HelloFresh review August, 2016 (+ $40.00 off First Box!)

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HelloFresh is a meal kit delivery service offering both omnivore and vegetarian options, with farm-fresh ingredients, chef-inspired recipes, and flexible subscriptions.

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The Goods

  1. Seared Sesame Tuna over Rice with Ginger Aioli and Arugula Radish Salad

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For this recipe, I began by putting the rice on to boil and preparing the produce. For the aioli, I combined the mayo, garlic, ginger and white wine vinegar. I thinned the mixture with some water and added salt and pepper. For the tuna, I seasoned it on both sides with salt and pepper, and then pressed sesame seeds into both sides to form a sesame “crust”. I seared each side in olive oil on high heat. For the salad, I tossed the arugula, radishes, a drizzle of olive oil and white wine vinegar. Lastly, I sliced the tuna and plated it on a bed of rice with the salad on the side. I drizzled it all with the aioli, and bon appetit!

Me and my boyfriend absolutely loved this meal! We agreed it was the best tuna we’d ever had, and he said it was the best MEAL he’s ever had! If you are not subscribed to HelloFresh and you like tuna, get this recipe off of their site and make it yourself at home because it really is so amazing!

  1. Jerk Chicken and Peach Skewers with Curried Rice Pilaf

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For this dish I began by washing and preparing all the ingredients and starting on the pilaf. For the pilaf I heated a drizzle of oil over medium heat and cooked the onion until softened. Then I added the rice and curry and tossed the mixture, followed with a cup of water and the chicken stock concentrate. I had to let it cook for 15 minutes, and added the snow peas during the last five minutes. While this cooked, I marinated the chicken in jerk seasoning with the peaches, onion cubes, oil, salt and pepper. For the skewers, I threaded the chicken, onion and peach wedges onto the skewers, alternating between each. I placed them onto a foil lined baking sheet and broiled for 10 minutes. Once everything was finished, I placed the skewers on a bed of curried rice pilaf divided between two plates.

This was a pretty good dish. The peaches were kind of weird because the outside was crispy but the inside was super mush and it just felt weird. The chicken and onions tasted great with the curried rice pilaf, though. Me and my boyfriend both cleaned our plates but agreed the peaches were kind of funky.

  1. Seared Steak and Creamy Chipotle Pan Sauce with Poblano, Corn, and Crispy Potato Hash

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For this meal I started by washing and prepping the produce and preheating the oven to 450 degrees. Next I tossed the potato cubes on a baking sheet with olive oil, salt and pepper and put in the oven for 20 minutes. While the potatoes roasted, I started the hash. For this I heated a drizzle of oil in a large pan and added the sliced onion and poblano pepper. Once they became caramelized, I added the corn and tossed for another 3 minutes. I salt and peppered the hash put it in a covered bowl to stay warm. Then I put another drizzle of oil in the pan to heat, seasoned the steak on both sides with salt and pepper, and seared it on each side for three minutes. I put the seared steak on the pan with the potatoes roasting in the oven to finish cooking. For the sauce, I added the diced onion and a drizzle of oil to the same pan again, and cooked for a few minutes until softened. Removing the sauce from around the pepper, I added ¼ teaspoon of adobo to the pan, cooking for 30 seconds. Then I stirred in ½ cup water and the beef stock concentrate and let it simmer until reduced by half. Once finished, I removed it from the heat and stirred in the sour cream. For the final step I tossed the potatoes in the bowl with veggie hash and thinly sliced the steak. I plated the hash, topped it with the sliced steak, and topped everything with creamy chipotle sauce.

This meal was delectable! The steak was cooked just how I like it and so tender and juicy. The spiciness of the pepper combined with the sweetness of the corn made the hash taste amazing, I didn’t stop until my plate was clean lol. I made sure to get a little bit of everything into every bite because it all went together so perfectly. My mouth is watering thinking about it…

Value

A HelloFresh subscription is $69/week for 3 meals and two people. 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.

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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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