Guyall’s Kitchen Home Delivery To Stay Warm This Winter
Winter can be pretty dreadful. I’m a desert summer child, so I thrive on sunshine and more, and my body reacts to 16 Degree weather as severly as if you’d place me in snow-covered landscapes. Obviously, though, there are many good things about winter. The rain, for one, which we so desperately need. And, then, winters are pretty perfect for hot and warming stews, cuddly movie nights, and staying indoors. But for the busy-bod, making those hot and warming dishes isn’t always an option … which is where Guyall’s Kitchen comes in!
Frozen Home-Cooked Goodness
Guyall’s Kitchen? Yup, a hybrid of the owner’s two names – Guy and Lyall – Guyall’s Kitchen is a home delivery service with a twist. Instead of making you order food when you want it, they ask you to plan ahead a little. A new menu comes out every Monday. You can then browse the menu and select dishes to order until Wednesday, with delivery taking place every Thursday. The dishes, though, are deep frozen, and you can pop them straight back into your freezer. The point is that you can stock up a week’s worth of meals in your freezer, and take them out the night before you want to eat them to defrost and then heat up according to instructions.
This is pretty rad, as these dishes are all home-made and full of goodness, so it feels just like you had made a meal at home, fresh and delicious, without all the badness of take-away goodies. And, of course, without the immense amounts of time it takes to actually prep some of the dishes you can order through Guyall’s Kitchen!
Trying Guyall’s Kitchen
I recently had a chance to try out four of their dishes, and my choices were the Roast Tomato & Basil Soup, Oxtail Potjie, Coq Au Vin, and Osso Buco. Great choices, right? All of the dishes come with little recipe cards, detailing all the ingredients, defrosting and re-heating instructions, and some serving suggestions, including wine pairing! This ensures that you know exactly what you’re eating and how to get the best deal.
Verdict? The dishes were all wonderfully hearty, though I did find all of the meat dishes too fatty for my liking. While I do enjoy a little fat in my meals – that’s where all the flavour lies – I don’t like that ‘swimming in fat’ feeling. That said, the dishes were still all full of flavour and absolutely delicious, and I certainly wouldn’t say no to any of them.
Note, though, that the dishes do not come with the starch. So, for example, you might order a great oxtail potjie, but you’re still gonna have to make the rice to go with it. This isn’t a train smash, of course, and generally a better idea if you want your starch – especially if you’re making something like mashed potatoes – to be nice and fresh.
But this does mean that these dishes aren’t your ‘just pop on the stove and eat’ kind. There is a little bit of other prep involved. Which is great if you’re feeding a family and actually want to have a great dinner time, but not so great if you’re ‘on the run’ and looking to get a quick fix. But really this just means you need to be aware of this and plan accordingly.
I can’t possibly decide which was my favourite. Overall, I was in love the tomato soup, and I think flavour-wise the coq au vin definitely rocked my world!
Get Your Guyall’s Kitchen Delivery
All in all, I think Guyall’s Kitchen is pretty rad. I love the concept, and I love that you can get (frozen) home-cooked goodness delivered straight to your door. The menu keeps on updating as well, so you have ever-changing options! Plus, owners Guy and Lyall are the nicest people with a great heart and good soul. And that just makes supporting them a no-brainer.
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Article Date: July 2018
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