I blame Kory. Lol due to her excitement about the food, the recipes and the service of HelloFresh, Jo and I had to try the site out too. Especially since there was an awesome Groupon offer for a damn near free start to the subscription.
What is HelloFresh or hello recipes as I renamed them. Lol HelloFresh is a food subscription of 30-45 minute recipes on different culinary levels for you to savor. The fresh food comes packaged in a cooled box, some may even still have ice in the box. The three meals are divided within three plastic bags – that I use as the discard bag while slicing and dicing. Precise measurements of produce, vegetables and seasonings creates a meal for two adults.
Although my daughter loved to “help” with the hello recipes, she didn’t actually eat mommy’s recipes. She was missing out for sure!!
After creating a profile and redeeming my voucher from Groupon, I anxiously waited for my first box and thought about which one of the three recipes I would be recreating:
- Skillet Chicken Paprikash
- Shrimp & Tomato Farrotto
- Ginger Beef Stir-Fry
Delivery of my hello recipes was a mess. The delivery person called me to explain how he could not get into my building. As you could imagine, I was upset. He was the man standing in the way of me being featured in my own cooking reality show starring me. I don’t think he tried. I don’t live in a gun shooting building. It’s really nice. Flowers in the lobby and all. At the end of the day, I received my box the next day.
Since I received the box a day late, I decided to make the shrimp dish called Shrimp & Tomato Farrotto. Have you ever had farro before? Me either and don’t think it’s a grain I’ll have again.