Gousto is a company that let you pick ingredients and recipes for delicious meals directly to your door. The concept is a very simple one. You go onto the Gousto website, pick the dishes you would like to cook, pick the date you’d like the ingredients delivered and checkout with the whatever you have placed in your basket. You then sit back and wait for the ingredients and recipe cards to be delivered to your door and off you go.
We were lucky enough to review 3 meals not long ago and we opted for 3 vegetarian dishes; Courgette pasta, beetroot risotto and a black bean curry. As you can see the dishes are varied and the menu ranges from very simple classic dishes to more complex recipes for the more adventurous diners. There are 10 choices to choose from and I’ve noticed these do change every so often, presumably to keep up with the seasons and provide fresh high quality ingredients at all times. The delivery came nice and neatly packed in special bags so I think, if you were out, your neighbour could easily keep it for you for a few hours.The recipe cards included are simple to follow and take you step by step through the whole thing. There are also pictures along the way demonstrating what to do so you can’t get lost or get anything very wrong. I am not the most accurate of cooks and even I didn’t get anything hugely wrong. A Gousto box is a great idea if you want to expand your skills a bit. I would never think to put beetroot into risotto, grated at that, but its a very nice combination and not tart at all. I also would never have thought that just courgette with pasta sheets would make a nice meal but it was so delicious I’ve made this one about 3 times after that. A Gousto box is not something I would choose to get on a weekly basis but I do think it would make a lovely treat every so often or an excellent present for someone who may be recovering at home. Having had a baby not long ago I think it would make a lovely present for someone who’s finding it difficult to pop out for some food and needs a nice little pick me up.
We were provided with a Gousto box of ingredients and recipe cards to review. All opinions and taste testing are honest and my own.