Thursday, 12 October 2017

quick & light recipe inspiration from riverford organic.


Quick and easy recipes for midweek meals? Looking for healthy inspiration, colourful dishes and those extra veggies? Riverford Organic might be for you. Their latest recipe boxes, which can be ordered as one offs, mixed and matched or as a subscription, all feature great quality organic produce. The particular one they send me to try out was the two meal Quick & Light Vegetarian Box at £29.95. Find out how I got on, with a little giveaway,


As with most boxes, you get everything conveniently weighed out for you. Interesting vegetables, spices and pulses seem to be popular with Riverford. Even as a big foodie this was the first time I'd tried romanesco, or hazelnut dukkah as a combination.




With a two meal box these were the only choices. However they were most definitely inspiring enough to feel like a new challenge. This week for example there are the likes of smoky tofu with garlic greens and lentil dhal with tarka fried onions. In addition, they're designed to take just 30 minutes or less.



True to description, the recipes only took 30 minutes and the ingredients were vibrant and fresh. Even with the pastry recipe, there was an added vegetable element and zesty salad alongside.


In this case the warm roast romanesco salad was a favourite, with brilliant textures met with rich tomato sauce and flavoursome cous cous. The leek and ricotta tart was a generous size which kept in the fridge for an extra few days. Again a tasty combination! I think for nearly £30 it would be a treat now and again for vegetarian inspiration! Have you ever tried a Riverford Organic box?



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What cuisine or recipe would you love to see in a Riverford box?


In collaboration with Riverford

204 comments:

  1. Food & photographs look amazing. It might only be 9am but I'm so hungry now haha.

    Chloe | Mojichlo

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  2. That salad looks amazing. I'd love to see Middle Eastern flavours as I'm LOVING them at the minute!

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  3. I'm all for Mexican inspired recipes. Something warming for the autumn/winter months :) I've never used romanesco either!

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  4. i would love to try more caribbean dishes :)

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  5. A Greek dish, a tasty lamb mousakka maybe!

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  6. I would love to see more Indian or Chinese recipes :)

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  7. Recipes that I can cook in my slow cooker.

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  8. Traditional comfort foods like macaroni cheese!

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  9. Any recipes using pumpkins and olives (though maybe not in the same dish!)

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  10. love recipes for the slow cooker for all the family to enjoy

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  11. Rustic Mediterranean dishes.

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  12. Moroccan is such a great cuisine to cook at home - very hearty for winter

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  13. I have no adventure in my diet and am very happy with simple british food. There is so much of it that I dont need to experiment any firther

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  14. I'd love to see something Lebanese or Moroccan :)

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  15. Veggie dishes that don't include squash.

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  16. I would love to see some good venison dishes :)

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  17. Loving the veggie recipes but maybe a few more pasta options

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  18. something that incorporates fresh salmon

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  19. My favourite is Italian. A nice veal in creamy mushroom sauce

    (Kim Neville)

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  20. Some nice vegetarian meals that are new and exciting.

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  21. Italian dishes are my favourite , so that's what I'd like

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  22. Anything Moroccan - I'm a huge fan of Moroccan food!

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  23. I'd love to see some Mexican dishes!

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  24. I'd like to see some tapas style cuisine
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  25. Dauphanoise potatoes or a hearty mac and cheese

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  26. I would love some Greek cuisine recipes. Yum yum.

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  27. Any vegan/vegetarian Italian recipe would interest me

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  28. Looks fantastic. I would love to see Thai food.

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  29. I always want to try Caribbean food so that would be great

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  30. After a wonderful holiday this summer I would love to try more Caribbean cookery.

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  31. I'd love to see some Turkish tastes in a box!

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  32. I love to try new vegetarian dishes, particularly anything spicy!

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  33. I'd love to see a 'War Time' selection with the produce that nan & grandad had to work with on a tight ration. Mum always said nan came up with amazing meals from a humble selection of vegetables.

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  34. Some vegetarian gluten free high protein recipes (@PeanutHog)

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  35. middle eastern vegan style recipes would be fabulous!

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  36. Anything pasta based is OK with me.

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  37. Beef Stew, a great way to get loads of vegetables in your meal

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  38. Love to see some Japanese style meals as it's a great new cuisine I have started to experiment with

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  39. I'd love to see some Thai dishes!

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  40. I would love to see some Middle Eastern recipes

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  41. I would like meals I can put in my slow cooker whilst I am at work

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  42. More unusual chicken dishes

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  43. I would love to see more Thai dishes

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  44. would love to see more thai dishes
    yummy yummy

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  45. Anything, I can't cook, I'm thinking of learning though

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  46. Middle Eastern Vegetarian recipes would get my vote! Delicious!

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  47. I'd love a Mexican theme, my favourite :)

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  48. I'd love to see a really out-there dish like an odd creation recipe!

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  49. This looks lovely. I'm looking for a great pumpkin recipe at the moment and not just the usual pumpkin pie!

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  50. I like various omelettes, especially with cheese.

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  51. I'd love some more lamb dishes as it's my favourite meat but I don't know many ways to cook it!

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  52. You have some great vegetarian recipes. I love the aubergine goats cheese and aubergine pasta.

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  53. A slow cooked casserole would be lovely

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  54. I actually love Chinese foods so that would be great x

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  55. I would love to see some Venezuelan. Learning how to make arepas would be great!

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  56. Vegetarian dishes with no cheese!

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  57. I'm cold so comfort food sounds appealing - like casseroles or stews xx

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  58. I love Mediterranean dishes with fresh bold flavours :)

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  59. I would like to see some kind of Thai food in the boxes

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  60. Italian dished would be lovely please.

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  61. something Mexican with lots of spices

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  62. Goat curry with cream and bread - yummy

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  63. Chinese/ Indian curry’s

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  64. Anything that doesn't involve the same boring meals I cook everyday!!

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  65. I love Indian food - would love some simple and easy to make recipes

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  66. Healthy versions of traditional English comfort foods

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  67. Healthy versions of traditional English comfort foods

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  68. More Carribean recipes and ingredients would be great.

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  69. I’d love to be able to cook authentic Indian recipes from scratch.

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  70. Traditional Mediterranean dishes, particularly Greek :)

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  71. I would like to see Lebanese recipes. EJ Dunn

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  72. Vegetarian dishes that my family would enjoy!

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  73. Some spiced recipies, unusual foods that we dont really find easily would be nice...

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  74. great recipes already yummy

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  75. I'd love to see some quick and easy Chinese recipes because they're always packed with flavour.

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  76. Something really comforting and autumnal like a butternut squash risotto

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  77. Anything spicey, I love warming veggi foods that Romenessco looks delishious!

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  78. Im a big pasta fan so anything a bit different and exotic to do with pasta :-)

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  79. We love Italian recipes in our house, so lots of italian.

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  80. i love easy recipies as i enjoy cooking but am not very good so smple is best also i loe italian food so a combination is great

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  81. I would love to see cheese recipies especially vegetarian ones, theres only so many times a week I can eat macaroni cheese lol

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  82. I would like to see some Spanish recipies.

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  83. Back to basic with some ww2 recipes revisited

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  84. Anything with a bit of spice!! Some good Indian recipes would be fab 😊

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  85. i'd like a korma recipe that actually tastes how it does in an indian restaurant

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  86. thai gets my vote Looks really healthy and yummy!

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  87. Beef stroganoff - yum! :) But made with brandy instead of white wine (which is what my Mum uses - gorgeous but would love to try it the other way too).

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  88. Thai would be my favousite!! Your dishes & fresh vegetables looks so fresh & healthy!!! Awesome!!

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  89. Middle eastern or Caribbean foods I love them both, great use of spices but not too much heat.

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  90. I would like to see some Thai dishes, such as Pad Thai, without any fishy elements

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  91. I would like Greek food included please, Thank you

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  92. I would love to see Japanese bento recipes

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  93. I'd love to see some Brazilian food included

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