Food Lifestyle

HelloFresh Review

Skillet Chicken Paprikash

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.

  1. Farro is a food composed of the grains of certain wheat species. The exact definition is debated. It is sold dried and is prepared by cooking in water until soft, but still crunchy. Wikipedia


    Shrimp & Tomato Farrotto


    The next meal I ventured off to make was the ginger beef stir-fry. I’m usually not a big beef eater, but this meal was pure deliciousness. The only change I made is after searing the beef, the recipe mentions to place the asparagus into the same pan and cook. But what about that flavor bit goodness at the bottom of the pan? Just then, my inner Julia Child was channeled. I poured a little red wine in the pan and a lot in my glass – pour a little sip a little. All the flavor and the wine seasoned those veggies. Delicious recipe.

    Ginger Beef Stir-Fry

    I strongly recommend that if you’re tired or bored of the same meals day after day, then try a week of HelloFresh. I’ll even throw in my referral code EVBMGF so you may receive $40 off of your first box. 

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    Lynn Spencer
    June 1, 2016 at 11:07 am

    Hi Kat, I have been so tempted by the meal delivery services like HelloFresh and your experience and delicious meals are nudging me ever closer to giving the service a try. Thanks so much for sharing with us and hope to another one of your ‘oldie but goodie’s this week.
    Have a fantastic Wednesday.
    Hugs, Lynn

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