I was delighted when Riverford Organic Farmers recently asked me to review the Riverford Quick & Light Recipe Box. I’ve tried recipe boxes and vegetable boxes before so I was really looking forward to seeing how it compared.
The Quick & Light Recipe box I was sent to review contained 3 meals for 2 people priced at £39.95. All meals have been specially created to contain no more than 500 calories and take no more than 30 minutes to prepare. Each meal has an accompanying recipe card that’s numbered according to the recommended cooking order. All the ingredients are measured out for you, making life just a little bit easier.
The first recipe I made was the Indian Chicken & Summer Salad with Mango Dressing. The salad was fresh and zingy with a little heat from the spiced chicken and chopped chilli. A lovely recipe for a balmy summers evening.
The second recipe was the Spanish Pork & Sweet & Sour Peppers with Saffron Potatoes. I enjoyed this dish quite a lot, although I think I over cooked the pork! The recipe introduced me to a new and simple way of cooking potatoes which I will certainly try again.
The Miso Mushrooms with Kale, Green Beans & Sticky Rice was definitely my favourite recipe, and also the only veggie recipe. I recently discovered miso and thought this recipe was a real winner. Not only was it delicious and filling but felt super healthy too.
What did I think?
The Quick & Light recipes were easy to follow, although I would definitely recommend that you read the recipe through before you begin cooking. Some meals require more veg prep than others, so if you’re short on time in the evening then I would suggest doing all the veg prep in the morning to help speed things along when you come to cook later in the day. I was impressed that all the vegetable and salad items were of excellent quality and freshness. I thoroughly enjoyed eating all the meals, particularly the Miso Mushrooms. The meals were full of flavour and even though they were only 500 calories each one was very filling too. This recipe box is perfect for two people who are short on time but love to cook healthy meals.
Until next time.
Disclosure: I was sent the Riverford Organic Quick & Light Recipe box containing 3 meals for 2 people priced at £39.95 free of charge for the purposes of this blog review. All opinions are honest and my own. I have not been paid or sponsored for this blog review.