The Out-of-the-Box Gourmet

Two tasty websites serve up savory meals you can prepare at home in minutes. But is great grub worth it?

Dinner arrived in five boxes the other night: one for the ribs, one for the orzo, two for the carrots and the last for the tiramisu. The boxes were ordinary, and the lumps of vacuum-packed frozen food inside looked anything but appetizing, but no matter: the meal for two I created with them a few hours later was divine. Divinely gourmet, to be precise.

I love to eat well, and I make a mean meat loaf, but I don't always feel like playing Julia Child. So when I heard about the launch of a new website called FiveLeaf.com which...

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