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The #OrganicUnboxed Challenge

Look at the amount of goodies in the photo above! And the best part? They’re all organic! I was recently challenged to come up with some recipes from said mystery box of goodies! Beforehand I had no idea what to expect, but I was overwhelmed with the amount of items I was sent. The campaign was officially kicked off by  Madeleine Shaw:

In addition to the above video, here’s a few quick facts about organic food:

  • Organic crops are exposed to fewer pesticides
  • Organic livestock (chicken, beef, lamb, pork etc.) are truly free range, meaning they have more space to roam and enjoy high welfare standards
  • Organic dairy cows are free range and pasture fed
  • Organic farming is great for farmers and more environmentally friendly
  • Recent research has shown that organic crops are up to 60% higher in a number of key antioxidants and that both organic milk and meat contain around 50% more beneficial omega-3 fatty acids.

Here’s a full list of the items I was sent to work with – it was all very ‘Ready Steady Cook’!




  • Beef Feather Steak
  • Pork Belly Strips
  • Lamb Mince

All of this was provided by The Well Hung Meat Co (brilliant name!), a completely organic, Devon-based company (another reason for me to love them!)



  • Cabbage
  • Leeks
  • Red Onions
  • White Onions
  • Beetroot
  • Garlic
  • Limes



  • Greek Yoghurt
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Butter



  • Penne Pasta
  • Black Rice
  • Spelt Flour
  • Chicken and Vegetable Stock
  • Chopped Tomatoes
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Olive Oil
  • Gin

It was actually really refreshing to take a look at a box of ingredients and come up with a completely new recipe, rather than doing something I regularly cook, or follow from a book. I’ve come up with three recipes and I’ll be posting these over the next couple of weeks, so keep your eyes peeled!


I was invited to participate in the #OrganicUnboxed Challenge, but did not receive any payment. All views are my own.




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