Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Cook with Organix Challenge


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As a busy mum of two, our lunch is normally quite simple. I always try to be more creative while making sure that the meals are nutritious enough, but it does interrupt the other things I needed to do. About a month ago Organix has invited me to take up their Cook with Organix Challenge. Seeing it as an opportunity for inspiration, I gladly accepted the challenge, and have received a box full of their latest range to try.

To be honest I did regret a bit, because I was already quite busy and I wasn't certain whether I could fulfill the challenge by creating different recipes with the lovely products they have sent. But after a closer inspection of each product, I realised that their products were created to help busy parents cook nutritious food for their children, and I was glad that I was given the opportunity to try out their great cooking range.


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They have two types of products in the range - Recipe Base and Pasta Pots. Their recipe base (suitable for 10 months to 3 years +) is actually a pre-cooked children pasta with sauce and vegetables, which you can use to create a variety of dishes by adding other ingredients to them. They are fairly nutritious already on their own, and smelled absolutely gorgeous when you opened up the plastic film. Each recipe base contains 2 servings.

The Pasta Pots (suitable for 7 months to 3 years +) are basically stir-in sauces that you can add to your pastas or rice, etc. Each pack comes with 2 different flavoured pots, and each pot size is enough to serve 3-5 portions. As each pots are small enough, you won't need to open a big jar of sauce and needing to refrigerate the rest (probably two-third of it), which will then needed to be consumed within 3 days. As we aren't really the type who will stick to meal plans, those jars of left over sauces will mostly go to waste. One pasta pot, after adding other ingredients, is good enough to feed me, 2 years old Clay and 5 years old Abby.


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The first I tried was their Herby Vegetable Pasta Recipe Base. I was feeling a bit guilty for only adding cream cheese, cream, ham and a touch of seasoning to the gorgeous smelling, almost ready to eat recipe base. I can hardly call my creation a challenge! But that was the whole idea of the recipe base, to help us shorten our cooking time, yet still providing a delicious and healthy (well, not sure how healthy the cream cheese and cream were..) meal for the little ones. There was plenty to share between my kids and I honestly think that they tasted delicious (I ate up the tiny bit of leftovers)! Both Abby and Clay loved it!


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Next was their Tomatoey (I love this word!) Spaghetti Recipe Base. Again, once opened, a big whiff of deliciousness hit my nose, making me salivate. This time I only added some roast chicken pieces and some seasoning. I could have added some mushrooms and other vegetables but that's just gonna end up in my tummy. I was glad that there were plenty of hidden and not so hidden vegetables in the recipe base already, which the children were happy to eat. Clay made plenty of yummy noises and managed to eat everything up. Abby enjoyed it as well, but was distracted with her toys.


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We had some delicious ravioli in our freezer, so I used the Tomatoey Red, tinned tomatoes, cream, dried basil and seasoning to cook them, then garnished it with a touch of dried parsley, and made a ravioli so yummy that I had a whole bowl to myself! Clay was happily eating it as well, while Abby wasn't too keen in ravioli.

I also used the Herby Green on the vegetarian ravioli we've got, this time mixing it with cream cheese, a small amount of garlic butter and seasoned to taste. Again, me and Clay were really enjoying it for our lunch!


Each dish only took me less than 5 minutes to sort out, yet they were as good as a dish I cooked from scratch. I have yet to try out their exotic Mexican, Thai and Indian flavours, but I have no doubt that they are just as good. All their products are £2.49 each and you can buy them now from Sainsburys, which have a few recipe ideas online to be used with the Cook with Organix range.



Disclosure: I was sent a product range to try; all opinions are honest and our own