When it comes to home cooking, I’m either playing chef for the night, or rushing to put something edible on a plate. I love cooking when I have the time, but that’s a pretty rare occurrence. Most of the time, I batch cook big meals on the weekend, and then heat them up alongside a freshly cooked side or a salad across my weeknights.
It’s led my boyfriend to guess our meals quite easily: bolognese, curry, or roasted veg being the usual favourites. I knew it was time for a change, and Gousto’s Recipe Boxes really came to the rescue!
A Recipe for Success
Having been through the clean eating craze, and coming out the other side with a slightly overcomplicated diet of vegan foods with the addition of fish and eggs, I do feel a little bit nervous when trying new meals. Will they cater for me? Am I going to have to switch up the recipe half-way through, and get something mediocre?
I imagine this is the same way many people who have food allergies and intolerances feel; it’s something I’ve really taken into consideration when judging the Free From Food Awards, for example.
And as it’s Coeliac Awareness Week this week, I was really impressed to see Gousto offering gluten-free options as standard on their site. Ordering a recipe box from them is an incredibly easy process: you choose your meal size, 2 or 4 people, enter your postcode, select your delivery day and time, and then choose from their mouth-watering meals!
Free From Freedom
You can sift through all the meals on offer by using their pre-organised ranges, from diet-types such as Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegetarian, or Plant-based, to taste preferences such as World Food or Family-Friendly.
The meals themselves also provide a great variety of foods, from veggies, pulses, beans, and a good base of carbohydrates such as mash, rice, sweet potato wedges, and risotto. I’ve felt full after every meal, and also satisfied that there’s a good mix of nutrients and flavours too.
My favourite meal I’ve tried so far has to be their Roasted Portobellos, Garlic Bean Mash & Chimichurri. Following their recipe card was quick and easy, and I was introduced to a new way to make a delicious mash (with cannellini beans, garlic, and potato) as well as spicy chimichurri. The recipe called for a pestle and mortar to make the chimichurri, but there’s nothing my Nutribullet won’t do better!
Get £10 Off Every Order For A Whole Month
To celebrate Gousto’s great range of free-from and gluten-free recipes, they’re kindly giving all Curiously Conscious readers £10 off every order made in one month. That’s a brilliant deal, considering Gousto has the lowest prices of all the recipe boxes (starting from £2.98 per person) and also free delivery seven days a week!
Use the code BESMAGF at the checkout. Happy cooking!
This post is sponsored by Gousto. All views and opinions expressed are my own.