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Pete Evans Green Chicken Curry Ready Made Meal Review

Wow, that title was a mouthful and I didn’t even fit it all in! From what I can ascertain the meals are called ‘Pete Evans Healthy Everyday Ready Made Meals.’

In my opinion they need to rethink the branding. Its super confusing. Especially when you search to purchase them and when you search ‘Paleo/Organic  Meal Delivery Pete Evans’ (as I did because I didn’t know what they were called) you get this result right alongside the correct one, and its the one I clicked on first.

It shows all the meals as out of stock so I assumed they had no stock and gave up! Came back a few weeks later and they were still out of stock so that made me question it and I searched further and found the correct website. Somebody in digital marketing isn’t thinking this through IMO.

Ok, to the review:

Today I had the ‘Pete Evans Paleo Healthy Everyday Ready Made Green Chicken Curry Meal.’ (insert exhausted emoticon here).

It looks OK at first glance, kind if odd like it’s shrink wrapped, but I’m reserving judgement.

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You can cook these meals in a microwave (don’t it’s awful for you!), in a pot on a stove in the packaging (I prefer not to do this although Pete assures us this is food grade plastic and has been tested for leaching and doesn’t leach), or you can empty the contents into a pan and cook on the stove. I prefer this option although for today I cooked in water on the stovetop for the purpose of this post.

Simply pop the whole package in simmering water for 10 minutes. Remove, drain on a tea towel, pull back the plastic cover (easy to do, doesn’t get stuck), and eat!

The meal is 400g so a good sized meal for a ready to eat, its no all-you-can-eat buffet, but I am satisfied and don’t feel the need to go to the fridge for a late night snack.

I’m not going to lie, it doesn’t look too appetising after cooking and dumping in a plate, but I’m here for the greater good (reviewing this so you don’t have to eat it if it’s bad), so I dig in.

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The curry sauce is delicious! It’s delicate and full of flavour, mild in spice, (although if your idea of gourmet food is beef ‘n black bean at the local Chinese place you might find too much spice for your liking). There was plenty of sauce, which I loved.

The chicken is full of flavour and mostly tender although I did get two significant sized bits of sinew that were inedible and left on the plate which was kind of annoying. Given the size of the meals every gram counts!

The broccoli had real crunch to it which pleasantly surprised me. I really expected it to be a soggy mess, clearly the Sous-vide (or whatever magic method he uses) worked well, it was perfectly cooked. The beans were a little less crunchy but nothing that bothered me.

The cauliflower rice was in larger chunks than I normally grind myself, and it was better for it. I’ve often done it so fine it ends up kind of gluggy. Apparently this guy is a chef and he knows what he’s doing!

All in all I really enjoyed this meal and give it a 8.5/10.

For more information about the nutritional info etc, please go to the Pete Evans Healthy Everyday website HERE.

I hope this review was helpful to you and would love to hear your thoughts if you have tried of Pete’s ready made Paleo meals. What did you like and not like about them?

TIME: 14 minutes (4 to heat the water and 10 to cook)

DIFFICULTY: Easy. It doesn’t get any easier than this!

APPEARANCE: Looks pretty ordinary, but then what green curry doesn’t?

TASTE: Absolutely delicious with no ‘pre prepared meal’ taste to it

SPICE: Mild

SIZE: At 400g it is a satisfying although not large meal

** All reviews are my honest experience and opinion. I receive no payment or free product from the supplier or distributors for this review. **

Cleaner With Attitude

B0220000WH0000007620505050405BLRE00AFA,cleaner-with-attitudeThe other half thinks we have the worst cleaner in the world.

He says she takes gross advantage of our kindness (I tend to throw in more money than charged so she likes us and doesn’t clean the toilet bowls with our toothbrushes) and he doesn’t think she has a very good work ethic.

Here’s a few things our cleaner has said to me in the past 3 months:

I didn’t clean down there, that was too low.”

“I didn’t clean in there (the laundry), because the dog sleeps there.”

Because it was a quick clean you only owe me $85, but let’s just make it an even $100 for all the running around I had to do today.” (She had to come to my home as well as her 2 other jobs that day. She usually only has one other job. I did not create her schedule on this particular day, she did.)

“I can’t come on Monday morning, I’m planning a sleep in since I am having a big weekend.”

And in the last 4 weeks she has missed the following items that I’ve had to clean:

Dust coffee table twice, lamp table twice, wood shutters in kids bedroom, bedside tables in master, bookcase, (and best of all) vacuum the whole guest bedroom; which if the quantity of dog hair all over it was any indication, had not even been looked at in weeks. (She ‘forgets’ to do some things sometimes.)

I get it, we all make mistakes but if I’m paying you for a job how many things can you ‘forget’ every week that I have to deal with myself and you still get your full $$ amount?

Our problem is we had the best cleaner in the world before this one. We had her for years and she was like part of the family, we all loved her, but we moved and she’s too far away now. I’m just not so sure we’ve been spoiled and no other cleaner would ever be able to measure up, or if our expectations are too high.

So tell me, what do you think of my cleaner conundrum?

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