I am always on the look-out for new inspiration and new flavours that I can add to my repertoire. With all of these new meal kit subscription boxes, it is a great way to test new flavours and recipes without having to commit to too many ingredients since they provide you everything you need for the recipes! I especially love how a lot of these companies have huge discounts for first timers since it allows me to test the different recipes and ingredients out there.
When I saw that GoodFood had a special on their boxes (I paid $24 for 3 vegetarian recipes for 2 people), I knew I wanted to try it out. Like many meal kit subscription boxes on the market today, they offer fresh ingredients that come with step by step recipe cards. What sets GoodFood apart from other companies is that they are committed to donating a meal for every meal kit purchased to a local school in need. I love companies that give back to the communities in which they operate in!
What I would say however is there is still an opportunity to reduce plastic waste associated with these subscription boxes. Though the plastic does serve as a way to protect the freshness and integrity of the ingredients, I do believe that there are still opportunities to preserve the ingredients without having to use single use plastics. I do like how some of the ingredients do come in mini plastic containers that I can reuse in the future for home use. The ice packs also come in handy for road trips and BBQs!
See below for my reviews for each recipe. Don’t forget to check out the full video and leave your comments!
Now set forth and be savvy!
I don’t think I’ve ever actually had an quesadilla before and am not typically craving it however I chose this as part of my box because I wanted to see for myself what it was like! This recipe was pretty easy – the longest part was waiting for the cauliflower to roast. The spices that came with this recipe was actually really tasty and I’d love to use it again for future dishes and other veggies. It was flavourful and very easy to make.
Who doesn’t like a baked pasta dish? I’ve never had mafaldine pasta before but after trying this recipe, I am addicted. I love the shape – it reminds me of miniature lasagna noodles. It’s perfect for tomato sauce and the spices were really great as well. I also like how this was served with green beans to really round out the meal with a serving a veggies. In the future, I probably wouldn’t bake this as cooking it over the stove top was already delicious all on it’s own.
This recipe actually was a pretty big portion and made enough for 4 servings, which is great value. I always make Thai curry at home and received a very similar curry paste in the recipe, so this was one of the least exciting recipes for me. However, I really enjoyed the pairing over red rice since this is something that I never thought to do. It’s great that I am still able to learn something new! I also added more veggies that I had in the fridge which was perfect since we were able to have leftovers for lunch the next day. I also noticed that the tofu was probably frozen beforehand and thawed out due to the chewy consistency. This is actually a hack a lot of people do, in order to make the tofu more meatier in texture, you can freeze it and that before using!