In the current circumstances we all feel like we’re being pulled in 100 different directions. From juggling home schooling and our careers, to keeping on top of the ironing pile and trying to stay creative at mealtimes. So when we heard that one of our favourite eateries, Jones the Grocer was launching Home Cooking Recipe Boxes we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to don our chefs hats and cook up a storm in the kitchen. At this time, it’s essential to keep our community going and support the businesses that can continue to operate, so we were delighted to hear that Jones the Grocer were delivering their long-standing favourites!
At British Mums, we have a small sales team who work relentlessly throughout the year with our amazing partners to bring our members great events and competitions, factual and important information about life in the UAE as well as reviews and discounts. Understandably business has been a bit slow since lockdown, so we decided to treat them to a date night with hubby courtesy of the Jones recipe boxes!
There’s some fab options to choose from so we assigned each of the team a delicious dish and challenged them to cook it with their hubby for a #stayhomedatenight! Which one’s your favourite? And which member of the team did the best job at recreating the dish?
Harriet’s Black Angus Australian Steak
I loved everything about the Jones Recipe Box. Firstly the box itself felt like a real treat – beautifully presented, and all the ingredients were individually wrapped and of a really high quality. We opted for the Black Angus Chermoula steak box – which came with four good sized steaks, ingredients for the sauce, and accompanying salad (also a really good size.) I found the instructions super simple and easy to follow (although being a steak and salad recipe there wasn’t too much complexity involved in the first place)!
The end result was absolutely delicious… If I’d have been served that meal in a restaurant I’d have been delighted. Given that’s not an option at the moment, the ability to enjoy a good steak meal, at a really good price, was a real treat.
Tania’s Tartuflange Truffle & Mushroom Risotto
On Thursday afternoon I received the amazing gourmet home cooking box from Jones the Grocer. The beautifully presented box had top quality fresh ingredients, it also included a handwritten note which I thought was a lovely touch! With easy to follow instructions I managed to recreate the restaurants infamous vegetarian Tartuflange Black Truffle & Mushroom Risotto at home (a dish I would normally order off the menu).
The ingredients made four very generous portions and I have the added benefit of adding the beautiful truffle and olive oil to my store cupboard. An indulgent restaurant quality meal cooked by me at home, easy to prepare and delicious.
Cat’s Wagyu Burger Feast
My husband and I have been treating the family to one take-out on the weekend during lockdown and this week we were really excited to try the Jones the Grocer Home Cooking Recipe Boxes. The package was left at our front door and though there could have been less packaging, it was beautifully presented and all recyclable. It was like receiving one of those lovely Christmas hampers. As soon as we unpacked the box you see the quality of the ingredients such as the cheese and the meat, and they did not disappoint in taste either. They also included the ‘Jones Secret Sauce’ which was delicious. We cooked the burgers on the BBQ and the whole meal was easy to prepare. The chips served were a taste of home as they were the thick cut that we like.
Overall, we agreed that it was a delicious meal and was more of a restaurant experience which left us more satisfied than a takeaway. We had 4 burgers included in the meal which meant we had two burgers again for lunch the next day though the thick cut chips didn’t make it to the next day, they were too tasty.
Adele’s Seabass and Soba Noodles
We were so excited to receive our Jones food parcel on Thursday. The packaging was cute and the ingredients easy to read. At first I was a little scared of how many ingredients there were (not being the best chef) but it was so easy. Everything was perfectly portioned out so need to waste time measuring anything. I even managed to master the presentation, it was that easy. The food tasted incredible both my husband and I were impressed that I could cook such a fancy meal. I never knew Buckwheat noodles could taste so good and the portions were generous enough for 4 hungry adults.
Jen’s Penne Rigate Pasta
Our recipe box for the vegetarians Penne Rigate arrived beautifully presented with a delicious range of organic and artisan ingredients. As someone on a relatively new vegan diet, I was very excited to discover the jar of raw vegan basil pesto to use! The amazing smelling 24 month Parmigiano Reggiano cheese was generously added by later by my husband! Quick and easy to make, it’s definitely the high quality of the ingredients that turn this ‘simple pasta dish’ into a luxurious one. Having the extra ingredients left over to use for another recipe was also a bonus as there was plenty of pasta, pesto, herbs and a whole bottle of extra virgin olive oil spare which could easily make another meal for 2-3 people.
It’s great treat for date night – we loved preparing a meal in the kitchen together and we’re looking forward to trying out another option from the fabulous range! Its also given me gift inspiration for some of my foodie friends who appreciate good food and love cooking.
Order & Delivery
If you fancy trying them out for yourself, then visit Jones the Grocer to view the options above and a few more! Contact-less delivery is available for free across Dubai and Abu Dhabi and you can select your delivery date and pay easily online.