Tuesday, February 3, 2015

DinnerTime ME - My Experience and views.

I love food and enjoy every aspect of it, planning daily meals, grocery shopping, trying out a new recipe or maybe just tweaking a good old tried and tested recipe. A couple of weeks ago a friend of mine sent across the DinnerTime meal box to me and that's when I tried it.
Though I was aware of this Concept (thanks to social media) but had never thought of giving it a try as our meals are mostly Indian Vegetarian and occasionally we include Chicken, Eggs and Fish.

DinnerTime Enterprise Ltd. is a Swedish company founded a couple of years ago and operates In UAE under the name DinnerTime ME. DinnerTime works on the concept "home cooking made easy" where at the beginning of every week (which for us in UAE is Sunday) you receive the Dinnertime box which contains  vegetables, dairy products, meat, fish and dry ingredients along with an easy to follow recipe booklet. 

Here is a picture of the ingredients which came in the meal box.

The DinnerTime box which I received included the ingredients required for - Meaty Party Pasta, Roast Chicken Pumpkin and Apple Soup, Veggie Gratin, White Fish and Lemon Vinaigrette along with a Double Apple Apple Pie. All the fresh produce along with dry ingredients came well packed in a cardboard box while the meat, and dairy products came in a thermal bag along with a ice pack. The Booklet which I received had a list of ingredients which were provided by DinnerTime and also mentioned the list of ingredients to have at home (almost all were available in my kitchen cupboard), along with the storage instructions for the ingredients. Not to forget the food box came along with a set of measurement cup and spoons from Ikea.
Most of the Ingredients were from Choitrams, (as the meat, fish, cheese came with the best before sticker from Choitram), The fruits and vegetables were fresh and nice.

Here are few of the pictures which I took, for the dishes which I prepared....

White Fish and Lemon Vinaigrette was the first recipe which I tried from the DinnerTime menu...it turned out nice, The recipe was simple and quick, I actually loved the Vinaigrette and have been preparing it quite often. The recipe suggested serving the fish along with boiled potato wedges which I replaced with pan grilled potato wedges seasoned with sea salt and freshly crushed pepper.

Roast Chicken Pumpkin and Apple Soup - This was the best dish as it was different from the regular Pumpkin soup that we have, I loved the addition of roasted green apples. Initially I was not very sure how it would taste but then I just followed the recipe and it was awesome!! My son loved it...so that's the winner. I loved the Pesto too and it tasted great with the soup.

Roasted chicken was supposed to be a part of the Roast Chicken Pumpkin and Apple Soup, as we are mostly vegetarian and my hubby is a pure vegetarian so I made this Garlic and Lemon grilled Chicken and served it separately along with the soup and crusty bread.

Coriander Pesto - This was nice n flavorful, not only did it go well with the soup but also tasted great with the grilled chicken. 

Double Apple Apple Pie - The recipe was awesome and I did follow it for the filling but preferred making it the traditional way, with the crust and layered the top with sliced apples. 

As I said earlier we are more of a Vegetarian family and avoid Red meat so I skipped the Meaty Party Pasta instead made a vegetarian version with mushrooms and bell peppers and broccoli. 
Some how I missed out on the picture of the Veggie Gratin which was actually nice just with the broccoli, cauliflower and roasted cashew made in white sauce. I prepared the white sauce using whole wheat flour and we all loved it.

My Views about the DinnerTime meal box    

The Meal box came well in time and the courier guy did call me in advance to confirm if I was at home and also for the location.

The Ingredients were fresh and nice, the recipes are healthy, easy to follow and the best thing is  I actually managed to make it within the mentioned cooking time. 

The portions were more than sufficient and we did have leftovers which were consumed later.

Must say that the meal box was very well planned had a mix of fruits, nuts, veggies, meat, fish, chicken and I never had to worry much about what to cook.

Overall it was a great experience, home made food which was different from our regular Indian meals. Am not very sure if I would order the Meal box or not because as I have already mentioned that we are more towards Vegetarian meals and kind of avoid red meat, but yes its worth trying especially for those who have a hectic work schedule but would like to have home cooked meals without putting in extra effort for planning and going for grocery shopping. 

About DinnerTime ME

DinnerTime ME is a hassle free cooking concept which helps you make and serve a well balanced, healthy and wholesome meals in the comfort of your home.Fresh ingredients are delivered at your doorstep along with an easy to follow recipe booklet.
Every week they have a new set of recipe and ingredients and also offer gluten free option. 

You can choose between ordering a single pack for 2 or 4 persons, or subscribe for weekly deliveries. Order latest by Thursday for a delivery to your doorstep the following Sunday.

Please check out there website for more details https://www.dinnertime.me/.

Company details:
DinnerTime UAE LLC, PO Box 128110, Dubai, UAE. Office: Office No. M10 – Obaid Salim Obaid Al Shamsi – Bur Dubai – Al Wasl. Phone: +971-55-790 87 33

Please Note - The Dinnertime meal box which I received was complimentary and I was not asked by the company or any one in person to write about my experience and this is not a sponsored post its just my views which I would like to share on my blog with my readers. 

The information posted above regarding the price and company details are from their website.

The logo for DinnerTime is from google images which links back to the DinnerTime ME website.


  1. Very handy and clear review Preeti. Not very sure if I will call for Dinnetime Box since I like to plan and organize my weekly schedule as per my choice but this def looks great for those who have hectic work schedule. Very aptly written.

  2. very informative preeti