Its been a whirlwind of movie reviews over here lately with the Ultimate 70s Blogathon and Valentine’s Marathon tag teaming it, which is great but I’d like to change the pace a little (if just for myself).
Let’s take a quick recap at the Goodfood box last week!
Singapore Noodles with Haddock & Pickled Turmeric
I love Singapore noodles! However, I also have no idea how to make it before this box obviously. It was definitely pretty nice especially since we don’t usually eat haddock and that was a nice change. However, this one is quite fancy with having to grind our own turmeric. If you haven’t used turmeric before (like myself prior to this experience), when they say it stains, boy does it stain? My fingers were yellow for two days after some intense scrubbing throughout. The taste of the dish was somewhat worth the hassle . It had a nice taste and the spices were really nice. The pickled turmeric also came out decent, although honestly, I was a little worried to eat it in fear of my mouth turning yellow. If I were to do this meal again, I’d probably just get some grinded turmeric instead and save some of the hassle.
Creamy Gnocchi with Mushroom, Sundried Tomatoes & Green Beans
I had this meal without the creamy sauce and the cheese. This portion is my husband’s who got all the sauce and cheese so it looks slightly overwhelmed unless you love cheese like he does. He liked this one a lot. To be honest, the meal tasted really good just with the lactose-free base. I did overcook the gnocchi which was my fault since I normally fried gnocchi instead of boiling it like pasta.
One Pan Greek Chicken with Roasted Vegetables, Feta & Crispy Croutons
This is the actual version of the meal with the feta cheese. Mine was without the feta cheese. This one is actually really easy to make and tastes very good. Its mostly 15 minutes preparation then its popping in the oven. I can’t emphasize how much I love efficient cooking solutions especially when this one not only had really tender chicken and oven baked bread which turned into some delicious croutons.
Pork Burgers with Homemade Sauerkraut, Roasted Red Peppers & Potato Salad
Last meal we cooked was pork burgers. Whenever burgers are a choice, that week probably ends up ordered. I never knew my husband had such a deep love for sauerkraut until he wanted to get this burger. So this box taught me homemade sauerkraut which was fairly easy since these boxes always ask us to pickle one thing or another. No complaints since I have learned that while I don’t digest raw vegetables well, pickles is a different story. It also had a delicious pork patty with some amazing spices along with a potato salad which included making our own dressing. All of the above worked so well together.
Overall, last week’s box was pretty decent. A lot of the bad was my own fault for overcooking. The burger was great. Despite staining my fingers, the singapore noodles were also really good and then the one pan chicken was delish and efficient whole the gnocchi turned fairly well also.