsky of Public House, Siena Tavern and Bull & Bear. Simple ingredients, like rapini and campanelle pasta, combine with vegetable stock, toasted walnuts, and shaved Parmesan for a warm winter meal.

Each Meals for Good recipe purchased through Meez Meals will support Common Threads’ innovative after-school programs, which empower children and adults with nutrition knowledge and teaches them the benefits of an active lifestyle and the magic of smart cooking. Through a variety of hands-on experiences, Common Threads’ goal is to connect people with their food, and in turn, their health.

“Meez Meals is on a mission to make cooking fun, fast and easy. The onions are diced.  The spices are measured. And families do the important part – the actual cooking,” says Meez Meals founder Jen Moore. “We know families are happier and healthier when they sit down to a home-cooked meal. We are delighted to help spread the joy of home cooking to children everywhere through our partnership.”

This partnership is the first of a yearlong series featuring a different top Chicago chef each month. Meez Meals members can expect to see recipes from chef Jeremy Tannehill of the Public House, chef Heather Terhune of Sable Kitchen & Bar, chef Rick Gresh of David Burke's Primehouse, chef Beverly Kim of Bonsoire and more.



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