Simply Cook – it does what it says on the tin.
Guest post by Sarah James:
I love cooking, experimenting and trying new dishes, especially at weekends. But there are some times when I lack inspiration, and seem to be getting into a rut of cooking the same things. I tend to work a 10 hour day and this can add to a lack of enthusiasm energy during the week to try something new and complicated for supper. There are nights when you just want to have something tasty on the table in less than 30 minutes without needing the knife skills of a professional chef!
So I was pleased to be asked to try the Simply Cook products. My starter pack came with the kit to make 4 different dishes, all the flavourings, herbs and spices ready done in the right quantities for 2 people. I liked the idea of this, as it seems that you often buy the spices/herbs for one dish only to find that they’ve gone stale by the next time you have a need to use them.
Each one comes with instructions and tear-off shopping list – it really couldn’t be easier.
Simplicity is one thing, but did it deliver on taste? And did the recipes work? The answer was that it was very easy, with good photos, and clearly written instructions, and we felt we’d produced food that we’d be happy to share with friends.
I made the Hot Cajun spiced meatballs; as you can see, the other ingredients were kitchen staples (apart from the meatballs themselves):
The finished product was indeed spicy and delicious.
I also made Lemon and Pepper Salmon, which was simplicity itself.
And very pretty on the plate (although this was a touch salty for my palate):
And were they ready on time? The answer is yes! This really did take the pain out of mid-week menu planning and preparation, and left us feeling that we’d had a really nice supper.
For more information about how to order from Simply Cook please see www.simplycook.com