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Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Starting a 'Fresh'... dinner #1

Last week I discovered something that has turned out to be really a great thing. I was browsing through my November copy of The Simple Things, and out dropped a £25 off voucher card for Hello Fresh, another one of those recipe box schemes I thought. However, tempted by the money off, I decided to try it out. A box of 5 meals for £49, and then £25 off, making it £24 for 5 meals, is a bargain! 
The only downfall is delivery, as you they could come anytime between 8am and 5pm, so you kinda have to be in, or ask someone else to pick it up for you, like a neighbour. I was in, so all was okay. 
It arrived, and the joyous moment of opening the box was so exciting! I ripped it open and what stared at me was a bundle of fresh ingredients, all neat and organised in little sections, all the right quantities (the spices were in their own little pots, all weighed out ready!)

It's not that I don't like cooking, as it's obvious I do! It's just a brilliant thing if you are busy and don't have the time to sort out what you are eating. 
So this week I'm going to aim to show you what I've been eating from my box, and what my thoughts are after 5 days.

Last night we ate Mediterranean Hake with Pommes Mousselines (basically posh mash potato!) It was scrumptious. The hake was apparently supplied by the same supplier that the Queen uses...ohlala. And couldn't I tell!! It was yummy, and the portions of hake given were very generous! The Mediterranean sauce consisted of onion, garlic and yellow pepper, then passata and thyme. It was then poured onto the fish and popped into the oven to bake. I don't think I need to explain how to make the mash! 

If you like the sound of Hello Fresh, check them out here:

I also have been given a code for a friend to have £20 off their first box, so if you are interested, let me know! First come first serve basis, obviously. 


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