Mmm food. I’ve been getting quite adventurous lately and trying new things when it comes to cooking. So when I got an email from Make Kit to see if I wanted to give one of their kits a go, I was like YES PLEASE.
It’s one of those subscription services that send you everything you need to make a meal. Make Kits are vegetarian or vegan, I think that makes it a great product for those that are wanting to delve into the plant-based lifestyle but are struggling for food ideas. Or even just to try out a few meat-free meals and see that they can be satisfying, filling and CONTAIN PROTEIN!
You get an A5 size folder with the recipes cards in for the meals you’ve been sent, with the idea to add more to your folder as you get more meals. This means you can buy the products again from the supermarket to make the meals you like again. Again. I said again too many times. Don’t judge me.
I was sent two meals both for two people – the other recipe will feature on my fitness blog.
Parsnip & Cranberry Nut Load % All The Trimmings (Vegan)
The ingredients are all in a brown bag ready to go. Sauces in a pot and everything portioned out. The only issue I had with this is that it required a small loaf tin which I didn’t have, I used half a glass oven dish instead and had a little bit of spillage but not too much.
The meal was easy enough to do, it said 40 minutes but it probably took me a bit longer as I’m a bit of a faffer when it comes to things like this, you see. I also chop vegetables like a child. And I’m left-handed. Everything is against me.
There’s a step by step guide on what to do and the nut roast was surprisingly easy. Though I didn’t cut the parsnips thin (child chopping blah blah) enough so there were some that weren’t cooked as well as others.
I missed one step out, which was to spread a layer of cranberry over the parsnips as I hate fruity/sweet things with my savoury meals. They often add fruit to the meals, so it’s something to be aware of when you’re getting it. Both the meals I got had fruit in that I missed out because I don’t like it.
Hey, we got there in the end. Look at the result: