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Why Colorful Food Makes You Happy (and lets you taste with your eyes)

Lifestyle May 3, 2017

On today's edition of 100 Days of Happy Cooks, we're talking about the scientific relationship between colorful food, mood, and flavor. Our brains have evolved to associate the flavors of sweet, (...)

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MJ May says:

My first! Lovely. What do I do with the nice packaging?

Jacqueline says:

Hi MJ – welcome to the HelloFresh family!! The honeycomb paperboard is 100% curbside-friendly (same with the separators and meal kits). Take summer liners to a nearby recycling center. Trash winter liners. When it comes to ice packs, use scissors to cut a small corner and empty water soluble contents into the trash before recycling this plastic pack. And for the HelloFresh box – fold and discard with the other household recyclables.

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20 Cilantro Recipes For Cinco de Mayo and Beyond

Eat April 22, 2017

Step 1: Feast your eyes on these swoon-worthy cilantro recipes. Step 2: Have a blast cooking up a storm on Cinco de Mayo. Step 3: Convert everyone you know onto team cilantro and keep the feast going alllllll year long.

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Donna says:

Steak was tough but salad was great!!

Jacqueline says:

Glad you liked the salad, Donna! But that’s a bummer about the steak. We apologize and will be sure to pass this feedback along to our chefs.

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Spring Strawberry Rhubarb Salad With Spinach, Mint, and Pistachios

Eat April 19, 2017

Step aside, winter fruits and vegetables. There’s a new seasonal power couple in the house that dominates with flavor: strawberry rhubarb. Continue reading for a quintessential spring salad recipe that tastes just as delicious as it looks. 

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7 Spring Vegetables That’ll Make You Happy This Season

Eat April 7, 2017

We’re kicking off 100 Days of Happy Cooks with spring vegetables! Discover which seven top our list and why cooking and eating with the seasons will make you happy. 

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Donna Slaughter says:

I would love to try everything you have it looks really different and unique! I’m diabetic i need to eat different foods! I hate cooking i need foods with less potassium!

Jacqueline says:

Hi Donna – you’ll have SO much fun cooking HelloFresh meals and will definitely fall back in love with cooking (and want to do it again and again)! In terms of nutrition, we provide information for calories, fat, saturated fat, carbs, sugar, fiber, protein, cholesterol, and sodium on the website next to each recipe. The nutrition information is based on a per serving amount. Also, you’ll find an FDA-compliant nutrition insert inside of the HelloFresh box that is shipped to your home.

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5 Reasons Why Cooking Together is Better Than Pretty Much Anything

Lifestyle March 31, 2017

Key ingredients include actual conversation, team building without an obstacle course, and less time ‘til dinner. Priorities, right?

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Norma says:

So true! We love cooking our Hello Fresh meals together as a family.

Jacqueline says:

Isn’t it the best?! SO fun 🙂

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Say Hello to Spring With Leafy Greens

Eat March 22, 2017

You’ve heard of spring cleaning, but what about spring greening? Let the transition of the seasons be the inspiration to clean up your diet by adding more leafy greens to your plate.

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Great info! I’ve been loving microgreens lately to get my green quote in! 😀

Jacqueline says:

YUM – we love microgreens, too!

Rhonda says:

I love salads and different greens. This would be great to add to your meal choices.

Jacqueline says:

We’re with you, Rhonda! Keep an eye out for some delicious greens on future menus. In fact, during the week of 4/8 – 4/14, we’ve got baby spinach, arugula, snap peas, zucchini, asparagus, broccoli, and a whole lot of herbs in our recipes. SO MUCH GREEN!

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3 Ways to Amp Up the Flavor of Your Meals

Tips & Tricks March 10, 2017

…because “dinner” and “boring” should never be in the same sentence. 

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becky says:

GREAT ideas .. thank you for sharing !!!!!! Much appreciated .. I can share ideas with my daughter .. she’s a great, inventive, creative cook … I’m just a decent cook, but she got her basics from me and my mom!

Jacqueline says:

So nice to hear how much your daughter likes to cook, Becky! There’s nothing better than passing down secret family recipes to children and grandchildren 🙂

melissa says:

These ideas that you share are not only amazing to use when cooking but a money saver and most importantly a time saver for those who are busy. You can turn plain veggies into an amazing meal and not even have run to the store.

Jacqueline says:

Very true, Melissa! It’s amazing what a few herbs and spices can do for your taste buds AND your wallet

MB says:

Next week is the Warming Cauliflower and Lentil Dal. I need a substitute for the Lentils in this recipe I really dislike Lentils and chickpeas.

Jacqueline says:

No problem, MB – just add more veggies! Feel free to roast butternut squash, yukon gold potatoes, or broccoli with the cauliflower. Or even toss in some green peas!

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Easy, Better-for-You Brownies

Eat March 9, 2017

Easy brownies that are also better for you? Yes, such a thing is possible! Get the recipe below…

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Sarah says:

Is there a version of this recipe adjusted for high altitude?

Jordan Schultz says:

Hi there! Jordan from our community team here at HelloFresh. Here are a few general tips for you:
– Baked goods take longer to rise at high altitudes – be patient!
– Increase baking temperature by 15 to 25 degrees F
– Decrease the amount of baking powder
– Decrease sugar by 1/4 cup

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10 Easy Potluck Recipes to Wow the Crowd

Eat February 18, 2017

…plus a game plan for all the hosts out there.

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How to Cook the Perfect Steak

Eat February 15, 2017

The word steak conjures up many thoughts: juicy, tender, meaty, flavorful, mouthwatering – and yet many home cooks struggle to get it right. Fear not! With these 10 tips, you’ll learn how to cook the perfect steak every time.

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Brad says:

Great article with beautiful photos, thanks! But I have to correct you that searing does NOT “lock in the juices as it cooks.” That’s an old myth many times disproven.

Jordan Schultz says:

Interesting. Thanks for sharing that, and for your kind words, Brad!

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