Mandira's Kitchen Who's For Dinner

Authentic Indian Food with Mandira’s Kitchen

I was recently gifted a few meal packs from Mandira’s Kitchen which was perfect timing because I had been craving indian cuisine for a few weeks and hadn’t got round to either making some or ordering a takeaway. I had the chance to select the dishes I wanted and chose Chicken Xacuti– Goan chicken in a spicy coconut sauce, Keema Mattar – minced lamb and emerald peas and Lehsuni Dal. The meals are frozen and arrive in great packaging – I really like the brand design of the boxes and the sections are perfect if you want to split them – basically each pack is compartmentalised into 2 sections so you can serve one or serve two at the same time. They arrived in insulated eco-friendly boxes so you can rest assured that your meals will arrive securely.

I made some rice to go with the dishes and I enjoyed them. I found the keema mattar to be quite aromatic in its spice and not hot enough for me (by hot I mean I had to add more chillies). I really enjoyed the Goan chicken, succulent without being overpowered by the coconut. The dal was good too, I’m a fan of lentils so it worked very well. I prepared mine in the oven (I don’t own a microwave) and it takes 35 minutes heat up but it’s worth it. As someone who doesn’t eat ready meals often these tasted much more homemade than most ready meals.

Mandira’s kitchen is an award-winning producer of authentic Indian food. Their all woman team is based out of a 400 year old cowshed, overlooking the magical Silent Pool in the Surrey Hills and they create freezer meals, and accompaniments such as chutneys and ice creams. All of the food is made using fresh produce, containing no gluten and they have vegan and dairy free options. Their meals are perfect for lockdown as they are delivered to any address in the UK. The range includes vegan, vegetarian, meat and fish dishes which can be kept in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Visit Mandira’s Kitchen to try their selection of meals. All Who’s For Dinner readers get £5 off order over £30 using WFD521 (subject to availability)

These items were gifted to me – I was not paid for this review.

Gusto launches new functional, immune boosting soft drink - Super DC

Super DC – A New immune boosting soft drink

I was recently sent some samples of Gusto’s new range of vitamin drink created to bolster the Immune System. Our immune systems and health have obviously always been important but it’s good to see new products being introduced at a time when our health needs particular care and attention. The Super DC range currently includes Blood Orange and Super DC Blackcurrant & Elderberry and contain high strength vitamins D (200% RI) and C (2500% RI), together with vitamins A, K, Zinc and Folic Acid. The drinks are designed to deliver a daily vitamin boost and keep our immune systems intact all year round.

The drinks are plant-based drinks and contain a high percentage of real fruit juice which explains the depth in flavour. I wasn’t the biggest fan of the Blackcurrent & elderberry drink it was slightly tart for my taste buds, it’s an acquired taste but the blood orange was definitely my favourite that was very refreshing and easy to drink. It’s important to remember that this drink is a supplement and not a replacement for a healthy diet. Check out my video review here:

Since its launch in 1990, Gusto has been focused on its ethical credentials, providing natural, Fairtrade and certified organic products designed with the adult premium drinks category in mind. All of the drinks are vegan, free from artificial sweeteners and plant-based and created to deliver a pleasurable experience, with the Gusto mission to give consumers ‘better’ non-alcoholic choices.

Find out where you can buy Super DC here.

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