Category: Hello Fresh

Italian Ciabatta Burger

italian-burgerYou know I love Hello Fresh! We recently tried the Italian Ciabatta Burger…and I am in LOVE! My girls loved them as well! This is a recipe I will definitely be making again and again! I have posted the recipe for you! It is super easy to make and delicious! (more…)

Win a Free Week of Hello Fresh

Picture1You have seen me post about it…so you know I love Hello Fresh! Have you been wanting to try it? Well, now is your chance! I am going to give away a free week! You too can experience the easy to make, very fresh, and delicious meals for yourself!

 

 

Giveaway Details

Prize: One (1) lucky Boogers and Baby Wipes winner will receive a free week of Hello Fresh! I have not been compensated for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Duration: This giveaway will be open until Monday, January 11th 12:59pm.

How To Enter: Leave a comment below saying why you want to win a free week. For more chances to win, share this giveaway on Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Google+ with the hashtag #BoogersandbabywipesGiveaways, and leave a separate comment for each letting me know you’ve done so.

Who Can Enter: Open to residents in the U.S. only.

How Winner Will Be Chosen: The winner will be chosen at random and will be notified via email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

This giveaway is only open to new Hello Fresh members only.

Hello fresh give away

Panko-Crusted Mahi Mahi with Wasabi Aioli, Quinoa, and Green Bean-Tomato Saute

I love Hello Fresh! We took a small break because of the holidays. Yesterday, when I saw that box on my porch…happiness…just happiness!!!

I always make the fish first. Just seems to make sense, it might go bad first. Once again, Hello Fresh did not disappoint! This meal was easy to make and delicious.

Panko-Crusted Mahi Mahi with Wasabi Aioli, Quinoa, and Green Bean-Tomato Saute

Click Here for the recipe card!

Do you want fresh, delicious, easy to make meals delivered to your door!? Check out Hello Fresh today. SAVE MONEY! Use this code (PGK2TY) and save $40 off your first box! That’s a great deal!!

Blue Apron vs. Hello Fresh

A friend at work gave me a free trial code for Blue Apron. It was free, so I was game to try it out. If you don’t already know, I have a mild obsession with Hello Fresh. I figured it had to be the same or maybe better.

IMG_9010

Packaging:
Hello Fresh wins on this one. Blue Apron puts everything into the box. The box itself was fine, but Hello Fresh separates everything! Hello Fresh sends 3 small boxes inside the big box. Each box contains all the ingredients (minus the protein) that you need to make each meal. I didn’t like have to fill my fridge with various produce and other items. Let’s face it, stuff can get lost in there!

IMG_9011

Recipes:
While the recipe cards are very similar, the recipes themselves are not. My husband and I didn’t like any of the recipes. They weren’t awful, they just were not very good. Every single meal we had from Hello Fresh was amazing. Each time I wanted to keep the recipe card so I could make it again. The recipes from Blue Apron were just very bland but in an extravagant way…if that makes sense.

IMG_9013

IMG_9014

IMG_9015

Easy of making the meals:
This was a tie. Both companies send recipes that involve prep work and take about 10 – 20 minutes to prepare….plus 15 – 20 minutes to cook.

Take a look at the pictures below. I wrote what each one is underneath. If any of this sounds good to you, then Blue Apron is for you. I can tell you that the pasta one was the worst one. I brought it to work for my friends to try. No one liked it. They kept asking me if I followed the recipe correctly! Of course I did…it just was not very good!

IMG_9019
Pan seared cod with pickled onions and a cauliflower with mustard green salad topped with capers.
IMG_9025
Grilled chicken, beets, goat cheese and pistachios
IMG_9071
Pasta with fontina cheese, broccoli, and fennel.

I DO NOT work for Hello Fresh! I just think that the food was a lot better. The recipes were real food that real people eat. My girls tried and liked all the various meals we had from Hello Fresh. I couldn’t get any of them to try any of the Blue Apron meals.

If you are interested in trying Hello Fresh, here is a code to get $40 off your first box. You will not be disappointed!

PGK2TY

Honey Crunch Chicken

IMG_8731

This was delicious! Damn Hello Fresh…I love you! Who knew that coating chicken breasts with honey and corn flakes could produce this magical wonder of awesomeness?! I didn’t but now I do. Next time, I am going to cut the chicken into strips and make chicken strips for my girls. It was served with broccoli and yellow rice with peas. Nicely balanced meal!!

If you are looking to try Hello Fresh, use this code and receive $40 off your first week!

PGK2TY

Hello Fresh does it again!

IMG_8686

This was delicious and easy too! Pan seared salmon with quinoa arugula salad with almonds and a side of snap peas. The quinoa salad was so easy and only had a few ingredients. I never know what to do with quinoa…I will definitely do this again! It was simply cooked quinoa, almonds, arugula, Dijon mustard, and a touch of olive oil. You can do all the ingredients to taste.

If you are interested in trying Hello Fresh…here is a code to receive $40 off your first box!

PGK2TY

4 Reasons I love Hello Fresh

Picture2

It was a Monday. I came home from work to find this large box on my porch. My daughters gathered around as we opened it. One by one we pulled the neatly packaged white boxes out. My girls were super excited, and so was I…our first Hello Fresh had been delivered!

I had heard about the meal delivery programs and liked the idea but never bit the bullet and joined. But that all changed with Living Social was having a deal. $30 for 3 meals for 2 people. Shoot, that $10 a meal…$5 a person! I can handle that. So I figured we would give it a try.

Reason Number 1
The recipe cards are super easy to follow with picture directions. I am a visual learner. I know this from being a teacher…it’s a real thing. Some people learn by listening, some by doing, and some by seeing. I am the later, I need to see it in order to do it! I love having pictures with each step that show what it is supposed to look like. It makes multi tasking in the kitchen easier!

Reason Number 2
Everything is pre-measured and ready to go! I think this may be my favorite thing about it! I do not have to walk around a food store with 3 little kids trying to find some crazy spice or weird ingredient…it’s all right there, measured in a cute little container and ready to go!!!

Reason Number 3
The food is fresh…Hello Fresh is not just a clever name. Everything I have gotten from them has been on point with freshness…that is huge for me! And some of it has been GMO free and even organic. Another check in my book!!!

food

Reason Number 4
I get to be a chef. I was beaming the other night when talking to my husband about the pork and shrimp wanton soup I made. “I just like making good food…real food…different food.” I told him. I love to cook and am OBSESSED with cooking shows. Chopped is my favorite! I feel like a real chef preparing a fancy meal. When I am done, I always arrange it on the plates and take a picture…presentation is everything!!! It makes me feel awesome to produce a healthy and delicious meal.

Working full time and having 3 little kids to take care of doesn’t allow me to indulge in my passions as often as I would like. Hello Fresh has given me this opportunity…and I love it! If you are interested in trying it, use this code. You will get $40 off your first week!            PGK2TY