Hello Fresh!

Why Cook

Every night we all fall into the same dilemma, what’s for dinner.  Whether you are single, in a relationship, have a family or roommates, we all think about this daily, and for the most part, we will eat something that’s in our pantry, whether popcorn, tuna fish (to make tuna sandwiches), frozen lasagna, order pizza, etc.   In today’s society it’s rare that we would think ahead to cook a meal for our loved ones and friends because this requires effort that most likely does not fit in with our busy schedules.  We have to get a recipe, go to the store and purchase the ingredients, then come home and make the dinner.   This entire process can take over 2 hours, and at the end of a busy workday, I think most of us would prefer to get in our comfy clothes and lie on the couch, and let Domino’s make pizza.

Now I love to cook, I love printing out recipes, I love going to the grocery store of my choice, it’s actually fun for me.   However, there are times when I’m busy at work, and exhausted at the end of the day, I can barely drive home I’m so tired, let alone cook a meal.  Or I have a workshop or some other after work event that I need to attend, leaving Chad with no dinner or at the very least a turkey sandwich, where I go without dinner altogether.

One thing I could not predict was my sweet kitty Baxter would have an infection that had Chad and I going to the Vet five times in two weeks, up all night worrying about or awesome cat, and not eating, grocery shopping, or sleeping.  Our lives were entirely disrupted by Baxter’s sickness and we lost a whole week of our life from it.   I lost 5 lbs, not sure how much weight Chad lost, but thru worry and sadness we couldn’t even think straight, let alone worry about what we were having for dinner.   With our pocketbooks thin from the vet bills and our exhaustion growing, I was and am very grateful for my friend Richard, who sent Chad and I a week of food from HelloFresh.  Now Richard had told me about his experience with HelloFresh, but since I already order fruits and veggies from Door to Door Organics, I didn’t want to get involved with another food delivery commitment.  Richard’s kind and generous gesture was something I could not pass up, so I tried the HelloFresh and you know what?  It’s amazing!

HelloFresh is a meal delivery service where each week there are new recipes to try, and pre-measured ingredients to prepare the recipes delivered right to your door, cutting out the thought process for recipes and the grocery time, as well as portioning out the ingredients for the recipes, it’s actually pretty incredible and for $60 for 6 meals, it’s a total bargain.  You can purchase for 2 or more, obviously Richard gave us 3 meals for two.   I made the meals this past week and I can say they were easy to make, very healthy (vegetarian) and looked amazing when I served them.     Each meal took about an hour to make.

I highly recommend this meal service.  It’s great because you can join, put off your order for months, and just wait until you have a week that you want to order, or check out the weekly recipes and see if they interest you.  There is no minimum/maximum commitment, it’s really quite awesome!

I want to offer you $20 off your first order with HelloFresh.  Just go to their website and use the code ACH5UE for your first order.  That will be 3 meals, enough for 2 people each for $40! You can cancel your account at anytime.

Check here for my favorite recipe I made the last week.  Here is a photo!Food


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