Welcome to Day 2 of the Big Apple Nosh 2012 Holiday Gift Guide + Giveaway! Today I’m excited to share my second gift guide item with you – HelloFresh! HelloFresh is a grocery delivery service specifically geared towards healthy cooking at home. Each week, HelloFresh customers get a box chock full of fresh ingredients AND recipe cards – enough to make three meals for two. These recipes are meant for the busy professional – each takes less than 30 minutes to prepare, and are specially formulated by chefs working out of the kitchen at Aquavit (yum!).
I was really intrigued by the HelloFresh concept; it allows me to cook (which, ahem, I LOVE to do!) even when I don’t have time to shop for fresh ingredients after a long day at work. Calorie counts are listed on each recipe card, and the meals are wholesome and healthy. Additionally, the ingredients are all portioned out for you, making it even easier for you to get right to the cooking. All the fun and minimal prep, sounds good to me!
HelloFresh provided me a with a box to review – when it arrived, the ingredients were clearly labeled by recipe and kept cool by ice packs:
The recipes for my week were Turkey Burgers with Sriracha Mayo, Smoked Paprika Chicken with Avocado and Barley Salad, and Spicy Shrimp Linguine with Chili and Sundried Tomatoes.
True to name, the ingredients were super fresh – the produce was beautiful and vibrant; the avocados were perfectly ripe, the tomatoes unbruised. Over the course of a week, I made each of the three recipes and because each recipe served two, I not only had dinner but leftovers for lunch the next day. Each of the recipes was fantastic – although if I had to choose a favorite, it would be the spicy shrimp linguine (ingredients in the first photo):
HelloFresh is fantastic for those who want to cook but just don’t have the time to prep and shop – all of that is done for you. The recipes change every week and are also great ways to learn how to use unfamiliar spices and love them! The company now delivers to the entire East Coast and then some (see this map for delivery areas) and are quickly working on expanding their delivery area. They are also quite active on their Facebook and twitter accounts – it was fun to see so many different people all preparing the same meal and how creative they got with it!
But don’t take my word for it – enter to win a HelloFresh box for yourself! If you don’t live in the delivery area, you can still enter and gift the box to someone who does 🙂
For your chance to win, enter via the Rafflecopter widget below. This 52 second video provides a tutorial on how to enter a giveaway for Rafflecopter newbies! There are 6 methods of entry, with the first method (commenting on this blog post) being mandatory and the rest just extra gravy!
Who will WIN?
AND just for Big Apple Nosh readers, use the coupon code HF-bigapplenosh for 30% off your first box. The code is valid until the end of December, so get those orders for yourself or as a gift to a friend before the end of the year! Good luck, and let me know how you enjoy HelloFresh!
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Note: Product for review and giveaway provided by HelloFresh, opinions are my own.