Reviewed:Gousto’s new gluten-free recipe box (+WIN a box of your own!)

You probably already know that I’m a huge fan of recipe boxes. Being gluten and dairy-free, I struggle to come up with new recipes and what’s more, it’s a bit of a faff when I am the only one with dietary restrictions in my household. Recipe boxes make it so much easier as everything is delivered in its exact serving sizes!

There are a few boxes out there that offer gluten-free food, but Gousto is the only one I’ve seen so far that also promises to be suitable for coeliacs too. They offered me the chance to review their latest box; to see how kind it was to us gluten-free folk and whether it passed the taste test! Let’s discuss! Stay reading to the end of the post for your chance to WIN a box of your own and an exclusive 50% OFF DISCOUNT CODE.

Ordering and Website

I was really pleased when I saw such a variety of gluten-free options on Gousto’s site. Usually there are just one or two gluten-free options; so this made such a nice change! I was really spoilt for choice! I decided to opt for their four meals for more people box. That way I got to choose a variety of different meals; but I had plenty of leftovers for lunches! It was basically the equivalent of my lunch and dinner for a week-so when you think about it, the price is very reasonable. I am also dairy-free but most of the dishes didn’t use any dairy. Those which did, I could see the ingredients list laid out clearly and therefore, it was easy for me to get the necessary substitution in advance. In this case, I just bought a tub of goat’s yoghurt and used that for all meals needed.I’ve since learnt that Gousto offer dairy-free boxes too; which I didn’t realise at the time.

Like this? Why not read…

The gluten-free subscription boxes you need to try (with discount codes)

How to get gluten and dairy free food for free.

The Meals

Monday’s meal was the chicken and hummus bowl (how amazing does that sound right?) I devoured this so quickly that I didn’t manage to get a picture but it was delicious! I’ve always wanted to make my own hummus-so I’ve kept the recipe card for next time. The chicken was marinated in paprika and other spices. It was really incredibly simple; and reminded me how easily I could create these meals for myself. It came with sweet potato wedges and was probably the most straightforward of all the dishes we made so it eased me in gently.

Tuesday’s meal was the best meal of the lot and to be honest, one of the best gluten-free, dairy-free meals I’ve ever eaten in my life! Smoked Mackerel Risotto!


I’ve always got some risotto rice in my cupboard but I’m never sure what to do with it! This recipe was super creamy and comforting; despite me only using 2 tablespoons of goat’s yoghurt in my serving to replace the original yoghurt provided (my husband used this in his half). I’ve never thought of cooking mackrel risotto before- I tend to just grill it in the oven and struggle to flavour it. However, combined with the creamy richness of the risotto (from the stock and cooking wine) and the zesty lemon, it was perfect!

I ate about three bowls of this for dinner that day and can honestly say it was the yummiest meal I’ve cooked in ages.

Wednesday came around and it was coronation chicken time.

How amazing does this look? I am a massive turmeric fan so this dish was right up my street. I had feared it might be too spicy but it was just perfect-a nice kick to it with a dollop of yoghurt to cool things down.

Finally, I decided to order a vegan recipe just to see how it compared. I’ve blogged a few times about trying to increase my vegan recipes on the blog so this seemed perfectly timed.


This is something I’d have never made in a million years- I guess that’s the beauty of recipe boxes! It required two different dishes: firstly spicing and baking the cauliflower in the oven (which I’d never think of doing but was yum) and then cooking lentils and veggies to make dahl. 

It was a complete change, and that’s what I love about these boxes; you learn so much about food and recipe inspiration for the weeks ahead. 

WIN your own box

Want to win your own coeliac suitable gluten-free recipe box from Gousto? If so, it’s simple: just leave a comment below with the recipe you’d like to recreate in your own kitchen! Don’t worry if you don’t win, I’m offering all my readers 50% off their first box! Just enter BALANCED at the checkout and go through this referral link.

Competition ends 01/07/18 at midnight. UK entrants only.

Where to next…

How to get gluten-free freebies

20 must-have gluten-free, dairy-free freezer foods


I was gifted a Gousto box to review and another to giveaway. This post contains affiliate links.




  1. Rachel Daw
    June 15, 2018 / 1:20 pm

    I would love to win one for my coeliac (and Crohn’s suffering) sister-in-law 🙂

  2. Alix ford-young
    June 16, 2018 / 10:15 am

    It would be the chicken for me as I’m allergic to lentils

  3. Naomi Hamilton
    June 16, 2018 / 10:45 am

    These look really lush and it’s exciting they’re introducing more reciepes suitable for those with specific requirements

  4. lucy underwood
    June 17, 2018 / 8:37 am

    Smoked Mackerel! Yum!

  5. andrea tinkler
    June 19, 2018 / 12:57 pm

    I have recently started a gluten free diet to try and stop the awful abdominal cramps and spasms i get. So far so good and i feel great 1 month in. Still getting my head round what i can and cannot have. useful prize for the lucky winner xx

  6. Anne Johnston
    June 19, 2018 / 3:46 pm

    I’d love to try making the coronation chicken

  7. sarah rees
    June 19, 2018 / 5:14 pm

    anything veggie, the veggie dahl looks nice

  8. Mike Young
    June 19, 2018 / 6:50 pm

    Coronation chicken! mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  9. Kim Styles
    June 20, 2018 / 12:25 pm

    The coronation chicken for me too as a 70s girl coronation chicken was always the rage! and therefore iIhave grownup loving it – its one of my favourites

  10. Helen Arlow
    June 20, 2018 / 2:37 pm

    The coronation chicken sounds lovely. I only discovered last year that I was allergic to Gluten, so enjoying trying different foods

  11. June 20, 2018 / 3:02 pm


  12. Julia Linsley
    June 20, 2018 / 3:05 pm

    The Veggie Dahl and Spicy Cauliflower looks fabulous

  13. Emma Boylan
    June 20, 2018 / 6:54 pm

    The veggie option looks amazing and would be perfect for me and my coeliac friend and me to share together.

  14. tamsyn
    June 20, 2018 / 8:03 pm

    veggie dahl!

  15. Christine Evans
    June 20, 2018 / 10:35 pm

    Smoked Mackerel Risotto sounds delicious

  16. Grace K
    June 21, 2018 / 8:58 am

    The coronation chicken looks delish!

  17. Elizabeth Cooke
    June 21, 2018 / 8:24 pm

    The Veggie Dahl and Spicy Cauliflower sound so tasty!!

  18. Jennifer Toal
    June 22, 2018 / 7:38 pm

    Coronation chicken

  19. SarahP
    June 23, 2018 / 10:10 am

    I like the look of the Moroccan Lentil Stew with Roasted Chickpeas, looks very tasty and wholesome.

  20. sarah fielding
    June 23, 2018 / 6:38 pm

    Coronation chicken

  21. kev banham
    June 24, 2018 / 9:55 am

    coronation chicken

  22. Joanne Beale
    June 24, 2018 / 10:12 am

    Would love to win for my friend who is gluten free and vegan

  23. Julie Edwards
    June 24, 2018 / 11:37 am

    The smoked mackerel risotto sounds delicious

  24. Abigail
    June 25, 2018 / 11:22 am

    The smoked mackerel risotto would go down a treat.

  25. Lorna Ledger
    June 25, 2018 / 2:03 pm

    Spicy Cauliflower – yummy

  26. Dawn Chapman
    June 25, 2018 / 5:36 pm

    The Coronation Chicken looks great!

  27. Carole Nott
    June 27, 2018 / 6:59 pm

    I like the look of CHEESY’ GLUTEN AND DAIRY FREE PASTA BAKE – would love to taste this

  28. Simone Griffin
    June 28, 2018 / 7:36 pm

    The coronation chicken looks tasty!

  29. Joanne Casey
    June 30, 2018 / 6:34 am

    I’d try the coronation chicken, it looks delicious

  30. Jeanette Leighton
    June 30, 2018 / 10:25 am

    Coronation chicken

  31. Susie Moore
    June 30, 2018 / 10:42 am

    Moroccan Lentil Stew with Roasted Chickpeas sound delicious, i will be trying it for sure

  32. Lauren Old
    June 30, 2018 / 12:45 pm

    I’d quite like to try the vegan recipe!

  33. donna l jones
    June 30, 2018 / 1:09 pm

    Coronation chicken

  34. Ruth Wollerton
    June 30, 2018 / 2:14 pm

    The coronation chicken because it’s one of my favourite recipes and because it’s healthy, it’s even better. Thanks for the chance xxx

  35. Rebecca Howells (@Regrash7)
    June 30, 2018 / 2:30 pm

    Coronation chicken but with Quorn!

  36. Ruth lee
    June 30, 2018 / 3:12 pm

    Spicy cauliflower sounds great

  37. Miss Tracy Hanson
    June 30, 2018 / 3:32 pm

    We took ages to decide but SMOKY CHICKEN AND MUSHROOM LINGUINE was finally decided on.

  38. Elisa Cartwright
    June 30, 2018 / 6:56 pm

    The Veggie Dahl and Spicy Cauliflower sounds lovely!

  39. stephanie
    June 30, 2018 / 10:31 pm


  40. Adrian Bold
    June 30, 2018 / 11:03 pm

    I would love to cook Coronation Chicken

  41. Neha Chauhan
    July 1, 2018 / 6:52 am

    I am veggie and would love to recreate the Veggie Dahl and Spicy Cauliflower

  42. Allan Fullarton
    July 1, 2018 / 8:25 am

    Spicy Cauliflower – lovely.

  43. carol boffey
    July 1, 2018 / 9:10 am

    coranation chicken

  44. July 1, 2018 / 12:28 pm

    I would be trying the coronation chicken minus any nightshades – would use an alternative like mashed butternut squash, carrots and beetroot.

  45. Sarah Taylor
    July 1, 2018 / 3:04 pm

    Hummus sounds great…. my first week just done gluten/dairy free

  46. Rhiannon
    July 1, 2018 / 5:12 pm

    The veggi dahl looks so unlike anything I would make so be good to get out of my comfort zone! Going to start teaching in september so perhaps recipe boxes would be a big help.

  47. Sam fitch
    July 1, 2018 / 5:38 pm

    The veggie dahl! Looks amazing

  48. Ioana Cristina Popescu
    July 1, 2018 / 5:56 pm

    I’d like to re-create the coronation chicken recipe.

  49. Karen Watt
    July 1, 2018 / 7:59 pm

    Coronation Chicken

  50. Linda Williams
    July 1, 2018 / 9:58 pm

    My grandson has various food intolerances including gluten & dairy & my granddaughter has coeliac disease. I would love to give the smoked mackerel risotto a go for them. It sounds delicious

  51. cheryl hadfield
    July 8, 2018 / 8:27 pm

    My family love coronation chicken

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