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Difference Between Cage-Free and Free Range Eggs

Behind the Scenes November 17, 2017

Think all eggs are created equal? Think again. Learn the difference between cage-free and free range eggs with some help from Happy Egg Co., a community of farmers who know a thing or two about keeping hens happy.

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Jack says:

Great article on the specifics of how eggs are labeled. I would love to see Hello Fresh provide more truly sustainable food options on their menu. While this was an interesting article, I don’t think that eggs are a huge ingredient in Hello Fresh meals. I’d be curious to learn if Hello Fresh chicken is free range as mentioned above.

I’m a relatively new subscriber but would love to see more grass-fed beef and similar options on the menu. Hello Fresh does a good job providing quality food, we have been happy with everything so far! It would be great to see even a portion of your suppliers be smaller growers. Similar to your premium meal offerings, I would be willing to pay extra for this style of meals.

Jordan Schultz says:

Hi Jack– We hear your feedback, and we appreciate you sharing it with us. We’ll certainly pass it along to our product team.

-Jordan from the community team

Donna Lloyd says:

On my next order please do not include meat. Meaning red meats, pork, beef or poultry. I would like seafood only,veggies & fruits,pasta,fresh herbs, etc… just no meat please thank You!!!!

Jacqueline Parisi says:

Hi Donna! We have a wonderful Veggie Plan filled with plant-based proteins, grains, and seasonal produce โ€” but no meat. That would be the plan for you (and if you’re not already signed up for it, please go ahead and log in to switch your plan).

At the moment, our Veggie Plan doesn’t offer fish/seafood options, but stay tuned! We’re always looking to improve.

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Kick Off National Seafood Month With A 20-Min. Tilapia Recipe

Behind the Scenes October 2, 2017

Join us in celebrating all there is to love about seafood — from responsible sourcing practices to incredible health benefits — by cooking next week’s 20-Minute Crispy Breaded Tilapia with Asparagus, Lemon Chive Sauce, and Ciabatta Toasts (which you can order now!)

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Russell Kennedy says:

Would you be kind enough to send me this delicious recipe please

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Where We Source The Best Tasting Fish

Behind the Scenes December 8, 2016

There's a good chance whoever coined the term there's "plenty of fish in the sea" did so while visiting Cape Cod's most well known town, Chatham. We came to this (...)

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Maryann says:

It’s nice to know where the fish comes from. I would like to know more about verifiable food suppliers for HEALTH Fresh.

Tom Kehler says:

Thank you for the great work you’re doing to provide the best food possible.

Mary Malouin says:

Very happy to hear the fish is local and wild. I do not want farmed fish. Fish is a main staple for me and would like it from you regularly.

Jordan Schultz says:

Great to hear, Mary! We know sustainable fish just taste better too. Get cooking!

Lyndsey says:

What about Tilapia?? What is the source for that?

Jacqueline Parisi says:

Hi Lyndsey – you can read more about one of our tilapia suppliers here!

https://blog.hellofresh.com/best-tilapia-recipe/

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Difference Between Olive Oil and Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Behind the Scenes November 22, 2016

Think all oils are created equal? Think again. Continue reading to learn the difference between olive oil and extra virgin olive oil.

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Gina Davis says:

Can you do more education on oils? I use grape seed oil for everything.

Jordan Schultz says:

That’s great feedback to hear, and we’re glad you found this content useful! We’ll certainly pass that along.

Scott says:

Your recipes commonly say to use Olive oil for high heat oven cooking and pan searing, but make no mention of this distinction that it should not be EVOO. You should say something like “Olive Oil (not EVOO)” in your recipes, as most of your clients probably have not read this blog/do not know the difference, and are using EVOO instead.

Jordan Schultz says:

Jordan here, from our community team. Thanks for the feedback, Scott! We’ll pass that along to our team.

A Lockamy says:

I agree! I did not know that there was that much difference between Olive Oil & Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) – nor did I know the abbreviation for it!

Jordan Schultz says:

It’s a little distinction, but it makes a BIG difference when cooking!

Ellen DuBois says:

Am trying to reach someone to change plan to once a month. Need a way to contact on Web site/app

Jacqueline says:

Hi Ellen – feel free to give our awesome Customer Care team a call at 1-800-733-2414!

Unless I missed it, there’s no mention that it’s also WASTEFUL to use EVOO for cooking as the cost is MUCH HIGHER! I always keep BOTH kinds on hand for that reason.

Sharron says:

I can’t sign up for this until Sept but I love your site and I can’t wait to cook your food. We’re going to have a cook-off.

Jacqueline Parisi says:

LOVE THAT IDEA!!! Can’t wait for you to join the HelloFresh family, Sharron.

Caroline says:

Very interesting. Things you don’t know. Thanks.

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What Would You Do With an Extra Hour?

Behind the Scenes October 25, 2016

The average American spends one hour a week grocery shopping. That's 52 hours a year, which is over two full days. That's a heck of a LOT of time.

But what (...)

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Austin says:

Awesome video! I would spend that extra hour with my friends and family!

Jacqueline says:

Hi Austin – us too! We can’t think of a better way to spend that extra hour.

Terry says:

Such a cool idea – I would spend an extra hour sharing a meal with the people that I love.

Ariana says:

Love this! I would spend the extra hour catching up with friends at happy hour!

Sabrina says:

I love this perspective! I would spent the extra hour doing yoga and keeping in touch with loved ones far away.

Mary says:

This is great! I would spend that extra hour cuddling my pup and reading a good book!

Meghan says:

I’ve been trying to read more lately so I would definitely use that time to cuddle up with a good book ๐Ÿ™‚

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The Man Behind Our Cauliflower Power

Behind the Scenes October 13, 2016

We traveled to the “Salad Bowl of the World” to meet the man behind our cauliflower. Bob Thorp, a second generation farmer at Grower’s Express, takes us on a special tour of the farmย he calls home.

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How To Cut An Avocado Perfectly Every Time

Behind the Scenes October 3, 2016

Now that you’ve met the one and only Avocado Bob, learnย how to cut an avocado perfectly every time.

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Janice Higgs says:

I have found it necessary to cancel my subscription to HelloFresh. We have enjoyed the meals. Thank you.

Jacqueline says:

Hi Janice. So sorry to hear that you had to cancel your subscription, but we’re glad you enjoyed your HelloFresh meals!! Let us know if you ever start craving some more HelloFresh fun – we’ll be here ๐Ÿ™‚

Natalie says:

Please tell me what to do with the gray-black spots appearing on the outside of the fleshy part. In this video, and on cooking shows, it appears that they are either not there or totally ignored. Of course, I find then unappetizing and I cut them off.

Jacqueline says:

Hi Natalie – a few bumps and scrapes is totally normal. Feel free to cut around them – we promise the rest of the avocado is still delicious!

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Meet the Man Behind Our Avocados

Behind the Scenes September 29, 2016

There are many Bobs in this world, but there's only one Avocado Bob. We traveled to Southern California to meet him, get a tour of his farm, and learn more (...)

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Introducing Fresh From The Source

Behind the Scenes September 28, 2016

It’s time to meet the people and visit the places behind the delicious food we deliver to your doorstep every week.

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8 Reasons to Eat More Pickles

Behind the Scenes September 9, 2016

Do pickled cucumbers make an appearance at your dinner table? Well, they should. Continue reading to learn why.

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Amber says:

Are your ingredients organic?

Jacqueline says:

The majority of our ingredients are conventionally grown/raised. The focus of HelloFresh is on helping our customers make those first steps towards cooking well-balanced meals at home. While our product is not organic, what we do concentrate on is what produce and protein looks and tastes best. We work with sustainable business partners to ensure high quality, seasonal, and farm-sourced produce is delivered to our customers at peak freshness. All of our suppliers have a wealth of experience, and we feel they really are some of the best.

If you have further questions, please feel free to reach out to our chefs directly at thekitchen@hellofresh.com or our Dietitian/Nutritionist at nutrition@hellofresh.com

Michelle Cozbey says:

Do you have Paleo friendly recipes/meals

Jordan Schultz says:

Hi Michelle– At the moment, we don’t have any Paleo plans, but we’ll let our chefs know that you’re interested in one.

-Jordan, Community Team

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