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New ‘Menu of the Month’ Subscription Service!

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We are pleased to announce our new subscription service for our ‘Menu of the Month’. 

Subscribe for at least 3 months and receive free bread with each meal!

You will receive the ‘Menu of the Month’ at the same price every time, even though they may sometimes be more expensive if ordered individually.

The menu will be delivered to you every month without having to reorder.

Click here to see details, how you can subscribe and our terms and conditions.

What have you got to lose?

 

 
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New Meal Box Subscription Service – Receive the 4th Box Free!

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We are pleased to announce our new subscription service for our meal boxes.  You can subscribe to receive a regular meal box on a weekly, 2-weekly, monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly basis.

Subscribe and receive your 4th box absolutely free!

Click here to see details, how you can subscribe and our terms and conditions.

What have you got to lose?

 

 
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FODMap (IBS) Diet Accommodated!

As you know, Cooked From Scratch means just that.  As a result, recipes and ingredients can be tailored to the needs and requirements of the customer, if needed.  We have adjusted meals and recipes for customers in the past who have allergies or intolerances to certain foods.

We have recently begun working with a customer who has been advised by her doctor, to follow the FODMap diet.  This is specific for IBS sufferers and is a quite complicated diet to follow, especially if you are also cooking for a family, or perhaps don’t have much experience in the kitchen.  Trying to find products in the supermarket that meet the requirements is nigh on impossible.  FODMap Diet.

So, Cooked From Scratch to the rescue – our recipes can be adjusted to meet the FODMap requirements.

If you need to follow this diet, just get in touch & we will work with you to make sure we supply you with what you need.

 

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Cooked From Scratch Healthy Eating Plan Launched!

It’s that time of year again – January.  Everyone makes resolutions to eat healthily or simply wants to shed some of the excess pounds they put on over Christmas.

healthy granolaWell, Cooked From Scratch can help.  We have just launched a Healthy Eating Package.  It is not a healthy eating plan, but simply enables you to choose breakfast, soup lunches and main meal options, safe in the knowledge they are healthy meals, cooked from scratch and only containing real ingredients – not low fat substitutions, replacement ingredients etc.

If you choose to eat from the package for your 3 daily meals, adding extra healthy items, such as a small bread roll with the soups, natural yoghurt with the granola and simply snack on things like fresh fruit and natural nuts, you will not only feel better, but are likely to lose a few pounds too.

We are hoping this will get you onto the right track of eating real, healthy meals as part of your healthy lifestyle and not as part of a strict diet regime or something that is going to make you feel deprived.prawn jalfrezi

You can choose a package for one or two people to last you 5 days.  Choose 1 of the 3 breakfast options + 5 soups + either a healthy meal box or choose 5 separate meals from the options available.

Full details can be found under the Ready Meals pages – Meal Boxes & Packages http://cookedfromscratch.co.uk/product/healthy-eating-package/.

 

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News on Vegan Dishes

I’ve received a suggestion to offer some vegan dishes under the Vegetarian ready meals.  So, I’ve taken a look at the dishes under both Vegetarian and Soups to see what dishes are already vegan or can be easily adjusted to be vegan.

I’ve now flagged them to indicate if they are vegan or easily adjustable.

New dishes will be added to the site on a regular basis so please watch this space for more vegan offerings over the coming months.

If there is a vegan dish you would like to see offered (that is also suitable for reheating & freezing) then please let me know.

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Working with Local Meat Supplier….

I am pleased to announce that I am now working with a great local farm for my organic meat.  After many months of trying to source great meat locally I am finally taking deliveries from Penrhiwfer Farm http://www.fmiw.co.uk/?function=producershow&producerid=8.

Due to order turnaround I may not be able to get all my meat from there, but at least 80% of it will come from there, so you can rest assured the meat in my products is as good as it can get.

Working with local suppliers is very important to me so I’m really glad to be supporting a local meat supplier.grass fed cattle

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Menu of the Month Launched!

CherryTomatoBasilLinguine1I am pleased to launch a new menu of the month whereby a meal for 2 will be available for a set price.

The menu will be seasonal, making the most of the fabulous British produce available during a given month.

The new offer will be launched in May!

Delivery is free within 15 miles of CF39 8JL.

The dishes may also be available under the Ready Meals section of the website, but I will try, as much as possible, to introduce new dishes each month.

If there is something you’d like to see in our Menu of the Month, please get in touch.

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Valentine’s Meal Offer!

Valentine’s Day will soon be here, the flowers will be sky high in price, the good restaurants will be fully booked & the chain restaurants will be filled to the brim serving mediocre food.

What can you do that’s different?  Well you could have a Cooked From Scratch meal delivered to your home, where you can impress your loved one with high quality food & relax in your own environment (you can even pretend you cooked it yourself).

We are offering a Valentine’s offer of a main meal for 2, 1 side dish for 2, dessert for 2 & homemade chocolates to enjoy with coffee for £20.00 (delivery is free within 12 miles of CF39 8JL).

You can choose your main meal from those available on the Home Delivery section of the website or those listed in our sample menus for dinner parties. Alternatively, if you have a dish you would particularly like, but can’t see it, just ask.

Again, your dessert can be selected from the Home Delivery or Dinner Party sections of the website, or you can request a specific dish.

Chocolates available are – Melting Middle Truffles, White Chocolate Truffles, Snowball Truffles or Salted Caramels (please choose one variety).

Sample Menu 1

Chicken Breasts in Madeira & Tarragon Sauce

Roasted Rosemary Potatoes

Passion Fruit Posset with Butter Biscuit

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Sample Menu 2

Baked Cod with Pesto & Parmesan Mash

Roasted Root Veg

White Chocolate Pots with Shortbread

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Please email claire@cookedfromscratch to order or visit or the Contacts page to place your order.

 

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One-to-One Cookery Lessons Introduced!

In addition to my cookery courses held at Coleg Y Cymoedd, I have now introduced 1-2-1 sessions at my home.

These courses are suitable for:

  1. Those who have specific requirements with regards increasing or improving their cookery skills;
  2. Those who want to learn to cook outside a standard classroom environment;
  3. People who want to get ahead for a dinner party, but don’t have the confidence to go it alone.

Sessions can be full or half days.

Prices will depend on the content covered e.g. some dishes may require expensive ingredients, but an average cost would be:

Half day – £60

Full day – £100

All equipment & ingredients will be supplied.  Days & times will be scheduled according to requirements & suitable for both parties.Breadmaking4_11

 

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Online Shop for Home Delivery Now Available…

I am pleased to announce that the online shop is now available for the home delivery service we offer.

Previously orders had to be emailed or telephoned through – now, if you wish, you are able to add the items to your cart & pay when you checkout.

If this doesn’t suit you, we still welcome orders via email & telephone.  Check out the ‘Home Delivery’ page of the website for more details.