All posts tagged: Cooking

Task of the Week: Be My Personal Chef

Wouldn’t it be great to have a personal chef? If someone else was chopping the kale and searing the salmon and toasting the quinoa, eating well would be so easy. Hey, it worked for Oprah. For an affordable alternative to having a full-time chef on your payroll, make like Olivia M. and hire a TaskRabbit to prepare your meals. Olivia wanted to commit to healthy eating but knew she’d never have enough time to make the meals herself. That’s why she hired TaskRabbit Nicholas P., a chef who’s worked in multiple Michelin-starred kitchens. Nicholas designed a menu just for Olivia including seven tasty meals with high protein, no carbs, and plenty of veggies. Whether you’re looking to lose a few pounds, gain a little more energy, or justify eating a giant cheesesteak for lunch, try posting a cooking Task today.

Task of the Week: Bake the Cake

Stephanie K. had cake on the brain. Tiny, elegant, orb-shaped cakes, to be precise. As she researched dessert recipes for her husband’s surprise 40th birthday party, she caught wind of the “cake ball” trend. They were everywhere. On Pinterest, on her favorite blogs, and even in wedding magazines, She knew these tiny cake nibbles would be a unique and fun addition to the party, but she also knew she’d never have the time to make them. That’s why she needed Joan C., Boston TaskRabbit and pastry dominator. Joan baked the cake, crumbled it up (we suspect this part was the most fun), mixed in frosting, rolled the dough into tiny balls, and dipped them in chocolate bark. On a separate Task for the party, Joan also helped whip up some bacon-wrapped scallops. With the fancy apps and desserts all taken care of, Stephanie had time to focus on her guests. The result? An awesome 40th birthday for a man with a very wise wife (and plenty of cake).

10 Tasks to Try For Earth Day

Oh Earth Day – a glorious cause for celebration that somehow always leaves people feeling guilty for not being better environmental stewards year-round. This weekend, we hope you join us in just saying “no” to feeling bad. With diverse skills ranging from sewing and cooking to household repairs and gardening, there’s an army of TaskRabbits standing by to take on our carbon footprints. Here are ten of our favorite TaskRabbit-assisted Earth Day activities: 1. “Plant a tree.” This traditional way to celebrate Earth Day isn’t just symbolic. Trees produce oxygen, absorb carbon dioxide, and help prevent soil erosion. Plus, if you plant a fruit-bearing tree, you save money and cut down on the carbon footprint associated with your diet (no more trucking lemons in from Florida). If you don’t have time (or don’t know how) to plant a tree yourself, hire a TaskRabbit with a green thumb to help you out. 2. “Change all my lightbulbs.” By now, you’ve probably heard the stats on energy efficient light bulbs a million times. They use about 75% …