Posted on November 26th, 2018
I’m so excited to have teamed up with Morrisons to trial their Eat Fresh recipe boxes. The new boxes provide fresh, pre-portioned ingredients straight to your door to have on the table in just 30 minutes. We’re talking speedy, cost effective, creative and, most importantly, delicious food you can have fun whipping up without too much faff at the end of a long day.
I have loved being a guinea pig for Morrisons and last week I’ve had the opportunity to trial out 3 recipes for 2 people. This is a total bargain of £25 compared to £43 from similar recipe box brands. To kick of the process, I visited the Morrisons website and picked 3 meals for my Eat Fresh week from a total of 21 colourful recipes. Recipes include veggie and vegan options if that tickles your fancy, as well as “flavours from around the world”.
Asian style Hake Fishcake
Crispy Potato and Chickpea Bravas
Baked Portobello Mushrooms
Other options include: Chicken Tikka, Chipotle Beef Fajitas, Goat’s Cheese Frittata and Aubergine Curry with Basmati Rice.
So how did I get on?
My Morrisons boxes arrived bang on schedule. I wasn’t at home at the time so they delivered them securely to the “safe space” I’d noted on my online delivery form. So far so good.
Day 1 – Asian Style Hake Fishcakes
Such a simple recipe and so much flavour from the chilli, ginger and garlic. My brother is a fussy eater and I made this for us both and he loved it. The fishcakes were really simple and there was minimal washing up which is always a bonus. A hearty, exotic and faff free dinner on the table in a flash.
Day 2 – Crispy Potato and Chickpea Bravas
I think this was my favourite because I love hot smoked paprika and the mixture of spice with cooling yoghurt. The combo of crispy potatoes with warming Spanish style tomatoes was perfect for a frosty November evening. You could also wilt some spinach into the tomato sauce which I think would be a nice touch.
Day 3 – Baked Portobello Mushrooms
The highlight of this dish was the caramelised onions… so good and worked perfectly with the melted mozzarella topped mushrooms. My only criticism of this dish was that it didn’t fill me up quite enough but the good thing was I had some left over potatoes from the day before so I also managed to use up my leftovers!
Morrisons Eat Fresh recipe boxes are definitely the most affordable on the market, offering cost effective creative and colourful dishes straight to the door. I can also vouch for the fact the recipes are super easy to follow, require minimal washing up and are packed full of flavour. I especially liked the fact they brought me out of what I like to call my “cooking comfort zone”, trying out different ingredients and flavour combinations. For example, I rarely cook with Spanish flavours and would usually just opt for the rice in my store cupboard instead of Wagamama style egg noodles which I loved with the fishcakes.
We know that it’s a diversity of different foods, especially fruits and vegetables that’s good for our microbiome, an organ essential for health, so it’s good to go for lots of variety and enjoy switching things up.
Morrisons are offering new customers 50% off their first box (if £25 and over) using the code isa50.
I would highly recommend giving it a go!