Are you stuck in a rut with the types of meals you cook every week and need some inspiration? I did so I thought I would try out the SimplyCook boxes! The box is delivered to your door with 4 smaller boxes in. Each small box contains 3 little pots of flavour ingredients. They come with recipe cards which tell you which ingredients to buy and how to cook the dish. If you would like to try them yourself, then at the bottom of the review I give you chance to enter my competition or buy a box for only £2.50.
** The competition is now closed, but you can still use the affiliate link to buy your own box for only £2.50.**
Choose your dishes
You can choose which recipes you would like from the SimpleCook website. The range includes vegetarian, gluten-free and the light option of meals under 600kcals. I chose the Nyonya style curry (fusion of Malaysian, Chinese and Indonesian food), Jambalaya (a rice-based cajun dish with chicken and chorizo from Louisiana, USA), Vietnamese Pork (sweet and sticky pork) and Malay Laksa (spicy fragrant rice noodle creamy curry). All sounded delicious to me!
I chose the Nyonya curry to try first. I only needed to source 5 ingredients. Potatoes, boneless chicken thighs, light coconut milk, green beans and a lime. The chicken I had in the freezer, potatoes in the pantry. I swapped in sprouting broccoli for the green beans and a quick trip to the shop for the coconut milk and a lime. The recipe card was simple to read and follow.
It only took 20 minutes and the final dish tasted great. A fragrant, coconut, slightly hot curry. The squeeze of lime of the top gave it an extra dimension. It would usually put me off making a meal like this from scratch when you have to source all the spices, so this way is ideal.
We tried the Jambalaya next, a smoky spicy rice dish with chicken and chorizo. As we were cooking for 4, then we added extra chicken and rice and it still tasted great.
Next, I treated my mother in law to the Laksa which she enjoyed and even my 7 year old liked it (the fussy 4-year-old didn’t)! That was delish too.
The last was the Vietnamese Pork. The dietitian in me had to add extra vegetables to this dish so I added mushrooms and courgettes and mixed them in the sweet sticky sauce with the pork. Again this was delicious.
You have the option to have the boxes delivered weekly, fortnightly or monthly. I chose monthly as making one a week was perfect for me. You can choose what you get in your box or you can leave it as a surprise and get something you wouldn’t have chosen. I left it as a surprise this month and I am looking forward to trying my Chicken Makhani (butter chicken), Moqueca de Peixe (Brazilian fish stew), Beef Stroganoff (Russian beef stew) and Spinach and Paneer curry (from India).
These boxes of a great way to get you cooking something different that you might not normally get around to making and all 4 dishes were really tasty.
Try a box for £2.50
If you would like the try the SimplyCook boxes then I can offer you a trial box for £2.50 instead of the usual £9.99. Click through to this link here to buy a box for £2.50. This is an affiliate link so I will make a small amount of money if you buy a box. I will put this money towards running the blog.
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