HelloFresh review March 8-10, 2016

HelloFresh is a subscription box that delivers fresh ingredients with recipes to your door every week. You can order meals for 2-4 people and each box has 3 meals per person, so 3 days worth of food.

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You can get the veggie box or classic, I ordered the classic.

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The Goods

  1. Spring Asparagus and Shrimp Risotto with Meyer Lemon. Cook time: 45 min

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This was defiantly the most difficult meal to make on the menu this week… but I love a challenge! The more complex these meals are, the more I feel like a professional chef lol. What is so great about these subscriptions is that you really use a lot of ingredients you would never try otherwise. A lot of the spices and unique vegetables they use I’d never think to buy from a grocery store. So I really get to expand my cooking horizons and try food I’ve never tried before, and it always tastes delicious. This Shrimp Risotto was so good! All the ingredients were fresh and me and my boyfriend both loved this dish.

2. Dukkah-Roasted Chicken with Sweet Potatoes, Snap Peas, and Citrus Sour Cream. Cook time: 30 min

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Once again this is a meal I’d never have made without this subscription. I’ve never even heard of dukkah, or thought to spice up sour cream, or used snap peas. Once again, everything turned out amazing! Oh my gosh the sweet potatoes were SO good, I am defiantly going to roast sweet potatoes for future meals, too. The sour cream was made with sour cream, lime zest, lime juice, and water… it accented the dish perfectly. I tried to get sauce, chicken, peas, and sweet potato in every bite because the combination of it all was perfect. Another great meal!

3. Chimichurri Steak with Roasted Pepper, Tomato, and Couscous Salad. Cook time: 35 min

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This was my first time trying couscous and I ended up really enjoying it. I chopped up the tomatoes and peppers and roasted them, boiled the couscous and cooked the steak on my George Foreman. I made the chimichurri with minced shallot, parsley, garlic, olive oil and red wine vinegar. Mixed the roasted veggies and couscous, plated it, put sliced steak on that and drizzled it all with the cimichurri. Once again the outcome was delightful!

Value

A HelloFresh subscription is $69/week. I think 3 home cooked meals with fresh and unique ingredients would cost about the same or more if I bought everything from the grocery store, so if you grocery shop weekly as I do, the money you save on groceries is about what you’ll be paying for the subscription. For me it’s more about the variety of ingredients and getting to try lots of new things that makes this preferable to cooking all my own meals. I always feel good about myself after making a fancy meal and also enjoy impressing my boyfriend! If you like to cook and try new things, you should give this a try. I used a Groupon for 2 weeks the price of one ($69 for 2 weeks of meals). Right now they actually have a better deal on Groupon, 2 weeks of meals for 2 people $59 with this link. You’d defiantly spend more than that for 2 weeks of meals for you and your significant other and the Groupon also has family discount too… there is nothing to lose, Give it a try!

Ease of Cancellation

Deactivating your subscription is easy! You need to login to your account and follow these steps:

  • 1. Click on Your Subscriptions in the menu to the left
  • 2. If there you have more than one subscription, choose the subscription you’d like to cancel
  • 3. Scroll down and click on the Cancel my subscription link on the right side
  • 4. Follow the steps to cancel
  • 5. You will receive an email confirming your cancellation, please retain this for future reference.
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