After trawling the internet and reading pretty much every review out there (Tattooed Tealady has a great guide on which boxes are worthwhile for beauty lovers) I decided that I already have too many beauty products to use up and perhaps a beauty box subscription wasn’t for me.
Instead I decided to find a subscription service that was more suited to my food loving side, and that’s when I came across a review of the Kitchen Nomad box by Amelia. I was immediately intruiged and wanted to find out more, so I popped over onto their website to read up on what they had to offer.
Kitchen Nomad provide subscribers with a monthly food box, containing ingredients from around the world, one country at a time. However, the exciting bit is that you don’t know what country your ingredients will be from until you receive the box!
They launched in June of this year and so far they have dished out ingredients from Greece, Vietnam, Lebanon and this month our tastebuds are traveling to Pakistan!
The boxes are £22 (+ £3 delivery charge) so they are more expensive than beauty boxes, but for what you receive, I think they are worth the extra money. You can choose different subscription plans, from month to month, 3 months (mine), 6 months and then a year and there are discounts for the longer plans.
So on to the fun bit! What does the box contain?
– An average of 7-10 products selected to create recipes from that months country
– 5 receipes from a chef who specialises in that cusine, which serve 4-6 people
– Information on the selected country, such as customs and tradtions
Once you’ve received your box, all you have to do to get cooking is provide the fresh ingredients such as meat and vegetables. Easy!
As I said, September’s box is from Pakistan and here’s what I received in my box:
Red chilli powder
Gram flour (chickpea flour)
With some extra fresh ingredients, the recipes I’ll be trying this month will be:
Starter: okra & aubergine Pakoras
Main: Chicken Yakhni
Accompaniments: Channa Daal and cucumber & tomato Raita
Dessert: Carrot, coconut & pistachio Halva
I’ve never cooked Pakistani food before so I’m really excited to see how it all turns out, and of course I’ll let you know too! If you want to find out more about the Kitchen Nomad boxes then pop over to their website.
Have you ever tried a food subscription box service before?