I’m sorry… I couldn’t think of a better blog title 😛
Hello Fresh is a service that delivers ingredients to your door so you can cook a specific meal. It is intended to encourage people with busy lifestyles to cook at home more often… as well as to offer people a more varied choice of meals that they would otherwise never attempt.
The key principle here is convenience. By having the specific ingredients delivered to you in just the right amount, you don’t end up with anything you wouldn’t use.
The recipe guides you through each step.
My wife and I selected several meals from the website and received our first delivery without any hassle.
Here is what we had…
Chickpea & Pistachio Burger with Turmeric Wedges
This was my favourite. It had the longest preparation time as a lot of ingredients needed to mashed into a puree.
It was also the messiest, as the potato wedges needed to be oiled and seasoned.
Gnocchi Bolognese with Lamb and Baby Spinach
This was the simplest to prepare. Mince is always straightforward to cook and the spinach did not require chopping beforehand. Everything pretty much went straight into the pan.
Thai Prawn Rice with Lime and Coriander
This was the most technical dish. While the guide boasted a 20 minute prep time, it took me 18 minutes just to wash, peel, chop and grate all the vegetables. But once that was done, cooking was quick and easy.
The best thing about this dish was how aromatic it was. But unfortunately it was lacking in flavour.
Overall, we’re happy with Hello Fresh as it’s gotten us out of our comfort zone. I don’t think we’ll use it particularly much due to the cost (we used a special offer for our first try).
But we’ll continue using this for at least a few more weeks and see how it all adds up compared to our usual weekly food shop.
Thanks for reading, folks!