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Home Comforts: These Are Your Top Lockdown Comfort Meals

No matter how many elaborate, healthy meals we make, there will always be a place in our hearts for a good comfort dish - and the past year or so has certainly proved that. Whether it’s fish pie or a cheese toastie, a quick, simple, nostalgic meal will rarely let you...
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tofu meatball marinara

Tofu “Meat”ball Marinara

(Serves 2) Ingredients For the tofu meatballs: 280g extra firm tofu 2 tbsp dark soy sauce 2 tbsp nutritional yeast 1 large egg 100g panko breadcrumbs For the sauce: ½ brown onion 2 tbsp olive oil 1 cloves garlic 1 tbsp tomato puree 200g tinned chopped tomatoes ½ tbsp...
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bulgogi philly cheesesteak

Bulgogi Philly Cheesesteak

(Serves 2) Ingredients For the bulgogi steak: 1 ribeye steak 1 green bell pepper 1 brown onion, peeled 4 tbsp light soy sauce 1 tbsp gochujang paste 3 cloves garlic (grated) 10g ginger (grated) 1 tbsp sesame oil 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1 tbsp light brown sugar For the...
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udon puttanesca

Udon Puttanesca

(Serves 4) Ingredients For the sauce: 2 tbsp olive oil 6 tinned anchovies 3 cloves garlic 2 tbsp tomato paste 1 tsp sugar For the noodles: 600g udon noodles To finish the sauce: ¼ bunch fresh parsley 50g kalamata olives (pitted) To serve: 20g Parmesan cheese  ...
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chickpea paneer fries

Chickpea Paneer Fries

(Serves 4) Ingredients For the batter: 200g chickpea flour 1 tbsp cumin seeds, toasted For the curry ketchup: 4 tbsp tomato ketchup 1 tbsp curry powder 1 tbsp mango chutney To fry: 460g paneer  50g chickpea flour 2l vegetable oil  To serve: 4 tbsp yoghurt ¼ bunch mint...
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Home Comforts: These Are Your Top Lockdown Comfort Meals

No matter how many elaborate, healthy meals we make, there will always be a place in our hearts for a good comfort dish - and the past year or so has certainly proved that. Whether it’s fish pie or a cheese toastie, a quick, simple, nostalgic meal will rarely let you...

Tofu “Meat”ball Marinara

(Serves 2) Ingredients For the tofu meatballs: 280g extra firm tofu 2 tbsp dark soy sauce 2 tbsp nutritional yeast 1 large egg 100g panko breadcrumbs For the sauce: ½ brown onion 2 tbsp olive oil 1 cloves garlic 1 tbsp tomato puree 200g tinned chopped tomatoes ½ tbsp...

Bulgogi Philly Cheesesteak

(Serves 2) Ingredients For the bulgogi steak: 1 ribeye steak 1 green bell pepper 1 brown onion, peeled 4 tbsp light soy sauce 1 tbsp gochujang paste 3 cloves garlic (grated) 10g ginger (grated) 1 tbsp sesame oil 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1 tbsp light brown sugar For the...

Udon Puttanesca

(Serves 4) Ingredients For the sauce: 2 tbsp olive oil 6 tinned anchovies 3 cloves garlic 2 tbsp tomato paste 1 tsp sugar For the noodles: 600g udon noodles To finish the sauce: ¼ bunch fresh parsley 50g kalamata olives (pitted) To serve: 20g Parmesan cheese  ...

Chickpea Paneer Fries

(Serves 4) Ingredients For the batter: 200g chickpea flour 1 tbsp cumin seeds, toasted For the curry ketchup: 4 tbsp tomato ketchup 1 tbsp curry powder 1 tbsp mango chutney To fry: 460g paneer  50g chickpea flour 2l vegetable oil  To serve: 4 tbsp yoghurt ¼ bunch mint...

Pulled Pork & Apple Doughnut

(Serves 8-10) Ingredients For the pulled pork: 3 tbsp smoked paprika 2 tbsp light brown sugar 1 tbsp salt 1 tbsp black peppercorns 1 tbsp coriander seeds ½ tbsp chilli flakes 1 tbsp fennel seeds 1 tbsp garlic powder 2kg boneless pork shoulder 600ml pale ale For the...

Double Egg Thai Sausage Muffin

(Serves 2) Ingredients For the French toast muffins: 2 large eggs 1 tbsp dark soy sauce 1 tbsp sesame oil 2 English muffins For the sausage patty: 4 pork sausages 1 tbsp red Thai curry paste 2 tbsp flour 1 tbsp vegetable oil 2 slices American cheese For the crispy...

Get the Recipes: SORTEDfood TikTok

SORTEDfood was started back in 2010 by a group of school mates messing around on YouTube. We are now one of the world’s leading online food communities - and we’re still messing around on YouTube! We’re also branching out with a shiny new TikTok where you’ll find the...

Feta Buffalo Corn Ribs

(Serves 3-4) Ingredients For the ribs: 4 corn cobs For the sauce: 100g feta 25g unsalted butter 5 tbsp hot sauce To fry: 2l vegetable oil To serve: 1 tbsp sesame seeds 2 spring onions (thinly sliced)   Method 1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (390°F) and a deep fat...

Get the Recipe: Karan’s Chicken Kothu Roti

This week we had the honour of inviting in our good friend and the man behind the incredible Hoppers restaurant, Karan Gokani, to come in and show our normals how to do a proper curry. And he's kindly shared the recipe for the kothu roti he made in the video!  Find...

12 Best Food Subscriptions To Sign Up For Today

Ah food subscriptions. Sign up and the gift just keeps on giving! Until you cancel it, of course. They’re such a great way to explore new ingredients and products you wouldn’t find in the supermarket, as well as supporting local businesses and sometimes reducing food...

“Everything We Do Starts With You”

“Everything we do starts with you.” If you know SORTEDfood, you’ll know that this has been our mantra since day one. This incredible global community has been built on two major foundations - food and friendship. And it’s only grown this big and this strong because of...

Meet the Newest Members of the SORTEDfood Team!

We get a lot of requests asking to see more of the ‘behind the scenes’ team at SORTEDfood, so thought you would like to meet the newest members of the team, who have joined in the last few weeks! With these new hires, it now means there are 20 of us working flat out...

Our Favourite Al Fresco Meals To Please a Crowd

Things are heating up here in the UK, making it the perfect time to get out the garden furniture and picnic blankets and serve up some al fresco food.  So how do you nail the outdoor dining? First of all, prep ahead. There's nothing as stressful as doing it all in a...

Here Are Our Top 7 Budget-Friendly Meal Packs

Cooking tasty meals on a budget isn’t always easy. And beans on toast quickly gets boring! So how do you do it? A little planning goes a long way - combining your ingredients across several meals is a great way to bring costs down and helps reduce food waste too....

The Delicious Food Hybrids You Should Know About

It’s 2021 and you probably thought you’d seen it all. You’d be wrong. From pizza + quesadillas to pizza + waffles to burgers + mac ‘n’ cheese, there’s a whole world of weird and wonderful food hybrids out there. And they just keep on coming! Some are strange, some are...

7 Essential Tips For Cooking With Kids

Cooking with kids is a fun weekend activity for all the family, and it’s the perfect way to introduce them to the kitchen too. But it’s not always straightforward!  So we’ve gone ahead and made it easy for you. We asked our chefs and our community over on Twitter for...

SORTEDfood’s Top Family-Friendly Meal Packs

Cooking for a family? Looking for recipes to feed a crowd? Or fancy a throwback to the dishes of your childhood? Look no further: we’ve compiled the best, tastiest, most family-friendly Meal Packs on the app! Get the Meal Packs app now!   1. Childhood Classics...

SORTEDfood’s Top TikTok Food Trends

Are you even a food media channel if you don't get into TikTok food trends? We think not. Since last year we’ve been putting some of the most popular TikTok trends to the test to find out if they’re worth trying at home. We’ve even had our chefs giving ‘em a go and...

Here’s Why You Should Start Eating Seasonally Now

Nowadays you can walk into any supermarket and find just about anything you could ever dream of eating. From pineapples to avocados, the choice is endless. But this can also be an expensive and less tasty way to eat.  Instead, why not give seasonal eating a go? It’s...

These Are Your Top Money-Saving Food Tips

We all like to get the most bang for our buck, but we’ve been hearing from members of the SORTEDfood community that making your food and cash go further is now more important than it’s ever been. Our recently launched Best Value Meal Packs have been designed to do...

Your Guide to the Confusing Language of Food Across the Globe

It’s a confusing world out there, and maybe one of the most confusing things is that foods just don’t have the same name across the English-speaking world. So we took to Twitter to ask you which of the different food words throw you every time! Check out this guide to...

Everything You Need To Know About Our Best Value Meal Packs

We’ve been hearing from families around the country about the pressures they’re currently facing with homeschooling, working, and trying to keep their families safe, healthy and well-fed - all whilst keeping an eye on how much money is being spent. It’s evident that...

Join Our Journey To Help Us Get More Value From Our Food!

Since launching our Meal Packs app just over a year ago, our aim has always been to help take the stress out of midweek cooking by providing smart recipes that are not only absolutely delicious, but also packed full of clever hacks that save time, reduce food waste,...

SORTEDfood’s Guide to the Best DIY Food Kits For Every Occasion

We’ve done loads of DIY Food Kit reviews now, and they’re becoming more and more accessible and wide-ranging as more restaurants get in on the act. This is great news for us, because we really do love ‘em! You can enjoy incredible restaurant-quality food, all while...

8 Ways to Get on Top of Your Midweek Routine

Sticking to a routine is hard at the best of times, not to mention during a pandemic! But studies show that creating and sticking to a routine is great for stress levels, productivity and mental health - so it must be worth a try, right? Now we can’t speak for...

7 Top Tips For Bossing Your Meal Prep Every Time

We’re all familiar with that midweek rush. The hours just disappear and suddenly you need a meal on the table, but all you’ve got is half a bag of potatoes and some mouldy veggies.  This is where meal prep comes into its own! You’ll always have a delicious homemade...

Sorted’s Top Pancakes for Pancake Day

Has one of the best days of the year crêped up on you? Not to worry, because we’ve already put together a selection of flippin’ delicious pancakes for you to choose from. Sweet or savoury, fruity or cheesy, we’ve got ‘em all! Take your pick and get whisking. The...

5 Easy Tricks For Recreating International Dishes At Home

There’s nothing quite like the excitement of sampling delicious flavours from all around the world. Whether it’s a beautiful steak-frites in France or the amazing Thai restaurant in town, we reckon trying international dishes is one of the greatest joys of life! While...

Your Top Twists and Where They’re From

We reckon that a home-cooked meal is pretty much the highlight of any day, especially these days! That’s why we designed the Meal Packs app - we want to help get YOU cooking up the most delicious midweek meals without any fuss or hassle.  So we develop recipes, you...

These Are Your Top Lockdown Cooking Projects To Try in 2021

So it’s another lockdown. What better time to try out all those foodie projects you’ve been putting off? Not to mention that it’s a great way to keep calm and take your mind off things! 2020 was all about the sourdough and the banana bread, but we reckon 2021 is the...

7 Simple Healthy Cooking Hacks You Should Know

Anybody else feeling the Christmas hangover? After a month of turkey, cheese, yule logs and whatever else we could get our hands on, we reckon we’re probably all feeling a little on the unhealthy side! But you don’t have to head straight for the crash diets and tough...

Your Top 10 Meal Packs of 2020

There’s no denying that this year has been hard. But there were also a few silver linings... from sourdough starters to katsu curry, people were cooking more than ever before, which we reckon can only be a good thing! Especially as so many of you did your cooking with...

5 Top Tips For Saving Money On Your Christmas Dinner

Ah, Christmas. Probably the only time of year you’ll ever find yourself in a (normally) packed supermarket with a trolley filled with fancy gravy, a board of cheese you’ve never heard of and a huge pudding that nobody even really likes. Because if you’re going to do...

The Ultimate Christmas Gifts For Foodies

Stuck on what to buy for the foodie in your life this year? Not to worry! With the help of the lovely Sorted community we’ve rounded up some of the best Christmas gifts out there - from cool gadgets to sexy spices, there’s bound to be something for everyone. Check ‘em...

10 of the Best Ways To Use Your Christmas Leftovers

Christmas is a time of love, joy… and food, lots of it. At Sorted we love a Christmas dinner as much as anyone, and maybe even more! But when the big day is over and you’re left with mountains of odd roast bits, it can be hard to know what to do with it all.  We...

9 Ways To Celebrate Special Occasions During Lockdown

From big birthdays to special achievements, we all know that celebrating is a bit difficult at the moment. But it’s not all doom and gloom! Luckily there are ways you can still make some days just a little bit more special.  We called upon the Sorted community over on...

MEATER Thermometer (15% off)

MEATER Thermometer 15% off We’ve been loving MEATER thermometers for a while now, and we’re super excited to be able to offer you lot a cheeky Mates Rates deal on them! Their smart meat thermometers make for a seamless cooking experience, connecting to an app on your...

Click and Grow (30% off)

Click & Grow 30% off Fresh herbs and vegetables are a sure-fire way to take your cooking to the next level. The Click & Grow Smart Garden enables everyone the luxury of fresh produce, no matter the light, space or season. With herbs, vegetables or flowers to choose...

Silverwood Bakeware (20% off)

Silverwood Bakeware 20% off You know we love to give you the best of the best, and when it comes to bakeware Silverwood really cannot be topped. We love that their products are handmade in the UK, and the premium anodised aluminium gives them a quality and durability...

9 Smart Tips for Saving Money in the Kitchen

Cooking doesn’t have to break the bank. In fact, there are tons of ways you can save money in the kitchen by making just a few small changes. The Meal Packs app is designed to get you thinking about your cooking routine a little differently and help you cut your costs...

How Spending £5 a Month Can Save You £20 a Month!

Parting with your hard-earned cash is always difficult, especially when it comes to food. We all want to be getting the most bang for our buck! But what if spending just a little bit each month ended up actually saving you money on your grocery shop?  Well, we’re here...

9 Top Cooking Hacks You Should Know About

Even the best chefs rely on a few sneaky cooking hacks to save time in the kitchen. Why wouldn’t you?! From tips for prepping garlic in a flash to simple ways of levelling up meals, it’s great to have a couple of tricks up your sleeve. We’ve put together a few of our...

Global Knives (Up to 50% Off)

Global Knives Up to 50% Off Global Knives are one of the world leaders in knife making and design, bringing exceptionally crafted stainless steel knives to both professional and amateur kitchens around the world. Their knives are created with hundreds of years of...

Learn 4 New Cooking Skills With Sorted Club: Packs

There are lots of skills you need, and can easily nail, to succeed in the kitchen. But once you’re a pro at the basics, you can move on to more exciting, more advanced skills to impress your friends with.  We’ve designed the Sorted Club: Packs meal subscription app to...

How This App Will Change Your Food Lifestyle For The Better

There are so many apps designed to improve your lifestyle out there nowadays, and we’re loving them. From meditation to keeping fit to meal planning, they’re a great way to keep things on track. So why would you choose Sorted Club: Packs? Well, we believe that food is...

SORTEDfood’s Top 10 Foodie Podcasts

Everyone loves a podcast, right? Even better if it’s a podcast all around food. They’re a great way to immerse yourself in everything foodie, be that trends, debates or insider info from the best in the industry. And you can listen to them while you’re cooking up a...

How Meal Subscriptions Can Help You Cook Better Together

It’s no secret that we like food at Sorted. But we also believe that half of the joy of food is spending time with other people. We designed the Sorted Club: Packs app with friendship in mind.  Whether you’re cooking with friends or family, meal subscriptions offer a...

Are You Making the Most of Your Store Cupboard Staples?

It’s great to have fresh ingredients, but there are some things you just need to have in your kitchen. Store cupboard staples are the cornerstone of smart cooking. Why? Because you can do so much with them! But it’s often hard to know which items you’ll actually use...

Dream Farm (20% off)

Dream Farm Supoon 20% off Full Range Dreamfarm provides gadgets and utensils that help eliminate all the little things that annoy you in the kitchen.  We’ve been loving the Supoon for years. With the qualities of both a spatula and a spoon, it’s ideal for scraping,...

What Is Meal Packs? How To Get The Most Out of the App

There are so many options for midweek meal subscriptions out there these days, from your food subscription boxes that ship out your exact weekly ingredients to spice kits that help you get started with scratch cooking. In our opinion, it's all brilliant! We'd much...

The Ultimate Kitchen Hacks For Smart Midweek Cooking

It's not just the recipe that determines your cooking time in the kitchen - there are a whole host of other factors that can help you avoid spending unnecessary, valuable minutes whipping up your food. We developed the Meal Packs meal subscription app to help you...

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