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Re: Cook-at-Home food boxes

Postby PatsyMFagan » Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:14 am

One of my Fitsteps friends has asked for recommendations for a company who can deliver a vegan meal either ready made/or finish at home to be delivered to Bewdley in Worcester ..... I said I didn't know, but I might know someone who did ... ;)

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Re: Cook-at-Home food boxes

Postby jeral » Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:38 am

Hi PatsyMFagan. Earthmaiden suggested Cook a few posts back, which I noticed do a range of vegan ready meal dishes that I wouldn't mind trying myself when I empty some freezer space. KeenCook2 said she'd tried a couple of their other meals. It says "Delivery to a UK address of your choice."

Main page: https://www.cookfood.net/menu/meal-bundles/food-boxes
Vegan page: https://www.cookfood.net/menu/main-meals/vegan-friendly

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Re: Cook-at-Home food boxes

Postby DEB » Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:21 pm

For afternoon tea do check with the local Pub's and restrants down here many are offering collect and delivery teas.

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Re: Cook-at-Home food boxes

Postby PatsyMFagan » Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:31 pm

jeral wrote:Hi PatsyMFagan. Earthmaiden suggested Cook a few posts back, which I noticed do a range of vegan ready meal dishes that I wouldn't mind trying myself when I empty some freezer space. KeenCook2 said she'd tried a couple of their other meals. It says "Delivery to a UK address of your choice."

Main page: https://www.cookfood.net/menu/meal-bundles/food-boxes
Vegan page: https://www.cookfood.net/menu/main-meals/vegan-friendly


thanks Jeral... will pass this info on . :thumbsup

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Re: Cook-at-Home food boxes

Postby Maud » Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:45 pm

Stem & Glory is a vegan restaurant and is doing home delivery across the country I think. Someone on here mentioned it a couple of weeks ago but I've not tried it yet

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Re: Cook-at-Home food boxes

Postby PatsyMFagan » Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:51 pm

Ooh, Hello Maud :hi5:

Thanks for this ... I will pass it on .. :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup

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Re: Cook-at-Home food boxes

Postby KeenCook2 » Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:04 pm

A friend in North Wales had one of their "signature" boxes delivered and said it was fantastic. They got several meals out of it.
https://www.theowlleeds.co.uk/owl-at-home/

As both OH and I have birthdays in March and April we are very tempted!

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Re: Cook-at-Home food boxes

Postby Lokelani » Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:02 pm

We had some special dates last year so spent out on some treat ones.

Banquist Theo Randall - the food was good, but it was so much work & washing up it didn't feel like a treat.

Haar at Home - this was amazing, so much less work & really good. We had the Land & Sea when there was a very special offer & also bought the Arbroath Smokies (how many bones?!!) as we'd never tried them and the corn bread (delicous). Lobster & crab were very fresh, but not very big. Excellent rib eye steak. Dessert way too sweet for us.

We recently tried the Professional box from Haar/Matthew Ryle one. Again pretty easy to prepare. Quite good, but some bits missing, & some not as pictured. The instruction said to pipe the cheese custard into the Comte gougere, but they must have realised by the time they did the instruction video that they wouldn't puff up again on reheating,so they changed that to pipe on top of them! The steak, entrecote way too much fat & bone proportion to meat for our liking.

Cote at Home was more just like a ready meal, okay but nothing amazing. Both times the boxes arrived well over chilled temperature with very few ice packs (only at the bottom), cracked plastic trays & the cream sachet was already off in one of the desserts. Loved the creme caramel though. Their butcher meat box not the greatest. Great to be able to get Mimolette cheese though, as I wanted to try the recipe from my Michel Roux cheese book present.

We rather rashly decided to try Burger & Beyond as we've had no takeaways in over a year. Very, very greasy & the first time I've deep fat fried anything in decades! Not for us, but quality of ingredients not bad, if you don't mind your burger seeming more fat than meat, I know it’s flavour, but there were inches of it to be poured out of the pan!

Plus point most of them were enough for lunch as well as dinner for us. Which also saves the leaping up & down in between courses to cook the next.

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Re: Cook-at-Home food boxes

Postby Renee » Sat Mar 13, 2021 1:25 am

Thanks for the 'Cook' link. The meals look really good and sometimes I need a short break from cooking. However, my freezer is so full at the moment. I must start using things from it again!

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Re: Cook-at-Home food boxes

Postby Pampy » Sat Mar 13, 2021 1:39 am

Renee - Booths sell some Cook dishes. I bought the chicken Dijon last week.

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Re: Cook-at-Home food boxes

Postby KeenCook2 » Sat Mar 13, 2021 1:12 pm

Pampy wrote:Renee - Booths sell some Cook dishes. I bought the chicken Dijon last week.


We've had the pork dijon, and it was excellent :thumbsup

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Re: Cook-at-Home food boxes

Postby Renee » Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:26 pm

Thanks for that, Pampy! Yes I had seen them but didn't know what they were like. I'm glad you enjoyed the Pork Dijon KeenCook2.

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Re: Cook-at-Home food boxes

Postby KeenCook2 » Sun Mar 14, 2021 6:25 pm

Renee - and anyone else who's interested, this COOK voucher in their latest newsletter just popped into my email:
https://news.cookfood.net/5CFA-C74E-031 ... r.aspx?v=0

Forgot to say it's only valid online or at COOK shops - so wouldn't have worked at Booths for you, Pampy

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Re: Cook-at-Home food boxes

Postby Pampy » Sun Mar 14, 2021 6:54 pm

Not a cook-at-home supplier but this looks an interesting site https://realfoodhub.co.uk/

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Re: Cook-at-Home food boxes

Postby carrotdill » Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:00 pm

Everytime I hear the words "food boxes"
it reminds me of the many visits of fire
department made to the dorm when I
was at university;when some idiot tried to
reheat leftover pizza in the delivery box.

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Re: Cook-at-Home food boxes

Postby KeenCook2 » Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:13 pm

Pampy wrote:Not a cook-at-home supplier but this looks an interesting site https://realfoodhub.co.uk/

That's an interesting link, just had a quick look at it and noticed a couple of things - I was surprised to see Virgin Wines (realfoodhub? - I guess wine is wine and maybe they have a lot of organic wines) on there, and I hadn't realised that Camisa's had gone entirely online.

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Re: Cook-at-Home food boxes

Postby Renee » Mon Mar 15, 2021 4:25 pm

Thanks for the link KC2!

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Re: Cook-at-Home food boxes

Postby Stokey Sue » Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:04 pm

This always irritates me a little - food is surely "real" if it is non-toxic and provides useful nutrients?

A jam butty made with sliced white bread is real food to a hungry school child in need of calories

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Re: Cook-at-Home food boxes

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Re: Cook-at-Home food boxes

Postby KeenCook2 » Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:25 pm

We ate at Fishworks on Marylebone Lane, once, and have been getting their emails ever since!

Looks like they're doing an Easter menu ... https://www.plateaway.com/product/feast-box-for-4/
https://www.plateaway.com/restaurants/fishworks/ - a couple of other dishes

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