It’s no secret that people lead busy lives and it’s hard to keep track of what you need to do in a day as the list grows longer and longer. It’s difficult coming home after a long day at work and not having a break.

You rush to help the kids with their homework, tackling the laundry, tidying up the house, try cooking spaghetti, and still hope you’ll have enough time to watch your favourite reality television series before bed. You find yourself wishing there was a pause button so that everything could run a bit slower and you’ll be able to fit in everything you need to do for the day.

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Based in Cape Town, UCook, is a delivery kit service that sends ingredients straight out of a cookbook to your front doorstep. Life may seem a whole lot easier and you’ll have more time to spare to spend with family or to unwind while catching up on your favourite show with a big glass of wine.  UCook is a service designed to teach South Africans how to cook healthy, restaurant-quality food in the comfort of their own home.

How it works: you simply go to the UCook website once a week and choose your favourite meals from three already-compiled menus that are split into three categories: Rustic, Low Carb and Vegetarian. All the ingredients used by the UCook team are organically sourced.

You then choose how many portions of the dish you would like and can even add a bottle of wine that has been specially paired according to your meal and voila, your job here is done. The UCook team will deliver your package of ingredients straight to your door, along with the relevant recipe card so you’ll never miss a step while cooking.

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UCook has become immensely popular and its customer base has grown by 200% in the past 6 months alone. There are plans to expand UCook on an international scale. This delivery service is truly one-of-a-kind and you know you’ll receive good quality recipes, as the menus have been curated by some of the top chefs in the country, such as Lapo Magni, winner of Italian Masterchef, who means serious (cooking) business.

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Cost According to menu
Contact +27 21 447 4424, , www.ucook.co.za

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Mishkah Abrahams

Mishkah Abrahams is a wandering wordsmith, journalist and Cape Town fashion blogger. She finds comfort in leather jackets, Harry Potter quotes and fiction novels. Fresh out of university, she looks forward to being a tourist in her own city.