Hello Fresh is a meal kit subscription box with complete recipes and ingredients to make 3 meals every week, with each meal feeding either two or four people, depending on the plan you choose.
Though it is a subscription, you can pause your deliveries when needed — whether you are out of town, have other dinner plans, or just aren’t in love with that week’s selections. The standard subscription provides high-quality meats (free-range chicken, antibiotic meats, etc.) to use in the recipes. Though we do eat meat, we cook vegetarian three times a week. Thankfully, Hello Fresh has a vegetarian subscription for both casual and dedicated vegetarians. This review covers the vegetarian box, which featured a recipe by Jamie Oliver!
The boxes used by Hello Fresh keep all the ingredients for the recipes in order, and they stack nicely in the fridge. Within each box, everything but the largest vegetables is separately packaged, and like it said in the card, the seitan (vegitarian wheat meat) is packed at the bottom. Condiments and canned goods are provided in high-end, commercial packaging. Hello Fresh usually provides spices in their own, pre-measured branded packaging.
Hello Fresh has great instructions, and they are easy to follow even if you are an inexperienced cook. There are even some kitchen tips included in the information card.
Jamie’s Veggie Feijoada With Sweet Potato & Black Beans. 35 minutes, level 2, 650 calories per serving.
Portobello & Orecchiette Primavera With Spring Veggies. 35 minutes, level 2, 622 calories per serving.
Now onto this recipe. The flavors were wonderful, color was pleasing to the eyes and the texture was just right. I’m a big fan of cooked bell peppers, regardless of the color. I loved that there were 3 vegetables in this recipe and that’s not counting the mushrooms because technically they’re a fungus not a vegetable. You can’t have too many vegetables/fungus in a dish, in my humble opinion. Sounds kind of funny doesn’t it, fungus in a dish?
This was a perfect salad for a hot humid day here in Florida. It didn’t take much at all to make but was filled with lots of taste and texture.
Panzanella is a Tuscan salad made with mostly bread and tomatoes. Throw in the mozzarella and beans and this is a protein packed salad. I only ate a small bowlful and was feeling satisfied and full.
Note: the directions say to only pick the parsley leaves from the stems. The picture provided by Hello Fresh shows the parsley to be chopped. Next time I make this recipe, I’m going to roughly chop the parsley. I also sauteed the shallot, personal choice.
This was a 10.
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The Description: Each week Hello Fresh delivers beautifully photographed step-by-step recipe cards, with the exact fresh ingredients needed to create a selection of new recipes.
The Price: $69 per week for 3 meals (59 vegetarian)