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Jacqueline Parisi

Jacqueline joined the HelloFresh fam in June 2016 after spending 8 months eating her way through France. During her free time, she can be found experimenting with new recipes, making a complete mess of the kitchen, and sneaking all the scraps to her 10-pound furry friend.

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Posts by Jacqueline

The Best Guacamole I’ve Ever Had (+3 spins on the classic)

Eat May 21, 2020

Get your tortilla chips ready, friends. You’re gonna want a LOT of ’em.

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6 comments

Gussie Hall says:

All these look amazing. I have never tried it. I Love guacamole. And I picked a few things that I thought we might like. Does everything come with the meal? Or do you have to purchase some of it?

Jordan Schultz says:

Hi Gussie– Everything will be delivered with the box! All you need to provide are the pantry items (salt, pepper, butter, and oiL).
-Jordan from the community team

Richard K. says:

We had several hard boiled eggs left over from Easter 2019. I will replace the egg yolk with the suggested guacamole and serve them at dinner tonight. Thank you.

Mea Cadwell says:

I grew up in the south. If you add anything to basic guacamole it becomes “guac salad” or “guac salsa”. Just wanted to let you know

Lynn says:

I used to use onions in guac … until I came across the Trader Joe’s guac kit (no longer available), which uses shallots instead. All the flavor but subtler and with a bit less bite. Also, better sized for smaller amounts of guac! I think this would be a good change for HF to make to its kits. Also, coarsely chopping the avocados, rather than mashing them, works well, too, especially if they’re riper (when they will naturally have some softer, creamier parts).

Another twist on the original: My best friend often adds finely chopped turkey pastrami. Sounds a bit weird but it’s wonderful!

C. A. Bell says:

While I have enjoyed Hello Fresh immensely, I am needing to cancel my account due to various reasons, one being health related. I will not go into detail but this will create complications with my schedule and life. Thus, I must cancel.

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How to Grill (Almost) Everything

Eat May 12, 2020

Veggies, fruits, fish, meat… we’re throwing everything on the grill these days. Discover how simple it is to transform your favorite appetizers, entrées, and desserts into BBQ-worthy wonders just in time for summer. 

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5 comments

Christina says:

Great tips, although I wish you had put grill temperatures for every food you’ve mentioned. Thank you, this was very helpful!

Jordan Schultz says:

Jordan here, from our community team. Good feedback, Christina! We’ll pass that along to the author.

Karen says:

Really great information. Thank you!

Linda says:

I loved your Hot Honey Chicken and so did my family! I would like to serve it at a dinner party that I have coming up. Would you be willing to share the Sweet n Smoky BBQ seasoning recipe? It is one that I will use a lot of if I can mix it up myself!

Of course, Linda! Here’s the recipe: 8 parts smoked paprika, 6 parts granulated sugar, 2 parts garlic powder, 1/2 parts black pepper, 1 part dry mustard, 1 part ground cumin, 1 part ground ginger 👍

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5 Homemade Salsa Recipes For Cinco de Mayo

Eat May 5, 2020

Get your tortilla chips ready — you’re gonna want a lot of ’em. These homemade salsa recipes are worthy of a double (or triple) dip. 

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5 Colorful and Fruity Margarita Recipes

Eat May 5, 2020

There are margarita recipes, and then there are THESE margarita recipes. Fruity, bold-flavored, and begging for an invitation to your virtual Cinco de Mayo fiesta. 

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1 comment

Jessica says:

Look easy! Thanks alot!

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The Zodiac Signs As Spring Veggies & Herbs

Eat April 28, 2020

Groove into spring with your zodiac veggie.

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Thanks for this valuable information keep it up.

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Out-of-The-Box Ideas For Recycling Your HelloFresh Packaging

Lifestyle April 21, 2020

Earth Day is this Wednesday, and we’re celebrating in a BIG way here at HelloFresh with out-of-the-box recycling projects to inspire you to put that packaging to good use.

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30 comments

Lisa says:

I am curious as to whether I can use the filling of the frozen bag in with some of my planters to help keep the soil moist and reduce the amount of times I need to water my plants.

SARAH says:

Could the cotton insulation be safely repurposed for sleeping bag filler?

Jordan Schultz says:

Good question– One which we’d have to check with our supplier about.

Michael says:

Why can your bags and cotton insulation simply be sanitized and reused by you? When next weeks shipment comes in, the carrier picks up last weeks box, and you can simply reuse it. This saves on industrial energy use to mfg the carton, the cold packs and the cotton insulation. Though it would mean you would want some kind of simple wash system for the plastic liners in the event that something previously leaked. I haven’t seen any leakage from any of your shipments yet, but I’m sure it’s happened. If the carrier sees signs of damage to last weeks delivery, they can simply leave it and the customer can recycle it as described.

ANNE says:

LOVE this idea! My friend and I were just discussing this very same idea this past werkend!

Jordan Schultz says:

Isn’t it great? What’s your favorite?

David says:

I plan on lining my garage attic with the insulation. I will get back to everyone if I notice a difference 😉

Jordan Schultz says:

Keep us posted! We’re excited to hear the results!

Pip says:

Is the Summer liner recycled cotton filler safe from irritants? It would be great if they could be donated to animal rescue for bedding.

Jamie says:

Can the cotton lineing be used as stuffing for sewing projects? Stuffed animals, blankets, pet beds?

Jordan Schultz says:

We don’t see why not! In fact, it sounds like a great idea. Let us know if you create anything with it.

Sophia says:

Hi there! I love that most of your shipping products are recyclable. I was wondering if you would be able to provide more information on the website in regards to the cotton/plant based insulation used. Is is or isn’t it compostable, and maybe provide links or helpful keywords like “organic composting” to help people find out where they can compost in their neighborhoods. Also have they considered a program where customers could send back “empty” boxes with freezer packs and insulation to be reused?

Monica says:

Just received my first Hello Fresh box, the food looks great but was shocked at how much waste there is in the packaging. Obviously the cardboard and plastic bags are easy enough but the large gel packs and cotton batting are appear to be trash. I would love to see a response to the previous poster, Sophia, who asked about returning these items for re-use. Not sure if I will continue with shipments if there is this much waste in the packaging.

Jordan Schultz says:

Hi Monica! At the moment, we don’t have any way for you to return your packaging to us. The ice pack is made with a gentle salt-based refrigerant. You can dump this in the trash once melted and recycle the plastic.

Lindy says:

I wonder if the cotton liner can be used as hot mitt insulation or would ?

Pam says:

I would like to leave the cotton insulation for the birds for nesting material but I’m not sure it’s all natural. If it’s 100% cotton, it’s fine, but if synthetics are included. it is harmful. It would be the same for using in animal shelters.

It would be great for using as cushion filling. Use the colorful reusable shopping tote bags available at many stores, stuff with the cotton filling and sew up the open edge for an quick, inexpensive, waterproof, easily cleaned cushion for watching events. Also great for kid camps or any time kids sit on the floor/ground.

I would appreciate knowing if it is 100% natural and untreated. Hello Fresh, is this information you can obtain?

Hi Pam! Our cotton liner is made up of recycled cotton, jute fiber (a plant fiber similar to linen) and a small amount of binder to hold it together that is plastic based. It should be perfectly suitable to use for bird nesting material!

Kris Pierskalla says:

Poly bags are not accepted in curbside recycling in most cities in the US. They are actually quite a problem for recycling facilities as they jam up their equipment. Poly bags should be taken to a plastic bag drop off location if one is available in your community.

jami says:

THANK YOU for posting this! I just spoke with our recycling facility, and they will not accept “metallized film” either. There’s some variation in what recycling facilities will accept, but plastic films are a no from most.

As this is my first summer with Hello Fresh, the cotton batting was new to me a week or two ago.

What’s the intended recycling route for this? Are they likely to be accepted by any curbside recycling? Why are they not mentioned at https://www.hellofresh.com/green/ ?

(I see a lot of great re-use ideas above, but even if one does all of them, one will still have a lifetime supply of the stuff after just a few months.)

Ahem, I apologize: they ARE mentioned there: “To recycle Summer Jute and Cotton, please cut top of #4 plastic film and trash cotton interior first.” (I’d searched the page for “fabric”, but not “cotton”.)

Audrey says:

I use my cotton for dog beds and love the idea for the birds as they usually tear apart the jute I use in hanging planters! The outside bag goes to the grocery store with the other thin bags that can’t go curbside. I use the food bags in the same sized bin under my sink for recycling, and sometimes if I have a lot of foodscraps, for a trip to the compost bin I use them as some paper is fine in your compost. I am very glad to see the effort HF does. I think we are on year 4?

Teresa says:

I’d like to se the plant based insulation in my STEM projects at school. I’m just double checking to make sure none of the insulation’s have peanut or nut materials in them.

Hi Teresa, our insulation does not contain any nut material.

Julie Cucinotta says:

I use the cotton liners to line my fridge drawers. The width is perfect and it not insulates and keeps them a bit padded but makes for easy clean up when needed.

Christine says:

Are the cotton liners compostable? A user (Sophia) asked above, but no one answered.

Hi Christine, thanks for asking. We use a few different liners depending on where you’re located and time of year. Please give us a call at (646) 846-3663 so we can look into this for you!

Linda says:

Please have someone from corporate contact me. I have an idea that will repurpose or recycle 99% of the packaging

Judy Roberts says:

I’m considering using the cotton fiber material as batting for lightweight quilts. If I sew the sheets together, I believe it will work nicely!

Shannon A says:

My kids love using every bag and bit of cardboard as a chance to draw, color, paint, write spelling words, make notes, work out math problems they’ve created for themselves or someone else, make up codes for solving, or just to use up until there isn’t anymore space or structure to the paper or cardboard any longer. We are artsy and promote creativity in our home. I’m sure the people at our recycling center have noticed that by now with all of the pieces of recycled art projects that were used until they just couldn’t be used anymore. Many of them have had Hello Fresh peeking through for the last few months and will continue for many more, thanks to your delicious recipes, help with getting the groceries I’m not able to shop for to my door, and your dedication to sustainability. ❤

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How to Serve Smoked Salmon 6 Ways

Eat April 9, 2020

From breakfast to brunch and lunch to dinner, smoked salmon does it all. Learn how to serve this versatile, brain-boosting, and elegant ingredient below. 

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10 comments

cakespy says:

That eggs benedict looks to die for. So do the loaded baked potatoes! Yum.

Jacqueline Parisi says:

2 DELISH choices!! Let us know if you end up making them by tagging #HelloFreshPics 🙂

I love all of these delicious suggestions, especially the loaded potato, such a great idea! Thank you for sharing, Jacqueline. 🙂

Jacqueline Parisi says:

Thanks for reading, Nicole! So glad you liked the recipes.

Great post! Thanks for sharing these pictures.

Elizabeth says:

we need more info on how to make simple appetizers to serve nice smoked salmon before dinner. Similiar to the cucumber, brie and salmon above. Just need to know what tastes best with smoked salmon. Thanks. Elizabeth

Lisa says:

what you are showing is called lox. smoked salmon is a different animal. these recipes are totally useless for actual heat smoked salmon.

Penelope says:

Fabulous recipes and so simple to follow.

Sue Brattle says:

I think you have the wrong recipe with the cucumber ribbons picture, as no cucumber is mentioned. Doesn’t really matter but could be nice to correct it.
Sue

Joel Bloom says:

Great. Thanks.

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How to Make Your Home Smell Like Spring

Lifestyle April 1, 2020

Spring is in the air, and thanks to these DIY natural room scents, it smells like a fresh garden bursting with herby, citrusy goodness. 

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Leslie O. says:

These look wonderful! I’ll have to try some of these combinations soon. I always suspected that throwing away citrus peels was a bad idea…

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4 Spring Soups To Get Back Into Your Cooking Groove This Season

Eat March 17, 2020

Some claim soup is a winter staple, but we’re here with deliciously simple proof that it’s an every-season kinda dish. Your jury may still be out, but we have a feeling these four spring and summer soups will seal the deal.  

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10 comments

anna says:

Can these be part of the weekly options ? Would love it!

Jacqueline Parisi says:

Well now we’re blushing, Anna… thank you! We’ll be sure to pass this feedback along to our chefs.

Tom Coats says:

I prefer soups with meat and tomatoes with a hearty broth. Of these four choices, the only one I would attempt to try would be the minestrone.

Jacqueline Parisi says:

Tom – I have a feeling this chicken soup would be right up your alley!

Joann says:

I love them all. Can they be sent to me already cooked

Glesi says:

Number 4 sounds and looks great, I would make that one for sure. Not into peas, so….the others are out…

Jacqueline Parisi says:

Feel free to omit peas from the minestrone, Glesi! Zucchini would taste great in its place.

Terri says:

Please cancel any orders.

Hi Terri, please give us a call at 646-846-FOOD (3663) so that a customer care agent can best assist you.

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How To Make Your Own Natural Cleaning Products For Spring

Lifestyle March 10, 2020

Go green this spring with all natural, 5-ingredient cleaning products and air fresheners.  

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3 comments

Kimberley says:

i want to suspend this for a while

Jacqueline Parisi says:

Hi Kimberley – no problem! You’re always in charge and can easily skip a week by clicking My Deliveries, then Skip Week. Just be sure to let us know by 11:59pm PST 5 days prior to your next scheduled delivery so we can alert our suppliers.

I love natural cleaning products and these DIY recipes. We have our 4 year old grandson at our home with us while his dad works and do not want him, us, or our environment exposed to harsh and harmful chemical ingredients found in cleaning products that are not natural. Thank you.

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