Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Cooking with Gousto, recipes to your door - Review

I'm always looking for fun things for my partner and I to do together. We both like cooking (sometimes) and are both vegetarian. Gousto are a delivery service who send portion sized ingredients you need for meals selected by you. Perfect!
Gousto Recipe Kit*
Gousto Recipe Kit*
Gousto offer an ever changing menu. I expected maybe 2 veggie options max so was surprised at the variety of both vegetarian and vegan options. Nut free too. Yay! You simply select how many people you want to feed and how many meals (I chose 2 meals for 2 people) then browse their menu and choose. 
I opted for meals that looked a little different: Japanese Aubergine Katsu Curry and Crispy Mushroom Dhal Curry & Coriander Chutney. 
Gousto Recipe Cards
Gousto Recipe Cards
The food arrived well packaged and cold. Unfortunately I discovered that wool is used as insulation so despite offering vegan meals, this makes Gousto unsuitable for ethical vegans.
We were supplied with all the ingredients we needed as well as vital recipe cards and a cute Gousto wooden spoon.

The Results
Crispy Mushroom Dal & Coriander Chutney
Crispy Mushroom Dal & Coriander Chutney
Japanese Aubergine Katsu Curry
Japanese Aubergine Katsu Curry 
I may say, I was pretty damn pleased with the results. Our food looked amazing! Fancy restaurant quality in poor kitchen and made by us! The portion sizes were generous too. Neither of us felt hungry afterwards thats for sure. Cooking together is not something we usually have the chance to do together so creating these dishes together was surprisingly fun.

We will definitely be keeping the cards to use again as the meals were delicious. I think they will be a great way to show off to our friends as the meals look quite complicated and fancy but Gousto simplify the steps meaning anyone (including me!) can cook up something amazing and filling. We have already made the dal again, buying the ingredients ourselves and using the recipe card.

Boxes can be petty much delivered as often as youu want, even if that is just once a month. Postponing deliveries or cancelling your membership is very easily online. As much as I'd  love to do this often, it is not within my budget right now but I will most definitely order another box in the future.

Have you tried any postal recipe kits before? Would you pick the aubergine katsu or mushroom dal?

Helen x 



*PR supplied box. All opinons completely my own.

18 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! This looks incredibly yum. I actually might consider this myself, super quick and easy!
    Thanks for the idea & breaking down the recipe!

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    1. At the moment there is 50% off your first box and yes, the recipes are broken down so complicated looking meals are actually really easy.

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  2. Oh my this looks wonderful. Looks lovely. This looks quick and easy I will definitely look to try this. Thanks you for sharing this.

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    1. The recipe cards even have estimated times on the top. I think the longest to make was the katsu and even then it only took about 45 minutes.

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  3. This looks so tasty 😋 I would love to have a bite here! Great place for the weekend also! Happy weekend :)

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    1. Yes these are good if you want to cook on the weekend.

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  4. Oh this sounds absolutely perfect! I wish we had things like this here in Finland :D sometimes it's so hard to decide what to cook for dinner haha.

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    1. I bet there are a few meal kit services in Finland. Just look on the internet :)

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  5. That looks like such a treat - definitely worth keeping in mind as I'm guilty of playing safe and cooking the same meals week to week.

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    1. Me too. This is what made it so nice as I chose dishes I wouldn't normally consider making.

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  6. That looks delicious. I've been dying to try a meal delivery service. I'll have to check one out.

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    1. Well worth it. I think new subscribers can get 50% off at the moment and you can cancel at any time.

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  7. I've heard of delivery services before but I've never tried them myself. I'll have to check this one out, it sounds great!

    Samantha

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    1. You can get 50% off your first box at the moment so now is the time to try.

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  8. I haven't tried any postal recipe kits myself but this looks SO tasty.

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    1. They were! I can see myself make the dal over and over again.

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  9. Ooh this sounds amazing! We're always stuck for dinner ideas in my household and seem to eat the same things every week so I might have to check this out!
    Saph xx
    simplysaph.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I know what you mean. This is a really fun way to try new things you might not try otherwise.

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