We’re big fans of Riverford and have used their vegetable boxes for a very long time. We were delighted when we were approached by them to road test the new guest chef recipe box by Sarah Raven, gardener and award-winning cookery writer. Riverford have teamed up with Sarah for a series of boxes and this week is the last week you can order one !
The Riverford recipe box is smart, neatly compartmentalised and filled with all the ingredients you will need three generously portioned meals. The chilled products come in a natty little natural cool bag so if you are out you know they’ll be fine to just pop into the fridge when you get home.
Our recipe box contained three delicious looking recipes from Sarah’s new cookbook and we cooked two out of the three recipes:
- Sangria Chicken
- Tomato Tart With Poppy Seed Pastry
- Sweet and Sour Vegetable Curry
We set about cooking the Sangria Chicken first. The recipe is easy to follow and gives step by step advice. Its completely fool proof. The smell of orange and fennel in the marinade is absolutely sublime and you know that once it has been cooked through, the chicken crisped and the oranges and fennel caramelised then you are going to have the most delicious tasting tender chicken. With the red rice to accompany it, it’s a perfect light Sunday lunch dish for summer. For the recipe, click here
Next up the delicious Sweet and Sour Vegetable Curry. Packed with and array of taste-busting flavours and cooling coconut. This recipe is fabulous for cooks who like to cook their curry from scratch and if you are learning to then it is again completely foolproof because all the spices are measured out for you. This recipe will fill your kitchen with the most stunning perfume throughout the cooking process and you’ll be definitely ready to try it by the time its ready to serve.
If you have never tried a recipe box then this is definitely worth considering and if you’re a devotee of Riverford then instead of your normal veggie box why not simplify your meal planning and try one out. Click HERE to order your Sarah Raven feast.