Before the twins came along Hubby and I would spend a long time planning our weekly meals, preparing food, sourcing quality ingredients and cooking together. A glass of wine in the kitchen and chatting together about our busy day.
Nowadays, however, cooking a meal has become somewhat of a chore, since having our children. Because life is, quite frankly, manic.
I get a weekly shop delivered to our home and I will ALWAYS order the same thing without any variations. This is because I find it hard enough to feed four people each day without having to come up with elaborate recipes all the time. I don’t give it much thought…but it is getting rather boring and we are stuck in a recipe rut.
Eating dinner is now something that Dave and I mostly do separately; I eat with the kids around 5pm and he grabs his meal later on when he gets home from work. Not very romantic nor special at all.
So when Mindful Chef kindly got in touch with us recently and asked if we would like to try one of their boxes, I was so excited. Quick and easy to order online, you (or they) can select from some delicious recipes, they source and deliver (everything packaged and ready), you cook and enjoy!
What I really, really liked was that the delivery came in labelled packets with exactly the right amount of ingredients for the amount of people you select. Therefore no extra food waste or faffing about – just open the brown packet with all the fresh ingredients inside, and get on with cooking. Plus they come with easy-to-follow recipes for each meal.
We went for the:
- Beef rendang with lemongrass, mangetout & brown rice
- Pork & apricot kebabs with pistachio & mint quinoa
Here I am making Dave and I the beef dish one evening (which sounds quite complicated to make but it really is not!).
We are going to try the pork meal with the twins this week as I am sure they will like the kebabs.
Mindful Chef’s focus is on helping people to lead a healthier life. They introduce new healthy recipes every week, each one of is 100% gluten free and will never contain any refined carbs.
This delivery that we received was x2 recipes for x4 people costing around £36.00, which includes a 25% discount. This works out at around £4.50 per portion.
This concept is such a great idea for special occasions like date nights, having friends/family over for dinner or just a great way to plan meals during the week. It takes the hassle out of organising and meal planning and makes it fun and enjoyable!
Love, Jess x
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