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Sarah Raven's Guest Recipe Box with Riverford

Sarah Raven’s Guest Chef Recipe Box with Riverford

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Riverford previously on two occasions. First to try out their regular recipe box, and then to sample what their guest chef duo, The Happy Pear, had to offer. It was with great excitement that I accepted the opportunity to try out the most recent guest recipe box, as it was featuring none other than Sarah Raven – a big name in this household, and many others I’m sure. Sarah Raven is the author of my most treasured Christmas book: Sarah Raven’s Complete Christmas (yes, I have more than one Christmas book, if you don’t know me by now guys..). She’s also responsible for one of my Mum’s most favourite go-tos, Sarah Raven’s Garden Cookbook. Basically, we’re big fans, and I was psyched to try out some of her recipes. The first recipe I tried was the one I most liked the look of, the tomato and poppy seed tart. This was a really interesting and original recipe. I was fascinated by the pastry – poppy seeds, in no …

Gousto Recipe Box Review

I Think I’ve Found The Best Recipe Box On The Market

I must have tried all the recipe boxes available in the UK by now (we’ve done Riverford, Abel & Cole, HelloFresh, Marley Spoon..), and I don’t mean to alarm anybody but I think I might just have found my favourite. They’re all pretty damn good, the competition is fierce out there, but Gousto have won me over on two counts. Choice I could be wrong (and please do correct me if I am), but in my experience so far of recipe boxes, you have to choose a set menu of sorts. There’s a veggie box (the obvious choice for me), a meaty box and sometimes a wildcard mix of the two. Three recipes per box is the standard, and if you don’t love the sound of one of them then you just sort of have to suck it up, order it anyway and hope you don’t hate it. What Gousto offer is the opportunity to browse their 10 recipes for the week and choose the ones you like the sound of most, almost curating your …

Riverford Recipe Box Review Happy Pear

Review | Riverford’s Happy Pear Recipe Box

Quick note before I get on with this post: I made the Happy Pear recipes for dinner as opposed to lunch, and the lighting struggle was so real. As a result, my pictures aren’t up to their usual standard. Sozza.  It’s not been long at all since I last cooked from a Riverford recipe box, but I was eager to try this special limited edition box from guest chefs The Happy Pear. These boys are all about putting vegetables front and centre and getting us all to eat more of them every day. A message that I am always on board with, as you very well know. Puy lentil coconut dahl  You might remember that in my last Riverford review, I found one or two of the recipes to be a little bit more complicated and time consuming than I would ordinarily go for on a weeknight. Almost completely the opposite was true of The Happy Pear recipes. Total simplicity, with not much hands on time at all and really simple, basic cooking methods. Definitely …