Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Food for thought: ilumi meals

You'd think living with a chef, I would have well planned, nutritious meals created every day, especially for me. Sadly, this is but a dream (and I'm super fussy, poor Joe!) and I often have to make myself something very last minute when I decide mid-2 Broke Girls marathon that I'm hungry. To put it simply, I am a convenience eater. If I can whip it up and eat it within twenty minutes - then hells yeah, win for me.

Luckily, Tribal Media got in contact with me and set me up with some yummy ilumi meals. Now, most people would frown at a microwavable meal, but all ilumi meals are nut-, gluten- and milk-free.  I can't eat nuts, so this was great news for me. You'd think the meals would compromise taste - I mean, what can taste good when it has no milk or gluten in it? - but this is not the case. All the meals I received were remarkable, and honestly, tasted as good as any meal Joe has cooked up for me. 

Someone send me a vat of that beef gravy, baby!
I was sent a few samples of their Chinese range, which included the 5 Spice Pork* (yum!) and the Chicken and Mushroom Northern Style* meals. I have to say, I was blown away by the pork meal, it was full of fresh flavour and the meat didn't taste zapped by the microwave or anything weird like that. The Chicken and Mushroom was nice, but I'm not a huge mushroom fan. Joe tried both of the meals and thought they were both full of flavour and he could not believe that they were from a packet. 

I'll be a food blogger one day... 
I would recommend these meals to everyone - the range is extensive and there are so many different styles of food, including Mediterranean, Piri Piri, Indian and Italian, that should please every palate. Another plus for the ilumi meals is their price point. Most microwave meals are overpriced and cost as much to buy as fresh ingredients, but I found that the ilumi meals are far more cost effective than cooking up a whole meal. The joys of lone eating! To round off this review, the meals were tasty, quick and easy to make - you can even buy the accompanying side dish such as rice or pasta - and yes, I would buy from ilumi in the future! 

 Have you tried anything from ilumi?

Chelsea xo


  1. Oh, the prices definitely seem reasonable! These may be a good idea for when I go back to uni and just need a quick, easy meal!

  2. Yes, that's a great idea! I think I might buy a few to have when I'm living in the library near those dreaded deadlines!

  3. Ooooooo, these sound great for students! I will look into these if I ever need to send my friend a care package haha :)

    Danniella x


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