Introducing Chef Jola Bacik:
We’re excited to introduce the creative genius behind this kit, Chef Jola Bacik! Jola is a Culinary Specialist at Roland Foods based in Los Angeles and has been developing Takeout Kits since January. For over 5 years, she has helped food and beverage companies achieve their culinary dreams. Her passion for food and nutrition is inspiring and her knowledge of new food trends and products is top notch. When she's not on the job, she loves cooking elaborate meals, hanging out with her dogs (a Frenchie named Munchie...how adorable!), hiking, and ballroom dancing.
Detox with Moroccan Mint Tea
Maghrebi mint tea, also known as Moroccan, Touareg and Sahrawi mint tea, is a green tea prepared with spearmint leaves and sugar, traditional to the Greater Maghreb region (northwest African countries of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Mauritania). As a combination of imported ingredients (tea from China and originally imported sugar) and a local ingredient (fresh mint), it is an early example of globalization in cuisine. Mint tea is central to social life in the Maghreb. The serving can take a ceremonial form, especially when prepared for a guest. The tea is traditionally made by the head male in the family and offered to guests as a sign of hospitality. Typically, at least three glasses of tea are served, and it is considered impolite to refuse it. The tea is consumed throughout the day as a social activity, with tea bars filling a similar social function to alcohol drinking establishments in Europe and North America.
Try Some Music with Dinner:
Enjoy with a hot cup of mint tea, play some Moroccan music, and slip away to modern Casablanca with this Spotify Playlist.
About 7 servings per meal kit. Given the cook-at-home nature of Takeout Kit and natural variation in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated.
Ingredients: green wheat (freekeh), whole plum tomatoes, whole sweet red pimiento, tomato juice, extra virgin olive oil, onion, harissa, garlic, coriander, parsley, saffron, thyme, bay leaves, sea salt, salt, pepper, citric acid.
Allergen information: contains wheat. Made in a facility that also processes milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts (walnuts, almonds, cashews, pistachios, pecans), wheat, soy, fish, and shellfish (crab, crayfish, lobster, shrimp).