Mindful Chef : Review


Following reviews of Hello Fresh and Marley Spoon, the next receipe box delivery company we’re looking into is the “UK’s favourite recipe box company“, Mindful Chef.

Pitched as “The Healthy Recipe Box Company”, Mindful Chef offer two styles of recipe box – Classic and Plant-Based, for vegans. For this review, we were sent a Classic Box, with ingredients for two recipes. Firstly, a Red Thai chicken curry with courgetti & cashew nuts. The second recipe is Beef & mustard burger with balsamic onions & rosemary carrot fries. This review is going to chiefly focus on the former.

Red Thai chicken curry with courgetti & cashew nuts

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When it arrives, the box has a chilled section which has kept the chicken safely stored. Everything looked wonderfully fresh and, considering the journey it’s taken, in great condition. The recipe guide is incredibly simple. Basically, chop / slice it all up.

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That small glass bowl on the right has the red Thai curry paste, which kicks things off. Fry it in oil and then add the chicken, peppers and mushrooms. The moment you add the red Thai curry paste, the smell in the kitchen is amazing.

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Once the coconut milk goes in, you’re flying. The contents of the bubbling pan looks special. Not it’s time to peel the courgette and chuck them into a pan with a little oil for cooking. And that’s it!

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It looks and tastes great and, as the description above shows, was incredibly simple to make.

We also made the Beef & mustard burger with balsamic onions & rosemary carrot fries, which made gigantic burgers. The mushrooms were noticeably fresh and good quality. The rosemary left the carrots with a deep, marvellous taste. Similarly, when frying the red onion in the balsamic vinegar, the smell is lovely. The end result was satisfying.

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The selection is reasonably priced. To order, you visit the Mindful Chef site and let them know how many recipes you want (up to four) and whether it’s for 1 or 2 people. Boxes are delivered on a Sunday or Monday – you pick which.

For the two meals above for two people, you’d pay £28 including delivery, which is slightly less than their competitors. The food is fresh, good quality and tasty. Mindful Chef may be a smaller company than the other options, but – based on what we received – definitely worth checking out.

104 Comments

  1. Angela McDonald
    2 May 2016
    Reply

    I think has to be a Sock Subscription Box that my boyfriend surprised me with!

  2. Bev
    2 May 2016
    Reply

    Some precious memory photos.

  3. Ruth Harwood
    3 May 2016
    Reply

    A hotel Chocolat 6 month subscription that I won!

  4. Harline Parkin
    3 May 2016
    Reply

    It has to be £100 morrisons voucher

  5. Charlene Keddy
    3 May 2016
    Reply

    Back in the day before e-tickets, my fav bit of post were the flight tickets for our annual holiday 🙂

  6. Tracey Peach
    3 May 2016
    Reply

    A £100 Cheque 🙂

  7. Ray Dodds
    3 May 2016
    Reply

    £150 cheque

  8. Kim M
    3 May 2016
    Reply

    A letter from a friend I hadn’t seen in ages x

  9. cheryl hadfield
    3 May 2016
    Reply

    A cheque from Rac for £1500 that I won in a competition

  10. Margaret Gallagher
    3 May 2016
    Reply

    I’d sy it’s the little notes from friends for sentimental value or an amazon voucher for £75 as a gift from a friend for christmas last year

  11. Rosemary Szuster
    3 May 2016
    Reply

    A John Lewis voucher for £100 that I won for completing a survey.

  12. Simon C
    5 May 2016
    Reply

    The pack of invitation cards that we ordered for wedding… it was one of the first things we organised, and getting those delivered helped make it feel like it was really happening.

  13. Philip Thompson
    5 May 2016
    Reply

    Fingets crossed!

  14. Philip Thompson
    5 May 2016
    Reply

    The best thing to ever be delivered through my letterbox was my, now wife’s, engagement ring.

  15. Danielle Graves
    5 May 2016
    Reply

    a PPI Refund

  16. Jayne Townson
    5 May 2016
    Reply

    £500 of shopping vouchers. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  17. Claire Elizabeth Noke
    5 May 2016
    Reply

    my childs first passport meaning our first family holiday ever!!

  18. don erwood
    5 May 2016
    Reply

    A tax rebate from the revenue

  19. Rebekah Jones
    5 May 2016
    Reply

    My divorce from my ex husband !!

  20. Lisa Dolatowski
    5 May 2016
    Reply

    £500 cheque!

  21. lucy higgins
    5 May 2016
    Reply

    a £50 Pizza Express voucher from a comp

  22. gemma nisbet
    5 May 2016
    Reply

    The best thing that ever came through my letterbox was the confirmation of our flights to Florida for our wedding.

  23. Rachel Craig
    5 May 2016
    Reply

    Theatre tickets.

  24. Cristín Williams
    5 May 2016
    Reply

    Colouring books and make up! Too hard to decide which is best

  25. Mandyh Hamilton
    5 May 2016
    Reply

    My last tax rebate

  26. Amanda
    6 May 2016
    Reply

    The best thing was a £250 Sainsburys voucher – I was thrilled!

  27. Frances Heaton
    6 May 2016
    Reply

    £100 National Garden Centre vouchers as we love our garden and spend lots of money on plants.

  28. ValB
    6 May 2016
    Reply

    Through my letterbox every year I get a calendar from my family in Australia full of photos of their year – lovely to see what they have been doing, makes them seem a lot closer and a great record of the grandkids growing up.

  29. Fiona K
    6 May 2016
    Reply

    A Red Letter Day Box gift

  30. Laura Kevlin
    6 May 2016
    Reply

    A CD of wedding pics from when I was Chief Bridesmaid to my best mate 😀 xx

  31. Iris W
    6 May 2016
    Reply

    Everything thats not a bill makes me happy I had a few lovely wins through my letterbox

  32. jennifer thorpe
    6 May 2016
    Reply

    a £500 cheque

  33. JODIE BEAUMONT
    6 May 2016
    Reply

    my wedding photos!

  34. debbie smith
    6 May 2016
    Reply

    a letter from my long lost sister ! fab giveaway looks yummy ! x

  35. Jo Carroll
    6 May 2016
    Reply

    Our tickets to Disneyland Paris that I won in a competition a few years ago. 🙂

  36. Alica
    6 May 2016
    Reply

    £100 Asda voucher just when we had no money for shopping! It was like a dream 🙂

  37. amy bondoc
    6 May 2016
    Reply

    I won a bundle of star wars goodies, they were extra special because my daughter is a huge fan her face lit up when she saw them !

  38. Iona Cornish
    6 May 2016
    Reply

    A letter telling me I’d won a computer

  39. Louise Comb
    6 May 2016
    Reply

    It was a couple of years ago, when I won £1000 in Love2shop vouchers 🙂

  40. Lisa Parker
    6 May 2016
    Reply

    Tickets to the 2012 Olympics games

  41. helen tovell
    6 May 2016
    Reply

    Tickets for out honeymoon

  42. Shivon Davis
    6 May 2016
    Reply

    A Letter to say i had been accepted into Uni 🙂

  43. Nuala
    7 May 2016
    Reply

    A cheque for a few hundred refund from PPI

  44. EJ Dunn
    7 May 2016
    Reply

    The confirmation of place at university!

  45. karen wells
    7 May 2016
    Reply

    £150 cheque from a crossword competition

  46. Irene Wright
    7 May 2016
    Reply

    My monthly box of chocolates from Hotel Chocolate tasting club. It beats all my other mail hands down. They only last about a week though because they’re so delicious

  47. Katie Skeoch
    8 May 2016
    Reply

    A £4000 cheque! Made my whole week ????

  48. Solange
    8 May 2016
    Reply

    My last tax rebate.

  49. 8 May 2016
    Reply

    A letter saying that I was a pensioner

  50. claire blaney
    8 May 2016
    Reply

    I had some fudge delivered & it was so divine it tasted amazing

  51. Amanda noble
    10 May 2016
    Reply

    Confirmation of my holiday win as i adore travelling with my munchkins x

  52. LESLEY RENSHAW @nidgysmum
    10 May 2016
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    Booked tickets to go to Eurodisney in the New Year and forgot to renew our passports. They took just a week to arrive… that was pretty amazing! We were very lucky that day x

  53. Sam McKean
    10 May 2016
    Reply

    A letter from HMRC telling me that they owed ME money 🙂

  54. Sylvia Burrows
    10 May 2016
    Reply

    £1500 of holiday vouchers that I won

  55. Michelle Bruce
    10 May 2016
    Reply

    Recently it was a cheque for £200.

  56. Kirsty Hosty
    10 May 2016
    Reply

    A letter from the tax man giving me so money back =)

  57. rebecca nisbet
    10 May 2016
    Reply

    i letter telling me i had won a load of car parts for my other half.

  58. Michelle Stokes
    10 May 2016
    Reply

    Pictures of my daughter’s graduation

  59. ElizM
    10 May 2016
    Reply

    I think the biggest relief was receiving exam results after a long summer of waiting – but that was a long time ago. Not much news comes by post these days

  60. Sally Hay
    11 May 2016
    Reply

    A letter telling me I had got a job I really wanted.

  61. Lorna Ledger
    11 May 2016
    Reply

    A cheque for £500.00 Wahooo! It was from the tax man!!!

  62. ADEINNE TONNER
    11 May 2016
    Reply

    Has to be my first ever prize i won in a competition

  63. Wendy Tyler
    12 May 2016
    Reply

    I was going to say an experience day, but then saw the tax return comment above which reminded me I once got a £6000 tax return! That was in the days when you had to claim tax returns and I had a maternity leave and half a year of travelling during a few years of overpayments. Now that was pretty cool!

  64. Lucy Chester
    12 May 2016
    Reply

    My graduation letter after studying for six days in my 40’s, so happy

  65. natalie moore
    12 May 2016
    Reply

    i havent had anything wow me thats been put through my letterbox wouldnt mind a tax return with 100s of pounds though haha

  66. Iris Tilley
    12 May 2016
    Reply

    A surprise kindle fire hd win lol

  67. Jayne Kelsall
    12 May 2016
    Reply

    A cheque from the taxman .x

  68. Stevie
    12 May 2016
    Reply

    I bought my brother a really nice work knife that arrived just in time.

  69. ema j lowe
    12 May 2016
    Reply

    my 1st competition win, £350 cheque, cant remember who from, it was many years ago.

  70. Rachel Butterworth
    13 May 2016
    Reply

    A £25 gift card.

  71. Gillian Brewster
    13 May 2016
    Reply

    Had many lovely things tax refunds, flight tickets but the best was my degree results. I worked so hard for it.

  72. Sylvia Paul
    14 May 2016
    Reply

    A cheque for £36,670 that I won with The Sun newspaper

  73. Lyla
    15 May 2016
    Reply

    A football pools cheque for around £600

  74. Samantha O'D
    17 May 2016
    Reply

    An Irish lottery win shared with a colleague, £600 each

  75. MANDY DOHERTY
    17 May 2016
    Reply

    A letter telling me I had won a years subscription to Sky TV the day I was going to ring and cancel my contract with them

  76. Christine Constable
    18 May 2016
    Reply

    A valentine’s card from my husband to be the year before we got married

  77. Pam Francis Gregory
    19 May 2016
    Reply

    Cards every birthday

  78. Becky Duffy
    22 May 2016
    Reply

    My last Christmas bonus from work, didn’t even know I was getting it, was super pleased xx

  79. Trevor Linvell
    23 May 2016
    Reply

    Tickets to star wars celebration back in 2007!

  80. jo liddement
    24 May 2016
    Reply

    A small Premium Bond win that couldn’t have come at a better time

  81. Gwyn Sharps
    25 May 2016
    Reply

    A check for £500

  82. Liz T
    25 May 2016
    Reply

    Letter saying my application for a Community grant was successful.

  83. Gemma Massey
    26 May 2016
    Reply

    A £200 gift card

  84. The best thing I got through the door was a £500 IKEA voucher 🙂

  85. Kerry Kilmister
    27 May 2016
    Reply

    An Ipad mini that I won and treated my husband to

  86. michelle o'neill
    28 May 2016
    Reply

    my vip filmard!

  87. Mary Baldwin
    28 May 2016
    Reply

    Our London 2012 Olympic tickets – a brilliant experience.

  88. Sheri Darby
    29 May 2016
    Reply

    £1000 Top Shop vouchers

  89. donna l jones
    29 May 2016
    Reply

    an i pad

  90. Allan Wilson
    30 May 2016
    Reply

    My last job offer – done the old fashioned way.

  91. JULIE WARD
    30 May 2016
    Reply

    £250 of Love2Shop vouchers, my was pleased because he thought he was going to get some of them

  92. olivia Kirby
    30 May 2016
    Reply

    A letter saying I’d won £500 and a tour around a stately home, with hotel stay included.

  93. 30 May 2016
    Reply

    My kindle that my husband brought me.

  94. Chris Fletcher
    30 May 2016
    Reply

    It would have to be the day I got my exam results at University- I did much better than I or anyone else expected!

  95. Michelle Sykes
    30 May 2016
    Reply

    Getting my exam results

  96. Helen Gilbert
    30 May 2016
    Reply

    £2500 of holiday vouchers

  97. alice lightning
    30 May 2016
    Reply

    a letter saying I had won a £13,000 fitted kitchen I nearly passed out bad news I had to leave my pride and joy when we moved

  98. Natalie Gillham
    31 May 2016
    Reply

    an a kind anonymous well-wisher once posted £100 through my door with a note saying they knew i was hard up and wanted to help me have a good Christmas, how kind is that!

  99. Sheila Reeves
    31 May 2016
    Reply

    A years supply of washing powder in the form of vouchers – was able to get loads more by buying when the special offers were on too!

  100. Diane Jackson
    31 May 2016
    Reply

    A letter to say I’d won a holiday in Cannes – it was a long time ago now though

  101. Emma Dormer
    31 May 2016
    Reply

    Cake 🙂

  102. Louise A
    31 May 2016
    Reply

    love letters from my boyfriend, now my husband (a long time ago now lol)

  103. Jaelin Farrow
    31 May 2016
    Reply

    A letter from my Mum, when she was living in South Africa 🙂

  104. 31 May 2016
    Reply

    £750 John Lewis vouchers from a competition.

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