Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Delicious vegan meals from Give Kitchen...

As a food writer and blogger, I am fortunate enough to eat plenty of delicious food on a regular basis, but the only downside to that is that all of the rich food can leave me feeling a little tired, unhealthy and in need of a little detox every now and again. I was recently delighted to be given the opportunity to try tasty and nutritious meals delivered direct to my door by the company Give Kitchen*, part of the Give 2040 Foundation. This ingenious company creates nutritious and healthy vegan meals which are delivered to your choice of address. Considering Beyonce credited a vegan diet with helping her to look so stunning at the recent Met Gala in New York, I was already convinced before I had tried the food.
Although I do not usually follow a vegan diet, I have heard so much about the astounding health benefits of being vegan and of course, vegan food is cruelty free which makes it even more enticing. I also love the ethos of Give Kitchen, which has a one to one giving principal as its company policy. For every meal sold, Give Kitchen gives food to a person in need, and this ethical principal really appeals to me as you know that by eating their food you are not only benefiting your own health and the environment, but also helping those less fortunate at the same time.
Based in Liverpool and founded by business partners Dario Curcillo and Paul Hampson, Give Kitchen has a mouthwatering array of delicious and tasty meals which are devised and created by their talented chefs using only the most premium and (where possible) locally sourced ingredients. I immediately thought that following a vegan diet might mean that I had to cut out many of my usual treats, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that there was even a yummy selection of  sweet treats on the menu too! Every time I would have usually reached for a piece of chocolate or a cookie, I instead enjoyed one of the delicious Give Kitchen vegan sweet bites, such as hazelnut and berry rocky road, chocolate cherry brownie, raw energy truffles and dark coco flapjacks.
It is little wonder that so many celebrities have converted to a vegan lifestyle, when the effects on physical appearance are so astounding. Vegan diets are often credited with putting an end to yo-yo dieting, as devotees feel fuller for longer and stop craving foods which are detrimental to health. The clean eating principles of the vegan diet mean that the body is not exposed to the harmful additives and toxins often found in non-vegan foods. Give Kitchen meals are also free from genetically modified ingredients, pesticides and other harmful chemicals.



Many people notice health benefits when they adopt a vegan lifestyle, such as weight loss, improvements in their complexion and increased energy levels. I noticed that my skin was glowing and that I felt more energetic than usual.

The delicious meals from Give Kitchen include so many options and I enjoyed dishes such as roasted vegan sausage with Italian vegetables and potato, vegetable tagine and red pepper and onion burger.

The meals were hearty and satisfying and they were delivered direct to my door so that I could store them in the fridge and reheat them when I was hungry. I was so impressed by how varied the menus were and by the range of tasty ingredients which were used.


I love spicy foods so it was great to see dishes such as tagine, gumbo and Mexican style dishes were on the menu. All the dishes were easy to prepare by simply reheating them in the microwave or on the hob.



 Give Kitchen founder Dario Curcillo

 Give Kitchen founder Paul Hampson


Red pepper and onion burger with roasted butternut squash and green beans.




The talented Give Kitchen chefs


Not only were the savoury options delicious and satisfying, the sweet bites meant that I also had a range of desserts to choose from. I do have a little bit of a sweet tooth especially after dinner in the evening, so it was great to choose from the selection of goodies on offer!


 Delicious sweet bites.




The busy Give Kitchen offices which I recently had a tour of.

Give Kitchen currently have a special offer of the 22 Day Vegan Challenge which was made famous by Beyonce, it is a really great challenge as you can follow the plan to feel healthy ready for summer or just if you feel like you need to have a little healthy detox. I felt so many amazing health benefits from following the Give Kitchen meal plan for a week and I loved the choice of delicious meals and sweet bites. The meals are gourmet and restaurant quality so I did not miss eating out during the plan, and I enjoyed the convenience of the meals being delivered to my door. Although I do not always follow a vegan diet, after feeling the amazing health benefits I will definitely be incorporating as much natural and plant based food into my diet as possible from now on. Thank you to the team at Give Kitchen for giving me the chance to review their meals! 


0330 999 3 888

ask@givekitchen.com

Edward Pavilion, Albert Dock
Liverpool, L3 4AF

So that is all from me for now, are you vegan or have you ever followed a vegan diet? Would you like to try the tasty meals from Give Kitchen? As always I can't wait to hear your thoughts and thank you so much for reading this post! 

Until next time, 

Camille

xo 



*Disclaimer
These meals were sent to me on a complimentary basis for review purposes. All opinions expressed herein are my own and honest.

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