In a fast-paced world, how many of us return home after a long, tiring day at work, and wish we had the time to cook up a fresh, healthy meal, rather than resort to another takeaway, or eat the same food?
Well, there is a solution that’s steadily grown in popularity over the past few years in the form of what are known as the Meal Kit delivery services.
Founder of Halal Fresh, Saima Duhare
The only drawback with these is that while an overwhelming number of them require paid subscription, often long term, most are non-Halal.
This is where Halal Fresh, “the UK’s first non-subscription halal recipe box”, steps in, by developing nine weekly recipes inspired by world cuisine.
With pre-portioned ingredients delivered straight to your door, this newly launched business provides quick and easy-to-follow recipes that are healthy and wholesome, but most importantly, fully Halal.
Conceived and created by founder, Saima Duhare, Halal Fresh not only promises to make cooking time an “enjoyable experience” with family and friends, but also endeavours to “inspire you to eat healthily”.
What sets this company apart from many others. Halal fresh is a lifestyle choice to eat healthy, be mindful of your carbon foot print since all the packaging is environmentally friendly, no food wastage, saves you time, money and thinking what to eat every evening. The sheer dedication and hard work put in by Saima and her Head Chef, Carole Hector – a food stylist who studied the Three Term Diploma in Food and Wine at Leiths in 2017 before graduating with a distinction.
Carole closely liaises with Saima – who herself loves eating good food and experimenting at home – to create such varied recipes designed to inspire your taste buds.
Given how well-balanced the boxes are, packed with premium quality fresh produce of fish, meat and vegetables, it’s obvious that a lot of thought and care goes into each recipe.
The whole process couldn’t be easier, with orders being arranged via the website www.halalfresh.co.uk:
- Choose from one of two boxes: Traditional or Vegetarian.
- Decide on the number of people you’ll be cooking for, 2 or 4, before choosing between 3-5 recipes from the nine available during that week.
HINT: the more recipes ordered, the cheaper the ‘price per meal’ – the lowest being £3.56 per meal for a maximum of 16 meals on the Vegetarian box, which comes in at £57.00. Or £4.87 per meal, again a maximum of 16 meals, on the Traditional box, with a total of just £78.
- Confirm your selection, add to your basket, apply any coupon code available (HINT HINT: see FtLion’s exclusive discount code below), punch in your required details, and hit that payment button.
- DELIVERY: The delivery cut-off time is Thursday 8am every week, with orders delivered on Sunday between 8am-6pm (free delivery on ALL boxes).
Saima loves eating good food, and experimenting with different types of cuisines at home, going on a culinary journey of taste, feel and aroma. Which she wanted to extend to other people, by creating Halal Fresh so people could enjoy a good meal of an evening with friends and family, as well as making dinner times excitable, by creating recipes that will inspire the cooking experience and make dinner times enjoyable for everyone.
Carole studied Philosophy and Economics at The London School of Economics, graduating in 2016 with a 2.1 BSc. During university she became aware of her passion for cooking, and went on to work as a baker and cake decorator at Lily Vanilli for 1 year.
She then studied the Three Term Diploma in Food and Wine at Leiths in 2017, graduating with a distinction. She is the Head Recipe Developer at Halal Fresh, and also a freelance food stylist.