Review: “Hello Fresh” Ingredients for Three meals with Recipe Cards = Dinner in a Flash!

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Hello Fresh Ingredients

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“Hello Fresh”

Ingredients for Three meals with Recipe Cards = Dinner in a Flash!

 Hello Fresh - Ingredients for Three meals with Recipe Cards = Dinner in a Flash!

Hello Fresh – Ingredients for Three meals with Recipe Cards = Dinner in a Flash!

I have had the privilege of receiving a Hello Fresh three meal box before, last year, you can read about my experiences here: Hello Fresh ~ Magic Menus and Great Food with Salmon for Fish on Fridayso when Hello Fresh asked me if I would like to review another box by way of a thank you, I was delighted to accept. Why you may ask, as I am known for my own recipe creations and regularly develop recipes for big brands as well as smaller artisan companies; well, I am so engrossed in cooking and recipe developing that sometimes it’s nice to take the day, or three days in this case, off! Before I share the three recipes that I made with my recent box, let me tell you a little but more about Hello Fresh and how it operates……. 

Step 1: Every week our chefs create amazing recipes for you that are easy to prepare.

Our meals are interesting yet simple. And we ensure that your diet is balanced and varied. You’ll love the food you cook with Hello Fresh!


Step 2: We go shopping for you. 

Sit back and relax while we do all the work. We source only the highest-quality and freshest produce. We’ll also introduce you to ingredients that you won’t find in your local supermarket.


Step 3: We deliver to you for free. 

We deliver your recipes and ingredients to your door every Tuesday. It’s happiness in a box.
Now it’s your turn…….You cook amazing meals in your own home

We take easy cooking to a new level. Recipes typically take only 30 minutes or less and don’t require fancy equipment. Anyone can cook with Hello Fresh. Our mission is to get more people to cook and our beautiful step-by-step photo instructions will change the way you think about cooking!

Hello Fresh Ingredients

Hello Fresh Ingredients

As before, I was sent a three meal (meat) box for two people, and as I said before, I was VERY impressed with the quality of the ingredients, as well as the recipes that were enclosed. Everything needed for the three recipes was included, and all ready portioned for easy and yet imaginative meals. I was amazed to see lovely fresh free range chicken from a local family business..….as well as Scottish cod fillets from James Knight of Mayfair……the herbs and vegetables were super fresh, and all the condiments and sauces that were needed to cook the recipes were included too…..it’s all a doddle to cook, but, the proof of the pudding is in the eating, and I can report that all three meals were excellent with well-balanced flavours and super fresh ingredients too. The three recipes and ingredients that were in my box were:

Chicken Paillard with Crushed Rosemary Potatoes, Rocket and Gremolata

Chicken Paillard with Crushed Rosemary Potatoes, Rocket and Gremolata

Chicken Paillard with Crushed Rosemary Potatoes, Rocket and Gremolata

 Roasted Chicken with Chorizo, Pearl Barley and CousCous Jumble

 Roasted Chicken with Chorizo, Pearl Barley and CousCous Jumble

Roasted Chicken with Chorizo, Pearl Barley and CousCous Jumble

Roasted Coconut Cod with Shiitake Mushrooms, Mange Tout and Egg Noodles

Roasted Coconut Cod with Shiitake Mushrooms, Mange Tout and Egg Noodles

Roasted Coconut Cod with Shiitake Mushrooms, Mange Tout and Egg Noodles

All of the meals were delicious, but the cod in particular was wonderful, with amazing flavour combinations, textures and flavours.  All the herbs and spices were included – no need to weigh or measure anything, and the recipes cards come with amazingly clear step-by-step instructions……and even though I consider myself to be an imaginative and more than competent cook, I LOVED how easy it was to cook PROPER home-cooked meals after a long day at work and I imagine that one of the five meal boxes would be a boon for a busy working family for evening meals.

Roasted Coconut Cod with Shiitake Mushrooms, Mange Tout and Egg Noodles

Roasted Coconut Cod with Shiitake Mushrooms, Mange Tout and Egg Noodles

Roasted Coconut Cod with Shiitake Mushrooms, Mange Tout and Egg Noodles: Our favourite meal from the three meal box; lime, chilli, ginger and coconut are the main flavours in this dish, and marry perfectly with crisp mange tout and earthy shiitake mushrooms, all served on a bed of egg noodles. Wonderful Asian flavours that worked well together.

 Roasted Chicken with Chorizo, Pearl Barley and CousCous Jumble

Roasted Chicken with Chorizo, Pearl Barley and CousCous Jumble

 Roasted Chicken with Chorizo, Pearl Barley and CousCous Jumble: Interesting flavours with chicken and chorizo being the meaty elements. Pearl barley is mixed with couscous for an extra nutty taste and feta cheese blends well with the meat and spring onions. This would make a nice lunch box salad to take to work.

Chicken Paillard with Crushed Rosemary Potatoes, Rocket and Gremolata

Chicken Paillard with Crushed Rosemary Potatoes, Rocket and Gremolata

Chicken Paillard with Crushed Rosemary Potatoes, Rocket and Gremolata: Delicious Smithfield chicken breasts served with a fabulous crunchy salad of rocket and radishes with herb infused new potatoes and a fresh, zingy gremolata – this was a wonderful  dinner dish that had “French Cordon Bleu” written all over it.

Fresh Hello Fresh Ingredients

Fresh Hello Fresh Ingredients

Here is the pricing plan for Hello Fresh boxes:

Our Boxes:
For many of our customers the joy of receiving a Hello Fresh box is the thrilling moment when they unravel their parcel to unveil the fresh ingredients within. We wouldn’t want to spoil the surprise, but we know many of you are curious about the box you’ll receive.

Our Current Available Boxes:

3-Meal Box for 2 – £39 (Vegetarian option available)
3-Meal Box for 4 – £59 (Vegetarian option available)
3-Meal Box for 6 – £89 (Vegetarian option available)
5-Meal Box for 2 – £49
5-Meal Box for 4 – £89
5-Meal Box for 6 – £129

Gift Box: 

Treat your friends and family to Hello Fresh for a week. Absolutely no subscription required. Available across our 3 meals, 5 meal and vegetarian products for 2, 4 or 6 people.

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 That’s it for today, there is ALL the information you need to order any of Hello Fresh’s meal boxes on their site here: Hello Fresh. I LOVED their service, and even though I am a recipe developer, we all need time off now and then, and this was a GREAT way to have FRESH and IMAGINATIVE HOME COOKED meals with NO hassle……a very impressive and VERY cost-effective service which I have enjoyed again for a second time. See you soon and have a great Wednesday, Karen 

Roasted Coconut Cod with Shiitake Mushrooms, Mange Tout and Egg Noodles

Roasted Coconut Cod with Shiitake Mushrooms, Mange Tout and Egg Noodles

Disclaimer: I received a three meal box for two people as mentioned above for free from Hello Fresh for the purposes of writing this review.  However, I would only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Karen S Burns-Booth

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Comments

  1. says

    I am sooo happy you liked the recipes! We’ve worked so hard over the past year to make our boxes better and better so feedback like this means the world to us! Thanks again and happy cooking! :-) Patrick

    • says

      Many thanks for sending me another review box over Patrick – the recipes are truly tasty with imaginative ingredients and a great combination of flavours! Karen

  2. Maya Russell says

    I’d love to try this – the whole week could be planned out. It’s a little expensive but you’ve got to think that all the work’s been taken out (apart from the cooking).

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