Sunday, 13 April 2014

Review | Gousto Box - Roasted Veg Penne with Grilled Mozzarella

Today I have a review of the fantastic food box by Gousto! What is Gousto you ask? Well..

Gousto is an amazing service which provides you with a box full of yummy, healthy and nutritious ingredients for certain recipes, every week you get the chance to choose from recipes on the website, which are updated every week, ensuring you don't cook the same meal twice! The recipes are then delivered right to your doorstep once a week so you decide when to cook! From delicious pasta bakes to oriental stirfrys, with different cuisines from Italian to Chinese, Indian to Caribbean, with plenty of meals to choose from you'll find it easy to choose meals to suit the whole family! 

I've really been getting into my cooking recently, since I've started focusing on healthier eating I've discovered just how much I enjoy cooking and couldn't wait to get started with our box! I had a browse online and chose my 3 meals, I decided on 3 completely different cuisines and have taken pictures of the prep and cooking below, along with everything you need to know about how to cook them! Don't worry if you're not much of a cook, these are so easy to do and can be done by anyone, also there's no worry about using too much or too little ingredients, everything comes in the exact portion needed for you so no food waste either, perfect!

So onto the first recipe..

Recipe 1
Roasted Veg Penne with Grilled Mozzarella

The above ingredients are what was provided for this meal, so if you're interested in taking part, you will need..

For 2 People

1 x Courgette
1 x Red pepper
1 x Onion
2 x Chestnut mushrooms
2 x Tomatoes
2 x Cloves of garlic
A bunch of Thyme
400g Penne

Oven proof dish & tray

Start off by chopping up all your veg according to the recipe card and put everything in an oven proof dish, finely chop the garlic and season to taste, drizzle over some olive oil and place in the over for 15 mins!

Looks so healthy, colourful and yummy already!

Whilst you're waiting for the veg to cook, boil a saucepan of hot water, add the pasta and cook for around 10 minutes (or however you like it!)

Whilst your pasta and veg are cooking, slice your mozzarella thinly and remove the leaves from your thyme, discard the stalks

Grate the parmesan finely too!

When the pasta is cooked, drain and add it to an oven dish, add the veg and mix together, 

Sprinkle the thyme & place the mozzarella slices evenly across the top and cover with parmesan too! 

Put back in the oven for 15-20 mins, or until cheese is bubbling, and...

A Yummy, healthy & declines pasta bake, one portion equals 5 of your 5 a day too and the kids will love it too! Abbie wolfed it down and loved the courgettes especially!

Look out for Recipes 2 & 3 coming next week!
Have you tried Gousto?

Level - Easy
Taste - 5/5
If you want to add different veg or perhaps add some kind of meat, you are welcome to make it your own too, maybe drizzle some honey on top for the last 10 minutes too for a little burst of sweet! I think next time i'll add some sausages and make it a little more hearty!


2 comments so far

  1. Looks yummy, me and Evie would scoff this right down. Anton would need some convincing though :p x

  2. This looks so lovely! Definitely giving it a go x


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