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The key words used by Marley Spoon to describe their service are wholesome and delicious. For this review, we were sent the Family Box with two meals. A meal in the Family Box is designed to serve 2 adults and 2-3 young children.

In our Family Box, we received ingredients for 1) a Wholesome Shepherd’s Pie (made with Sweet Potato and Lentils) and 2) Grilled Chicken Burger. The box arrived and the chicken and cheeses were in a chilled section.

Wholesome Shepherd’s Pie

This is a vegetarian dish with sweet potato, onion, celery sticks, thyme, cheddar, tinned tomatoes, tinned lentils, Worcestershire sauce, veggie stock pot and spinach.

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The ingredients come with a guide. In this case, it stated that the prep time for the pie was 50 minutes. I got to work.

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The prep involved peeling and chopping the sweet potatoes, onions and celery. The sweet potatoes went on to boil. There was a huge amount, and we used a soup pot to boil them all.

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The onion and celery were softened, and the thyme, tomatoes, stock were added. Shortly after, the lentils, spinach and Worcestershire sauce were put in. We moved it a larger pot because our frying pan just wasn’t up to the job!

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Once mashed, the chedder was mixed in the the sweet potatoes. The pie mix was placed in a pie dish, and the topping added.
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A quick spell under the grill and the meal was ready.

The results were extremely satisfying. It was bursting with flavour and all very wholesome and healthy. It was a very filling meal. Emma (my wife and a pescetarian) said it was the finest Shepherd’s Pie she had ever had.

To state that this served 4 – 5 people was more than reasonable. They would definitely all be large portions – very generous.

Grilled Chicken Burger

Actually, Grilled Chicken Burger with melted mozzarella & herby wedges, to give it it’s full title. A really simple dish. Bash the chicken breast flat, slice up the potatoes into wedges and that’s pretty much all the prep.

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Actually, there was a touch more. The pack included a herb mix to go on the potato wedged, some part-baked ciabatta rolls, delicious fresh tomatoes and rocket, mozzarella and some condiments for the rolls.

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The potato wedges take 23 minutes or so, which is enough time to get everything else done. It didn’t take much time at all.

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The end result was gratifying. The herbs on the wedges were lovely and the quality of the food was great. Even little things like the little pots of tomato ketchup were of a high quality. Lovely touches!

The box contained high quality food and easy to follow instructions. You get to pick which dishes you want so there’s no nasty surprises.


This box – 2 meals in a family box for 4 – 5 people normally retails for Β£48.00. However, Marley Spoon are giving Looking for the Postman readers a special offer. Enter the code Postman&Marley and all new customers will get Β£20 off their first order. (Offer expires at the end of May 16.)


Marley Spoon are giving us one Family Box containing two meals for 4 – 5 people worth Β£48.00 (like the one featured above) to one lucky winner in a simple to enter competition. Use the widget below and look out for the opportunity for extra / daily entries! The closing date is 30 April 2016.

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Terms and Conditions
1. Closing date is 30 April 2016 at midnight.
2. The prize is one Family Box containing two meals for 4 – 5 people from Marley Fresh UK.
3.Entrants must be 18 or over and reside on the UK mainland. Please see the Marley Spoon website to confirm where they can deliver to.
4. No cash alternative.
5. The winner will be picked from all valid entries at random.
6. Don’t use multiple email address to enter the competition. Entries suspected of cheating will be invalidated.
7. The winner will be contacted within 7 days of the draw closing. They will be notified and will have 7 days to respond. In the event that no response is received, a further winner will be drawn and so on.
Disclaimer: We were sent this box by Marley Spoon for the purposes of this feature.