You see, most of the boxes that I researched had potatoes in every week, and we just don’t really eat potatoes all that often. Many companies that I contacted said they couldn’t swap out the potatoes or even sub in sweet potatoes, however with Abel and Cole you can remove any products you don’t like from a weekly box, and ensure that they are never included in your weekly delivery.
The price for a small mixed box of fruit and veg was a reasonable £13.25, and you could add meat boxes, fish boxes, salad boxes- or individual items such as bread, on to any order. Additionally, you can schedule weekly deliveries or order them on an ad hoc basis, and they collect the boxes with the next delivery.
I’ve been wanting to increase the amount of organic produce that we eat, or more importantly, reduce the non-organic produce, however this is really expensive in most supermarkets. Good quality, free range meat is also becoming more important to me.
For our first delivery, I ordered the Small Mixed Fruit and Veg box, which included;
As well as ordering lettuce, cucumber and tomato, alongside a Meat Box with chicken breasts, lamb mince and stewing steak.
Alongside the Veg box waiting at home was my newly ordered Spiralizer. It seems like everyone is going mad for these at the moment, so I couldn’t wait to get in on the action. My Mum was staying for the night, so she had the task of figuring out how to set it up…
Yum courgette noodles.
I used them as a base for a Chicken and Tomato sauce with spinach and cherry toms – from the veg delivery, obviously! I just used a jar of tomato sauce for this super quick and easy recipe, I love Jamie Oliver’s Tomato and Basil pasta sauce, it has a great balance of veggie flavours, although does have a little sugar added to it, unfortunately.
Served dusted with some Parmesan.
Have you ever tried a Spiralizer?