Review: Riverford Recipe Box – Beef, Blue Cheese & Walnut Salad

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It can be easy to get stuck in a bit of a rut when it comes to cooking dinner every evening. The very kind people at Riverford Organic Farmers offered me the opportunity to review a Riverford Recipe Box. Life can be so incredibly busy, so meal planning isn’t always the highest of priorities on our list of things to do. That’s why I think recipe boxes are such a brilliant idea, as everything is done for you, with healthy options to choose from – all you need to do is the actual cooking!



I thought it’d be interesting to include a little bit of history about the Riverford Organic Farmers. The Riverford Recipe Box scheme was born when Guy Watson began delivering boxes of vegetables locally to friends in Devon. Now, from their regional farms, around 47,000 boxes are delivered per week to homes around the UK. The experience doesn’t just begin with your box though, the delivery man was super friendly and told me to get in touch with him if there were any issues. Of course, everything was fine.

I was also very impressed that there are recipe options to suite everyone – meat eaters, vegetarians and vegans! I love when companies are inclusive and in the past, I’ve done Meat Free Mondays. Ordering a vegetarian or vegan box would be perfect for that one day in the future.



The process is pretty simple, you just type in your postcode into their website and you where your nearest farm is and all of the current recipes available to order. Wool packs are used inside the box to keep all of the ingredients fresh and cold. Every little detail had impressed me so far (I hadn’t even tried the food yet!), as each ingredient was prepared and weighed out – it was literally just a case of following the instructions on the recipe card.

Due to the nature of farming and the recipe boxes, it is unlikely you will receive the same box twice. As I am intolerant to onions and chilli, I liaised with the team to find the most suitable recipe for me to try. Wow – did they deliver! The chosen recipe was perfect, a Beef, Blue Cheese and Walnut Salad with green beans and tomatoes.



Beef, Blue Cheese & Walnut Salad






As you can see, all of the ingredients were organic and so fresh. I cooked this meal for myself and my mum, as we were having a girly evening together. This recipe in particular was incredibly filling and each ingredient was super tasty. I would happily recreate this recipe myself, as it was really delicious, or order it again via Riverford! Riverford’s produce is fresh, healthy, filling, value for money, hassle free, there is no waste and it is delivered directly to your door!


Even my kitty, Jack, enjoyed and got full use out of the cardboard which my Riverford Recipe Box came in! You can find out more information about the Riverford Recipe Box and browse the selection of currently available recipes depending on your location.

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