Hamptons Lane Review February 2016
I flippin’ love Hamptons Lane! Cooking makes my heart happy, so how could I not love a box that sends me cookware, recipes, and ingredients every month. I’m so amazed by the fact that they send us kitchen tools and serveware, seriously, who puts a carbon steel wok in their subscription box…..Hamptons Lane….that’s who. This month I am reviewing the Taste of Thailand box, and I couldn’t be more excited.
If you aren’t familiar with Hamptons Lane it is an amazing box of artisan foods, kitchen tools, and serveware for the recipe lover. Each month they release new boxes for you to choose from and you can skip a month anytime. This box was provided complimentary for review and may include affiliate links.
The Box: Hamptons Lane
The Cost: $47 per month
What You Get: Each month, Hamptons Lane curates an amazing box of artisan foods, kitchen tools, and serveware for the food lover. New boxes are released each month.
Ships to: US
Shipping Cost: FREE
Coupon Code: Get $10 off your first box! Just use coupon code “BOXES10” – CLICK HERE
Hand-hammered Carbon Steel Wok ($35.00) – I’m in the process of upgrading all my pots and pans, so obviously I am super excited to see this in the box. I will have to read up on this bad boy though, apparently I have to season it before use, and there are specific cleaning instructions as well…..talk about high-maintenance…..but I totally don’t mind, I’m excited to get my stir-fry on!
Wok Ring by Hamptons Lane ($8.00) – I was so confused by this at first (I was having a slow moment) but with the bottom of the wok being round we obviously need a stable surface to put it on while we test out our new recipes.
Award-Winning Jade Sichuan Peanut Sauce by TLA Pacific Kitchen Inc ($13.00) – I absolutely love peanut sauce, I would put it on everything if I could, we’re talking like eat it with a spoon kind of love. I will be using this to make Pad Thai and Salad Rolls.
Critically Acclaimed Green Curry Sauce by Thaifusions Co. ($17.00) – I also happen to love curry, so basically I love everything about this box so far. We received two recipes to go with this ingredient, and I will be making both – Green Curry in a Hurry & Green Curry Ramen.
Organic Pad Thai Noodles by King Soba ($4.00) – Noodles are a necessity when making Thai food, and I’m happy to see that these are made with brown rice.
Best in the World Red Boat Fish Sauce by Viet Phu Inc. ($9.00) – This is where it gets tricky. Vegans obviously can’t consume fish sauce, but it’s one of the most important ingredients in certain Thai dishes. I will probably still use it in the recipes I test out, but will try to minimize the amount.
Thoughts: I absolutely, 100%, love this month’s box. But then again, I love all my Hamptons Lane boxes. I get so excited about this subscription, I can’t even describe it in words. I feel like it is a monthly reminder to spend time in the kitchen, and it reduces the amount of time spent researching recipes and creating menu plans. Thai food also happens to be a favourite, because it’s so easy to modify the recipes and make them vegan friendly. I can use tofu in place of shrimp & beef, and they almost always use coconut milk instead of dairy products…..it’s a dream cuisine for us high-maintenance vegans.