So when Hello Fresh asked me if I would review their London home delivery service, my body shot my hand up for me. "Eat a bloody vegetable, Katherine," it snapped.
The idea is simple. Each Tuesday they deliver pre-measured ingredients and recipe cards to make a selection of meals that take 30 minutes or less. You do the cooking and complain about the washing up.
|Ingredients song: "All kinds of everything remind me of food"|
|Box fresh (sorry)|
What did I want to cook first? Red peppers stuffed with pork mince and served with cous cous? A healthy take on a caesar salad? Or beef steak with pak choi, chillis, a lovely five star spice sauce and noodles?
The beef won out.
Hazel's amazing food photography, so just imagine a really delicious meal that tasted like it had been made in a restaurant, rather than in my boyfriend's kitchen.
The next day, we made the Caesar salad, which used low-fat creme fraiche and lime to make the dressing. Regardez-vous the hands of my industrious sous-chef.
|The finished article. Nom-tastic.|
The only tragedy was that the next day (Pork Day!) I succumbed to flu and didn't manage to cook the last recipe due to being asleep and violently infectious for most of the weekend. I've kept the recipe card, and look forward to trying it at some point. The beef and the caesar salad are definite keepers, and have inspired me to expand my cooking, even when I really, really can't be bothered.
Hello Fresh deliver recipes and ingredients for meals for two, four or six people, every Tuesday. Three meals a week for two costs £39, and five meals a week for two costs £49. Full pricing details here and delivery is included. At the moment they only deliver to London, so prod them to expand.