With time being in relatively short supply of late, I’ve been openly looking for inspiration when it comes to our meals. I’ve also been looking for convenience, while trying to keep healthy dinners on the menu.
I tried both Woolworths and Coles online shopping, but wasn’t taken by either of them (their produce was just ‘so 'so’ and I found a lot of their products were more expensive online than in my local store…weird).
I then heard about Aussie Farmers Direct, a company through which I could arrange a weekly produce delivery directly to my door.
Good inspiration for meals? Yes.
So recently I signed up for their vegetable box to come once a week (because although we may not each as much fruit as I would like, we certainly go through vegetables like there is no tomorrow).
Two weeks in – and I have been so very pleased thus far.
It is actually a little like a weekly surprise gift – as before it is delivered – I never quite know what we will get. Last week we got some gorgeous silverbeet, for example, which I had never cooked with before – but is now my new favourite!
It has also encouraged me to get creative in the kitchen, and I have had a lot of fun planning our dinners around the produce received. I’ll blog about these dishes, but for now, here is a sneak peek…
(Polenta chicken schnitzel with swede / carrot salad)
(Buttery orange maple parsnips)
(My favourite meal of late – warm silverbeet, bean and chorizo salad)
While the quality of the produce stays good, I have no doubts that we will continue this delivery. So far it all been really fresh and lovely (aside from one questionable leek), and with another delivery due today- I’m already excited!
*nb – This was not in anyway a sponsored post. I just want to share with you my experiences of the deliveries thus far.
What about you? Do you get produce or grocery deliveries?