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Simply Food

Simply Cook have a simple plan. To design delicious recipes, and then send you a kit that allows you to recreate them.

Simply Cook don’t send the full ingredients through. They do, however, put the flavours together and give the the instructions / list of further ingredients needed to make their food.

The box sent to us had four kits. BBQ Tandoori Chicken, Malay Laksa, Beef Massaman and Bokkeumbap.

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Bokkeumbap, apparently, “is hugely popular Korean style fried rice dish that makes great use of leftovers and provides a super quick and satisfying meal”. The kit consisted of Gochujang (a red chilli pepper paste), Doenjang (a Korean soybean paste) and Garlic Paste.  The Beef Massaman kit came with Massaman Paste, Ginger Chicken Stock and Tamarind.

Not one to shy away from a challenge, I decided to cook both kits at the same time for four of us. Game on!

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Prepping the ingredients didn’t take long. It’s a healthy mix with loads of vegetables in both dishes.

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Cracking open the kits filled the kitchen with some lovely smells. The recipes were very straightforward and took less than 20 minutes each.

But it’s not the cooking that’s the big deal here. It’s not complex to put together. This is more about the flavours – that’s what you’re ordering here. Simply Cook are providing big tasting flavours that aren’t run of the mill. There’s no room for blandness. So, how did it come out?

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The Bokkeumbap, a vegetarian dish, was nourishing and full of black bean flavours. An almost sticky rice with a rich depth to it and the unusual addition of a fried egg on the top, but it worked. It worked a treat!

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The Beef Massaman was another triumph. The Massaman may be a mild curry but that doesn’t mean it didn’t have a full, well rounded flavour. It tasted delicious.

The advantages of having the spices and recipe and then buying your own ingredients is obvious. You can swap out any ingredients that you don’t like (we changed cabbage for kale) or even swap fish for chicken – or anything you like. It also keeps for a good while. The combinations are not run of the mill, either. If you’re looking for a meal idea for a special occasion, then this is a great place to look.

The price? For four meal kits, it’s just £8.99. That’s ridiculously low considering how much flavour they pack into those pots.

110 Comments

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    Karl Borowy
    1st June 2016
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    CHURRASCO CHICKEN

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    susan b
    1st June 2016
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    The Iranian Vegetable Stew looks delicious.

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    janet humphrey
    1st June 2016
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    Chicken Tinga looks like the sort of meal we would enjoy

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    Kim M
    1st June 2016
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    Would love to try the Jerk Chicken

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    iain maciver
    1st June 2016
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    jerk chicken

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    Margaret Gallagher
    1st June 2016
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    Giant fish curry looks delicious

  7. The jerk chicken looks really tasty!
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    darren matthews
    1st June 2016
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    jerk chicken looks great

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    Cristín Williams
    1st June 2016
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    Chicken Tagine, any Tagine always reminds me of my honeymoon

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    joanne casey
    2nd June 2016
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    I like the look of the Beef Massaman, I wouldn’t mind trying that

  11. Avatar
    Ray Dodds
    2nd June 2016
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    Jerk chicken

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    Lorraine Stone
    2nd June 2016
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    Thai red prawn curry

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    ROBERT MCINTOSH
    2nd June 2016
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    The jerk chicken

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    Charlie Cheung
    2nd June 2016
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    Thai red prawn curry for me!

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    Caroline Hunter
    2nd June 2016
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    Iranian vegetable stew looks delicious 🙂

  16. Avatar
    lucy higgins
    2nd June 2016
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    Iranian vegetable stew

  17. Avatar
    Fiona Paley
    2nd June 2016
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    The wild mushroom penne looks delicious.

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    Natalie Charman
    2nd June 2016
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    Jerk chicken

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    Char Keddy
    2nd June 2016
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    Chicken tagine – one of my all time favs! xx

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    2nd June 2016
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    thai red prawn curry

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    pete c
    2nd June 2016
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    mine is Churrasco Chicken – looks lovely

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    amy bondoc
    3rd June 2016
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    the CHAR SIU BBQ PORK definately appeals to me ill have to ty make it !

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    Holly Gibson
    3rd June 2016
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    The Malaysian Laksa looks yummy!

  24. Avatar
    Ruth Harwood
    3rd June 2016
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    Iranian Vegetable Stew

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    Sheryl Keene
    3rd June 2016
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    I need to try the Iranian Vegetable Stew! It looks delicious!

  26. Avatar
    Fiona K
    3rd June 2016
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    Grilled Halloumi Salad

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    Jo Carroll
    3rd June 2016
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    Churrasco Chicken sounds yummy. x

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    Ian F
    3rd June 2016
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    Bokkeumbap.

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    Jennifer Bailey
    3rd June 2016
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    The Chicken Tagine sound lovely

  30. Avatar
    Nora
    3rd June 2016
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    Iranian Vegetable Stew

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    JODIE BEAUMONT
    3rd June 2016
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    the jerk chicken!

  32. Avatar
    Solange
    4th June 2016
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    Jerk chicken

  33. Avatar
    Karen R
    4th June 2016
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    The Iranian vegetable stew looks good!

  34. Avatar
    ElizM
    4th June 2016
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    the thai red prawn curry

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    Emma Cale
    4th June 2016
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    Yum!! Looks great

  36. Avatar
    helen tovell
    4th June 2016
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    the chicken tinga look and sound lovely

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    Rey Chunara
    5th June 2016
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    I love curries and I like fish so it would be the Goan Fish Curry for me

  38. Avatar
    Laura Pritchard
    5th June 2016
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    The CHURRASCO CHICKEN

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    Herbert Appleby
    5th June 2016
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    I’d go for the THAI RED PRAWN CURRY as my favorite.

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    Kerry Taylor
    6th June 2016
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    My hubby loves Malaysian food, so it’d be the Laksa for us!

  41. Avatar
    6th June 2016
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    Fried Plantain with Spinach Stew

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    Rachel Butterworth
    6th June 2016
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    The Churrasco Chicken looks delicious.

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    Mike Gerrie
    6th June 2016
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    Char Siu BBQ Pork

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    Clair Dukes
    8th June 2016
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    GRILLED HALLOUMI SALAD LOOKS GORGEOUS!

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    Liam Bishop
    8th June 2016
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    Hot Cajun Meatballs! They sound delish.

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    Anthony G
    8th June 2016
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    Churrasco Chicken 🙂

  47. Avatar
    Ms Aideen McElhone Patel
    8th June 2016
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    Chicken lickin dinner 🙂

  48. Avatar
    Debbie Burfoot
    9th June 2016
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    Jerk chicken ????

  49. Avatar
    Rai
    9th June 2016
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    The Balinese chicken looks interesting.

  50. Avatar
    karen wells
    9th June 2016
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    cajun chicken with red pepper sweet potato mash.

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    Alison Johnson
    11th June 2016
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    Hot Cajun Meatballs

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    Gillian Brewster
    12th June 2016
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    So much choice buy sticking to a classic which I absolutely love Thai Green Curry.

  53. Avatar
    Sarah Parker
    12th June 2016
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    Jerk chicken

  54. Avatar
    tricia cowell
    12th June 2016
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    I like the sound of jerk chicken, I have never tried

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    Patricia Avery
    12th June 2016
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    Chicken Tinga 🙂

  56. Avatar
    Simone lee
    13th June 2016
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    Lamb Keema Matar

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    Lisa Parker
    13th June 2016
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    Jerk Chicken as it is very popular in our house x

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    emma walters
    14th June 2016
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    love the look of the murgh kari

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    Emma Dormer
    14th June 2016
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    thai green curry

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    Alica
    15th June 2016
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    The Vietnamese pork looks lovely!

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    MANDY DOHERTY
    19th June 2016
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    Cajun Chicken with Red Peppers

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    carole n
    19th June 2016
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    the goan fish curry looks delicious

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    Sheri Darby
    21st June 2016
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    The Iranian Vegetable stew looks really delicious

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    Katie Harmer
    22nd June 2016
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    Catherine
    23rd June 2016
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    Malay Laska =Sounds yum
    I’d like to try them all tho

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    JULIE WARD
    23rd June 2016
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    Lamb keema matar

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    Sam McKean
    25th June 2016
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    Beef Massaman sounds great!

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    ailsa sheldon
    25th June 2016
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    Jerk Chicken

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    Pam Francis Gregory
    25th June 2016
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    Love the look of the Hot Cajan Meatballs

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    Tee Simpson
    25th June 2016
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    Thai green curry

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    Christine Caple
    26th June 2016
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    Cajun Chicken with Red Pepper Sweet Potato Mash

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    Kim Styles
    26th June 2016
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    The recipe for SPINACH & PANEER CURRY looks delicious and is one I shall try

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    michelle o'neill
    26th June 2016
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    VIETNAMESE PORK

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    Heather Haigh
    27th June 2016
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    Hot cajun meatballs

  76. Avatar
    Nicki Simpson.
    27th June 2016
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    Chinese spiced duck

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    Kathleen Bywaters
    28th June 2016
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    Vietnamese Pork

  78. Avatar
    Kerry Kilmister
    28th June 2016
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    Hot Cajun Meatballs

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    Anthea Holloway
    28th June 2016
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    Balinese Chicken

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    donna l jones
    28th June 2016
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    Giant fish curry looks lovely

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    olivia Kirby
    28th June 2016
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    Vietnamese Pork looks delicious!

  82. Avatar
    Lisa Wilkinson
    28th June 2016
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    Murgh Kari

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    jo liddement
    29th June 2016
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    Thai Yellow Fish Curry

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    Allan Wilson
    29th June 2016
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    Vietnamese Pork

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    Helen A
    29th June 2016
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    Hot cajun meatballs

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    Susan Peart
    29th June 2016
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    MURGH KARI looks lovely

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    Jayne Kelsall
    29th June 2016
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    The Jerk Chicken looks gorgeous .x

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    Stacy Fenemore
    29th June 2016
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    Bokkeumbap sounds lovely x

  89. Avatar
    29th June 2016
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    Jerk chicken is my fave.

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    Sarah Mcknight
    29th June 2016
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    VIETNAMESE PORK

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    Lisa Everaert
    29th June 2016
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    Cajun Chicken with Red Pepper and sweet Potato mash – looks divine xx

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    Mary Baldwin
    30th June 2016
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    Jerk chicken – I’m ashamed to say that I’ve never tried it, but I’m sure it is a recipe the whole family will enjoy.

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    Kim Neville
    30th June 2016
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    BALINESE CHICKEN sounds delicious

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    Victoria Prince
    30th June 2016
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    My favourite recipe is the Cajun Chicken with Red Pepper Sweet Potato Mash 🙂 Sounds delicious!

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    Debi Gillard
    30th June 2016
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    Vietnamese Pork is lovely (I have made that one and would love to make it again) These boxes are really fabulous – everyone should try them (and no – I don’t work for the company lol)

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    Jemma Dwyer
    30th June 2016
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    love The jerk chicken

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    Claire Butler
    30th June 2016
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    lamb keema matar

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    Chris Fletcher
    30th June 2016
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    I loved the sound of the bibimbap!

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    carol boffey
    30th June 2016
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    Jerk chicken

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    Kat Glynn
    30th June 2016
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    I do love Thai Green Curry 🙂

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    Jessica Townley
    30th June 2016
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    Jerk chicken looks delicious x

  102. Avatar
    Samantha R
    30th June 2016
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    Bibimbap looks delicious.

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    Jodie Harvey
    30th June 2016
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    the jerk chicken

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    Sheila Reeves
    30th June 2016
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    Goan Fish Curry sounds delicious

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    Jaelin Farrow
    30th June 2016
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    Thai Green Curry 🙂

  106. Avatar
    Melissa Red
    30th June 2016
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    The Vietnamese Pork sounds nice.

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    Brenda Wilkes
    30th June 2016
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    Bokkeumbap – to be honest I have never heard of it before!

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    alice lightning
    30th June 2016
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    hot Cajun meatballs sounds scrummy

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    Natalie Crossan
    30th June 2016
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    Thai red prawn curry

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