I’ve been a Marley Spoon advocate since January 2016, when Marley Spoon started delivering to Canberra (you can check out my blog post from 2016 here). And so when they reached out this year, to see if I would like to become an affiliate, the answer was simple – ‘YES’.
I mean, I love the service and the simplicity! And who wouldn’t want to earn a little payment if people join the service based on my recommendation (at no cost to you of course – in fact, you’ll get $35 off your first box using the code GOOD35FOODMSWEEK).
Before Marley Spoon, I had felt a little bit burnt out in terms of meal planning and putting dinner on the table every night for my family of four. Three years later, I’ve up the ante with two more children, and I love having my box delivered – so that my week day meals are sorted (and so is the fruit requirement for school lunches and snack time).
Marley Spoon helps me to reduce the mental load that mother’s are often burdened with – you know, all the mental work; the organising, list-making and planning, that you do to manage your life, and that of those dependent on you. It’s the planning that gets me – because I actually really enjoy cooking for my family. I find it relaxing at the end of the day (even with witching hours thrown in).
So each week I browse a new range of recipes and select the ones that I know will be a hit with my tribe.
I wake up each Tuesday morning (but know that they deliver 7 days a week – so you can pick a time that works for you) and there it is to greet me – it’s never late, so I don’t have to worry about waiting for it (and being late for school drop off or making my way to work).
This week’s box contained three family meals; Fennel-rubbed pork and chats with peas and braised cabbage, Basil pesto casarecce pasta with beans and broccolini and Beef kababs with golden hummus and garlic tahini sauce. I like to pick three meals so that I can still include some family favourites in there.
And our food box was a delicious combination of fruits including; a pineapple, kiwi fruits, apples, pears, plums, mandarins, and peaches (meaning a different piece of fruit can go into the lunchbox each day – variety is the spice of life).
We kicked off our week with the beef kababs – as the boys love hommus, and I felt like a take-away (after limited sleep). This recipe was super simple to whip up and certainly hit the spot with our whole family. The golden hummus was delicious and garlic tahini sauce is just what I would order, if I was ordering a kabab from our local Lebanese. I’ve had the wraps in other meals and they are seriously some of the softest wraps I have enjoyed.
We followed that with the fennel-rubbed pork. The meat was soft and juicy which meant that all the boys ate it and the butter chats and braised cabbage really hit the spot. I’m a big fan of the potato and cabbage combination as the weather gets colder. And that’s also what I love about the Marley Spoon meal selections, they combine seasonal produce with meals that are quick and easy to prepare midweek.
And finally, we DEVOURED the basil pesto casarecce pasta – or as it is known in our house ‘green pasta’. It combines three of the boys favourite foods; pasta, green beans and broccolini. And it also hits the parent’s pallet with toasted almonds and crumbly goats cheese. On the table in minutes, this meal was a real crowd pleaser and something we will definitely be ordering again.
So, if you’d also like to reduce your mental load, then why not try ordering Marley Spoon. And if you use the code ‘GOOD35FOODMSWEEK’ then you will receive $35 off your first box!