October 2014 Degustabox + Bengal Chickpea Salad Recipe

It's no secret that I am a huge fan of Degustabox and have been enjoying their monthly subscription boxes for the past few months. Today I share the contents of the October Degustabox. But before I move onto the contents of the box and a recipe, here is a quick introduction about Degustabox for those of you who haven't heard of them.

October 2014 Degustabox

October 2014 Degustabox

Degustabox is a monthly subscription food box that allows you to discover new products every month. The products are chosen with care and thought and you get to discover new brands and flavours every month. The monthly food box is normally priced at £12.99(delivery included). But to make it an even better deal, here is a discount coupon code for you. The coupon code will give you a £3.00 discount when registering on Degustabox website. The code is: N53PJ

Here is the selection of products included in the October box:

Brioche Pasquier Sliced Brioche Loaf, £1.69
Brioche Pasquier Pain Au Lait With Choc Chips, £1.60
Special K Cracker Chips, £1.89

October 2014 Degustabox

Get Buzzing Original Nutty Flapjack, £1.30
Enhance Drinks Orange and Passion Fruit, £2.49
Solo Toasted Marshmallow Creme, £1.99
Jelly Belly £2.50

October 2014 Degustabox


October 2014 Degustabox

Kent's Kitchen Bengal Meal Kit, £2.50
Dr.Oetker Premium 90% Extra Dark Chocolate, £2.49
Dr.Oetker Fine Dark Cocoa Powder, £1.89


Blue Dragon Sweet Chilli Sauce, 2 x £1.39
Bear Paws Strawberry and Apple, £0.55
This month's box also included a 'Bear Alphabets' sample pack and a voucher for a Benecol Greek Style Yogurt 4 pack.


Overall, I feel that you definitely get more than what you pay for in your food box. There is a good mix of products - everyday food items, special treats and new brands/products. The Degustabox contents can be enjoyed by the entire family. You can check the previous editions of Degustabox on their website and don't forget to use the code N53PJ to get the £3.00 discount.

And now let's move on to the recipe I mentioned about earlier in the post.

We eat chickpea salad all the time at home. When I saw the Kent's Kitchen Bengal Meal Kit in the October Degustabox, I knew it would give a delicious twist to my regular chickpea salad. And I was right. The salad was absolutely delicious and I knew I had to share the recipe here. Try it. Chickpea salad is one of my favourite quick lunch recipes of all time. It is very filling and is good source of both protein and fiber.

Spicy Bengal Chickpea Salad (Serves 2)

Ingredients:
- 2 tins of Chickpea (400g each)
- 1 Kent's Kitchen Bengal Spice Kit (curry paste pot, curry spices, infused garlic oil)
- 1 red onion (finely chopped)
- Coriander powder, red chilli powder (optional)
- Lemon juice
- Salt to taste
- Haldiram's Bhujia Sev (It's a hot and spicy, fried Indian snack. I used this as a garnish and to add a bit of crunchiness to the salad)

Method:
- Heat the infused garlic oil in a pan.
- Add washed chickpeas and allow it to soak in the oil.
- Add salt and the curry spices. Mix well.
- I added a tsp. each of coriander powder and red chilli powder. This was because I did not use the curry paste as it had chicken stock. You can skip the coriander powder and red chilli powder if you are using the curry paste that comes in the kit.
- Remove the pan from flame and allow it to cool a little.
- When you are ready to serve, transfer the chickpeas to a plate and give the salad a final dressing with lemon juice.
- Garnish with chopped onion and Bhujia Sev. Serve.




So, what do you think of the October Degustabox and my chickpea salad recipe? The recipe is very easy and takes less than 15 minutes to prepare. Let me know if you try it.


“I love food and feel that it is something that should be enjoyed.
I eat whatever I want. I just don't overeat.”
- Tyra Banks
Degustabox kindly sent for review. Views expressed are my own.

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