Abel and Cole Delivery Box and an Easy Chicken Recipe Idea

I’ve been thinking about getting a Fruit and Veg delivery box for ages, but was worried about price, produce and potatoes.

You see, most of the boxes that I researched had potatoes in every week, and we just don’t really eat potatoes all that often. Many companies that I contacted said they couldn’t swap out the potatoes or even sub in sweet potatoes, however with Abel and Cole you can remove any products you don’t like from a weekly box, and ensure that they are never included in your weekly delivery.

The price for a small mixed box of fruit and veg was a reasonable £13.25, and you could add meat boxes, fish boxes, salad boxes- or individual items such as bread, on to any order. Additionally, you can schedule weekly deliveries or order them on an ad hoc basis, and they collect the boxes with the next delivery.

I’ve been wanting to increase the amount of organic produce that we eat, or more importantly, reduce the non-organic produce, however this is really expensive in most supermarkets. Good quality, free range meat is also becoming more important to me.

For our first delivery, I ordered the Small Mixed Fruit and Veg box, which included;

Carrots
Baby Spinach
Spring Onions
Broccoli
Red Pepper
Bananas
Plums
Mango

As well as ordering lettuce, cucumber and tomato, alongside a Meat Box with chicken breasts, lamb mince and stewing steak.

Alongside the Veg box waiting at home was my newly ordered Spiralizer. It seems like everyone is going mad for these at the moment, so I couldn’t wait to get in on the action. My Mum was staying for the night, so she had the task of figuring out how to set it up…

Yum courgette noodles.

I used them as a base for a Chicken and Tomato sauce with spinach and cherry toms – from the veg delivery, obviously! I just used a jar of tomato sauce for this super quick and easy recipe, I love Jamie Oliver’s Tomato and Basil pasta sauce, it has a great balance of veggie flavours, although does have a little sugar added to it, unfortunately.

Served dusted with some Parmesan.

Have you ever tried a Spiralizer? 

5 Comments

  1. 19th June 2014 / 7:26 am

    I’ve wanted to try a veg box for a while now but the boyfriend doesn’t eat veg and I’m not sure I’d be able to get through it all on my own. 🙁
    I keep meaning to try courgette noodles too. So many things I need to try right now!

  2. 19th June 2014 / 10:14 am

    How was the spiraliser to wash up? I quite fancy one, but worry it’ll take forever to clean and I won’t use it!

    • 19th June 2014 / 9:52 pm

      It was pretty easy- although I didn’t actually wash it up. I cook, he washes!!

  3. 20th June 2014 / 9:18 am

    I have been thinking about fruit and veg boxes – this one looks amazing and really reasonable! Can’t wait to try it! Thanks for the tip!

  4. 20th June 2014 / 10:48 pm

    I used to get abel and cole boxes quite regularly and as we don’t eat potatoes either I loved that you could swap them out. In the end I found I was spending much more than I could get similar stuff for at my local farmers market so I stopped it. I need to get a spiralizer, I just use a peeler at the moment and it’s not the same!