I was lucky enough to be approached by Mitch & Shirin after they saw and loved my illustrations on Instagram. Part of running my blog/insta is of course, drawing food and reviewing it. They were kind enough to send me some meals in exchange for a couple of drawings, which of course I was happy to do. I bloody love food!
A true taste of the countryside. Our chesnut mushroom and green lentil root vegetable packed pie is covered in an umami rich tomato and red wine gravy. Topped with a creamy wholegrain mustard potato mash. Mmm!
Mmm indeed! This meal was so so tasty.
Before I get into the review, here’s some facts about the meal;
♡ 100% plant based
♡ Low fat (only 333kcals)
♡ Gluten free
♡ Nut free
♡ Recyclable packaging
Fresh and tasty.
Those are the two main words I’d use when talking about this Gardener’s pie. It took just 40 minutes to cook in the oven and was a perfect fix for not knowing what to have for tea, especially as the husband’s at work. Making a meal for one isn’t always appealing.
The meal itself was seasoned well, something I find tends to lack in ready made meals. The vegetables were so fresh, I could really taste the peas for example and it wasn’t just a texture that kind of resembled what it said it was. It was so flavourful.
Not only did I love the flavour but it was the perfect size for a meal and I’m a hungry girl who eats BIG portions usually. When Mitch told me it was only 333 kcals I was honestly shocked!
Home made feel.
I’m not usually a fan of ready made meals, as I don’t feel comfortable with what’s in the meal and they tend to make you feel a bit groggy and regretful afterwards.
Mitch’s Kitchen didn’t make me feel this way at all. As I was eating the meal, I could taste each ingredient and the products themselves are handmade to order, so you know they’re fresh with no funny additives.
After finishing the meal, I didn’t have that instant regret. It felt just like I’d ate a home made meal. It was healthy, nutritious and the perfect quick fix.
Another thing that struck me about Mitch’s Kitchen was that the packaging is recyclable and personal to you. Each meal comes in a cardboard style tub with a cardboard sleeve which can be popped straight into your recycling after enjoying your meal.
Not only that but there’s a personal touch in that it’s signed by who’s actually made your meal, in this case it was Mitch himself. Thanks Mitch.
I can’t wait to try the other meals I’ve been sent to try and if you’re thinking these sound too good to be true, well you can see all about Mitch’s Kitchen and the meals they offer here: Mitch’s Kitchen.
Love, always – B
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