As much as we love to travel, there’s nothing quite like a home cooked meal. In between trips, we try our best to make as many meals at home as possible. We obviously eat out a lot when we travel, which we love because we get to sample all of the local cuisines. We have been wanting to start making more dinners at home, but it can be tricky to find the time to grocery shop and research recipes.
We’ve heard a lot about meal kits lately, so when we got the chance to try HelloFresh, we were excited. If you don’t know, HelloFresh sends you all of the pre-portioned ingredients you need to make a home cooked meal. Everything arrives fresh and there’s minimal chopping required.
When we checked out their site, we were really impressed with the wide range of recipes on offer every week. There’s over 21 to choose from spanning lots of different cuisines like Chinese, Italian, Mexican and more. Trying local cuisines is probably our favorite part of traveling to new places, so I liked that we would be able to cook some international dishes right in our own kitchen.
HelloFresh also offers great options for vegetarians, as well as some drool worthy looking gourmet options and craft burgers. You can choose 2,3 or 4 recipes a week, and they also send you step-by-step recipe cards detailing every step of the process.
It was hard to choose between all of the recipes, but we decided to try the Creamiest Mushroom Ravioli, Steelhead Trout over Basil Parm Risotto and the Lone Star Poblano Mac & Cheese. When the box arrived, all of the ingredients were so fresh, and we couldn’t wait to get cooking!
We loved our travels to Italy, and have been lucky enough to visit Rome, Venice and other beautiful cities, so we were particularly excited to try the Mushroom Ravioli. The whole meal took us just under a half hour to prepare, and it was so good. The ravioli were so tasty, and the creamy sauce finished the dish perfectly. Plus, we really enjoyed spending the time together, cooking and drinking wine- it really brought us back to our travels.
Next up was another Italian dish- the Trout with Risotto. This one took us a little longer, around 40 minutes, but it was so worth it. The trout was so fresh and the risotto complimented it perfectly. It was ready in less time that it would take to have take out delivered, and it was so much nicer, not to mention affordable.
What we love most about HelloFresh is of course the delicious recipes, but also, how flexible it is. You can tweak or pause your plan at any time, which is perfect for us on the weeks we are traveling. You can also add additional recipes, and they have yummy add-ons like garlic bread and cookies.
HelloFresh is perfect if your life is hectic, or even if you just struggle with what to make for sinner. It teaches you valuable cooking skills and helps you to cook new cuisines right from the comfort of your own home. Their dishes start from $7.49 a serving, now all that’s left for you to do is to pick from all of the delicious recipes!
Update: Our friends at HelloFresh are extending a special New Year’s offer to our readers. Follow this link to get 10 meals free including free shipping!