Mindful Chef Review

Being a Vegetarian who is lactose intolerant can be really tricky. I found that I was finding it easier to take tablets to get rid of the effects of my intolerance rather than re-working my diet to help.

My friend pointed me in the direction of Mindfulchef which they were using because everything is completely Gluten Free. They have a meat and fish section and also a Vegan section.

Personally, I had always thought these companies were really overpriced and because you get the ingredients in the post I assumed it would be bad quality.


I have been nothing but thrilled with this company and their products. The food arrives in a big box, and each meal you order comes in paper bags. All the ingredients for each meal are all separate so you know what is for what meal. Along with the ingredients they sent the recipe card to make the meal.

Some of my favourites so far;

  • Teriyaki baby aubergines & edamame quinoa
  • Miso & edamame burgers with peanut slaw
  • Sugar snap, chickpea & cauli rice biryani

I get 3-4 meals a week for under £30. However I actually get more than one meal out of each meal so I often have it for lunch the next day as well.

I really enjoy the companies ethos of using all vegetables they grow, even the ‘ugly’ ones. They also grow all the vegetable themselves and everything you receive is fresh and in season, grown in the UK.

I have really enjoyed trying out cool new recipes to expand my vegan meal repertoire. The great thing also is that I can keep the recipe cards forever and go back to them.

The meals are super easy to make, some are a little more challenging but nothing a YouTube tutorial can’t help you with. They don’t take longer than 40 mins to cook, most of them being 20-30 mins, which is great whilst being a Drama student because I’m so tired by the time I come home sometimes I don’t want to cook anything. Having these in the fridge mean I can bulk make other food for the other days of the week.

I would highly recommend this company if you’re looking to try out something like this, you can get this for one or two people, vegan or not, gluten free or not. Let me know if you want to try it out and I have a ‘friend code’ that I can give you. www.mindfulchef.com