Hello Fresh: Burgers

This is the last meal in my Hello Fresh review and let me say it ended on a super delicious and delightful note 🙂

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If you have seen any of my past posts you know that we do enjoy a good burger and it’s one of our favorite things to make when we’re at home. Based on our burger love alone we figured this would be a favorite for the both of us and it was!

This burger had delicious balsamic onions and garlic aioli spread all stuffed inside of a brioche bun. Instead of making a side of fries-it came with cauli and panko so we could make cauli fries! Similar to the other two-this meal had very little prep and it all came together pretty quickly.

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The cauli fries were crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The burger was amazing. The onions were super flavorful and added a nice balance to the rich aioli.

I would say this was my favorite meal out of the three, but I also know that this is something we could have (and we have) made at home.

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If you have tried Hello Fresh let me know your thoughts and some of your favorite meals down in the comments! Happy Monday everybody!!

Hello Fresh: Chicken Sausage Pizza

Welcome back to another meal 🙂 Today I am reviewing the pizza that we got through Hello Fresh.

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In the process of washing the produce and prepping the ingredients…

I was not super excited about this one because I am not a sausage fan in general, but our last meal was super delicious so I came into it with an open mind.

This dish had a pre-made crust, zucchini (to be roasted), sausage (obviously), shredded mozz, and crushed tomatoes. It also had some fresh oregano which was so deliciously fragrant!

Prep was even more minimal with this meal than the bbq chicken dish so that was a plus. I do find chopping veggies to be soothing, but some days I’m starving and don’t have the time (or patience) to do all that work.

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Zucchini roasted and pizza about to be topped and baked!

We also ended up making a side salad to go with this dish since it had only the pizza for your meal. Besides that, we do try to have a side of veggies with whatever meal we have so making a salad was a great way to boost our veggie intake 🙂

The pizza (which was actually more of a flat bread) was good. The roasted zucchini, tomatoes, and sausage paired very nicely to create variance in texture and flavor.

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The final product (we didn’t even slice the flatbread) 🙂

I would give this pizza a 4 out of 5 flatbreads. It was good and I would recommend, but I wouldn’t get this particular recipe again.

That’s it for this post! Stay tuned for the final meal we got next Monday 🙂 Have a lovely week!

 

Hello Fresh: BBQ Chicken

We decided to do a subscription with Hello Fresh, a meal subscription box. It delivers ingredients for specific dishes you have picked out to cook. I like the idea because it means no waste since they only send you the amount you need for your household. For a smaller household like ours (just me and the hubs) this is great!

We had picked 3 dishes: chicken, pizza, and burger. If you couldn’t tell by the title-we went for the chicken dish first 🙂

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The chicken dish is actually a bbq chicken thigh served with a pasta salad. The pasta salad was comprised of penne pasta, mozz, cherry tomatoes, zucchini and onion all tossed in with a pre-made pesto. The zucchini and onion were roasted with salt and pep before going into the salad.

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We did end up making some changes to the dish since neither of us are big pasta salad people. It’s crazy considering how much I love my carbs, but really just give me bread and buttah any day. So we made our side of veggies with no mozz and no pasta.

We also added a side salad to get in some more leafy green goodness because who couldn’t use more greens in their life, right?!

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This dish overall was way more delicious than we thought it was going to be. The chicken was juicy and slightly charred from being in the oven. The zucchini and tomato was basil-y and fresh from the pesto.

I think I would give this dish 5 outta 5 chicken thighs 🙂

We have two dishes left and you guys know how much we love our pizza and burgers so stay tuned for those posts! Till next time, have a lovely Monday!

Hello Fresh

Hello friends! Happy Monday!!

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I know it probably sounds crazy, but we decided to try yet another meal subscription plan. I don’t know if we just had high expectations, but Blue Apron just didn’t blow us away so we opted out and went on the hunt for another box.

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We saw many good reviews for this one and decided to go for it. Right off the bat during the ordering process we weren’t super excited about any of the meal options, but decided to go ahead and give them a fair chance.

We picked a chicken dish, pizza, and burger and it all came to our house in a nice little box. Everything was packaged, insulated, and iced appropriately.

 

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I liked that they had all the ingredients for each dish in it’s own bag so you didn’t have to even take time to sort out what went with what.

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There were recipe cards for each dish and a completely different card for the nutrition facts. They included nutrition facts for ALL the meals that were available that week-not just the ones that we ordered.

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I’m planning on posting reviews for all the dishes like I did with Blue Apron so I hope you’ll come along for our food journey!

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We’re total newbs to the whole meal subscription thing so let us know if you have a favorite or if you have any thoughts about Hello Fresh.