Feast Box: An Asian Food Subscription Box Review*

It really is no secret that we love trying new food in the Woolley household and more often than not we cook from scratch these days. Some of our favourite foods are Asian so imagine our excitement when Feast Box asked if we'd like to try out a couple of their recipes via their subscription box service, ooft.

I was really impressed to see that there are a few vegan options to choose from as well as non vegan over on their recipes page so of course we went for a couple of those and their website is super user friendly. You simply click 'get started' and choose the amount of people you're cooking for (2 or 4) then choose your meals! You can also simplify things by selecting either vegan or vegetarian, or choose the style of food you'd like such as Thai, Middle Eastern or Chinese. We went for the Red Thai Veg Curry and the Masala Dosa!


Upon arrival, all of the required ingredients came packaged up in the perfect sized box and inside, the fresh veg was packaged into paper bags whilst the spices and chutneys were grouped together into a reusable fabric drawstring pouch - I thought this was a really nice touch! The products which needed to be kept cold were in a recyclable plastic bag which was lined in reused cotton offcuts which could be reused again or binned 'guilt free' afterwards. I have to say, I was really impressed with this brands consideration for the environment which is always a bonus when trying a subscription service or buying food. Another perk of this box is how they prepare and send the garlic and ginger, already chopped and portioned, just frozen into little cubes ready to add to your cooking. I LOVED this because mincing garlic is my least favourite task when cooking!




Thai Red Veg Curry 
I made this dish first and it was also our favourite out of the two. Thai curries are one of the husbands favourite meals so he was all over this one, it was the easier one out of the two to make and I also completely appreciated how fresh the produce was and the high quality of the spices and other ingredients. A favourite which really stood out where the Thai aubergines which we've never seen before let alone tried - they were such a fabulous texture and really different to anything else. Each recipe also came printed onto a lovely thick card that is perfect for keeping with your other recipes and revisiting another time. This one we most definitely will!


Masala Dosa
I was really looking forward to this one and although it was fun to try and make, it's not a meal we'd revisit simply because we're more suited to meals like the Thai curry. That doesn't mean it wasn't super interesting and again totally different to anything we've ever tried before Indian food wise. I think our downfall was not having a frying pan big enough to make the dosa, since these are pretty much spongey pancakes which are a little tricky to get right on the first time. Getting them just right is apparently crucial to the true experience of eating a dosa. I tried my best but as you can probably see by my presentation, I don't think I've yet mastered them! They were very spongey and quite salty, so I couldn't even eat a whole one BUT if you're a big eater then these would be perfect for you since they're so filling. I can also imagine they're quite versatile in terms of adding whatever you want inside, as it's basically a bit of a spongey taco. It's a new kind of food I would absolutely recommend trying, I'm glad that we did!



Overall, my experience with Feast Box was nothing but positive. From a beautiful website that is easy to navigate, pleasant staff, incredibly fresh, high quality produce and ingredients, I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for new meals from them to try. Not only that, but a meal subscription service feels like a nice treat, especially for those special occasions or even when you know you'll be having a busy evening and just want the convenience of having everything you need delivered and easy to create in your own kitchen. Their prices are very reasonable too which for the quality of the products and considerate plus practical packaging within your box, I was really very happy with. 

If you'd like to give Feast Box a go for yourself, you can grab 40% off your first order with ELLISJADE40.

Thanks for reading,


*This subscription box was gifted to me in exchange for a review on my blog

Lucy and Yak - Ethical Fashion*

I don't know very much about fashion and I don't have a fashion niche to my blog whatsoever, but it doesn't take a genius to work out that 'fast fashion' has become a huge problem. I myself used to buy my fair share of clothes and take myself on retail therapy trips, buying way too many sets of pyjamas, tshirts, slippers and what was worst, was most of this stuff never lasted and ended up going in the bin. In 2017 I cut down on plastics around the house, switching bottles to bars, toothbrushes to bamboo alternatives and using cotton totes instead of plastic carriers. In 2018 I made a little pledge that I would become a lot more conscious about what clothing I was buying and I would attempt to be a lot more ethical which led me to finding Lucy and Yak. You may well remember my previous post when I got my first pair of their dungarees so imagine the look on my face when they got in touch last week. Eek.

After establishing that we share the same beliefs, I received two gorgeous pieces from their collections (which I was able to choose) and I'm going to tell you all about them. Oh em gee. The first thing I picked out was this set of dungarees in the Polly design, a limited edition and organic, stripy little number. These colours are completely me and despite being a shorty, they fit me pretty damn well. I usually go with a size small; I'm 5 ft 1 and between sizes 6-8 depending on where I shop and this set is a baggy oversized fit, just how they're meant to be. The fabric is a hand woven yarn, dyed using low impact dyes which are less harmful to the environment. This piece is £58 so a little more than their standard dungarees, but they are a limited edition and very special. Did I also mention comfortable? SO comfortable. They're also complete with pockets, one on either side and then another on the front, neatly finished with their signature logo aplique. 


Lucy & Yak, ethical fashion

Lucy & Yak, ethical fashion

Lucy & Yak, ethical fashion

Next up I thought I'd go for one of their dresses, as last time I shopped with Lucy & Yak they only did dungarees so it's amazing to see them expanding their range and making even more adorable clothing. This is the Mini Pini in shade Ash Pink and again I went with a size small and this fits so, so well. The colour is lush and unlike the dungarees, the dresses are meant to be a snugger fit but the lovely soft, thick quality fabric makes it another comfortable outfit. Both pieces feature the little Lucy & Yak logo tag on the right side of the front pocket and these tend to be different colours, to contrast whichever piece you might have gone for. The dress also has cute little buttons down the sides with the Lucy & Yak branding stamped into them!


Lucy & Yak, ethical fashion

Lucy & Yak, ethical fashion

Lucy & Yak, ethical fashion

Lucy & Yak, ethical fashion

Lucy & Yak work extremely closely with their good friend Ismail, who they met after a searching far and wide for the perfect tailor and finally finding someone in India who had the same values and ethics as they did. They even helped to build the factory out in India, which over looks stunning farmland and desert, whilst the solar panels on the roof give power to the factory 100% of the time. It's complete with air conditioning to keep the staff cool too in the Indian heat. The team are very much like family and everyone involved are paid fair wages, from the workers out in India, to the staff back in the UK. As with the expansion of the clothing lines, Lucy & Yak are also now selling reusable produce bags and plastic free soaps as part of their Zero Waste Living range, along with a collection of cute accessories including socks, pins, belts, jewellery and even yoga mats!

They really are a brand I believe in and feel very lucky to have had this opportunity to work with them.

Let me know if you have any Lucy & Yaks!

Thanks for reading,




*The dungarees and dress were gifted to me by Lucy and Yak*

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