Is This The Easiest Way to Cook Thai Food?

I was lucky enough to receive a few samples from Grab Thai Go recently. I was excited to try this new range of products because I don’t usually cook Thai food at home, I’m conscious of the fact that when I eat my favourite foods sometimes only the most authentic tasting offerings are the best. But what happens on the days when you just have a craving for Pad Thai or Green curry and your local restaurant is closed or too far or you simply don’t have all the ingredients to hand? Grab Thai Go have created a great alternative which might also be one of the easiest ways to cook Thai Food.

The new range features 8 sauces and noodle meal kits and is made by a team in Thailand which explains the authenticity of the kits. It helps to be able to recreate some of our favourite Thai dishes at home especially since many of us are at home during lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

My favourite aspect of these kits is the simplicity – I did not need to buy any additional ingredients (you can obviously buy some garnish like spring onions and bean sprouts to go with your dish). Very little preparation is required and full instructions are provided, just add your meat, seafood, fish or vegetables and within 15 minutes you have a good meal to enjoy with friends and family. It’s just a great way to not only save time and eat well but also create variety. The kits are cost effective too starting from around £2.99 each and £1.50 for the sauces.

Another good thing about these kits is that they are environmentally friendly. The trays and lids are reusable, plus the trays are biodegradable, made from sugar cane, so you can put them on your compost heap (if you have one). All other elements can be recycled.

Thai cuisine is known to burst with wonderful aromas, is full of delicious spices and combines salty, bitter, sweet and sour and spicy flavours, and can deliver a hot spicy punch. I love chilli so I added more but you can adapt the recipe to suit your taste buds. This is a great product worth trying! For more information about the Grab Thai Go range visit:

*This was a gifted item, no financial payment was made for this post.

The Deliciously Decadent Taste of Opies Fruits in Alcohol

The Deliciously Decadent Taste of Opies Fruits in Alcohol

I was sent a gift hamper of Opies fruits in alcohol recently and was both intrigued and excited. I had never tried fruits in alcohol at home, and I can’t actually recall ever really trying them outside of my home but perhaps they were included as part of a dessert or in a cocktail. But receiving this beautifully packaged and luxuriously branded set of goodies really did feel like a treat, a deliciously decadent treat.

As you can hear from my unboxing video I used the word lovely frequently because to be honest they really were lovely. Perhaps I could have found more descriptive terms to describe the taste sensation but I suppose I was responding to the way they made me feel. The fact that though steeped in alcohol the fruits contained within each jar are not overpowered by the alcohol surprised me but I think, though I’m clearly not an expert on the process of creating this delicacy, that it is because the fruits are in high quality beverages. And it is this quality that shines through across the product line and reflects that this is a family business that has been making products since 1880 in Kent, England. There is a care and attention to detail that I believe comes from familial bonds; creating something special with these bonds and using their love for each other to bring moments of love to the world.

In the gift hamper that I received were three new luxury fruits which have recently (as of 2020) been added to the Opies collection with each taking inspiration from popular and best-selling fruits and alcohol: Red Berries steeped in syrup infused with Pink Gin, Figs steeped in syrup infused with Luxardo® Dark Rum and Apricots steeped in syrup infused with The Famous Grouse® Blended Scotch Whisky.  I also received pickled walnuts and cocktail cherries. According to research commissioned by Opies, most of us serve and enjoy these luxurious fruits very simply – with a generous spoonful of cream. But, Opies have provided inspiration on alternative ways to enjoy these delicious treats whether it’s in bakes, drinks – even savoury dishes with their extensive range of easy to follow recipes.

These three new variants are available to buy in store or online at Waitrose or Ocado and other independent retailers. RSP £6.00 460g. You can also find them on the Sous Chef website which I have reviewed before.

Completing the collection are a selection of best-selling Opies fruits in alcohol that include: Black Cherries steeped in syrup infused with Luxardo® Kirsch, Peaches steeped in syrup infused with Courvoisier® and Baby Pears steeped in syrup infused with Luxardo® Amaretto. They are popular during the Christmas period as a gift but trust me you can treat yourself or someone special these jars of goodness at any time of the year and you won’t be disappointed.

This is a gifted item review – no financial payment was made for this review.