Ever come home from work and look around the kitchen feeling uninspired to cook anything more ambitious than a Waitrose meal ready to pop in the oven? That’s pretty much every night for me. So I am fully on board with the concept of Hello Fresh, especially for their encouragement of incorporating a bit of creativity with weeknight meals.
At the beginning of 2012 when the company first launched in London, I had the pleasure of reviewing Hello Fresh. They were fabulous then and even more fabulous now. And I’m not just saying that because they gave me three nights of free food!
What’s it all about? You choose a number of days and how many people you want to feed. Hello Fresh then puts together a box of fresh ingredients for you along with a few recipes they select. The quantity of the ingredients matches pretty much exactly to the recipes included. Each night, you cook something new!
The recipes come on sleek black colorful cards with pictures of the ingredients on the front along with all of health information (ie – Kcal, fat, carbs, protein) and on the back an easy list of instructions that are also illustrated. It’s affordable too as well with 3 meals for 2 people costing £39 (or £36 for a vegetarian box) and free delivery in mainland UK.
My three recipes this time were:
- Chicken Paillard with Crushed Rosemary Potatoes, Rocket and Gremolata
- Roasted Coconut Cod with Shiitake Mushrooms, Mange Tout and Egg Noodles
- Roasted Chicken with Chorizo, Pearl Barley and Cous Cous Jumble
Here’s a better look at the recipe cards and my finished masterpieces:
Chicken Paillard with Crushed Rosemary Potatoes, Rocket and Gremolata
Roasted Coconut Cod with Shiitake Mushrooms, Mange Tout and Egg Noodles
Roasted Chicken with Chorizo, Pearl Barley and Cous Cous Jumble
How did I do? Our favourite was the coconut cod. Such a mix of flavours! But they were all delicious!
A LITTLE LONDON OBSERVATIONIST DISCOUNT
Hello Fresh have offered us a special LLO reader discount. So if you’re keen to give it a try, visit the Hello Fresh website, choose your meal plan and enter the code LITTLELONDON at checkout for £15 off your first order. Let me know if you go for it and what you think. Enjoy!