Marley Spoon Recipe Delivery Service: A Review | Modern Mummy

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Marley Spoon Recipe Delivery Service: A Review

A couple of weeks ago I was asked whether I'd be interested in reviewing a new recipe kit delivery service. I have always wanted to use one; I absolutely love cooking but sometimes it's difficult to concentrate when you have two tired children squabbling at the end of a long day, and pouring a g&t whilst whipping up a bowl of pasta with shop bought arrabiata sauce and pre-grated parmesan is the only thing you can muster up the energy to do.

I find cooking really very therapeutic, and before kids I cooked from scratch all.the.time. These days, it's just the shopping for and measuring out of ingredients that can stress me out, which is why I tend to be a bit of a bung-everything-into-a-pot-and-hope-for-the-best kind of cook, rather than a precise and methodical one. 

Marley Spoon sent me everything I needed for two meals; both of which were seasonal recipes with market-fresh, locally sourced ingredients. You can choose meals from a selection which changes weekly and they start at just £5.50 a portion (including delivery). With there only being three of us at home (one big one and two littlies) I opted for the meals for two rather than four, and have to say the portions were very generous indeed.

Sun dried tomato and feta lamb burgers with Greek salad
Creamy parmesan and aubergine bake with basil gnocchi

First up we cooked sun dried tomato and feta lamb burgers with Greek salad, and our second meal was creamy parmesan and aubergine bake with basil gnocchi. The ingredients  for both were incredible; excellent quality and so, so fresh - and beautifully packaged as well (I'm a real sucker for good packaging, and all of theirs is fully recyclable or can be picked up by their return service too). With everything already measured out exactly, and super simple instructions (including step by step photos and a list of the utensils and store cupboard ingredients you need) the meals took no time at all to prepare. There are meat, fish and veggie recipes, which are all created by professional chefs - and the website is updated weekly so there is always something new to try. All you have to do is choose what you'd like to eat and how many people you need to feed at each meal and then go straight ahead and order online!

The meals were both massive hits with the kids, although I modified their portions a bit, e.g. swapping the feta for cheddar in the burgers and giving them iceberg lettuce in the salad with the parmesan and aubergine bake instead of rocket. This service really is ideal for families that want to eat well but struggle for time - and also for those that want to try new things like we do!

If you're interested in trying Marley Spoon for yourself - and I wholeheartedly recommend that you do - the first fifty readers to redeem the code ModernMummy&Marley will receive £25 off their first Marley Spoon order! I will most definitely be using them again.

DISCLAIMER: The ingredients for these meals were complimentary but all thoughts and words are genuine and my own.

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