Does anyone else lack recipe inspiration and always end up making the same few meals every week? I know I certainly do so when I was offered the chance to try out Feast Box, I jumped at the chance of trying some new dishes.
What is Feast Box?
Feast Box is an Asian and Middle Eastern-inspired, food delivery subscription box for all those foodies out there, that deliver fresh ingredients straight to your door.
There is a selection of 12 meals to choose from each week so you can experiment with new tastes regularly, which I love. Feast Box also provides recipe options for every diet, including vegan and vegetation options.
They pride themselves on being different as they supply their hard to obtain Asian ingredients to Michelin starred restaurants and they do not compromise on flavour.
Each box contains enough for 4 meals – so you can either choose 2 meals for 2 people or 1 meal for 4 people. I opted for the first option and picked the following delicious sounding recipes:
– Malabari Fish Curry
– Persian Aubergine with Lentil Stew
Each recipe comes with a recipe card with vibrant imagery that makes you very excited to make the meal. The cards supply a bit of background behind the dish such as where the dish originated from and also gives a breakdown of the macronutrients, which is great when you are trying to eat healthier.
All the ingredients arrive packaged individually in eco-friendly materials in the correct portion sizes, making it simple to replicate the recipes without error. All you need to add to the dishes are your own oil, salt and pepper if necessary.
The fish for the curry came chilled in a package that was made with recycled materials which was great to see. Every little helps!
All the pots of spices came in a fabric, drawstring bag, branded with the Feast Box logo. This wee bag can absolutely be used again. For example, I now use this for keeping all the bits and bobs at the bottom of my handbag altogether!
Malabari Fish Curry
I love fish curries so I knew this was a recipe I had to try out.
This dish is a cod curry in a sweet, zesty and smooth South Indian sauce, made with coconut milk, a range of spices and seeds such as mustard seeds fenugreek and topped off with coriander. It was flavoured beautifully and left us wanting more.
The fish melted in your mouth and served with basmati rice, made for a hearty meal.
If you decide to make this curry, I’d suggest using less coconut milk and water to make the sauce thicker and even stronger in taste. If you do this, you won’t regret it.
It only took 30 minutes to make which was a bonus for a mid-week meal when you are rushed for time.
Persian Aubergine with Lentil Stew
The curry was delicious but if you are only choosing one recipe, make it the Persian Aubergine. This was one of the best meals I’ve had at home for a long time.
It’s a vegan recipe bursting with flavour. Made with sumac topped, roasted Aubergine on a bed of spiced lentil stew and teamed with turmeric and cumin infused rice, it was a filling meal that we thoroughly enjoyed and one we cannot wait to have again.
The pomegranate seeds that garnish the dish complimented the rich stew perfectly while giving a fresh, sweet element to the dish.
This dish did take a little bit longer at 40 minutes to prepare and cook but for a meal this good, I do not mind in the slightest.
I loved trying out Feast Box. The meals did not disappoint and now we have a new favourite meal, Persian Aubergine, to add to our collection.
The cost per box roughly works out at £4+ per meal, so it’s not the cheapest but for the quantity of ingredients that we received, I’m very pleased and would definitely consider trying more boxes out in the near future
What I love is that now I have two recipe cards that I can use whenever I want to recreate these tasty meals.
If you would like to try out Feast Box, using code JARVIE40 you can save yourself an amazing 40% off your first box!
I’d love to know if you’ve ever tried Feast Box or plan on giving it a go.
While you are here, why not also check out some more foodie posts such as my Vovem Steakhouse & Bar Review.