Daily Dish Review

I’m very lucky. I get to eat things and talk about them so I often tell you guys about a new wine or sauce or chocolate or something that was nice. But for the first time in a long while I’ve been COMPLETELY blown away by a product review and the incredible service on offer.

Daily Dish – I applaud you.

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Daily Dish launched in Cape Town and have now extended service to Gauteng. This is how it works:

  1. Choose your meal option: classic, low carb or vegetarian.
  2. Decide how many portions you want: 2 or 4. (prices at the bottom)
  3. All ingredients for 4 nights’ worth of meals are delivered on the Monday. Each is weighed out and packaged separately. Even the things that need to stay in the fridge versus those that can go in the pantry are in different coloured bags.
  4. You receive stunning recipe cards to help you cook, plus they help you make the dish on your own in the future.
  5. Each meal takes less than 20-30 minutes to make.
  6. EAT!

I was a bit sceptical at first. As someone who can cook, I was worried I wouldn’t like their food. And I was wrong. Each meal was delicious and not having to think about what to make for dinner was an absolute joy, as I certainly never have the time to go wander along the aisles. The flavour combinations were well thought through, and while they were easy to pull off (as everything is measured and planned for you) they aren’t necessarily easy to think up on the fly. Plus, there is zero wastage!

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THE LOW-CARB MENU

Monday // Creamy Chicken in a Mushroom Sauce

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From the perfectly portioned chicken, to the little vacuum-sealed bag of white wine for the sauce and the tub of double cream – I sat in the kitchen giggling at how easy it was. Within 18 minutes we had grilled chicken breasts topped with a creamy white wine and parsley mushroom sauce and green beans. Mmm.

Tuesday // Lamb Cutlets in a Mustard Sauce

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This was the only portion that wasn’t quite big enough for us, but I had a sweet potato in the fridge and added it. As brussel spouts weren’t available, they were replaced with baby marrow – an example of just how fresh everything is. However, it was absolutely divine. Juicy lamb cutlets in a lemony mustard sauce. 15 minutes.

Wednesday // Tuna Sweet Potato Jackets

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This meal completely shocked me, as I didn’t think it would be as nice as it was. Baked sweet potatoes (I did mine in the microwave, not the oven), topped with tuna, chopped onion, chilli, fresh coriander, plain yogurt, lime juice, salt and pepper! So. Freaking. Easy. And so freaking delicious. I have since made it again and added some tomato and avo – perfection.

Thursday // Shakshuka

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Shakshuka is a Middle Eastern dish where you cook a base of chilli, tomato and spices, then drop eggs into little gaps in the sauce and cook them. And it’s the best. I make it quite often and the Daily Dish version didn’t disappoint! Cumin, garlic, chilli, paprika, peppers and tomato, four eggs, then topped with rich feta on a bed of Swiss Chard. Delish.

For someone who doesn’t know how to cook, but wants to learn – this is perfect. For someone who can cook, but doesn’t have the time to go out and shop and then prepare a full meal – this is perfect. I love that you can pause and resume your subscription weekly, and don’t have to pay far in advance. I love that they deliver everything at once. I love how exciting it is to try different, easy-tp-prepare but still interesting new meals. I love everything about Daily Dish.

COMPETITION

Because Daily Dish are AWESOME they’ve given us 2 to give to you guys. Each one of these is an entry. You can do one, or all of them.

  • Tweet the following:

Hey @FoodblogCT, I wanna win a week of meals from @dailydishforyou! http://www.food-blog.co.za/daily-dish-review/

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Written by Kayli Vee

Copywriter at an ad agency and co-owner of the Foodblog Group. I heart oysters, gin and tonic, biltong and clever advertising.

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  1. They all sound delicious and I love the idea of having all the ingredients you need for each dish delivered to your door. Please pick me. Have tweeted, already like and follow FoodblogCT on FB and Twitter so I have now also liked Daily Dish on Fb and Twitter.

  2. Liked and Followed.. I have to say that I would love to try the Tuna Sweet Potato Jackets, I love tuna and I love sweet potato.. but when I make it, its a much more fattier version !

  3. After living in the middle east, i have to say i have come to really enjoy its cuisine. i haven’t had it yet but it looks amazing, shakshuka it shall be.

  4. The Tuna Sweet Potato Jackets sound devine, I would love to give my mom a timeout for just a week, she will love this

  5. each of he meals sounds so delicious, but I would be excited to try the Shakshuka. And with someone doing the shopping and prep for me would make it that much easier….too Devine for words!

  6. love the Creamy Chicken in a Mushroom Sauce wow it’s sounds so beautiful and i’m on a no carb diet so this would be so amazing 🙂 tweeted and liked the fb pages 🙂

  7. Tuna Sweet Potato Jackets – looks and sounds yummy. must admit the rest are also looking great and I am ready to dig into any one of the meals

  8. I would love to try shakshuka. First time hearing of it and with my palate’s love for spicy exotic food I’m sure it tastes divine!

  9. You are right, you have the best job ever! Like George Bernard Shaw once said, There is no love sincerer than the love of food.

    I wanna be like you when I grow up a little more. 🙂

    Everyone one of those dishes looks Yum…I wanna try all of them. But Shaka “conquerors” me hands down! I’m helpless under the mighty king…hehehehe..”diary of a single girl”.

  10. Creamy Chicken in a Mushroom sauce, did all steps, fishers crossed ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

  11. I’m a major fan of daily dish and have been using their services for about 6 months. The convenience aspect is a major winner but the food is delish too. My favorite ever is the winner Spinach and bacon quiche recipe. All time win. And the steak with mushroom sauce is pretty rad too. Love them and would love a free week. 😉

  12. A little bird told me that the tuna with sweet potato is AMAZING.
    As a certified sweet potato fanatic, that’s the dish I’m most anxious to try!

  13. wow, all of this food looks delicious and oh-so-convenient. The Tuna Sweet Potato Jackets look the best to me!

  14. Wow! I would love to win this! Creamy Chicken in a Mushroom Sauce looks and sounds delicious! 🙂 I’ve completed the above stated steps. Fingers and toes crossed! 🙂

  15. Shakshuka looks fantastic, I have a 1 pot recipe book and there is an entry called Mediterranean baked eggs in tomato, never knew it was called Shakshuka.

  16. Shakshuka sounds fantastic! Thank you for such an amasing blog and this incredible competition! Love you guys.

  17. I have been wanting to try shakshuka for aaaaaaaaaaages but am always nervous about how to make it and can never find a restaurant that makes it the authentic way. now, thanks to daily dish, i can make it myself and love it! i work in events and often work late/insane hours and so really struggle to get creative in the kitchen when i do finally get home. daily dish is the kind of saving grace i am in desperate need of!

    this is an awesome initiative and thank you for the competition.
    fingers crossed.

    nina brown

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