Jun. 13th, 2017

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I watched Orange is the New Black, I enjoyed it more than seasons three or four, there was no pantie business, toast Norma, baby mouse eating or Poussey death, that is why.

I ate FOUR meals. For once, the portions of all four were more or less bang on:

Pepper, Tomato and Goat's Cheese Risotto

This was super tasty, the cherry toms and bell pepper are slow roasted then added in at the end so they retain their fruitiness, and the goat's cheese contrasts nicely. I think this is the best risotto I've ever had.

Fennel, Sausage and Baby Kale Pizza

I don't know why I ordered this one since I despise kale, even kale babies. However it wilted like spinach and did not ruin the overall thing. It was hard to keep the sausage meat blobs stuck to the pizza but overall it was fine. The base was naaaaaan bread which worked pretty well but is perhaps a bit too chewy to be ideal for pizza. I would also have doubled the amount of mozzarella but that is because I am a cheese fiend. I half expect when I phone up to get my blood test results tomorrow they will say "TOO MUCH CHEESE IN YOUR BLOODSTREAM" and I will cry.

Crusty Chicken Ciabatta Burger

The bread choice here, on the other hand, was perfect because its moist fluffiness stopped the chicken from tasting too dry which happened the last time I made a chicken burger. I could eat this forever, also it is perhaps the first time I've ever made a meal that actually looked pretty and I wanted to take a photo of it but then I didn't. Maybe next time. Had I been served this in a restaurant I would have been very happy and gladly paid a ridiculous bill even if they served it on top of a spade or a mouse mat or whatever else they do these days. OK, not the mouse mat.

Fast Mu Shu Pork Lettuce Boats

OH MAAAN. This is another I could eat for days. You have to grate carrot and courgette then cook it in a pan for a couple of minutes until you have a greeny-orange slush, then you stuff little gem leaves with it (and pig mince and some rice). I suppose this makes it more of a starter / finger food / tapas type thing than a regular main course. It may not sound very promising but it was delicious, the crunchiness of the lettuce and the warm mush of the filling contrasting beautifully. There was something called harissa paste in it.

So overall I think this was my most successful box so far. They are starting to get a bit repetitive though so I might stop getting them soon and just use the recipes in future.

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