Salmon Fillets with Cashew Crust over Lentils from Hello Fresh
I am often known to espouse the virtues of cooking from scratch, but I do realize that is easier said than done for many. I work from home, and cooking is a big part of that work, so I must admit it is easier for me. I still find grocery shopping a massive time suck though, especially if you are planning meals from fresh ingredients. If you’ve been box or take-out dependent, and are not used to preparing fresh home cooked meals, the process of switching can seem daunting I’m sure. Sorry, but I’m about to strip away your excuses.
I recently had the opportunity to try the Hello Fresh service, which ships fresh ingredients for well-balanced meals along with easy to follow recipe cards right to your door. Of course, I cooked a couple of the meals right up.
The box from Hello Fresh arrived promptly, and the insulated packaging ensured the perishable ingredients were kept nice and cool. My box contained three meals:
- Salmon Fillets with Cashew Crust (served over lentils)
- Turkey Polpette (little turkey meatballs with spaghetti)
- Beef & Broccoli Robe Tostada with Arugula.
All the recipe ingredients were clearly labeled and bagged together according to the recipe they are used in. Here is the straight from the box Turkey Polpette meal. You will only need half the box of pasta, otherwise there is no measuring involved. The only thing not included was a little oil. Everything else, even grated cheese to top it off with were provided, just grab the big instruction card and get down to cooking.
I found the instructions easy to follow. As I was making the Turkey Polpette mixture the quantity of onion seemed like a lot to me, but I avoided the temptation to alter things, and followed the instructions precisely. After all, half the point of these meals is to learn how to make a new meal, and they are designed so that novice cooks can make meals they are proud of.
The little turkey meatballs did indeed have quite a few onions in them, but the onion provided was very mild, so they added moisture and flavor without being overpowering. Ground turkey is often accused of being dry and lackluster, so the extra onions actually made a lot of sense (they are great for you too). My daughter and I both enjoyed the meal, and we are both notoriously fussy… I hadn’t even eaten ground turkey in at least a decade before this.
The Hello Fresh service makes creating nutritionally balanced home cooked meals easy and convenient, and is available for most of the East coast, and constantly expanding. Check to see if the service is available for you: http://www.hellofresh.com/aboutus_delivery_areas/
You don’t think I would tell you all about this service and not throw you a bone, do you? Hello Fresh has kindly provided a special discount code for my readers. The coupon code is good for 30% off your first order of a HelloFresh subscription. The code is: BLOMMI30 (no expiration). There is no minimum subscription length by the way, so if you find the service is not a good fit for you, cancel at any time.
HelloFresh provides the convenience of serviced cooking at home. In less than 30 minutes, you can have meals designed by a nutritionist and discover new ingredients and dishes from around the globe.
Each week you can choose 3 out of 5 options, leaving out what you do not like. There is also a great variety in vegetarian meals every week, going well beyond just regular tofu. If you’re looking to eliminate the hassle of grocery shopping from your already packed schedule and experience quality time cooking together with your loved ones, then HelloFresh is for you.
Think of HelloFresh as your private sous chef! Visit http://www.hellofresh.com/ to join the 200M people in 20 eastern states in the U.S. (and beyond) receiving these meals.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of HelloFresh.