Why Vidis Kochtüte works

VK2I think it’s important to start by saying that I have not been asked to write this post or any of my previous or future posts in regards to Vidis Kochtüte. I have not been paid by VK or been giving anything free in response to writing these posts. I write about my experiences with Vidis Kochtüte because I genuinely enjoy the service they provide.

Last week, there was a mishap with their computer system and I consequently missed out on receiving a food delivery for the week. However, VK was kind enough to send me the recipes so that I could go ahead and buy the ingredients myself and cook the meals for the week.

In a way, this gave me the freedom to pick and choose what I wanted to cook and in fact, I opted not to cook one of the meals, mostly because I have made it before and was ok with not eating it again. Some have said that they would prefer the Vidis Kochtüte service work in this way. They pay a small fee to receive the recipes and do the shopping themselves. I’m here to say, don’t mess up a good thing.

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week 13 with Vidis Kochtüte

This week starts the calorie conscious recipes that Vidis Kochtüte now offers. All their recipes are now 550 calories or under per serving. That is a beautiful thing!

Pork schnitzel with balsamic tomatoes and quinoa

If this recipe sounds familiar, it is. I have made this before in week 5 of my Vidis Kochtüte adventures. Having a second go at it means I made improvements in my cooking techniques. It came out even better than the first time. A very delicious meal.

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week 12 with Vidis Kochtüte

Rosemary chicken with rice and streamed carrots

If this dish looks familiar, it should. You may recall I first made this dish, my very first week of joining the Vidis Kochtüte service. Practice does make perfect! I think this dish came out even better than before. This was my husband’s first time trying this dish, since the previous time I made it, he was out of town. Last time, I used a rice cooker to make my rice, but this time I followed the recipe and made the rice on the stove. Everything came out delicious.

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week 11 with Vidis Kochtüte

This week was filled with even more deliciousness than last week! They’re on a roll!

Pigs in a blanket with seasonal side salad

Who doesn’t like an american classic, made at a grander scale? Much different than the american version made as a cocktail appetizer, this was a full meal. I made it for lunch too. The puff pastry was lined with zucchini, cheese and basil, before I rolled my sausages with it. It was a lot easier to make than I anticipated and made for a very filling lunch.

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week 10 with Vidis Kochtüte

This was a delicious week! I enjoyed all the recipes, immensely.

Feta puff pastry tarts with a pea side salad

I was really pleased with the way this one came out. Sure, mine came out darker than what was pictured, but it wasn’t burned. Just crispy. The flavors were delicious. I love puff pastry and I love feta cheese. I think this would make a great appetizer for a dinner party. Of course, I would make them in much smaller sizes.

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week 9 with Vidis Kochtüte

I’m back from the states and back to the cooking routine with the help of Vidis Kochtüte

Caesar style kiwi salad

This was an interesting recipe. I love kiwi, so I was quite happy to give this recipe a try. I’ve never made caesar dressing before either and was amazed at how simple it is, though fatty due to all the mayo that went into making it. I was on my own for the majority of the week so a few of these recipes, I had to enjoy on my own. This was one of them. I split the recipe in half for two separate days. I found that the salad was good, but it lacked just a touch of sweetness, which I realize the kiwi was supposed to bring to the dish. Perhaps I should have let them ripen a bit more and they would have been sweeter. The first time I made this salad, I made the pumpernickel croutons they suggested in this recipe. The second time though, I used my own garlic/onion croutons and preferred that a little more. All in all though, a great summer salad.

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week 8 with Vidis Kochtüte

Here is week 8 of using Vidis Kochtüte!

WEDNESDAY

Lemon chicken with tomato avocado sauce

This was a great summer style dinner. The lemon flavor makes it very refreshing, as well as the fresh, cold and raw veggies that create the salsa it is served on. I admit to not eating the avocado, myself since I got sick the last time I ate avocado, but my husband did eat his share of the avocado. I prefer my zucchini to be cooked, but it worked raw in this dish.

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week 6 with Vidis Kochtüte

Week 6 using the service of Vidis Kochtüte

TUESDAY

Crunchy salad with chicken and mozzarella 

Perfect for lunch. There is no doubt that these ingredients are fresh and organic. I never had a doubt, but as I was washing the lettuce, there was a little caterpillar hiding in there! Good thing I washed that lettuce prior to preparing it for lunch! The chicken came out very juicy and delicious. It was pan cooked for just a few minutes before going into the oven to finish it off. A very simply salad that actually used a lot of ingredients, including 4 different herbs and a mix of seeds for a topping. I really enjoyed this lunch and it was a good sized portion.

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week 5 with Vidis Kochtüte

Here goes, week 5 using Vidis Kochtüte !

TUESDAY

Pork Schnitzel with balsamic tomatoes and quinoa

This was a great meal for dinner. Very filling. Very easy to make. The pork came out juicy and delicious. There was both dried and fresh cherry tomatoes that gave a great burst of flavor to the entire dish. I think that nice sweetness that dried tomatoes have, gave this dish a great burst of flavor. I’ve never cooked quinoa before, but I think I got it right.

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week 4 with Vidis Koctüte

My 4th week using Vidis Kochtüte !

WEDNESDAY

Salmon fillet on Chinese cabbage with caper sauce

salmon1This is the first time I have ever cooked salmon. I am happy to say, I didn’t mess it up! It was a very simply recipe to follow and I got the salmon cooked just right. I got everything cooked and plated and then looked at an item left on my counter. Oh darn! I forgot to add the sour half cream! I’m sure it would have made the dish taste even better, however, the dish still tasted great without the added half cream! Phew! I felt that the dish could have done with just a little more “salad”. I had more salmon than salad and I really enjoyed eating the two together instead of separately.

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