A series where we take a closer look into how the everyday cook fills up their cup, fridge, pantry, and bellies.
Kasia is a an OG assortment member, signing up from the nearly the week of launch. She’s a busy woman working as digital creator, makeup artist and office administrator in Christchurch.
Easy, tasty and lifestyle-focused - I am often on the run so food that is quick but nutritious or can be partially prepped in advance is my favourite.
Much like a day in my life - very varied! I tend to eat breakfast as I run out the door (so honestly, toast with a spread and maybe some banana...!) then lunch will often be the dinner leftovers and I am a HUGE snacker. I’d happily eat platter-style for the rest of my life.
While I appreciate structure and routine, it doesn’t work for me and my food. My weekday evenings are often spent out, my partner is usually tied up with rugby or work commitments so I love that Assortment gives me the flexibility to opt in and out of meals each week, with no risk of food waste. I am also... a very.. picky.. eater... so being able to omit tomatoes is a godsend.
I am much more adventurous, which could land me as being a bad cook.. but at least I tried! I did just ask my partner across the room and he said me with no hesitation, so let’s roll with it.
Good grief... TikTok. I made this ‘Italian pasta’ thing and I honestly had to just bin it. No redemption there.
Pesto pasta - fill it with veggies, anything in the fridge plus it keeps so well and can easily be a meat free meal!
Eggs. I know.
I am an introverted extrovert, so while I appear loud (and very over the top sometimes) nothing makes me happier than recharging in the company of friends who get it. The ones who you can run to Kmart with, lie on the couch watching TikTok with or invite over for dinner without it having to be a big hooooorah.
Actively - and I don’t mean fitness wise haha. I am often cleaning, pottering or playing with the dog.
My friends know this but I am HIGHLY opinionated.. Haha and also not as much of a neat freak as I probably appear. For every tidy corner, there's 3 chaotic ones. They’re just organized chaos.
Chocolate, guacamole, prosciutto, cucumber & pasta. Basically a platter + pasta lol.
Tea or coffee? Neither
Dine-in or takeaway? Takeaway
Wine or cocktails? Cocktails - specifically gin or tequila
Mild or spicy? Mild
Eggs or pancakes? Pancakes
Cook or clean? Cook
Crunchy or smooth peanut butter? Crunchy
Sweet or savoury? BOTH
Breakfast or dinner? Dinner
Cheese or chocolate? Shit.. lol. Chocolate but only because I am fairly confident I
should be lactose intolerant.
Burger or pasta? Pasta