Recap: Goodfood #11

Goodfood has really been a great experience so far. We’ve learned so much about foods from different cultures and also, learning how to make different meals and just seeing what works for us and doesn’t. This box has some really interesting ingredients and recipes that we were looking forward to try out because it looks tasty. The highlight for this box was kumquats which I’ve seen before as it is an asian citrus fruit but never actually cooked anything with personally. These boxes have also helped us fall into a fantastic routine where we alternate cooking weeks between us so that we get to both share the cooking and the dishwashing responsibilities (for the most part). A little slice of our everyday lives shared here as well, I suppose!

Let’s check out the menu!

Spiced Vegetable Tagine with Couscous

Spiced Vegetable Tagine

My husband volunteered to make this meal which was incredibly sweet of him, especially with these vegetarian meals, they are just a chopping nightmare. I’m possibly the clumsiest and slowest chopper in the world so anything with this amount of chopping just means, I’ll stand there for the at least 30% longer than the recipe says chopping away carefully so that I don’t end up chopping my finger or something. However, the Spiced Vegetable Tagine was great. It had sweet potatoes and eggplants and zucchinis and the tastes meshed together perfectly. My only deal with it is that I’m not a fan of this type of couscous so I really would prefer to not use this type anymore. The sauce did however help make it blend in a little better.

Roasted Chicken, Potatoes & Nantes Carrots with Kumquat & Shallot Pan-Sauce

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The highlight of the box was kumquat and it was incorporated in the sauce here. Making this dish was pretty fun. It was some roasting and the way they roasted the chicken first with cooking on the pan and then popping it in the oven actually makes the chicken have a fantastic texture. On top of that, the sauce matched well and the vegetables balanced out the flavors and spices. Both my husband and I loved this meal a lot.

Potato & Pea Baked Samosas with Mango Chutney & Boston Lettuce Salad

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We’re not big on any of the meals that have Indian spices mostly because it makes the house and fingers smell like the spices at least the next 24 hours. I scrubbed and the faint smell on my fingers were still there. However, for myself, it was worth it. I thought the samosas were really fantastic. The mango chutney Goodfood provided meshed with it perfectly and the filling was delicious and easy to make. My husband was okay with it but not too enthusiastic.

Ground Pork Bulgogi Bowl with Marinated Cucumbers and Jasmine Rice

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We’ve been a huge fans of these bowls and one pot meals and stuff like that. Its really nice and efficient. They are easy to put together. The recipe here works really well as its smart to start marinating the cucumbers right at the start of the menu. It also added a little bit of vinegar in the rice that gave it a nice touch. The meal itself was delicious and simple but worked well together. My husband was a huge fan of it as was I. A definitely winning recipe here.

Overall…this box was quite the winner. We had two meals where we both loved a lot. One where we liked quite a bit and only one meal that we were split on. My fave does have to go to the roasted chicken though. I learned quite a bit from that meal alone especially since we love cooking chicken.