When I first heard there was a company called Very Lazy I was quite curious as to what they were or why they would be called such a name.
Very Lazy is not really that lazy at all. Instead they are a hard working company bringing easy and useful ingredients for people like myself (who is a little lazy) to make delicious and very easy meals.
“Very Lazy peels, chops, slices and dices the very best ingredients, then captures them in all their tasty glory – in handy jars or tubes.”
Preparing food can sometimes be a daunting task. There’s chopping, peeling, slicing, dicing , handling the food and the mess with peel and juices. It’s all time consuming. Very Lazy removes this hard work, saving people who but their products time and effort and more reason to enjoy the finished product.
The Very Lazy range includes a selection of jars and squeezy sauces in tubes. Inside them is a selection of either chopped ingredients, cooking concentrates, paste ingredients and speciality ingredients. I have been sent a selection of the products and I am enjoying using and making some interesting dishes.
The first product I used was the Very lazy coconut masala. The jar contains enough sauce to serve four and all I needed was some chicken and a tin of coconut milk.
The curry dish only took 15 minutes to make. It was a really mild dish, even Jordanna and Izebella enjoyed it. Most curry dishes (even those from jars) take much longer to make or require more ingredients. This was so simple and easy that even a teenager could probably make it. The recipe was on the pack under a label. I did have to scan a barcode tho and I’m thinking it may have been better to just put the recipe on as not everyone has a code scanner. However I didn’t really need the recipe as it’s just a case of adding everything together and cooking.
I also added a little w to my curry just to give it a little extra flavour. 1 teaspoon of the lemongrass paste is equivalent to 1 stick of lemongrass.
I have never used Lemongrass before and had no idea what it was until now.
The Garlic Paste comes in a squeezy tube. One teaspoon is equivalent to one clove of garlic.
This stuff is seriously strong. When I removed the foil cap I could instantly smell it.
This garlic paste is superb for making home made garlic bread/butter. All you do is mix some with butter in a bowl and apply it to a part sliced ciabatta loaf, then bake. It may be a good idea to open a door or window whilst baking as my kitchen really smelt of garlic on first go, I may have made it slightly stronger than I should of done. It tasted delicious anyway and better than a shop bought one. At least I thought so anyway.
The Crushed garlic with oil could also be used to make garlic butter. It is also really useful for recipes which require “a clove of crushed garlic” the problem with this ingredient in recipes is that you can never just purchase one clove, you have to purchase the whole thing with several cloves. Then it needs peeling and chopping which I find quite difficult to crush it down so much that it resembles a paste. The cloves are quite small and fiddly and I find I end up with chunks of garlic in my dish. Very Lazy Crushed garlic solves the crushed garlic problems. It’s already peeled and crushed and preserved in oil. All ready to simply spoon out and add to a dish. Easy peasy.
I have yet to try the Piri Piri Chillies with oil I don’t want to open the jar until I use it’s. I imagine it will be very very strong given the fact that just one teaspoon of this stuff is like one Piri Piri chilli. I do enjoy my Piri Piri chicken, so will be making some very soon.
The Very Lazy products will last up to four weeks once opened and stored in a refrigerator. There are many other products to choose from including other garlic varieties, ginger, chillies and many more. The full range can be viewed at Very Lazy and the products can be bought in supermarkets including Ocado, Asda, Tesco, Waitrose, Morrissons, and Sainsburys.