Have you ever signed up for a food delivery box? I haven't and when offered the opportunity to try one out of course I said yes... I love discovering new ideas when cooking as I find our weekday meals can sometimes get a bit boring. Although we have a collection of cookbooks I find it so frustrating when I find a recipe I like the look of but realise to cook it i'll have to go and buy half of Tescos!
So, tonights post is going to be the first of the three meals in the Riverford Recipe Box.
Riverford have been around for years and are well known for their fruit and veg box deliveries but more recently they have started the recipe boxes- the boxes contain all the ingredients for 3 main meals for 2 people. When I say all the ingredients I literally mean everything- from the seasonings and veg to the organic meat and accompanying salad to serve with the meals.
The box is really cleverly packed into sections- meat, veg and then all the seasonings/spices/tinned bits are separated out into compartments that are numbered to fit with the three recipes.
My box was delivered first thing Thursday morning before heading off to work- its great that they deliver so early- no faffing about with redeliveries and it means you can get all the fresh bits straight in the fridge- although.. if I happened to be out they would leave the box in a safe place and it would be fine until I returned home as they pack it out with ice bags!
The box contains three really easy to follow recipe cards with a picture of the finished dish. We decided that we wanted to try the Sloppy Joe's recipe first- Friday night comfort food!
I love that you get the exact amounts for each dish you make within the box and the veg all seemed really fresh- a lot nicer than in a sweaty packet from the supermarket!
The Sloppy Joe's recipe included a mixture of delicious spices; some brown sugar, vinegar and Worcester sauce- OHH this has made me rethink all the other mince dishes we usually make- we don't usually add this much seasoning but we will do in the future as not only did it make the kitchen smell amazing but the flavours were so rich and tasty!
The box also included all of the bits needed to make a sesame slaw with organic mayo- I'd never thought of adding sesame seeds to a slaw but my word it was amazing.
Feast your eyes on these beauties....
Me and the Mr decided this would be a great time to start making some Youtube videos so here is how we put the dish together-
We absolutely loved this recipe- its going to be one we try out again very soon. The flavours of the meat were out of this world amazing and the slaw is going to be a regular dish of ours I think- I love the sesame seed flavour with the radishes.
Keep an eye out for our next creation from the box later on this weekend!
Check out Riverford's recipe boxes here