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Queen of Quick Cooking
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I want to help you become the kind of cook you want to be. Yes, you CAN juggle a busy work life, family commitments and social life whilst eating the food you really want to eat…I’ll show you hacks to make the delicious homemade food you always dreamt of. Whether it’s breakfasts, snacks or dinners, there’s a meal kit for you. Why not try the Indian Feast Kit or the Moroccan Feast Kit…you’ll love them all!
My meal kits give you the freedom to eat your food your way – add your own fresh ingredients to our little packages of flavour to create delicious meals you can feel virtuous about.
Seeing things go to waste breaks my heart – wasted food, resources, time, effort…life would be much simpler if we wasted less of our precious resources. The reason for starting this business was because I lived in a flat with limited kitchen cupboard space. When I moved I had the opportunity to clear my cupboards of outdated food taking up valuable space. There was stuff in there that was over 10 years old! Seriously! I’d hung on to it for all those years thinking I’d would get around to using it one day, but that day never came. So in the bin it all went…food and packaging. Heartbreaking! Sound familiar? That’s why I decided that something had to change. So I set up Virtuelicious to provide meal kits in portion sizes so you don’t have to buy a whole packet of Allspice (and so many other ingredients) for one recipe like I did! I really hope you enjoy making the meals using our meal kits and would love to see your pictures on social media – tag Virtuelicious so we can see. Happy eating x
How it Works
Easy delivery fits through your letter box so you don't need to be home. No fresh food so you don't have to worry about getting it in the fridge straight away. Subscribe for a monthly delivery or order what you want when you want.
These quick cook kits are made to save you time in the kitchen - all kits take just ten minutes to in the kitchen to prepare. Whilst your meal cooks you have time for the more important things in life. Make mealtimes enjoyable again.
10 Minute Prep Time
All my meal kits take just ten miuites of your time in the kitchen then let your cooker do the hard work. After all, I don’t want to spend a long time in the kitchen everyday.
No Food Waste
I set up Virtuelicious to reduce food waste. I was fed up of buying large amounts of spices and other ingredients that would lie unused in my cupboards for years before being thrown away.
So I offer portion sized kits to eliminate food waste. That’s why I also stick to non-perishable dry goods so that it is less likely to go bad before it gets used and there is no need for added preservatives. You can eat them when you want…as one customer said, “It’s better than a Pot Noodle!”
I keep the carbon footprint down by not adding oil and water which would increase the volume and weight of my meal kits and therefore unnecessarily increase fuel consumption in transportation and packaging. It also means there is no rush to use them before they go off so you can keep my meal kits in the cupboard until you want to use them
No Packaging Waste
I use as little packaging as possible.
- The bags are composable made from wood pulp
- I don’t brand the postal boxes because I want to keep them as easy to recycle as possible and I don’t want to create any more waste
- the labels in the kits are printed double sided and as small as possible and I create as many labels from one piece of paper as possible.
- I don’t use staples or glue for the labels to reduce waste
- Detailed instructions on how to make my kits are online so as to reduce the amount of paper I send out.
Your Diet, Budget and Lifestyle
- I’ll send you the base flavours and you add the fresh ingredients according to your diet, budget and lifestyle
- I only use ingredients found in a well stocked kitchen
- no oil so you are in control of the fat content
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Blog and Podcast
I love pancakes!!!! Love love love!!! I get so excited about pancake day. But given that they are so easy to make I have no idea why I don't eat them more often. In this episode I'll share a recipe to make it super easy to make pancakes without a measuring jug...
FREE meal planning checklist here: meal planning checklist More freebies, fb, Insta, website etc: https://linktr.ee/virtuelicious So you want to meal plan? If you're anything like me it goes well for a couple of days and then it goes to pot! Following my framework...
It's that time of year...let's make some healthy eating resolutions. In this episode I share my resolutions...ones I have achieved in past years, ones I have failed to achieve and my new ones for this year. Click the link below for your FREE habit tracker. Get the...
Wow, what a year! It's being doing my nut... I'm hoping to spread a little Christmas cheer Gyms are shut We can't flex our muscles But we can still have a small Christmas Not forgetting the Brussels Wow, what a year! Usually tonight I'd be sipping on...
As I’ve been operating in the eco space for a while now I’ve met quite a few ecopreneurs and I’m always inspired by their commitment to doing the right thing which is one of my brand values. And as this is the season of the Virtual Christmas Market I thought it would...
This is a personal one - I share my experience of my Dad getting Coronavirus. In this episode I talk about how it affected me emotionally and physically as well as the practical steps that we took to deal with it and the support that we got. I know this podcast is...
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Dare to Dream
Do you remember a time when the milkman delivered milk in bottles which you rinsed and left out for him to collect and reuse once you were done with them? I do!
Whatever happened to valuing, respecting and preserving the earth’s resources? It seems that now everything we buy is packaged in some form or other, sometimes triple packed, and we rarely give a thought to the necessity of the packaging. There have been steps taken to reduce packaging – the carrier bag charge goes some way towards it but nowhere near enough. Recycling initiatives are progress but recycling still consumes energy and resources. Best to not use it in the first place.
I look forward to a time when we stop this mindless fixation on consumption, I dream of a day when we can take our own containers to the shop and decant our food and drinks…can you imagine decanting milk into your own bottle, buying chocolate by the gram and having no packaging to throw away?
Please let your imagination free and help us to achieve a less wasteful future. Dare to dream.