Hello Fresh Vegetarian November 2016 Subscription Box Review + Coupon

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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.  

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DEAL: Currently, you can save $40 off your first box with coupon code 7UT7K8. New customers also can get as much as $50 discount on their first two Boxes of Classic, Veggie or Family Box! Just use coupon code HELLO50FRESH and Use this link to subscribe. Expires 12-31-2016.

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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.

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 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.

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Jamie’s Baked Ricotta & Tomato Orecchiette With Baby Broccoli, Fresh Oregano & Chili. 45 minutes, level 2, 634 calories per serving.

I swear, could the man create a longer recipe name! Anyway, the title pretty much sums up the recipe. You bake the tomatoes with the ricotta in the middle and the lemon halves. Had no idea that baking lemon halves makes the juice come out with so little squeezing. This was another recipe that my granddaughter ate. I’m impressed.

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I loved this recipe as it gave me so many ideas for variations. You mix together the herb, oil, red pepper flakes and garlic and put that on the tomato and ricotta. They turned out scrumptious! But what about using thyme? Basil (my personal favorite)? Instead of tomato, what about zucchini? So many choices so little thyme! Ha ha ha!
My husband really liked the Parmesan, and really there wasn’t that much of it. The taste just pops. Another thought, what about feta?
Thanks Jamie for another great recipe.

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Stuffed Squash Boats With Mushrooms, Quinoa, And Golden Raisins. 35-45 minutes, level 2, 493 calories per serving.

I was in a hurry to cook today, my oldest daughter was in the hospital waiting to be discharged. This cooked up really fast. It’s nice to have something quick to cook that you really don’t have to think about. I know there’s fast food but I really don’t want to eat them all the time. My preference is home cooked meals. So thanks to Hello Fresh, this fit the bill.

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Another first for my husband and I, we’ve never had  or seen this type of squash, delicata. It reminded me of a cross between spaghetti squash and butternut. Very mild flavor and baked up very easily. The stuffing was a quick one based on quinoa and sauteed mushrooms and shallots. With the feta and cilantro on top and golden raisins, this was a delightful delicious dish.

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Indian-Inspired Eggplant With Tandoori-Spiced Basmati Rice And Cilantro Yogurt Sauce. 35-50 minutes, level 1, 527 calories per serving.

 Dang! Darn! Drat! I forgot to put on the pepitas! Oh well, the huge serving of leftovers with all the pepitas will be thoroughly enjoyed by my husband. I’m taking some grandkids on a weekend field trip.

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Several notes about this dinner. I’m loving the tips Hello Fresh provides. Today’s meal included tips on ways to cut the eggplant. I cut mine into chunks which are easier to eat. I, like them, left on the peel. My husband didn’t like that but I did, as he always says, “eat what the pot cooked.” Another good meal to get grandchildren to help with. My little sous chef helped wash and mince, stir and toss. She even tried a bite of raw red pepper and cooked rice. And she wanted seconds on the rice. Whoohoo. There is hope yet that she’ll eat like a normal person.
There’s very little produce that I don’t like so I got all excited when I saw all the ingredients in this box. It was very delicious with the tandoori spice. And the yogurt sauce, so simple and scrumptious.
Another great box of 3 meals this week – thanks, Hello Fresh.

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