I dedicated myself to a really painful (fake) task by testing typical recipes from three places around the world and achievable in 25 minutes.
A few months ago I tested HelloFresh for the first time, and today I repeat the experience atry only recipes that can be made in less than half an hour. Because telling you about my experience is nice, but if it can be useful to you, it’s better.
So, if you are one of those who come home too lazy to prepare to eat, this article is for you. But first a booster shot is needed.
Here you are the simple concept of HelloFresh : once connected to the site and / or application, indicate for how many people you want to prepare the food and how often. So choose the recipes you like best based on your diet and tastes. All you have to do is wait for your freshness pack and get to work.
Today focus on recipes from all over the world, which will transport us to the United States, to the beaches of the Mediterranean and to the lands of Thailand.
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Thai salad with chopped veggies with peanuts and coriander
I love udon noodles and they’re not that easily available in stores, so I’m immediately drawn to this recipe. As in the first test, my boyfriend is ready to play and happily throws himself into the kitchen. We were food-wise at the time and tend to order more for delivery, so this HelloFresh order is most welcome. We literally want to cook!
The advantage of these so-called “Quick” preparations, beyond their simplicity, is thatthey are beautiful to see at the end and above all that it is impossible not to notice. Enough to inflate your ego and take you for a chef in less time than it takes to say it.
The ingredients are good and of good quality. The vegetables are fresh and grown in France, and I have a crush on it vegetarian ground, which perfectly mimics the taste and texture of meat.
Tuna melt: American tuna and cheddar sandwich with coleslaw and fresh salad
I am not a fan of ordinary sandwiches, but I let myself be tempted by this recipe which falls into the category “Rapid” and “Family”. Of the three recipes, this is truly the most accessible, in terms of feasibility and taste.. You can play it fine to please children without any problems.
These are flavors that come straight from the other side of the Atlantic: cheddar, coleslaw, tuna salad, sandwich bread … In short, with this preparation, you will be so close to imagining taking a quick lunch in the middle of Manhattan like a good New Yorker.
Imagine that it was women who brought tuna back into fashion. At the beginning of the 20th century they began to enter the job market, and for their snacks they needed something easy to carry. In order not to get spoiled, the leftovers from the day before end up between two slices of bread, and tuna is very easy to handle as all you have to do is open a can. Boom! the loose tuna was born, and is not ready to disappear from American gastronomy.
The HelloFresh version is somewhat Europeanized, in the tuna salad you will not find either mustard or pickles, but personally I have not lost it and it was delicious!
Mushroom risotto with cream cheese and herbs
Thanks to this recipe I had time to make my first risotto, and I was very proud of the result. This preparation falls into four categories “Family”, “Rapid”, “Veggie” and “Calorie Smart” and keeps its promises. Half an hour after starting to cook we were at the tableand it was really good.
The centerpiece of this recipe coming directly from the Mediterranean shore is barley. I had never heard of it before, and don’t get me wrong, it has nothing to do with barley. It’s simply a type of cob-shaped pasta which goes perfectly with mushrooms and deliciously absorbs the preparation.
A little advice before starting to cook, refer to the list of ingredients and make sure you have some vegetable broth because it is not provided, however you can easily find it in all supermarkets.
In this recipe sheet I also really enjoyed the little “did you know” on pumpkin seeds present in the ingredients. A small point of culture that teaches us in particular that: Of all the nuts and seeds, pumpkin seeds are the richest in magnesium and phosphorus …
Unmissable recipes to be made in less than 30 minutes
These three HelloFresh recipes were first times for me and I will carefully keep them in order to reproduce them (in the very near future). Once again I was guided step by step, and this motivated me to cook on certain evenings when I would sometimes be tempted to order.
The promise of being at the table in half an hour is very inspiring, especially since I was sure to have fun at the end. For my part, the contract is respected !
I have been testing the HelloFresh box for a week, here is my verdict
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