Bushka’s Kitchen offers ready-to-eat meals that are brimming with real nutrition and delectable flavor. Crafted with whole food ingredients, their innovation helps solve the conundrum of the modern life: we want to eat well, but we need to eat fast. Fortunately, Bushka’s has set out to provide a line of non-perishable meals that are both gourmet and on-the-go.

Bringing busy people locally-crafted, healthy food is a worthwhile but lofty goal. But the unstuffed Italian pepper meal lives up to the challenge. It packs a pleasant, peppery heat, along with a delicious medley of herbs. Even the ground beef tastes well seasoned and of high quality, combining a home-cooked, from-scratch taste with a just-add-water level of ease.

The pork harvest bowl is another successful culinary experience. The wild rice and pork pair deliciously with roasted Brussels sprouts and caramelized onion, while the balsamic vinegar and hint of orange add a delightfully complex flavor. It’s as easy to imagine stashing a few of these meals at work for the days when you don’t have time to prepare lunch as it is to imagine bringing them along on a multi-day backpacking trip. In fact, if you’re tired from a long day’s trek, these meals may be the best thing you’ve ever tasted in the great outdoors. That’s because Bushka’s founder, Deana Del Vecchio, came up with the idea for her company while preparing to hike the Laugavgur trail in Iceland. Dismayed by most of the prepackaged food options, she decided to make her own freeze-dried meals and dehydrated snacks that don’t suck. She succeeded on her trip, and—lucky for the rest of us—she’s sharing her R&D by making her delicious concoctions available to the masses. //

 

[Feature photo: Bags of Bushka’s ready to re-hydrate. // Courtesy of Bushka’s Kitchen]