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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Everdine: Frozen meals that look and taste like real food!

Written in collaboration with Everdine





Everdine is a service will deliver either eight or twelve wholesome frozen meals to your home or office. Every ingredient is responsibly sourced, the meals are designed by their own professional chefs, and most just need 10 minutes in the microwave before being ready to eat.

For me, and I know for many others, the subject of food isn't always as straight forward as I would like, so I must say that I'm not wholly on board with the 'clean eating made simple' tagline. I understand the premise behind clean eating, but I can't allow myself to think about it too much because I know I would end up using it as a tool to begin severely controlling what I eat. I also struggle with the connotation that some foods are inherently clean while others are, presumably, dirty.

But I do completely understand what they're trying to communicate and why they've chosen to use this word. I'm just going to choose to ignore it.



Each meal is contained within a cardboard sleeve, which details the ingredients, cooking instructions and nutritional information. I'm sure most of us have either eaten or at least seen a microwaveable frozen meal at some point and they never look particularly great, so I have to say I was really pleasantly surprised by how these look like actual, real food.

As they're cooking they also smell like actual, real life food. My mum came over one afternoon and she honestly thought I'd been cooking something from scratch. But honestly, these aren't cheap so for the price they really should look and smell good.

Depending on the plan you choose, each meal costs between £7.50 and £8.50. For a regular microwave meal this would be expensive, but the quality is there and I found that the portion size was pretty perfect. It's unlikely to be something you would rely on every week, but for particularly busy periods in your life, or perhaps as a gift for a new mum I definitely see the benefits.


By dinner time it's pretty dark here now and I wouldn't have been able to snap any photographs, so instead of having my selection of meals for dinner I've had a week or so of really brilliant lunches. Putting together this review has actually made me realise how uninspired my lunches have been recently, and how much more energy I have during the afternoon when I've eaten something fairly substantial. It's an area of my life I should probably put a little more effort into.

I can honestly say that I liked every meal on my menu. I wouldn't necessarily have every single one of them again, but I liked the variety. My favourite was easily the Singapore noodles (last picture), followed by the chickpea and vegetable tagine (first picture).


With a few minor modifications Beatrix also got herself a new little hideaway in the form of the cardboard box everything was delivered in, so we were both pretty happy bunnies.

I've never tried a service quite like this before and I wasn't really sure what to expect, but it turned out to be a really great experience. It's even given me the motivation to experiment in the kitchen a little more as lunchtime rolls around.

If you want to give Everdine a try, I have a code that will give you £30 off your first box: IN1SAILORJENNIE

Have you tried Everdine, or a service like it before?
xo

10 comments:

  1. They certainly don't look like typical microwave meals! They all look darn tasty :) Beatrix also looks so sweet in her new box playhouse hehe :) xxxx

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    1. She looks so cosy when she's in there! <3

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  2. Such a fantastic idea, I usually love cooking but sometimes it's so nice to have meals already prepared! I've never heard of this brand but I'd love to give it a go x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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    1. Definitely always good to have something quick and easy on hand for days when you just don't seem to have enough time! x

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  3. This sounds like such a great idea! I love to have frozen meals laying around incase I don't have time to cook, or I have nothing else in the fridge! x

    www.abeautyromance.com
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    1. Me too, sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day! x

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  4. This is so cool, and helpful for lazy days! The food looks amazing.

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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  5. This is pretty cool, although I think I enjoy grocery shopping too much for meal subscription services! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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