COOK Frozen Prepared Meals Delivered Direct to your Door Review

COOK Frozen Prepared Meals Delivered Direct to your Door Review: August 2020

In 1997 Ed started COOK as a frozen meal business in a small Farnham shop.  Luckily Dale, one of Eds clients, just happened to be a chef, so Ed persuaded him to quit his job and they joined forces.

Through many trials and tribulations COOK opened more shops and offered more home delivery options.  Fast forward to 2013 and COOK became one of the UK’s first certified B Corps that form part of a global commitment to do business right for people and the planet.

COOK are committed to making the world a better place by giving back to the community with the caring Hands programme, One Feeds Two, FoodCycle.  Also, reducing food waste and acting on climate change, as since October 2017 have been purchasing renewable electricity for their shops and kitchens resulting in their carbon footprint shrinking by a third!

Employees voted COOK one of the top 100 Sunday Times best companies to work for and they have been on the list ever since. COOK have been certified by the living wage foundation since July 2015.

After 20 Years Dale retired in 2017 and Ed now heads the business alongside his sister Rosie as co-CEOs together with their team are still as committed as ever to bring you the absolute best home cooked meals, so you can go from freezer to plate in no time.

No need to queue up at the supermarket, as with COOK you are still able to eat healthy and save time.  Dietary needs are also catered for as they offer a range of Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Vegan and No Dairy options

Pots for One, the sticky veg satay and sweet potato & aubergine Sri Lankan curry are super yummy and perfect if you fancy a light lunch or supper.

COOK agree that every chef needs a night off from time to time, so their range of chef prepared frozen meals, that are delivered direct to your door, made with love using quality ingredients enabling you to enjoy a nutritious home cooked meal in minutes without the kitchen prep.

Offering a whole range of cuisines such as Spanish, Mexican, Italian and Indian you are spoilt for choice.

On every COOK dish you will notice the name and signature of the chef that created your meal which I am sure you will agree is a nice personable touch.

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Shop Ethically and Enjoy Organic, Plastic Free Fruit & Veggies with Pikt Review

Shop Ethically and Enjoy Organic, Plastic Free Fruit & Veggies with Pikt Review: August 2020

Pikt are an amazing friendly family run business who offer 100% organic fruit and veggies.  Impressive and a great way to eat healthy and look after you and your family.

They are B-Corp meaning that Pikt are actively committed to social change taking care of our planet and people.

Equally as impressive is that Pikt are fully plastic free and all their packaging is completely compostable.

Even the delivery of the boxes have an environmental focus.  Your fabulous fruit and veggies will be delivered by carbon neutral DPD.

Pikt offer fully flexibility and a non-pressured approached, you are not committed to a subscription so you can order exactly when you want anywhere in the UK with a delivery turn around time of around 48 hours.

Want to take control, opt for a Homey Box also pictured, a perfect way to choose exactly what you want perfect for someone who lives alone or have specific needs.

Sweet potatoes, avocado, gem lettuce, plum tomatoes, peppers, lemons, green beans, courgettes and spring onions eat your heart out.

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Bakerdays Birthday Celebration Letterbox Cake Review

Bakerdays Birthday Celebration Letterbox Cake Review: August

Now you can post a letterbox Birthday cake to your family, friends and loved ones with Bakerdays.

Their letter box cake fits through most standard UK letterboxes, suitable for 3 – 4 people and they have a range of options such as vegan, gluten free and dairy free to cater for dietary needs.

Bakerdays offer a range of themes including this marvellous Musical Theatre cake, perfect for actors, theatre fans and fans of the arts in general.

The cake theme Phantom of the Opera brought back many fond memories, as this was the first musical myself and my husband went to watch together.

“All I ask of you” is to “Think of Me” send me cake, so we can enjoy a slice of yummy cake with “The Music of the Night” while cosy and snug on our picnic throw.

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Get your Fruity Five a Day with Prestige Hampers Review

Get your Fruity Five a Day with Prestige Hampers Review: August 2020

Now more than ever people want to give their immune systems a boost by eating healthy foods such as fruits.  Prestige Hampers have a whole range of fabulous fruity offerings that are perfect to gift to family, friends, loved ones and even a gift from you to you.

Prestige offer UK delivery and to ensure safety they have a contactless delivery system in place and even have a next day gifts service, so making your hamper delivery quick, easy and just a click away.

Fresh Fruit Basket

The fresh fruity basket is ideal to enjoy in the comfort of your own home, on a hike or perfect for a fruit themed picnic.

 

Included are 400g of grapes, 2 satsumas, 2 gala apples, 2 granny smith apples, 2 plums and 2 kiwis, so plenty to go around.

All presented in this wonderful wooden handled trug which is not only beautiful, but reusable.  Ideal to store small garden tools and hand-picked herbs from the garden.

Classic Fruit Tray

The classic Fruit Tray offers the lucky recipient a tasty tray of healthy treats.

Included with the vibrant fresh fruit tray are bananas, grapes, satsumas, gala and granny smith apples.

The perfect pick me up with a natural and healthy vitamins boost.

The Healthy Ploughman

The Healthy Ploughman includes some fabulous fresh fruits like red and green grapes, kiwi, apples, and satsumas.

There are some scrumptious yummy cheeses included such as the Red Wax Cheddar Chilli & Lime and a Double Gloucester Black Wax 100g which are perfect to go with the Kale & Nut spiced toast.

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Get Ready for your Summer Self-Catering Staycation with PRESS London Review

Get Ready for your Summer Self-Catering Staycation with PRESS London Review: July 2020

With more and more people opting to go on summer self-catering staycations this year PRESS London provide an easy way to buy low maintenance pre-prepared meals, soups, juices and smoothies, so making your staycation catering arrangements much easier.

PRESS have done all the hard work for you, as their plant-based products are healthy and wholesome, packed full of flavour, goodness and importantly are convenient, well packed and easy to prepare so you won’t need to spend hours in the kitchen cooking.

Allowing you to sit back, relax and enjoy some much deserved you time and enjoy a nice cold smoothie or juice drink in the jacuzzi tub.

The PRESS Smoothie bundle includes 6 super smoothies including x2 Easy Green, x2 Super Glow and x2 Super Berry all special prepared to give you the right balance, a boost of vitamins, antioxidants and goodness in the go.

PRESS London deliver direct to your door, so this allows you to get organised ahead of time.  Place an order to arrive before you go, so you can simply pack, go and enjoy the stunning scenery and your outdoor adventures.

Enjoy exciting explorations and keep hydrated with the PRESS pure orange juice, the perfect thirst quencher to take on a mountain hike.

The veggie coconut curry and bean chilli are the perfect home comfort food fuel needed before or after an afternoon of hiking and outdoor activity.

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A Taste of Italy with Sous Chef Review

A Taste of Italy with Sous Chef Review: July 2020

Sunshine in full heat, it is nice to enjoy some of the ‘La dolce vita’ aka ‘The sweet life’ but in the comfort of your own home.  Sous Chef have a whole range of gorgeous goodies, that are quality and authentic, perfect for a family feast.

Alcohol-free, Gluten Free, Vegan, no problem as Sous Chef have a range of fabulous foodie products no matter what your dietary needs to create a perfect dinner in the comfort of your own home.

Before you do anything, grab a refreshing sparkling drink of Crodino, iconic and one of the most famous non-alcoholic aperitif in Italy, a beautiful drink to sip, while enjoying the sun, cooking and chow down on some scrummy savoury food.

Set the tone with these amazing Al Fresco fig side plates, a perfect addition to any dinner table.  Made with melamine they are lightweight, durable and easy clean, so perfect to take out on a family picnic too.  We love our plates and would well recommend.

Make dinner that bit extra special with some marvellous medium fruity extra virgin olive oil in this pretty polka dot Frantoio Muraglia terracotta bottle is both handmade and hand-painted.  Michelin-starred chef’s Felice Sgarra’s uses this olive oil to dress seafood dishes, so you know it’s good stuff!

The oil has low acidity and is fragrant, so perfect for Mediterranean cooking.  The terracotta beautiful bottle makes for a nice dinner table centre piece and once the oil has been used why not add a few flowers.

Rummo Gluten free pasta in both rigatoni and classic fusilli are the perfect way to create quick easy meals for family and friends who may have dietary needs.

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Gift a Juicy Fruit Basket with Prestige Hampers Review

Gift a Juicy Fruit Basket with Prestige Hampers Review: July 2020

If you go down into the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise…well thanks to Prestige Hampers you can send a smile by gifting your family, friends and loved ones this fabulously fresh fruity basket of joy.

Offering UK delivery and to ensure safety they have a contactless delivery system in place and even have a next day gifts service, so making your hamper delivery quick, easy and just a click away.

The fruity feast included 400g of grapes, 2 satsumas, 2 gala apples, 2 granny smith apples, 2 plums and 2 kiwis, so plenty to go around.  Ideal to enjoy at home, on a hike or perfect for a fruit themed picnic.

All presented in this wonderful wooden handled trug which is not only beautiful, but reusable.  Ideal to store small garden tools and hand-picked herbs from the garden.

Can’t see the wood from the trees, don’t be stumped by the vast amount of hamper options simply head over to Prestige Hampers and let them do all the hard work for you.

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Fresh Fruit, Salad & Veggie Box Delivery Services Direct to your Door Review

Fresh Fruit, Salad & Veggie Box Delivery Services Direct to your Door Review: June 2020

Due to the current Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak with social distancing the new norm venturing out to the shops can be a challenging time to say the least, so take the stress out of your shopping by ordering your fresh fruit, salad and vegetable box deliveries direct to your door and #StaySafe.

Riverford Organic Farmers 

Riverford do things ethical, proper and support British Farmers.  Riverford is owned by their staff, they never air freight, they treat their farmers fairly and by the end of 2020 they will be using compostable packaging for all their fruit, salad and veggie boxes.

Their medium Fruit & Veggies organic box is perfect to provide a nutrients boost for the whole family.

Packed with quality organic freshness such as scrummy strawberries and gorgeous grapes, tasty turnips, onions, super salad leaves and brilliant baby potatoes this box will not disappoint.

Fairfields Farms

Fairfields Farms families have been farming in East Anglia for three generations on scenic and stunning farmland across the Colne Valley just north of Colchester in Essex.

Now, the lovely Laura & Robert, over at Fairfields Farm, have teamed up with Parcelforce so they can deliver their fabulous fruit, vegetable and potato boxes nationwide direct to your door.

Their fruit and veggie boxes are packed with produce and are perfect to feed a family.  Their potatoes are made with green energy, no plastic as it is all recyclable cardboard and offering the lowest carbon footprint potato in the UK.

Pikt Organic & Plastic Free Fruit, Salad & Veggies

Pikt are a family-owned business, B Corp, soil association certified and are Plastic Free Trust Awarded.

Enjoy plastic free fresh and fabulous organic fruit, salad and veggies delivered direct to your door when you need them the most.

From field to your home, Pikt have the finest produce such as beautiful bunched carrots, pink garlic and whole array of vibrant veggies.

Ethically sourced and delivered with heart and soul you cannot go wrong with Pikt and you have clearly ‘Pikt’ the right choice.

Fabulous fresh fruit including zingy kiwi, beautiful blueberries and pretty pink pomegranate and grapefruits are just a click away.

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Travel to Japan from the comfort of your own home Review

Travel to Japan from the comfort of your own home Review: July 2020

Japan an exciting place where ancient traditions are fused with modern ways of life to provide a unique eclectic vibrancy which is to be experienced.

Due to the current Covid-19 situation travelling to Japan may be of the cards for the time being, so in the interim why not enjoy a fabulous foodie travelling experience to Japan from the comfort of your own home with three amazing brands Clearspring, Yutaka and Sous Chef.

Sous Chef

The lovely team over at Sous chef they have a whole range of authentic and quality Japanese food and gifts for you to enjoy or gift to family, friends and loved ones.

Serve your Japanese tea in this lovely melamine red & black tea cup perfect for green tea varieties.

The melamine is lightweight and durable, making it ideal for both home and restaurant use and makes your Japanese tea feel more like an authentic experience.

The classic oblong bento box with five compartments, made from food safe polypropylene, is the perfect way to serve a Japanese meal.

The different compartments hold each element of the meal such as noodles, tofu, rice, vegetables, and a soya dipping sauce or get fabulous and fruity with fruit fondue a chocolate dipping sauce.

Clearspring

Clearspring are a family-owned business and for over 25 years they have been dedicated to providing customers with authentic Japanese foods and a selection of organic and Gluten Free products all with delivery direct to your door.

Clearspring products help sustainable agriculture by supporting organic farmers and artisan food producers.  By caring for the eco-system and enriching the soil, Clearspring work towards protecting the world for future generations to come.

All Clearspring products are Vegan, dairy and refined sugar free and a selection of their products gluten free too.

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Avocado Brunches & Lunches with Holy Moly Dips Review

Avocado Brunches & Lunches with Holy Moly Dips Review: July

Holy Moly…dips that are 100% Natural, no nasties, no added sugar, dairy free, gluten free, vegan and kosher…yes you heard me right.

The team over at Holy Moly sent me an amazing Avocado themed gift, including an Avocado pin badge, portable cup, canvas bag, cooler bag and of course the avocado dips, which was welcomed with excitement and joy.

Holy Moly wanted to develop dips that tasted just as good as homemade with quality ingredients, so they went off to Mexico and partnered up with a family owned Avocado orchard where they lovingly leave creamy hass avocados to ripen in the sunshine.

Through this farm fresh approach, Holy moly have produced some delightful dips.  Along with using high tech packaging methods means that there is no need to use any preservatives, so just fresh and fabulous nutritious goodness.

Their delicious dip range includes flavour combos such as breakfast avocado, smashed avocado, original guacamole, and guacamole with jalapeno & red pepper.

The beautiful breakfast avocado with tomato, lime, salt & pepper is delicious just dollop on toast and serve with on the vine cherry tomatoes and scrambled tofu for a brilliant breakfast or brunch.

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