Showing posts with label HelloFresh. Show all posts
Showing posts with label HelloFresh. Show all posts

Sunday, November 13, 2022

11th HelloFresh Box for 2022

For this week, our HelloFresh box arrived on Monday. I took Monday and Tuesday off from work this week and have more time to cook HelloFresh during the day.


Kadai-Style Paneer with Peppers and Garlicky Basmati Rice

We cooked this meal Monday for lunch and had the leftovers for Wednesday's lunch.

I love HelloFresh when everything goes smoothly but immensely despise it when an ingredient is missing. It would have been forgivable if it was garlic or onions that I could quickly get in the grocery. But if it's a spice missing, then it's annoying.

Dal Spice is missing from this recipe, and I found out when I started cooking it. I don't plan to buy a bottle of Indian Dal Spice just because I need a tablespoon for this recipe. As expected, the lack of spice made the dish extremely bland. I am so disappointed.


Kadai-Style Paneer with Peppers and Garlicky Basmati Rice
Tonight, we're bringing you a twist on traditional Kadai paneer with spiced peppers, coconut milk, and garlicky basmati rice! Grab a spoon and get ready to dig in!

Wednesday Update: My husband was preparing to throw out the trash, and he found the Dal Spice inside the paper bag. Gah. I feel bad and stupid because I blamed HelloFresh for giving us bland food when I should have looked closer at the paper bag.


Fajita-Style Beef Bowls with Basmati Rice and Lime Crema

We cooked this meal Wednesday for dinner and had the leftovers for Thursday's lunch.

Delicious! Although I think I went overboard with adding too much lime zest on the lime crema and wished there were a bit more tomatoes, overall a delightful dish.


Fajita-Style Beef Bowls with Basmati Rice and Lime Crema
Easy, quick, and packed with flavour, this dish gives you the fiesta without the fuss! Bell peppers and green onions pair beautifully with tender beef to create a fajita bowl that comes together with smoky Mexican-style seasoning.

Maple-Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry with Garlic Rice

We cooked this meal Thursday for dinner and had the leftovers for Monday's lunch.

It's sweet. If you don't like sweet meat, then I don't recommend this dish. Even with all the ginger in the box and salt, I still find it a bit too sweet.


Maple-Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry with Garlic Rice
Maple, ginger, and soy sauce team up to make a zippy sauce that will make this stir-fry night a memorable one. In this sweet and savoury sauce, you'll find carrots, peppers, and juicy chicken. A base of garlicky rice and a garnish of green onions complete this stir-fry sensation.

Cal Smart Turkey Salad with Creamy Dressing and Feta

We cooked this meal Friday for lunch and had the leftovers for Tuesday's lunch.

I love the crispy apples, the turkey's juiciness, and the feta's saltiness. Overall, a wonderful low-calorie quick lunch.


Cal Smart Turkey Salad
This speedy salad is jam-packed with fresh tomatoes, crunchy carrots, and crisp apples then topped with juicy seared turkey and a delicious mayo dressing for a wholesome kickstart to your week!

Tuscan Sausage Linguine with Sweet Bell Pepper, Chili and Parmesan

We cooked this meal Sunday for lunch and had the leftovers for Wednesday's lunch.

I love the chili flakes and the heat it brings in. Overall, one of the heartiest pasta sauces HelloFresh has to offer.


Tuscan Sausage Linguine with Sweet Bell Pepper, Chili and Parmesan
Juicy pork sausage and garlic create the perfect flavour base for this classic pasta sauce. Built up with sweet peppers, chili and Parmesan cheese, this recipe is so simple and delicious that you'll want it to become a part of your weekly repertoire.

Spicy Gochujang Veggie Bibimbap Bowls with Jasmine Rice and Fried Eggs

We cooked this meal Sunday for dinner and had the leftovers for Friday's lunch.

First, I love the portobello mushrooms. On my first bite, the texture reminded me of bulgogi. The gochujang sauce was perfect. I hate that this dish tastes so good without meat.

Spicy Gochujang Veggie Bibimbap Bowls with Jasmine Rice and Fried Eggs
Spicy and saucy are coming your way in this hearty vegetarian dinner! This isn't just another rice bowl. Tonight, gochujang is firing things up, while sesame sautéed portobello mushrooms change up the veg game. Sunny-side-up eggs finish off the dish like a dream!

I don't have any more discounts from HelloFresh, so I am uncertain when I might get a box again.

Friday, November 4, 2022

What's for dinner? 10th HelloFresh Box for 2022

Our 10th HelloFresh Box for the year arrived Saturday morning, and we cooked the first meal from the box for dinner.

One of the reasons I like cooking with HelloFresh is because hubby helps me prepare dinner, and it becomes our daily bonding. Hubby and I work from home, so we're together 24/7, but we're usually busy doing our own work and activities, so preparing a HelloFresh meal almost every night is a great bonding time for us.



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Braised Chicken and Mushrooms with Buttery Smashed Potatoes

We cooked this meal Saturday evening for dinner and Wednesday lunch.

It was surprisingly delicious. I added an extra tablespoon of milk than what the recipe requested, making the mashed potatoes more creamy. Meanwhile, the mushroom gravy was unexpectedly flavourful, thanks to all the onion and garlic salt.


Braised Chicken and Mushrooms with Buttery Smashed Potatoes from HelloFresh
Here comes the flavours of a slow-cooked homemade supper in a fraction of the time! Savoury mushrooms make this tender chicken dish taste like it's been bubbling away on the stove all day.

Garlic Shrimp Stir-Fry with Broccoli and Green Onion Rice

We cooked this meal Sunday evening for dinner and Friday lunch.

I love the perfectly cooked shrimp, and the broccoli made it feel so healthy. Plus, half of the serving is only 280 calories!


Garlic Shrimp Stir-Fry with Broccoli and Green Onion Rice from HelloFresh
When a stir-fry craving hits, put down that take-out menu and reach for this stunner of a recipe! You're going to absolutely love making this comforting, flavour-packed dish at home yourself!

Chili-Garlic Pork Noodles with Peppers and Celery

We cooked this meal Tuesday evening for dinner and Thursday lunch.

I love the glazed pork! The edges were almost burnt, and it was crunchy. There are a lot of flavours going on with this dish - sweet (from the sugar on the pork), salty, spicy (from the chilli garlic sauce), and umami (from the oyster sauce).


Chili-Garlic Pork Noodles with Peppers and Celery
Pork and sambal-style sauce make a playful pair in this spicy noodle dish! The savoury vegetarian oyster sauce adds a Southeast Asian twist, while the crowd-pleasing crispy shallots add a tasty crunch. These noodles will disappear in no time!

Saucy Beef Ragu with Olive Tapenade

We cooked this meal Wednesday evening for dinner and Saturday lunch.

I love the fresh tomatoes and olive tapenade at the top. If you can tolerate spice, then I recommend adding a lot of the chilli flakes. Those made the dish even better!


Saucy Beef Ragu with Olive Tapenade from HelloFresh
This twist on the classic spaghetti Bolognese is a winner! Penne replaces spaghetti, while the ragu is packed with tender ground beef and tons of flavour! Topped with a fresh olive tapenade, this dish will have everyone in your home going back for seconds!

Thai-Style Pork Beef Stir-Fry with Green Beans and Basil

We cooked this meal Thursday evening for dinner and Monday breakfast.

Unfortunately, HelloFresh sent us beef instead of pork. I used it for this dish because I had no choice and followed the instructions. I added a step of draining excess oil after sauteeing the beef. It came out alright. I'm not a fan of the beans, but I enjoyed the spiciness from the chilli being balanced by the sweet flavour from the onions and brown sugar.


Thai-Style Pork Beef Stir-Fry with Green Beans and Basil from HelloFresh
This speedy pork beef stir-fry is inspired by the vibrant flavours of Thailand! Zesty lime, sweet brown sugar, fresh basil, savoury soy, and spicy chili pepper harmonize in this flavourful dish.

Crispy Falafel Wraps with Tahini Dressed Slaw and Pickled Onions

We cooked this meal Friday evening for dinner.

It has too much slaw and the flavour from pickled onion was too strong. You can't taste the tahini flavour and there's not enough falafel.


Crispy Falafel Wraps with Tahini Dressed Slaw and Pickled Onions from HelloFresh
These wraps come fully loaded with crispy falafel covered in a nutty, tahini-dressed slaw. The pickled red onions give an acidic kick to liven up the palate!

Our next HelloFresh box will arrive on Monday.

Saturday, October 29, 2022

9th HelloFresh Box for 2022

We scheduled our HelloFresh box to arrive on Monday last week because my husband did a half marathon run last Saturday, and we don't want to hurry back home afterwards for a delivery.



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For this week, I ordered six meals at 50% off. Yay! I spent our usual budget for a week-worth of food, so I am pleased that I am not over budget for the first time in months.


Traditional Spaghetti Bolognese with Fresh Salad

We enjoyed this dish for Monday dinner and Tuesday lunch.

I love the bolognese sauce! It was creamy, a bit sweet, and meaty.


Traditional Spaghetti Bolognese
You can't beat a classic, and our traditional spaghetti Bolognese is here to prove just that! The delicate mixture of tomato, stock, cream, mirepoix, and thyme will please your taste buds and warm your soul.

Carb Smart Chipotle Beef Chili with Cheddar Cheese

We enjoyed this dish for Tuesday dinner and Wednesday lunch.

Our apartment smells like chipotle, and that's a good thing. I love the heat, warmth, and comfort the chilli provided, especially on a rainy day, typical of Vancouver's fall season. I also appreciate that half of the meal is only 305 calories.


Carb Smart Chipotle Beef Chili with Cheddar Cheese
This nourishing low-carb chilli swaps beans with lots of wholesome veggies! Spicy chipotle and melty cheddar cheese amp up the deliciousness.

Beef Banh Mi-Style Bowl with Pickled Carrots and Cucumbers

We enjoyed this dish for Thursday dinner and Friday lunch.

This is so good! It's one of the best HelloFresh meals we've had. I love the Sriracha Mayonnaise dressing and the pickled vegetables. It's really a Banh Mi meal with rice instead of a baguette.


Beef Banh Mi-Style Bowl with Pickled Carrots and Cucumbers from HelloFresh
We've taken the traditional banh mi sandwich and turned it on its head! This quick and tasty meal has everything you love about the original but is packed into a satisfying dinner with fluffy jasmine rice. Sriracha mayo, pickled veggies, and saucy meat all come together for a Vietnamese-inspired party-in-a-bowl!

Smart Korean-Inspired Turkey Salad with Gochujang-Sesame Dressing

We enjoyed this dish for Friday dinner.

The turkey salad is only 440 calories, so I decided that instead of dividing it into two meals, we enjoy it as intended for dinner. It was unremarkable.


Smart Korean-Inspired Turkey Salad
This bountiful salad is bursting with colour, Korean-inspired flavours and wholesome veggies! Spicy soy turkey and a creamy, gochujang-based dressing round out the plate for a delicious, light way to start the week!

Cal Smart Caper-Dill Dressed Salmon with Couscous, Tomatoes, and Spinach

We enjoyed this dish for Saturday lunch.

I hate dill-flavoured chips, but fresh dill is fantastic. This is one HelloFresh dish I love ordering again.

Cal Smart Caper-Dill Dressed Salmon
Capers add a briny flavour pop to this salmon dish with creamy Dijon-dill sauce! Underneath, there's a bed of lemony couscous to soak up all those delicious flavours.

Mango Chutney Curry-Style Chicken with Crispy Chana Dal

We cooked this dish Saturday morning and enjoyed it for Monday and Tuesday lunch.

I love curry but I am not tasting the mango chutney, but overall a delicious dish with a hint of heat. Your home will smell like spices afterwards.

Mango Chutney Curry-Style Chicken with Crispy Chana Dal
This chicken curry cooked with sweet mango chutney, fragrant spices, and curry paste is a taste extravaganza! You'll spoon this mouthwatering curry over buttery, cilantro-flecked rice, then garnish it with crispy chana dal to create a dish that will have everyone around the dinner table drooling!

My 10th HelloFresh Box for 2022 arrived Saturday morning, so there's an overlap. Thank God for all the provisions!

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

I'm Back! 8th HelloFresh Box for 2022 | Free HelloFresh Box Promo Code

I cancelled my HelloFresh Box last March because cooking is exhausting. HelloFresh would sometimes send me coupons via email, which I just promptly delete, but they sent me a snail mail of a 50% discount on my first two boxes if I came back before October 15, then 20% for the following two boxes after that.

I won't pass up free or at least discounted food, especially with inflation.

Our HelloFresh box arrived Saturday morning via FedEx.


Teriyaki Beef Bowls with Edamame Rice and Garlicky Broccoli

When did we enjoy this? Sunday and Tuesday lunch

Instead of garlic salt, I would be happy to grate and use real garlic to get the "garlicky broccoli" because this meal came out bland.


Teriyaki Beef Bowls with Edamame Rice and Garlicky Broccoli from HelloFresh

Spicy Apricot Chicken with Garden Veggie Orzo

When did we enjoy this? Sunday dinner and Monday lunch

Yum! I wished I had cooked the orzo for a couple more minutes to make them softer, but the apricot chicken was delicious! I wished there were more vegetables in the "veggie orzo," but overall a delightful meal I'll be happy to order again.


Spicy Apricot Chicken with Garden Veggie Orzo from HelloFresh

Crumbled Crispy Falafel Salad with Garlicky Hummus and DIY Croutons

When did we enjoy this? Monday dinner

This is the first time in a while that we decided to eat one serving for one meal instead of splitting it in two, and there's a lot of salad, and I used the wrong plate because it's spilling. I'm not sure if the "garlicky hummus" adds anything to the salad, but the falafel, croutons, and all the vegetables work well together. The radish is a nice touch.


Crumbled Crispy Falafel Salad with Garlicky Hummus and DIY Croutons from HelloFresh

Thai-Style Sweet Chili Chicken with Cilantro-Lime Rice

When did we enjoy this? Tuesday dinner and Thursday lunch

The Thai-Style Sweet Chili Chicken had a substitution of sriracha instead of Chili-Garlic Sauce. The dish gave off a funky smell. I love the heat, but something felt off.


Thai-Style Sweet Chili Chicken with Cilantro Lime Rice from HelloFresh

Turkish-Spiced Beef with Garlic Toum Sauce

When did we enjoy this? Wednesday dinner and Friday lunch

This meal smelled so good but wasn't as flavourful as it could be. I'm not sure what's missing.


Turkish-Spiced Beef with Garlic Toum Sauce from HelloFresh

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Soup and Chili in our 7th HelloFresh Box for 2022

I tried something different this week. Instead of ordering one of 4-6 different meals, I picked two of 3 different dishes. Specifically, I chose two soups and one chilli.

One-Pot Chunky Chicken and Corn Chili

We had this for Sunday dinner, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday breakfast. Because of the way I ordered, I now have an extra can of corn.

One-Pot Chunky Chicken and Corn Chili with Cheddar Cheese and Sour Cream

One-Pot Italian Sausage Soup

We ordered this last year, and I enjoyed it maybe more than I should have. I cooked this meal on Monday for dinner and reheated the rest for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday lunch.

One-Pot Italian Sausage Soup with Cream and Potatoes

Carb Smart Cheeseburger Soup

This is the only reason why I decided to order this week. I am curious about Cheeseburger Soup. I prepared this meal on Tuesday for dinner and we enjoyed it for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday lunch. It's too salty for my liking. I'll add more water when I reheated it and it improved the dish.

Carb Smart Cheeseburger Soup with Cheddar and Veggies

I am skipping HelloFresh next week, because I need a break from cooking and I want us to consume things about to expire in our pantry.

Friday, March 4, 2022

Mario Day Meals in our 6th HelloFresh Box for 2022

HelloFresh is celebrating Mario Day with "Win Back Game Night" meals. I included both Mario Day meals in our HelloFresh box this week. 

Unfortunately, our box didn't arrive at its usual time (before 10:30 AM), and I contacted HelloFresh about it. According to the tracking number, it still hasn't been picked up by FedEx, but our box was thankfully inside our building when we arrived home at 4:00 PM.

Sunday breakfast and Tuesday lunch: Thai-Style Turkey 'Pad Krapow'

Thai-Style Turkey 'Pad Krapow' with Green Beans

HelloFresh description: If you select this meal, you will receive Mario-themed crafting activities in your HelloFresh box, such as place cards and cup wrappers to put the final touches on your great family dinner. Start the evening right with this terrific Thai-inspired meal, which pairs perfectly with game night! After enjoying your meal, it’s time to play your family’s favourite Mario games, like Super Mario Maker™ 2, on your Nintendo Switch system (games and system not included). And, you could get a chance to win 1 of 30 Nintendo Switch prize packs*. See the insert in your box for more details on how to enter HelloFresh’s contest. Nintendo is not a sponsor, co-sponsor or administrator of this contest. *View full rules at www.hellofresh.ca/gamenight

Sunday and Monday lunch: Beef and Pineapple Fried Rice

I absolutely love this dish, or maybe I just like pineapple in savoury meals.

Beef and Pineapple Fried Rice with Hoisin-Soy Drizzle

HelloFresh description: Juicy pineapple chunks give ordinary fried rice a sweet-savoury appeal that's hard to resist. All that's missing from this delicious Thai-inspired dish is the whole pineapple to serve it in!

#MeatlessMonday dinner and Ash Wednesday #Abstinence lunch: Cuban-Style Black Bean Bowls

Cuban-Style Black Bean Bowl with Peppers and Cilantro-Lime Rice

HelloFresh descriptionAll the flavours of Abuela's slow-cooked beans in a speedy, simple supper! The secret? A quick DIY soffrito! Hearty black beans and rice make a wholesome meal full of protein. All the fixings bring in the fun!

Tuesday dinner and Thursday lunch: Mexican-Spiced Pork Quesadillas

Mexican-Spiced Pork Quesadillas with Tomato-Sweet Bell Pepper Salsa

HelloFresh descriptionIf you select this meal, you will receive Mario-themed crafting activities in your HelloFresh box, such as place cards and cup wrappers to put the final touches on your great family dinner. Make game night cheesy in a good way with these delicious quesadillas, which pairs perfectly with game night! After enjoying your meal, it’s time to play your family’s favourite Mario games, like New Super Mario Bros.™ U Deluxe, on your Nintendo Switch system (games and system not included). And, you could get a chance to win 1 of 30 Nintendo Switch prize packs*. See the insert in your box for more details on how to enter HelloFresh’s contest. Nintendo is not a sponsor, co-sponsor or administrator of this contest. *View full rules at www.hellofresh.ca/gamenight

Thursday dinner and Friday lunch: Smart Coconut Salmon Soup

Smart Coconut Salmon Soup with Mushrooms and Squash

HelloFresh descriptionHearty salmon and sweet squash in a creamy coconut broth will warm you right up, while a kick of chilli and lime adds layers of flavour to this light supper. Smart is based on a per-serving calculation of the recipe's carbohydrate and kilocalorie amount.

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Four New Meals in our Fifth HelloFresh Box for 2022

Our 5th HelloFresh box for the year arrived last Saturday. I was planning to order six meals, but hubby said I should keep it at five, just in case we have other food from the family in Richmond.

My "housewife" hat challenge is that we have a small fridge. Yes, it's slightly larger than the ones you will find in a hotel room, and as such we have to manage how much food we can store. Another challenge is that we do not have an oven, so I can only pick HelloFresh meals that don't require an oven.

I accidentally ordered a meal that calls for an oven. Thankfully, it's just to heat the Tortilla Chips with spices which my air fryer managed to do.

Monday and Tuesday Lunch: Cal Smart Spicy Chicken Bites

I like the crunchy slaw, soft rice, and sweet chicken.

Cal Smart Spicy Chicken Bites with Carrot and Green Onion Slaw

HelloFresh description: Spicy chilli garlic sauce, sweet sticky honey, and savoury soy sauce bring bold flavours to this calorie smart supper! Calorie Smart is based on a per-serving calculation of the recipe's kilocalorie amount.

Monday dinner and Wednesday lunch: One-Pot Southwest Beef and Cavatappi

I wish there was optional heat for this dish. Also, the change from Monterey jack to mozzarella made it creamier than it should be.

One-Pot Southwest Beef and Cavatappi with Monterey Jack Shredded Mozzarella and Baby Spinach

HelloFresh description: This one-and-done dinner in a hurry packs beef, veggies and noodles into one easy bowl. What's even better? It's a meal that everyone is sure to devour!

Tuesday dinner and Thursday Lunch: Chow Mein-Style Chicken

Last year, we ordered this dish, and I remember adding too much salt to the chicken. So this time, I didn't add any salt, and it came out more flavorful and still salty.

Chow Mein-Style Chicken with Mixed Veggies

HelloFresh description: Move over Chinese takeout 'cause you got some heavy competition! This perfect combination of tender chicken pieces, springy noodles and crunchy veggies coated in a fragrant soy sauce will satisfy any craving for chow mein!

Wednesday dinner and Friday lunch: White Bean Chicken Chili

Hubby pointed out that it's more soup than chilli; maybe I should have let it boil at a higher heat than I did.

White Bean Chicken Chili with Spiced Tortilla Chips

HelloFresh description: This hearty chilli, packed with filling cannellini beans, will keep the winter chills at bay! Crush the spiced tortilla chips over the top for a delightful crunch, or use them to scoop up every last bite!

Thursday dinner and Saturday breakfast: Smart Togarashi Shrimp Stir-Fry

Hubby said it's like a stir-fried salad because there are no carbs. I love it!

Smart Togarashi Shrimp Stir-Fry with Broccoli, Carrots, and Cabbage

HelloFresh description: Tonight's colourful seafood dish is inspired by East Asian flavours. You'll season shrimp with togarashi, then pan-sear to a tender finish and serve over stir-fried broccoli, carrots and cabbage. Sprinkle it all with dry-roasted cashews, and you're good to go! Smart is based on a per-serving calculation of the recipe's carbohydrate and kilocalorie amount.

Thursday, February 17, 2022

First Filipino-inspired dish in our Fourth HelloFresh Box for 2022

Finally, I'll be able to try HelloFresh's rendition of a Filipino dish, and this week they are offering a Caldereta-Style Ground Beef. Let's see how it went!

Our HelloFresh box arrived Saturday morning delivered by FedEx. Unfortunately, we decided to go on a random date that day, so I couldn't cook any HelloFresh meals.

Superbowl Sunday Brunch and Wednesday Lunch: Cal Smart Turkey Chili

It's Superbowl day, and I know we're going to eat tons of game day finger food for lunner (lunch and dinner), so for brunch, I chose the lowest calorie meal from our HelloFresh box, which is the Cal Smart Turkey Chili with Lime Crema which we also had last year.

Cal Smart Turkey Chili with Lime Crema

HelloFresh Description: Jam-packed with nutrients to keep you strong but still delivering on flavour, this recipe proves you can satisfy that chilli craving.

#MeatlessMonday Valentine's Day Breakfast and Thursday Lunch: Zucchini and Lemon Linguine

We loved this dish last year, and it deserves to be our first meal on Valentine's day! Unfortunately, HelloFresh forgot to add the basil pesto to my box. It's honestly frustrating that I am paying so much money for a premium service that missed an ingredient in two of the four boxes we ordered so far.

Zucchini and Lemon Linguine with Basil Pesto and Goat Cheese

HelloFresh Description: We love zucchini all year long here at HelloFresh, and this dish combines some of our favourite flavours: sweet snap peas, zucchini, and basil pesto. A little squeeze of lemon at the end brings the whole dish together!

Valentine's Day Monday Lunch and Friday Breakfast: Caldereta-Style Ground Beef

The Caldereta dish I grew up with usually includes potatoes (and usually uses chicken). This is a fancy version of the Caldereta, but because of the soy sauce, it's like Pork Menudo without the diced potatoes.

Caldereta-Style Ground Beef with Peppers, Peas, and Rice

HelloFresh Description: We've quickened up this traditional Filipino tomato-based stew by using ground beef. This hearty stew is a perfect family dinner full of peppers, peas, garlic, and hint soy.

Tuesday Birthday Dinner: Bacon Alfredo Pasta

To celebrate hubby's birthday, I picked the meal with bacon to cook for our dinner.

Bacon Alfredo Pasta with Spring Salad

HelloFresh Description: The iconic Roman pasta dish, with a smoky, creamy sauce, peas and bacon, is sure to be a hit with the whole family. Everyone will be licking their plate clean.

Wednesday Dinner and Friday Lunch: Stovetop Pastitsio-Inspired Fusili

I used Almond milk for the milk requirement of this recipe, and I thought there was too much pumpkin spice in the recipe.

Stovetop Pastitsio-Inspired Fusili

HelloFresh Description: Inspired by the classic Greek layered pasta dish, pastitsio, this stovetop version takes a fraction of the time to put together! Then, the pumpkin pie spice blend adds layers of warm, aromatic flavour in just a minute!

Thursday and Friday Dinner: Veggie Chili

We enjoyed this healthy heart chilli last year and decided to order it again this week.

Veggie Chilli with Tortilla Chips and Sour Cream

HelloFresh Description: Simple to prepare, this delicious chilli will have everyone racing to the table with extraordinary flavours. Your bowls will be filled with beans, bell peppers, and tomatoes. We suggest using the tortilla chips to scoop up and enjoy every last bite.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Third HelloFresh Box for 2022

We received our HelloFresh box last Saturday. I ordered five meals, two of which we already had last year.

Sunday Breakfast and Tuesday Lunch: Chinese-Style Beef Bowls

This is a dish I ordered last year, and thanks to my past self, I added all the chilli garlic sauce this time, and it's so much better. Since we have it for breakfast, I added an egg as recommended. My favourite part of the dish is still the perfectly cooked vegetables.

Chinese-Style Beef Bowls with Garlic Rice and Green Veggies

HelloFresh Description: Chili garlic sauce adds a spicy and zesty kick to this bountiful beef bowl. Taking a pic for the 'gram? #putaneggonit!

Sunday Lunch and #MeatlessMonday Lunch: Mexican 'Un-Stuffed' Pepper Bowls

I surprisingly enjoyed this meal. I am food coma and guiltless about enjoying this meat-free dish.

Mexican 'Un-stuffed' Pepper Bowls

HelloFresh Description: A veggie-full twist on mom's stuffed peppers, bursting with Mexican-inspired flavours! Green onion-spiked basmati and saucy black beans round out these bowls for a satisfying dinner.

#MeatlessMonday Dinner and Wednesday Lunch: Spiced Portobello Fajitas

Too much work and needs more tortillas. I reheated half of the meal for Wednesday (after buying more tortillas) and ate it like a quesadilla. 

Spiced Portobello Fajitas with DIY Refried Black Beans and Lime Crema

Spiced Portobello Fajitas with DIY Refried Black Beans and Lime Crema

HelloFresh Description: Tender-crisp onions and peppers are paired with meaty portobello mushrooms and creamy DIY refried beans in these flavour-packed fajitas! Top with a dollop of refreshing lime crema, and you're good to go!

Tuesday Dinner and Thursday Lunch: Tomato Garlic Beef Spaghetti

We tried this dish last year, and it was great - it's delicious and easy to make.

Tomato Garlic Beef Spaghetti with Sweet Peppers

HelloFresh Description: We've figured out the secret to adding oomph to a simple meat sauce - a splash of soy! The saltiness is a subtle but tasty addition to succulent ground beef, aromatic Italian seasoning and juicy tomatoes. This colourful and flavourful dish is perfect for a night in!

Wednesday Dinner and Friday Lunch: Creamy Parmesan Gnocchi

It's, unfortunately, too salty.

Creamy Parmesan Gnocchi with Spinach and Peas

HelloFresh Description: Golden pan-fried gnocchi add a fun twist to the restaurant classic, Alfredo! Rich cream, melty cream cheese, zesty garlic, and savoury Parmesan make a luscious sauce for this vegetarian supper.

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Lunar New Year meal in our Second HelloFresh Box for 2022

A HelloFresh box arrived at our front door Saturday morning, which means I get to cook five different meals guided by recipes curated by the HelloFresh team.

Saturday Dinner: Carb Smart Bacon and Spinach Salad

I prepared the Carb Smart Bacon and Spinach Salad for our Saturday dinner with Mushrooms and Shallots. Of course, bacon and Salad shouldn't belong in the same phrase, yet here we are.

Carb Smart Bacon and Spinach Salad with Mushrooms and Shallots

HelloFresh description: What is old is new again! Who knew that mum's sassy spinach salad with a warm bacon dressing would be so "carb smart"? Carb smart is based on a per-serving calculation of the recipe's carbohydrate amount.

Sunday Breakfast: Coconut Kidney Bean Curry

I woke up a bit late for breakfast yet still early for lunch, so I spent my Sunday morning cutting the vegetables to create this vegetarian meal. I added all the chilli, so it was pretty spicy. It's my first time using lemongrass. We had leftovers and enjoyed it Tuesday for lunch.

Coconut Kidney Bean Curry with Green Onion Fried Rice

HelloFresh Description: It's hard to resist the subtle sweetness of this lush kidney bean dish. The bright lemongrass cuts through the richness of coconut milk while chilis give it a nice little kick.

Monday Dinner: Creamy Garlic Chicken Thighs

After work, the last thing I want to do is cook dinner. Thankfully, this recipe doesn't involve a lot of slicing. I wish the recipe called for mashed potatoes because the creamy garlic sauce would cling really well on mashed potatoes. We only ate half the serving size and had the rest today for lunch.

Creamy Garlic Chicken Thighs with Potatoes and Parmesan

HelloFresh Description: Tonight's twist on a meat-and-potatoes dinner is rich, creamy, and speedy! We've snuck some spinach into the sauce... the kids won't even notice!

Lunar New Year Dinner: Pork and Veggie Chow Mein

It's a happy coincidence that I ordered an East Asian-inspired dish with our HelloFresh box this week. I cooked the Pork and Veggie Chow Mein with Toasted Sesame Seeds for dinner last Tuesday, and we enjoyed it with our leftovers from Happy Noodle House. Half of the Chow Mein will be enjoyed on Thursday for lunch.

Pork and Veggie Chow Mein with Toasted Sesame Seeds

HelloFresh Description: Practice your chopstick skills on this deliciously sweet, spicy, salty chow mein dish in time for the lunar new year!

p.s. I didn't read the HelloFresh description until I wrote my blog post, so I didn't know they added this meal specifically with Lunar New Year in mind.

Wednesday Dinner: Shrimp Diavolo Linguine

We ordered this dish last year and loved the heat. Unfortunately, they forgot one ingredient - the Italian Seasoning. It's pretty bland with no seasoning, but as such is life. We'll eat half of the linguine for lunch on Friday.

Shrimp Diavolo Linguine with DIY Chili Oil

HelloFresh Description: Chili oil brings restaurant-worthy flavour to this simple but elevated seafood pasta. Steamy linguine noodles hold onto the golden seared shrimp and rich tomato sauce for a perfect bite every time.

I have another HelloFresh box coming this Saturday. Can't wait!

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