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FOOD & DRINK A RECIPE IN A BOX Liz Kavanagh gets cooking with Abel & Cole E ver started cooking something new for dinner and then realised that you’re missing half the ingredients? The recipe was easy to follow, making preparation straightforward, and with quality ingredients the finished meal tasted great. If, like me, you find meal preparation tends to be rather samey, based on the trolley contents of the weekly shop, then Abel & Cole’s Recipe Boxes offer a whole new way of sourcing great food while also providing the sort of produce that usually would require multiple farm shop visits. From farm to front door, Abel & Cole has been offering organic, fresh, seasonal, produce including fish, meat and dairy from British farmers for over 28 years, with its recipe boxes providing everything you need (in a box) to create delicious, seasonal home-cooked food at home. They’re created in four categories, covering simplicity, foodies, veggies and those counting calories, with 12 new creations to choose from each week. Unlike a ready meal of a similar price, portions were generous. And best of all was the satisfaction of cooking something new without any of the hassle of shopping for everything or wasting leftover ingredients. Would I order again? Yes, definitely. As a weekly injection of quality, imaginative food, this is a great little addition to Abel & Cole’s popular veg boxes and it’s also rather nice to get it delivered to your door. There’s no tie-in, either, so you can order as and when you fancy, and for the number of diners you’re expecting to feed too. Abel & Cole Recipe Boxes cost from £12 for one recipe for two people. 03452 626262 | Cooks simply need to select online from a list of recipes, which can be ordered with enough food for two right through to hungry families. I went for Moroccan spiced lamb with herby green bulgur for two, and my beautifully-packed box contained everything from the lamb fillet to the bulgur wheat and the spices, all carefully weighed out in neat little packages. 43