Lately I’ve been caught up working long hours and not looking after myself as well as I should be. Dinners have been either quickly thrown together with no thought, or resorting to take away, and the gym has been pretty much non existent in my life. So when I was invited to trial Dinner Twist out, a company that delivers fresh ingredients and recipes to customers so healthy and delicious meals can be whipped up at a moment’s notice.
Dinner Twist was started in 2013 by My & Chris Tistrand, and has really taken off in the Perth market given how time-poor so many of us are. The menu changes each week, and they have three different box types you can choose from – the family box, vegetarian box and the one that caught my eye, the foodie box.
The ingredients for our foodie box arrived on a Monday night in styrofoam boxes, chilled to maximise their freshness. Accompanying them was an easy booklet which walked us step by step through the preparation and cooking process.
Our four meals included that week were the Singapore noodles with snapper, balsamic winter vegetables with chicken, celeriac and pear soup with prosciutto and goats cheese, and the herbed steaks with rustic ratatouille.
The Monday being a cold wintery night, we quickly chose the balsamic winter vegetables with chicken for our first meal. A 40 minute cooking time soon saw us relaxing on the couch with hearty bowls of roasted beetroot, carrot, turnip and jerusalem artichoke topped with juicy chicken and goats cheese.
This was definitely my favourite of all the Dinner Twist meals we had to eat! And Jeremy’s too. It ticked all the boxes from a flavour perspective, and we actually had a little leftover afterwards (though that disappeared later throughout the night every time we walked past the kitchen).
On the second night we tried the Singapore noodles with snapper, which took 35 minutes to prepare. I liked the green tea noodles, and the hit of curry powder flavouring throughout.
The chilli we included ended up packing a real punch! The cooking book told us to add it to taste, but we got a little carried away and added it all. A touch too spicy for me, so I’ve learnt my lesson for next time.
On the third night we gave our tastebuds a new adventure with the celeriac and pear soup, which is accompanied by prosciutto shards, and goats cheese mixed with garlic spread on crusty bread.
I have to admit, I wasn’t really sure how this dish would go. It sounded good – but also a little polarising. But I’m always game to try something once, so I went in with gusto and was pleasantly surprised by the taste. It was thick and slightly sweet – with the crisp prosciutto shattering with each bite and offering a good hit of salt.
On the final night I ended up having plans, so left Jeremy to enjoy the steak to himself. He reported back it was a really generous serving size – and the ratatouille had a great amount of flavour. Another successful meal thanks to Dinner Twist!
Trying out their foodie box was a really great way to see what they have on offer, and also take the pressure off thinking about what to cook after a long day at work. Both Jeremy and I thought that the price of $105 for two people for the four meals was really reasonable, especially considering the expansive list of ingredients and delicious outputs. Even better, they let you keep the recipes so for people who want to learn to cook more this is a great thing to try out. I’ll definitely be doing it again!
Big thanks to the Dinner Twist team for reaching out and providing us with their foodie box to try.