I liked them so much that I subscribed and have been receiving a 2-recipe box ever since. The one I receive comes with one meat based dish, and one that is meatless, and most of them are easy to put together, and tasty enough to repeat - I've added a few spices to my regular seasoning selections after being able to experience them in small quantities, and I now have a nice collection of Indian recipes that I know work.
This week, I'll be incorporating one of the recipes from my most recent subscription offering, and I thought it was long overdue to show off what it is I got, so here's a fast unboxing before I get to my menu for this week.
Everything is tucked neatly inside one of the embroidered bags that always come each month and sent inside a brightly colored mailing envelope - I feel like this creates less trash to dispose of (I never have sorted out how to reuse those boxes, although I did try), and less postage costs for her, and I have not experienced any damage from this method.
I have used these bags for all sorts of things - to tuck in a few jewelry items or to stow electronic chargers and USB cords when I'm traveling, as a pocket for my phone or a couple key cosmetics so they won't get lost in my purse, or to bag up a few of my favorite Tarot decks. They have been coming in a variety of color and patterns and I look forward each month to seeing what it will be.
A couple times, there has been larger bags, big enough to act as lingerie bags in a suitcase. At other times, I've received bangle bracelets or small decorated boxes big enough to hold a ring or pair of earrings, or to fill with a bit of solid perfume or lip balm.
This is what I got in the August box:
- recipe and necessary spices for Kheema Matar Lamb (this will wait until I find and purchase ground lamb)
- recipe and necessary spices for Chaat Roasted Cauliflower (this is going onto this week's menu)
- an extra packet of spices for both recipes. This is always provided, in case something gets lost or, more often, so that you can try the recipe a second time without needing to purchase the spices.
- glittery green and rhinestone adorned metal box with lid, about 1 1/2" wide. This one is actually the right size for to hold a tea light and I am thinking it might work as a small votive holder.
- 2 tea bags of Stash Chai Spice Black Tea
- 1 bright fuschia and gold drawstring bag, about 7" x 4".
I am well pleased with this month's selection and continue to be charmed by my monthly Tiffin Trove Subscription Box.
Lastly, here is a look at the Chaat Roasted Cauliflower recipe, so that you can see how they work. This is not intimidating Indian food. It is simple to prepare, tasty, and authentic Indian home cooking. Each recipe indicates what is included and what else needs to be purchased. I am occasionally challenged with harder to find items, such as the ground lamb or a butternut squash recipe from a couple months ago that needs to wait until butternut squash is in season so I can buy it locally, but even with needed delays, I have yet to come across a single recipe I simply didn't want to try at all.
My only change will be to switch out the vegetable oil for coconut oil, ghee or olive oil. Coconut oil, especially, plays really well with curry seasonings. Ghee, for those not concerned with keeping it vegan, also works (as it should, since ghee is a traditional Indian fat).
My plans for this next week:
Chicken & Vegetable Skillet Meal
Cobb Salad with Hard Cooked Eggs & Bacon
Dessert Crepes Crepes
Curried Ground Beef, Swiss Chard and Mushrooms
Chaat Roasted Cauliflower (see above)
Our First Anniversary!
Eating Out and going to Circus de Soleil
Stuffed Cabbage Casserole
Stuffed Cabbage Casserole
BBQ Pork Ribs
Mixed Roasted Root Vegetables
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