I just love reviewing (and eating!) food, well who wouldn't? When it doesn't live up to what you want it too its not always fun, but when it's good, or even exceeds your expectations, then it's just such an enjoyable opportunity!
I also really enjoy having a night off from cooking because I am really not that good at it, so quite often we eat a lot of terrible meals at our place! So a take away every now and then is something I look forward to, although it really is also something that tends to be a bit 'naughty' in that, I don't know of a take away that is healthy and organic? There was an organic pizza place in London we would get now and again but it really wasn't that nice. When we got home delivered thai food, we knew that it had some not so good ingredients in there. So takeaways and eating out in general, was always met with a bit of 'hmm should we really be eating this?'
I am SO pleased to be able to tell you about Tetzeta as it takes care of all of the little worries that we tend to have regarding home deliveries!
Tetzeta is a relatively new service and as far as I know, it's the only one of it's kind in London, where everything about the food is ethical and organic. It is an Ethiopian home delivery company. Ethiopian food always gets a bit of a giggle (although we shouldn't laugh about it really) as people are used to thinking that no one eats in Ethiopia due to it's tragic famines that it is still suffering from. But for those that are lucky enough to have access to food, they happen to be really well known and loved for their fantastic use of spice and healthy pulses. And, they also happen to have something unique which goes with their dishes. And that is their 'Enjera's which are a type of bread, that is really like a very light and airy pancake. You use the rolled up bread to mop up the food instead of using knives and forks. So it's also very fun to eat this way!
We had a vegetarian platter for two and the dishes that it came with are pictured below. All of the dishes came in recycled card board boxes - it was very refreshing not to see the typical plastic containers (apart from one which housed their version of ricotta cheese but its a much safer plastic container) which I always dislike when getting takeaways or home delivered food. Not only is it dreadful for the environment, but when you have piping hot food served in those containers, the heat causes the plastic particles to drop in your food and you eat that as well as the meal inside! And long term, that is NOT good for anyones health! It was great not to worry about what added nasties we could have been eating!
The Veggie platter consisted of: Missir Wot, Aterkik Alicha, Gomen, Suf Fitfit, Ayib, Azifa (see pics below)
The hot spicy lentils were amazing (missir wot) non oily and oh so tasty, hot yes but not blow your mouth off hot. Ethiopian food is quite delicate compared to Indian or other spicy foods. It's more subtle yet you can really taste the individual spices. There was a split pea dish ( Aterkik Alicha) that was also delicious and the kollard greens which had onion, garlic, chili and other spices - this was also so yummy!
It also came with couscous, lovely delicate ricotta cheese and three rolled up bits of bread. You might want to order one more if you like to eat a lot of bread with your meals. THe bread is soooo good, I actually wanted to try and take a photo of it upclose for you because it was so pretty and you could see how it looked like honeycomb. It really is very springy/spongey bread which is just so light. On the website, next to all of the dishes there are little photos - click on them because they do go quite big so you can see what the dishes will look like.
The entire meal was SO healthy, there was nothing oily or heavy about it and it was something that I said to my husband I could eat very often and it was great to not feel guilty about what we were eating. If you are on a healthy eating plan, and think you can't have any home delivered food, please think again! You can! and have this as often as you like! If you just stay away from having lots of the cheese dishes, then you won't have to worry too much about fattening calories.
We actually don't live in London anymore but we had it delivered to my husbands work in the afternoon. He kept it in the fridge at work in its brown paper bag, took it home on the train then gently heated it up in the oven when he got back.
We said that its definitely something we would have again, and quite often too because it was also......SO inpexpensive!!!!!! I left the best part for last ha ha! For this platter for two, which came with three rolled up breads and 6 dishes it was £12!!!! And that was including delivery fee! How insanely inexpensive is that! Honestly, I don't know how they can offer organic food like this for this fantastic price. We also had enough left over so that I had it for lunch the next day, and WOW did it even taste better the next day!
I am really looking forward to trying out more of their dishes very soon!
And just for you lovely Miss Eco Glam readers, they are offering you a fabulous deal where you get a free side dish if you tell them this code: MEG1 The only side dish that doesn't include that deal is Number 17.
Starters cost from £4 - £5.
Sides from £3.50 - £4.00
Mains - £5.50 - £12.00 and Include the Enjera breads
Extra Enjera breads £3.50
Dairy Dishes - £4 - £5.50
Tezeta also do catering as well! Which would be an amazing thing to have on offer to your guests if you are having a party or an event! This food will be loved by all - its simply delicious!