I was recently contacted by Simply Cook and asked if I would like to preview one of their boxes. Simply Cook is a brand new recipe box service, delivered straight to your door, and which fits through most mail slots. It consists of four recipe cards, each with three "taste" ingredients that you will combine with your own fresh ingredients to create a delicious, restaurant quality meal in under 20 minutes. These kits have been designed to help time-poor cooks and busy professionals leap out of their cooking ruts and get'\ cooking creative and easy meals to enjoy with their friends and family.
Put together and designed by a variety of chefs, each box contains a delicious selection of fantastic stock pots, infused oils and herb blends specific to each recipe card to help create a delicious dinner for two with minimal fuss. Enjoy delicious and inventive dishes within 20 minutes.
You can enjoy meals such as a tasty Malay Chicken Laksa . . .
Tasty Pan Fried Chicken Bucatini Amatriciana . . .
Delectable Cajun Chicken with Sweet Potato Mash . . .
Duck with 5 spice and Hoisin Noodles . . .
For just £2.50 a week, each SimplyCook meal kit provides recipe inspiration, the hard to find "taste ingredients" and step-by-step cooking instructions. All you need to do is add fresh food from the short shopping list (also included) and before you know it, you have a great tasting and authentic dish to share and enjoy! Shipping is free as well. Win/win/win!
Where else are you going to have the opportunity to master an exciting array of dishes from around the world dropped through your mail box? Fuss free and convenient, it takes all the hassle out of having to hunt down specialized ingredients and helps to streamline the cooking process. Tasty, tasty!
Once you sign up you will receive each month a box containing four different recipe cards and four sets of "hero" ingredients, which you can now edit and cater to your own family's tastes and needs. All of the ingredients are 100% natural and of the highest quality . . . and all for only £10. You can also build one off boxes, giving you a chance to re-order your favourites and cook for groups of 4 or more. They couldn't be more accomodating to my way of thinking.
I chose for my first cooking experience from my box, the Chicken Amatriciana. It sounded right up my alley. I didn't have any bucatini and have always had a difficult time finding it in the local shops here in Chester, and to my knowledge we don't have any specialized Italian shops.
I chose to use this, which I bought at Tesco . . . Fusilli Lunghi Col Buco, which is pretty much the same, except curly. It worked beautifully.
Other than that, all I had to bring in from my larder was a tin of chopped tomatoes, some chicken breasts and some fresh basil, which was actually optional. I didn't have any of that, but I did have a tube of Gourmet Garden Basil, which I used instead and worked fine.
True to their promise the finished dish was on my table in about 20 minutes with minimum fuss and mess. Win/win!
And it was truly delicious. I loved it! I have not made any of the other three dishes included yet, but if they are anything like this first one, they promise to be quite fabulous indeed!
For more information on the boxes and to sign up hop on over to Simply Cook and join in on the cooking revolution! I am also happy to say that any of you who choose to sign up will get a 50% credit (worth £5) off of your first box simply by using this unique promotional code when you sign up, which is . . . Taste5 You really have nothing to lose!
Many thanks to Simply cook and taste pr for sending me this box to try out!