We were sent the Riverford Quick 3 Meals which is priced at £39.95 and our box contained all of the ingredients needed to make Yakitori Chicken Skewers with black rice, ginger and sesame salad, Pancetta and braised little gems with potato, celery and herbs and Courgette and chilli spaghetti. The items arrived freshly delivered in a box that was divided in to three sections, one for fruit and vegetables, one for the cool bag which was wrapped in a ice pack which contained the meat and cheese etc and the middle section was divided into three with a space for ingredients for each recipe.
Clear recipe cards were provided with easy to follow instructions and timings for preparation and cooking with useful information around the origin of the dishes being prepared, I love the fact that you can save these and I have already added them to my cooking file.
The Yakitori Chicken Skewers with Black Rice, Ginger and Sesame Salad were absolutely delicious and so quick and easy to prepare and cook. I had never tried black rice before but it was really nice and so tasty and the Yakitori glaze was gorgeous and so simple.
We haven't tried the third dish as yet, as hubbie does not eat cheese and the Courgette and Chilli Spaghetti with Basil, Lemon and Creme Fraiche does have hard cheese in it. Therefore we will wait until he is at work and enjoy it on our own. All the items supplied have a shelf life of 5 days so the box does not have to be used straightaway which is a good idea.
I am really impressed with this service and will definitely consider using them, perhaps not on a weekly basis but as a monthly treat. The portion sizes were large enough for Grotbags to enjoy sampling the delights also, which meant I did not have to prepare anything seperately for her. One thing I would have liked is to be able to choose three meals which contained meat and this is not an option with the boxes on offer, but saying that it is nice to try something different for a change. Riverford also provide vegetable and fruit boxes and all of their produce is organic.
We were sent this recipe box free of charge for the purpose of this review but the opinions are my own.