I 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here is week 8 of using Vidis Kochtüte!
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.
Week 6 using the service of Vidis Kochtüte
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.
Here goes, week 5 using Vidis Kochtüte !
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.
My 4th week using Vidis Kochtüte !
Salmon fillet on Chinese cabbage with caper sauce
This 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.