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Organic Recipes in a Box From Riverford

I first discovered Riverford Organic Recipe Boxes back in September

It was during a girl’s weekend at Greenbank Barns. Ordering fresh ingredients all ready to be made into a delicious meal was something that had never occurred to me. What a genius idea. We stay in holiday lodges and cottages lots, and when you are planning meals, you have to be so organised, and remember every single ingredient.

I have lost count of how many times I have forgotten a vital ingredient for a recipe and had to send Chris out in search of a supermarket. He then gets a bit grrrr about it all, and we are not quite as relaxed as we had planned.

Recipes in a box from Riverford

Recipes in a box from Riverford

Recipes in a box from Riverford

The fantastic thing about the recipe box is that the menu is always different. The box Karen and Julia and I sampled was totally different to the box that arrived on my doorstep last week. When you view the website you have several options from vegetarian to quick meals or meals that take that little more time. You can also view 3 weeks at a time, and every week has an alternative menu. So no repetitiveness, and as the boxes come with the option to cater for 2 or 3 people you can easily multiply them up if you are entertaining.

The boxes arrive well packed and insulated to keep the food fresh and cool. The packaging is also recyclable. Riverford even collect ice packs to re-use them. The recipes are clearly separated and divided and the meat is stored in a sealed bag.

Recipes in a box from Riverford

Following the recipe card is simple

The recipes are clear and easy to follow. And with all the ingredients weighed out and ready, all you have to do is cook. Perfect when you are in a holiday lodge and don’t fully have your bearings in the kitchen. Or when you are entertaining guests and don’t have time to think, but want something a little different. You know, when you are pouring wine, catching up on gossip, making sure the kids are entertained.

On occasions like this it is far simpler to read a recipe and have it all laid out in front of you. Did I ever mention I once used curry powder in a ginger bread house, rather than ginger! I know, total parenting fail and that is exactly why I love Riverford, it proofs me from epic failure. Don’t get me wrong? I can cook. But what I sometimes lack is patience and concentration; if I have an empty house I can be creative in the kitchen. But with a houseful, or when we are travelling, I want it there ready to go.

Recipes in a box from Riverford

Recipes in a box from Riverford

Riverford is also a great source of inspiration

Once you have cooked your meal you can simply save the recipe card to re-create you favourite dishes. I will most certainly be recreating 4 of the 6 dishes I have sampled recently. All the meals were delicious, but 4 of those will be added to the Christie menu bank. The fact that I can learn new recipes as I cook, rather that spending the time scouring the internet for recipes is wonderful.

Riverford does all the testing for you and delivers the perfect recipe ready to cook and enjoy. And even better I am giving one lucky reader the chance to try our a Riverford Box for 2. Please check  to ensure you live in a delivery area to be able to claim you prize if you are a lucky winner. And good luck.

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  1. 25th October 2016 / 3:13 pm

    It all looks so yummy. I’ve had a box like this from a different company and it was a lovely treat. It’s a great idea to get one for a weekend away like this!

    • SarahJChristie
      26th October 2016 / 9:22 pm

      It takes all the thought out of weekend shopping x

  2. Rachel Craig
    25th October 2016 / 3:38 pm


  3. Tracy Nixon
    25th October 2016 / 3:44 pm

    With my elderly neighbour – she is on her own so I’d invite her over for dinner x

  4. charlotte
    25th October 2016 / 4:08 pm

    My partner. Probably. Depends how generous I am feeling!

  5. Kim Neville
    25th October 2016 / 4:10 pm

    Would share with my OH

  6. janet humphrey
    25th October 2016 / 5:42 pm

    My husband, as he would be a happy taster for me, πŸ™‚

    25th October 2016 / 5:48 pm


  8. Katie
    25th October 2016 / 5:49 pm

    I’d share it with my husband. What a lovely prize.

  9. lucy higgins
    25th October 2016 / 5:52 pm

    my Mum

  10. Tracey Peach
    25th October 2016 / 6:12 pm

    My family to provide healthy filling food πŸ™‚

  11. Lorraine Stone
    25th October 2016 / 6:36 pm

    My Hubby πŸ™‚

  12. Andrea Fletcher
    25th October 2016 / 6:45 pm

    My husband.

  13. ElizM
    25th October 2016 / 6:48 pm

    My children

  14. amy fidler
    25th October 2016 / 7:00 pm

    My Fiance Allan,we both enjoy cooking together x

  15. Charlene Keddy
    25th October 2016 / 7:04 pm

    I’d share with my hubby – he’s the chef extraordinaire in our home πŸ™‚

  16. Nancy Bradford
    25th October 2016 / 7:31 pm

    I’d share the recipes I make with it with my lovely family x

  17. Paula Barker
    25th October 2016 / 7:34 pm

    Make a lovely meal, for myself and my husband, what a lovely treat.

  18. Lynne Durkin
    25th October 2016 / 8:01 pm

    Would share it with my hubby and girls x

  19. laura banks
    25th October 2016 / 8:03 pm

    that would be my husband

  20. Alison Macdonald
    25th October 2016 / 8:10 pm

    With my DH of course ???? He’s really into healthy eating so he would LOVE this x

  21. Lyla
    25th October 2016 / 8:36 pm

    With my boyfriend

  22. Leanne Lunn
    25th October 2016 / 9:41 pm

    My partner it looks great, such a great idea.

  23. Lorraine Langham
    25th October 2016 / 11:11 pm

    I would share it with my family. We are all so busy during the week that we rarely get to sit down together to enjoy a meal. The boxes are such a good idea and look delicious – we would love to cook up a feast with one!

  24. Kevin Honey
    25th October 2016 / 11:15 pm

    With my wife, children and grandchildren

  25. 26th October 2016 / 7:04 am

    My friends and family for a big celebratory meal

  26. Amanda
    26th October 2016 / 7:13 am

    I would share with my lovely fellow special needs Mummy friends πŸ™‚

  27. laura stewart
    26th October 2016 / 8:22 am

    with my mum πŸ™‚

  28. Peter Watson
    26th October 2016 / 9:10 am

    I’d share with my son and his family

  29. Jennifer Toal
    26th October 2016 / 10:50 am

    I’d do a romantic meal for my partner

  30. Vicky Hopkins
    26th October 2016 / 10:53 am

    Knowing my family situation, I would end up sharing with my daughters (4 & 7). We would cook together.

  31. Martina Pichova
    26th October 2016 / 9:01 pm

    With my partner Andy.

  32. Fiona Paley
    26th October 2016 / 10:38 pm

    I would share it with my Mum.

  33. Ruth Harwood
    27th October 2016 / 8:42 am

    My whole family xx

  34. 27th October 2016 / 8:45 am

    With my husband – we both love cooking so it would be a race to see who gets to the box first

  35. Liz T
    27th October 2016 / 4:42 pm

    My hungry teenagers

  36. AnnaH
    27th October 2016 / 6:31 pm

    I would share with my husband

  37. Tracy Gladman
    28th October 2016 / 9:59 am

    I would share this with my family

  38. 28th October 2016 / 11:19 am

    Amazing I have tried a few of these boxes which send you out everything they are a great idea. Not tried riverford but I will have too!

  39. Lynn Heath
    28th October 2016 / 6:03 pm

    I would share it with the other half!!!!

  40. emma walters
    28th October 2016 / 8:32 pm

    would be a lovely treat to share with hubby x

  41. Stevie
    29th October 2016 / 11:10 am

    We would make a nice slap up meal at the weekend to share with the family.

  42. Sarah Burgin
    29th October 2016 / 11:30 am

    With my boyfriend.

  43. Rai
    29th October 2016 / 2:24 pm

    Nobody – I’d keep it all for me

  44. Jasmine Johns
    29th October 2016 / 5:37 pm

    The family. x

  45. Laura Pritchard
    29th October 2016 / 7:14 pm

    With my husband & kids.

  46. pete c
    29th October 2016 / 10:58 pm

    my sister and her family

  47. Lucy Chester
    30th October 2016 / 8:03 am

    I would share with my family

    30th October 2016 / 2:48 pm

    With my son

  49. carole n
    30th October 2016 / 9:19 pm

    with my family

  50. Harriet
    31st October 2016 / 1:23 am

    with my sister,

  51. Sally Collingwood
    31st October 2016 / 9:36 am

    I would share it with my family.

  52. Vicky Torrance
    31st October 2016 / 9:45 am

    I would share it with my family – who would mightily appreciate it!

  53. sb
    31st October 2016 / 5:12 pm

    my whole family

  54. Rebecca Nisbet
    1st November 2016 / 12:01 am

    i would share with the other half

  55. aj
    1st November 2016 / 12:58 pm

    my partner

  56. Kim M
    2nd November 2016 / 5:15 pm

    I would share with my other half x

  57. Eileen Tingle
    3rd November 2016 / 8:32 am

    I’d share it with my family

  58. emilia nastaly-howard
    3rd November 2016 / 10:44 am

    I’d share it with my family πŸ™‚

  59. Julie Booth
    3rd November 2016 / 6:16 pm

    I would share with my husband

  60. Emma Walton
    3rd November 2016 / 8:34 pm

    I would share it with mu husband and probably make an evening of it with a bottle of wine, up the table, telly off etc πŸ™‚

  61. michelle o'neill
    4th November 2016 / 5:47 pm

    with my husband x

  62. Ann Skamarauskas
    4th November 2016 / 5:59 pm

    I would share with my daughter, she is a fabulous cook πŸ™‚

  63. Lauren Old
    5th November 2016 / 12:45 pm

    My parents

  64. 5th November 2016 / 2:09 pm

    I’d share it with my husband! We didn’t get to eat our wedding food two weeks ago so this might be a little Saturday night treat! x

  65. EJ Dunn
    6th November 2016 / 12:57 am

    My husband who is an eating machine!

  66. 6th November 2016 / 9:40 am

    My husband πŸ™‚

  67. katherine s
    6th November 2016 / 11:13 am

    I would share it with my mum.

  68. Mary Baldwin
    6th November 2016 / 2:42 pm

    I would share with my husband and son, but talk about it with everyone at work and friends.

  69. donna l jones
    6th November 2016 / 5:25 pm

    l would share with my sister

  70. Allan Fullarton
    6th November 2016 / 6:16 pm

    Would share with my GF

  71. olivia kirby
    6th November 2016 / 8:11 pm

    My husband – he loves cooking!

  72. hannah Igoe
    6th November 2016 / 9:36 pm

    I would share with my husband, it looks delicious!

  73. Kate Smith
    6th November 2016 / 10:20 pm

    My partner Nigel, if he’s lucky!

  74. Jayne agg
    6th November 2016 / 10:22 pm

    I would share it with my lovely, hubby.

  75. Sadiyya Maryam
    7th November 2016 / 6:37 am

    I would share with my husband and get him to cook with me, it’s been 15 years since he last cooked for me and he keeps promising one day he will so this would be perfect for him!

  76. jo liddement
    7th November 2016 / 8:39 am

    I would share the Riverford Box with my husband and have some lovely meals to look forward to

  77. jessica cook
    7th November 2016 / 9:13 am

    I would share it with my hubby, were both foodies

  78. Wendy Guy
    7th November 2016 / 9:53 am

    My husband.

    7th November 2016 / 11:14 am

    My hubby and kids

  80. Jayne Townson
    7th November 2016 / 11:22 am

    If I won this lovely prize, I would share with my hubby.

  81. Michelle Wild
    7th November 2016 / 11:24 am

    With my husband.

  82. Gwyn Sharps
    7th November 2016 / 12:20 pm

    I would cook a delicious meal for friends, thereby sharing it that way.

  83. Laura Walker
    7th November 2016 / 3:01 pm

    I’d share with my husband

  84. Rachel Low
    7th November 2016 / 3:24 pm

    My Sweet lil hubby and my 2 quirky kids!

  85. Anthea Holloway
    7th November 2016 / 4:56 pm

    I would share it with my husband who, like me, loves fresh and organic food.

  86. Margaret Abram
    7th November 2016 / 5:04 pm

    My husband as he would love it as much as me.

  87. Carol Boffey
    7th November 2016 / 6:04 pm

    Id make a meal for me and my son

  88. Sheri Darby
    7th November 2016 / 7:28 pm

    I would share it with my husband and children

  89. Hayley Colburn
    7th November 2016 / 7:31 pm

    I would share with my husband, and also the cooking duties too hopefully

  90. Angela Macdonald
    7th November 2016 / 9:20 pm

    I would share it with my husband, we love to try new recipes and these boxes look great! x

  91. alice lightning
    7th November 2016 / 10:04 pm

    my hubby sounds lovely

  92. Heather Tinkler
    7th November 2016 / 10:10 pm

    I would have it all to myself yum yum

  93. Natalie Gillham
    8th November 2016 / 12:21 am

    I would share my Riverford box with my family. Thanks for the chance x

  94. emily Greentree
    8th November 2016 / 4:11 am

    I’d share with my partner for a cosy night in! Love the look of these recipe boxes x

  95. Tracy Gladman
    8th November 2016 / 9:04 am

    I would make a nice romantic meal for my husband

  96. Louise Whittaker
    8th November 2016 / 12:28 pm

    my husband

  97. Julie Scattergood
    8th November 2016 / 1:00 pm

    I’d share with my lovely hubby, Jon ????

  98. Spencer Broadley
    8th November 2016 / 1:45 pm

    My “Other Half” !!!! and hopefully sons

  99. liz ferguson
    8th November 2016 / 2:16 pm

    my sister on one of our get together days xx

  100. Terri-Louise Dudey
    8th November 2016 / 2:22 pm

    my partner

  101. Sarah Taylor
    8th November 2016 / 2:39 pm

    My husband xx

  102. Susan B
    8th November 2016 / 6:10 pm

    Michael Kitchen so long as he shows up wearing his Foyle’s war hat and coat. Otherwise, it will be the family.

  103. Victoria Prince
    8th November 2016 / 8:29 pm

    I would share with my mum πŸ™‚ I think I could actually cook something nice with one of these boxes πŸ˜€ they are fab, just love the idea

  104. Kat Glynn
    8th November 2016 / 8:31 pm

    I would share with my hubby, If i’m lucky he might even cook! πŸ™‚

  105. Tasha
    8th November 2016 / 9:16 pm

    My other half

  106. 8th November 2016 / 9:36 pm

    my wonderful other half Dave:)

  107. Leanne joy
    8th November 2016 / 10:06 pm

    I would share it with my best friend – we need a nice girlie night!

  108. Lynsey Buchanan
    8th November 2016 / 10:46 pm

    I would share with my daughter

  109. natalie crossan
    8th November 2016 / 10:55 pm

    my mum xx

  110. Natalie Thomason
    8th November 2016 / 11:13 pm

    Daughter bex

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