We all love the idea of cooking with fresh ingredients, whipping up exciting menus to tantalise the tastebuds and treat our family to culinary delights every day of the week. But in practice, a busy family schedule isn’t always conducive to serving up nutritious and exciting meals.
Fresh food delivery boxes (such as Riverford, Hello Fresh, Gousto and Abel & Cole) have been around for a while, but fresh meal delivery boxes are hot on their heels. Overseas, in places like New York, families are already used to the idea of ordering a box of meal ingredients, to be cooked into portioned meals – yet here in the UK, it is still somewhat of a novelty. Marley Spoon, a meal ingredient delivery company, is here to make this way more commonplace, with its delicious ingredients, attention to detail, beautiful packaging, and detailed yet easy to follow instructions.
Every week, the in-house chefs design seven meals. These can be fish, meat or vegetarian and all created with fresh, seasonal ingredients in mind. You then select from the meals on offer that week and the ingredients and six-step recipe cards are delivered at a a time of your choosing to your home. There is no waste, as the portions and ingredients have been measured and weighed exactly. You can tailor your box to be for between two and eight people, and select how many meals you would like.
We have teamed up with Marley Spoon to bring you a selection of family recipes as Marley Spoon are launching a brand new family plan service!
Chef Kate has created a hearty dish with plenty of flavour and fresh ingredients. A healthy alternative to beef mince, turkey is lower in fat, calories and cholesterol, but without compromising on taste or texture. The secret ingredients to making it a special chilli con carne? The hint of brown sugar and dark chocolate which rounds the dish off beautifully. Add a spoonful of sour cream – cook, relax and enjoy!
- onion 1
- red pepper 2
- fresh coriander 10g
- chopped tomatoes 1 tin
- black beans 1 tin
- tomato puree 70g
- dark chocolate 3 squares
- Mexican chilli con carne spice 10g
- basmati rice 300g
- soured cream 200g
- dark brown sugar 1 tbsp