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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 …

Riverford Recipe Box Review

Riverford Recipe Box Review

When the Riverford recipe box arrived, I was immediately majorly keen on the way it was organised. The chilled bits and pieces were to one side in one of those funny reusable woolly things that these boxes always have, and the cupboard ingredients were cleverly sectioned out according to which recipe they belonged to. If I had a bigger kitchen, I would have had the option to just leave the box out all week and not put anything away, and have the ingredients really easily accessible. One point to laziness, it’s looking good so far. I went for an “original” box, which means meat-eater-friendly, cause I was just feeling like it on the day I made that decision. Flexitarianism, people, all freedom all the time. These bubble and squeak cakes were the first recipe I tried and god damn it they were good. They really were delicious, I’m not playing, but they felt like such a hassle to make. It took me a long time, there were a lot of pans involved, the washing up felt …