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Why frozen?

It turns out there’s no better way to preserve the things we value most in food–like taste, nutrition, and seasonality–than the humble freezer. But most of what you’ll find in the frozen aisle is mediocre at best. That’s not the freezer’s fault. Instead, it’s due to a lack of imagination and palate on the part of the (mostly giant) companies that produce the food. You have to love food to make food people love.

How big are you dishes?

All of our dishes come in 2-3 serving portions. Why? We think food is best when it’s shared (or as leftovers). Most of our dishes come in trays for oven-ready dishes or pouches for soups and stews. Cookies come loose in a pack of 8 in a pouch as well. The trays are approximately 8.75”x6”x1.75”. Our pouches are typically 10.5” x 8.25” with a small variance depending on the dish. 
Our packaging is designed to fit compactly in your freezer and stack neatly. We recommend having 5-10 Ipsa items in your freezer based on your freezer size.

How do I prepare Ipsa?

Instructions for each meal are printed directly on the package. For baked items, we recommend placing those directly in the oven and bake according to the temperature and time on the package. Because oven temperatures vary, we recommend testing the internal temperature with a knife to make sure the dish is heated through to your liking. 
Soups and stews should be “slacked” overnight in the fridge when possible. This cuts the cooking time down significantly! Once the dish is defrosted, pour into a saucepan and cook according to package instructions. If a dish is looking a little thick add water a tablespoon at a time.

How do I make Ipsa dishes shine?

We highly recommend seasoning your dishes to taste. We believe that everything tastes a little better with some added freshness. We encourage you to get creative with whatever you have on hand to brighten up your dish. A squeeze of lemon or some fresh-chopped parsley goes a long way!

I have a food allergy. Are Ipsa dishes safe for me to eat?

The short answer is yes, you should be in good shape if the ingredients in the dishes you are interested in do not contain the allergens you are looking to avoid. We also recommend checking the ingredient listing on the individual dishes themselves, just to double check before you reheat the dishes in question.
That said, it is important to point out that while our food is produced in a certified commercial kitchen according to all applicable food safety regulations, the facility is not certified gluten-free. Wheat, nuts, and other ingredients are used in the kitchen. As a result, while we take every precaution possible to avoid cross-contamination, we cannot guarantee that even those of our dishes made without nuts, beans, sesame, dairy, wheat or other allergens are completely free of those ingredients. Put simply, it is not possible to be 100% certain that a dish is free of a particular allergen even though that ingredient is not used to make the dish.

Do you have nutritional information on your products?

We offer nutritional information at eatipsa.com/pages/nutrition. Because all of our items are made and portioned by hand, the nutritional information is subject to some deviation of what you see.