Quick Bites: Wholesomeness
People think I’m this big foodie. They tell me, “Oh, you must cook all the time.”
The truth is, I really don’t. During the week my meals are incredibly bland, boring, and slapped together in about 5 minutes. Occasionally D and I will bring out the big guns and make enchiladas or even soup (watch out), but for the most part my week night dinners are boring.
However, this past week was anything but boring. Guys, I ate the most ridiculously tasty, healthy, flavoursome food. It was even ready in less than 5 minutes. And there was barely any washing up.
It sounds too good to be true but it’s not: it’s actually Wholesomeness. A new home delivery service headed up by chef Ben Limmer (formerly of Restaurant II, James St Cooking School, and Culinart) and his lovely wife Georgia, its meals are organic, nutrient-dense, gluten-free, and dairy-free.
I tried three of their meals last week, along with some of their granola. What’s cool about the meals is that fresh herbs are included, plus each dish’s component comes in a separate bag, so everything stays fresher – and you can control how much of each part you want. And did I mention they’re in BAGS – so you heat ’em in the bags then throw those suckers away! No dishwasher required.
- Pistachio & Pomegranate Lamb with Chickpeas & Sweet Potato:
Super tender lamb, some of the sweetest sweet potatoes I’ve had, and an awesome contrast with the fresh pomegranate on top.
- Carribean Chicken with Black Beans & Pineapple Salsa:
This was a very hearty dish, with big chunks of tender chicken, heaps of black beans, and lovely refreshing pineapple salsa to cut through everything.
- Savoury Lentil Stew with Smoked Ham Hock (too hungry to get a pic!):
Not my favourite of the trio, but that’s just because I’m not a big lentil fan. D scoffed three quarters of the bag though – he loved the hunks of ham, the chewy greens, and the tender lentils.
Finally, the granola: look, all I can say is that I opened it on a Tuesday, and by that Saturday, nearly the whole kilo was gone. Anyone who’s been searching for a gluten-free granola that has staying power and is delicious too boot: this is it.
Wholesomeness offer flat-rate postage, so if you do the math you could get a dinner for as low as $8 per serve. That’s cheaper than takeaway, healthier, and a lot tastier, too!
I think my days of peanut butter toast for dinner are over!
Check out http://wholesomeness.com.au
Thank you to Wholesomeness who sent me x3 dinners for two and a bag of granola!