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Thursday, 22 October 2015

Riverford Guest Chef Recipe Box

A few months ago I had the pleasure of trying out a Riverford recipe box, which included everything needed (apart from oil, salt & pepper) to make 3 delicious meals, using the finest quality organic ingredients.

Riverford are currently offering an additional set of vegetarian meals from guest chef Anna Jones, alongside their regular vegetarian, original and quick meals, and last week I received one of these recipe boxes to try.

As expected with any Riverford delivery, all of the vegetables are extremely fresh and colourful, and perfectly packed within the box. I completely forgot to take a photo of the contents when they arrived - terrible food blogger error there, but you can get an idea of what the boxes look like, in my previous post here.

Riverford Guest Chef Recipe Box

The three recipes included were as follows :
  • a warm salad of roasted kale, coconut & tomatoes
  • beetroot curry with spiked cottage cheese
  • puy lentil and sweet potato pie

Each recipe card has a list of ingredients and some notes on one side, and the method on the other side. It's worth reading both sides of the card through before you start, including the notes, and preparing all your ingredients.

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I would say that none of the recipes are something that I would normally choose to cook myself, but having now cooked them I can honestly say that I would definitely cook two of the dishes again - the roasted kale salad and the beetroot curry, which were both so nice and so full of flavour. I wasn't as keen on the lentil and sweet potato pie, and none of the kids liked this either (I served it as a side dish for Sunday lunch when my parents came), but my Mum loved it, and took a doggy bag home with her for the following day.

If you're looking for tasty vegetarian meals with a difference, then I would happily recommend the Riverford guest chef recipe boxes, from £33.95 for 3 meals for 2 people.

A little bit about Riverford
Riverford are a Devon based farm who are passionate about growing their organic vegetables, and as founder and farmer Guy Watson says 'food should be fit to eat out of the field'. They grow about 100 different varieties for the fruit and vegetable boxes to give the consumer an interesting variety throughout the year. 

In their online shop they sell so much more than vegetables.  Along with their recipe boxes and vegetables they sell organic meat and dairy, as well as pies, store cupboard staples and other useful items such as preserving jars, cook books and gift vouchers.







I was provided with a recipe box for the purpose of this review

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