Chef’s Plate Review: Crispy Five Spice Tofu

Chef’s Plate is a subscription service that delivers chef-designed recipes and fresh ingredients each week. There is no subscription or membership fee to join. Their recipes begin at $10.95 per plate for the 2-Person Plan and $9.75 per plate for the Family Plan. A Year of Boxes pays for this subscription.

I’m sitting here trying to think of something to tell you about Chef’s Plate that I haven’t already told you, and I’m coming up blank. I rave about this box every time I post a review and I don’t want to sound like a broken record. So…..maybe I will point out a few of the things I love about this subscription now that I have been able to compare it to a couple other meal delivery services in Canada:

What I Love About Chef’s Plate
  • Each plan allows you to choose whether you want to receive 2, 3 or 4 recipes per week (this isn’t always the case with other subscriptions, sometimes you don’t have the option to choose only 2 recipes per week)
  • The Family Plan is only $9.75 per plate (other subscriptions are a little more expensive)
  • With the 2-person plan you can choose from 7 different recipes each week (some other subscriptions don’t give you as many options to choose from each week)
  • The recipe cards are very detailed (not always the case with others)
  • They usually have at least one dairy-free menu option – YAY!

Here’s a look at one of the recipes I made last week:

Recipe: Crispy Five Spice Tofu


  • 1 pack extra firm tofu
  • 7 oz cauliflower
  • 7 oz broccoli
  • 1 1/2 oz peanut butter
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 lime
  • 1 oz sesame oil
  • 1/2 oz tamari
  • 3 g Chinese five spice
  • 1 pack brown sugar


  • preheat oven to 450
  • dry tofu with paper towel, cut into 1/2 inch pieces, in large bowl mix tofu with Chinese Five Spice and 2 tbs cooking oil, arrange on baking sheet, roast for 15 minutes
  • halve and peel red onion, cut one half into 1 inch petals, small dice the other half, cut broccoli into 1 inch florets, grate the cauliflower
  • in bowl used for tofu, add broccoli, red onion and 1 tbs cooking oil, toss to coat, arrange vegetables on baking sheet beside the tofu, roast for 10-15 minutes until the vegetables and tofu are crisp, remove from oven
  • while vegetables cook heat 1 tbs oil in large pan, add diced onion and cook for 3-5 minutes, add the cauliflower and cook for another 5-7 minutes until slightly crisped, season with salt and pepper, remove pan from heat
  • in small bowl add the peanut butter, sesame oil, tamari, brown sugar, lime zest and juice from half lime, add 2 tbs water and whisk to combine
  • plate the cauliflower rice with tofu and vegetables on top, drizzle with peanut sauce and garnish with remaining lime wedges
  • enjoy!


Chef’s Plate

Chefs Plate is putting Canadians back in the kitchen. By delivering easy-to-follow recipes and fresh pre-portioned ingredients right to your door, we take the guesswork out of cooking and have […]

Ships to:
Get $33 off your first order! Learn More about Chef’s Plate »




Sign up for a free account on A Year of Boxes to receive exclusive offers, be added to our monthly mailing list, and much more! We are always adding features to improve the experience for our users, from their valuable feedback!
Join Today!

Sorry, only registered users are able to leave comments! Please register to A Year of Boxes to leave comments!