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Giveaway: Daily Dish meal kit

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A few weeks ago, I was asked to trial a new meal kit subscription service called Daily Dish.
I must admit, I was a bit sceptical until I checked out their website, which explained everything so clearly and I liked that there were a few different options to suit different budgets, as well as options to order meals for either 2 or 4 people. They are also in partnership with Fairview, so a lot of the food is sourced directly from the Fairview farm, as well as other local fresh produce and free range farms, so I was happy that produce is local and the quality would be good.
But the best part – the food is delivered fresh, not frozen!
Whilst frozen can be convenient, what I miss with those services is actually being part of the cooking process – which I quite enjoy – so with this service your ingredients are all fresh and you cook the meals from scratch, using a recipe card which is provided.

So I elected to receive the low carb box, for 2 people and waited for my delivery to arrive the following Monday.  Orders close at 11am each Wednesday and your box is delivered the following Monday by courier in a box that is lined with polystyrene, packed with ice packs and each meal and ingredient perfectly labelled – very impressive!

The menu cards are included and the order in which to eat the meals is suggested, according to the expiry dates of each ingredient, which is clearly marked on every single ingredient you receive.
You’re expected to have things like olive oil & butter, salt & pepper on hand, but everything down to the tablespoon of xyitol added to the sauerkraut, the basil pesto for the chicken and the teaspoon of mustard powder used in the steak recipe was included, so your week of meals is very much sorted.

Here’s what was in the Low Carb box for 2 which I ordered:
Pesto Chicken Stacks
Pork Bangers with Spinach & Mushroom
Kassler Chops with Sauerkraut
Sirloin Steak with special sauce

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Each week you’re provided with 4 meals – they’ve decided that most people will eat out at least once in a 5 day period or will do a takeaway on a Friday – so you can choose from either a Classic, Low Carb (Banting), Vegetarian, Pork-free or Budget box. The recipes in each box change weekly too AND you can change which box you want from week to week, or pause your subscription whenever you feel like it – there is no contract!

I’m not going to lie – it was the most amount of cooking I’ve done in a week in ages! I realise how crazy our lives are and how reliant we are on foods that you just shove in the microwave – scary!
I enjoyed cooking each evening immensely – even though the convenience of having dinner ready in 15 minutes wasn’t there – none of the meals actually took longer than 30 minutes to prepare and cook.
We elected to braai some of the meat instead of cooking it on the stove, so it was also great to be cooking together – another thing that most people don’t do anymore.

Here are 2 of the meals I cooked – quite proud of myself ;)

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I also enjoyed cooking from a recipe and using ingredients that I wouldn’t usually – the pork bangers meal was accompanied by spinach and mushrooms, which a pinch of nutmeg was added to – it gave the dish a totally new, delicious flavour. I had also never made my own sauerkraut and it turned out really well – we’re now going to make it ourselves instead of buying it in a jar.
The fact that you’re supplied with the exact amount of ingredients needed for each meal also means that there is zero waste. I can’t tell you how many times I chuck out a half eaten bag of veggies or sauce because they’re past their sell-by date – so frustrating and such a waste of money!

So all in all, I loved this service and am definitely going to be using it again in future. They also scored points in my book as they’ve paid attention to branding, presentation and flexibility – the food was fresh and delivered promptly and each item was clearly labelled, with beautifully printed menu cards – not a flimsy photostat. Their website is clear and concise and this follows through to what you receive in your box. And the fact that I can pause and resume the service whenever I want, based on my weekly needs, is a big bonus – I even think this would be great to take with on a local holiday!

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The Daily Dish service is currently available in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, KZN and Gauteng – you can check their website for the exact cities and suburbs – there are loads of them.
Pricing varies from R570 for a 2 person budget box, to R1100 for a 4 person pork-free box and includes delivery. And the contents of each box changes weekly – click to have a look here at what’s in the boxes next week.

SPECIAL READER OFFER:
The team at Daily Dish have kindly offered a R250 discount on ANY box (for 2 or 4 people) to all my blog readers. All you have to do to redeem this discount, is visit the website here, order your box and use the promo code SUPERFRESH to claim your discount – EASY!

GIVEAWAY:

Competition is closed.
Winner: Kim Roberts

A ONE WEEK BOX UP FOR GRABS:

Then I also have a box to giveaway – any one of the weekly boxes, for 2 or 4 people!

How to enter:
1. Like the Ask Ashe Blog page on facebook
2. Visit the Daily Dish website and then leave me a comment on this post letting me know which box you would like to win
3. As usual, you can like and share this competition too – include @askashe in your tweets or share from my facebook page :)

Please note:
× Competition starts on Thursday 25 June 2015 & ends on Tuesday 14th July at midday.
× The winner will be contacted by email and announced by Thursday 16th July at midday.
× Please make sure you leave a valid email address when leaving a comment.
× A one week meal kit of the winner’s choice, for up to 4 people, as well as delivery is included in the prize.
× The prize is not transferable for cash.
× This competition is only open to SA residents who reside in one of the delivery areas specified on the Daily Dish website – if you do not reside in one of these areas and you win, the prize will be forfeited and another winner chosen.

Good luck!

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45 Comments

  • Reply
    Carli Mostert
    14th July 2015 at 4:01 PM

    I would LOVE to win the LOW CARB Box Pretty BIG Please :)

  • Reply
    Daniela Cardoso
    14th July 2015 at 11:38 AM

    they are all absolutely wonderful and we would love to try the low carb meal

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    Cathy Badenhorst
    14th July 2015 at 11:32 AM

    soooooooo happy KZN now gets a chance to try these fab meals. My family would love to try the Low Carb meals…simply delish!!

  • Reply
    rehana seedat
    13th July 2015 at 11:47 PM

    I would really love to try the low carb box. Have shared post via twitter @rehanaseedat

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    Gill Le Grange
    13th July 2015 at 10:25 PM

    Would love to try the low carb box.

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    Gill Le Grange
    13th July 2015 at 10:23 PM

    Would live to try the low carb box.

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    Joles
    13th July 2015 at 1:22 PM

    Fingers and toes crossed. I would so love to give this a try…
    I have been patiently waiting for it to come to Durban, KZN.
    I would so love to try the classic box :)

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    Debbie
    13th July 2015 at 1:15 PM

    Low carb box please!!

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    Jackie Katzen
    13th July 2015 at 11:22 AM

    wow, what a fab idea. would love to try the pork free dish
    have tweeted @JaxxLisa

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    Charmaine
    12th July 2015 at 1:59 PM

    The pork free box would be an awesome win!

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    Marc
    12th July 2015 at 1:58 PM

    I would love to win the Pork free box please

  • Reply
    Olivia Williams
    7th July 2015 at 8:09 PM

    Classic Box please

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    peta jo Meyer
    7th July 2015 at 7:49 PM

    What an incredibly good idea! My friend from joburg just told me about this last weekend and I had no idea it was in durban too! I can’t wait to try it out ;) I’d love to try the pork free box

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    nicky pearsall
    7th July 2015 at 6:41 PM

    Would love or try low carb box … looks classy and delish!

  • Reply
    sheri
    7th July 2015 at 8:45 AM

    Low carb box please!

  • Reply
    Neil Meyer
    6th July 2015 at 6:22 PM

    Classic box sounds great

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    Joles
    6th July 2015 at 6:02 PM

    Would so love to win the super duper low carb box for me and my family…preparation time for summer bods <3

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    kylie
    6th July 2015 at 4:23 PM

    Would love to win the low carb box!! <3 <3 <3 #banting

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    Olivia Villet
    6th July 2015 at 3:06 PM

    I would LOVE to give the low carb meals for 4 a try. Would make my weekly family shop far quicker and easier!

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    Kaye-Leigh Killian
    6th July 2015 at 7:05 AM

    I am getting very involved in cooking and trying out new dishes as of late.
    The classic box for 2 seems right up my alley!

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    Viveshni Joseph
    5th July 2015 at 9:57 PM

    I would love to try out the Pork free box.

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    Leigh W
    5th July 2015 at 5:02 PM

    I’d like to win the Budget Box.
    what a great idea!

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    Lauren Searson
    5th July 2015 at 5:00 PM

    What a flippen clever idea.. I LOVE to cook but to always ensure you have the right ingredients for the meals you see in a recipe book or online means a trip to the shops every time you try something new! So glad Durbs now has a service like this.. I’d love to win the good old classic box, wow the meals look so tasty! I will be using this service for those busy weeks when you don’t have time to breathe! Thanks Ask Ashe for introducing me to this service!

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    Cinders
    4th July 2015 at 7:57 PM

    Wow, what a fantastic prize! No, let me shop AND do the cooking … said no sane woman ever ? ! I would love to give the Classic Box a whirl. Liked your page (long time) Tweeted ✔️ shared ? and even made sure that I reside in a delivery area ? so need to forfeit the prize and put you through the trouble of having to choose another winner ? ain’t nobody got time for that ? !

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    Kerryn Hulsen
    4th July 2015 at 1:43 PM

    I would love a vegetarian box. Suits me, suits my husband as I can just add something to his meal without having to cook two separate meals. Bliss.

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    Denise Helen Gordon
    2nd July 2015 at 1:27 PM

    Now THIS is what I need to simplify my evenings! Would love the Banting box please :D

  • Reply
    Debs
    30th June 2015 at 8:31 AM

    The prices are SO reasonable – we’ve been looking for a food delivery service for a while now so this is great! I’d love the Low Carb Box!

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    Chernay Millican
    29th June 2015 at 8:19 PM

    Would love to Win the low carb box!! Healier living

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    Chernay Millican
    29th June 2015 at 8:17 PM

    Would love to try the low carb box! healthier living all the way

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    Kim Roberts
    29th June 2015 at 2:23 PM

    Would actually love to try the budget box to get some ideas on cooking some delicious weekly meals on a budget!

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    brenda finch
    26th June 2015 at 8:56 AM

    I would love to try the low card …looks bloody fantastic!!!

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    Sam
    25th June 2015 at 10:17 PM

    Send it my way please xx I’m sick of spag bog and cottage pie xxx

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    Sam
    25th June 2015 at 10:15 PM

    Send it my way please !!! I’m over spaghetti bog and cottage pie xxx

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    brenda Fernandes
    25th June 2015 at 9:42 PM

    #Lowcarb #Banting please :)

  • Reply
    Ali Perks
    25th June 2015 at 5:39 PM

    just adore this and will be trying the low carb one! Xxx

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    Jade
    25th June 2015 at 4:19 PM

    Wow the low carb looks DELISH!! such a clever idea! xx

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    Adele
    25th June 2015 at 2:17 PM

    OOh, they all look amazing, and would save so much time! Love the Pork free box

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    Losh Kisten
    25th June 2015 at 1:24 PM

    Would love to try the “Classic Box” # wow what a lovely giveaway#no cooking sounds heavenly for a working busy body mum#Liked n shared and tweeted #love it

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    Nicolette Nunes
    25th June 2015 at 1:21 PM

    Pork free box

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    Michelle Gordon
    25th June 2015 at 1:12 PM

    I’d love to get my mitts on the Vegetarian Box!

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    Marinel Janse van Rensburg
    25th June 2015 at 1:11 PM

    I would love to try out the Pork Free Box :)

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    Dean
    25th June 2015 at 1:09 PM

    I would really enjoy the classic box, would make life at work a whole lot easier

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    Jessica W
    25th June 2015 at 1:06 PM

    I would really love to try the low carb box

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    Gloria
    25th June 2015 at 1:05 PM

    I would love the classic box – it would really make my life so much easier

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    Dawn W
    25th June 2015 at 1:03 PM

    I would love the low carb box please, I am trying the banting diet but am finding it so difficult to eat the proper foods

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