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Trying out HelloFresh Meals

August 19, 2015
HelloFresh Meal Review

Trying out HelloFresh Meals

I am one of those people that work 45 min away from home and the last thing I want to do when I get back into town is go to the grocery store and then come home and cook. When that does happen… I’m not done cooking until 7:30pm. That is just too late for dinner when I go to be around 9:30pm! I decided to try one of those “Meal delivery services.” I looked into blue apron but I wasn’t impressed with their menu. I decided to go with HelloFresh cause their meals looked “healthier” and yummier!

HelloFresh Meal ReviewMy 1st 3 meals arrived to my door today in a box that had icepacks in it to keep the items cool. All the meals came in a separate box and then the meat is separate. It makes it pretty easy to tell which meal is what.
HelloFresh Meal Review

For the purpose of this test, I will review the Seared Steak and Creamy Chipotle Pan-Sauce meal. As advertised, all the ingredients come fresh, with the one exception of the poblano peppers which come in a can.

The instructions say that the meal would take about 40 min to make. I found that it took around 45.
Lets get down to what you really want to know.
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The bad:
• At $10.75 per person/per meal it can be a pricier option, but you are paying for the convenience. Especially for no left overs
• Fresh ingredients are good, but you spend a lot of time cutting up the ingredients and dirty a lot of dishes in the process
• The recipe calls for you to take the skin off of the potato, if you don’t have the right tool to do this you could be at a loss

The good:
• A new recipe that I have never tried
• Didn’t have to go to the grocery store
• Fresh ingredients
• A good balance of veggies and meat
• Great flavor

Review from Husband- “I like it, it’s definitely something different. Is it my new favorite meal? No, but I’d give it an 8.5. I really like it”

Would I buy it again: Yes, for the convenience and to try a new recipe.

If you would like to give HelloFresh a try, enter promo code “S92LD3” during checkout and get $40 off your first box of 3 meals!

Then let me know how you like it!


Tex Mex Stuffed Peppers

July 14, 2015
Tex Mex Stuffed Peppers

Tex Mex Stuffed Peppers

Since I have been 5 years removed from being a Texan, I have to get my Tex Mex in somehow! One way I make my belly happy is with this Tex Mex Stuffed Peppers recipe from my mother Heather.

What You Will Need:
• 1lb Lean Ground Beef
• 3/4 Cups Chopped Onion
• (2) 10oz Cans Diced Rotel Tomatoes (mild, original, or hot to taste)
• (1) 15oz Can Red Kidney Beans
• 2 Cups Quick cooking Brown Rice
• 6-8 Green or Red Bell Peppers
• 2 Cups Water
• 2 tsp Chili Powder
• 2 Gloves Garlic, Chopped
• 1/2 tsp Salt
• 1/2 tsp Garlic Salt
• 1 Cup Shredded Cheese

1. In a deep skillet, brown ground beef with onion and garlic. I use about 1-2 tbs of olive oil to brown with the ground beef.
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2. Stir in tomatoes (undrained) and beans (drained and rinsed), and all other ingredients except cheese and peppers.
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3. Cover and simmer.

4. Clean peppers. Remove tops and seeds. Place in a casserole dish. Add 1/2 cup water. Cover with plastic wrap.

5. Cook on high in microwave 4-5 minutes, or until just starting to soften. (check often)

6. Stuff with meat mixture. Bake at 350º for 15 minutes.
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7. Top with cheese and continue baking 15 more minutes!

You will have enough ingredients left over to freeze and stuff about 2-3 peppers for a fast dinner another night!

* Really good stuffed into poblano peppers
* Try meat mixture over cornbread or corn chips- really good!
* I can not tell you how cooking is so much easier now that I have Calphalon pans! Definitely worth the price!