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Are you Worth Casing?
After my rather raw and a little too real “food for thought” post yesterday, today’s post is all about the food factor and our most recent delivery from Dinner Twist. A home delivery service here in Perth that does the menu planning and shopping for you, where the meals always have an interesting twist.
Having lost my cooking mojo and being rather time poor, this service just ticked all the boxes for me. While we are a family of five and the box is for four, we still managed to have leftovers most meals. The recipes are quick and easy but rather impressively bursting with that ‘slaving over the stove with love all day’ flavour. The dinner twist ‘twist’ is something that sets each dish apart from your everyday menu and something that will have you polishing off your domestic goddess crown in 40 minutes or less.
Normally, having kids, I opt for the family box and it always goes down a treat. This time round and realising my entire family are more adventurous than most when it comes to their food, I opted for the foodie box. It didn’t disappoint.
When I first spied the menu for the week, I was convinced the Spiced Carrot Soup would be mine and mine alone. First up, we are not in the habit of just having soup for dinner, it’s more of a starter and next up my girls aren’t really big fans of soup or carrots. But this soup was packed full of flavour and really filling, the rustic bread that we toasted to go with it, which I think had a hint of fennel in it, made this the perfect meal for the wild winter weather. The smoked almonds that were sprinkled on top needed to be under lock and key prior to the meal. The smokey flavour was insane and they were just so moreish.
I’m a huge fan of figs, so the dried fig pilaf that accompanied the chicken koftas on night two really appealed to me and I have to say I wasn’t disappointed. I can easily see this meal making a comeback on our regular tried and tested worth casing menu. It was that good!
Miss 13 is not a huge fish fan, so I wasn’t surprised when this only just passed the test for her but let me tell you there wasn’t a single complaint or a leftover in sight when it came to the rest of the family. The baked fennel and the simple but flavoursome, cooked from scratch, onion relish really added to this meal.
It was a ratatouille first for our household, so I wasn’t sure what to expect and I have nothing to compare this version of the dish to, but you know what, the fact it only took 35 minutes to prepare was rather impressive. The lamb steaks on their own have certainly changed the way we look at lamb, they easily had enough flavour and could have been served with a simple side salad. The girls weren’t huge fans of the white lima beans in the ratatouille but as far as the adults were concerned we will be back for more.
My entire family enjoyed each and every meal this box, as they normally do and the only issue, for me, was trying to grab a half decent photo of each dish, when the smells wafting from the kitchen had everyone super impatient and rather keen to just devour their meal.