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18 Genius Cooking Hacks, Charts, and Tips For Back-To-School

Tips & Tricks August 15, 2018

Teachers tell you not to take shortcuts, but once you step inside the kitchen with HelloFresh this back-to-school season, YOU are the one in charge... and YOU make the rules. (...)

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How to Grill Fish en Papillote (+3 amazing recipes)

Eat July 19, 2018

En papillote — also known as cooking “in a packet” — is a fuss-free and flavorful way to cook seafood. Continue reading to learn more about the technique sophisticated enough to be used in fancy restaurants but simple enough to work at home, too.

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Infused Water: Simple, Delicious, & BEAUTIFUL!

Eat July 3, 2018

Hydrate like a pro with our refreshingly simple infused water ideas.

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Sam says:

You are WONDERFUL ! Thank You

Jacqueline says:

YOU’RE wonderful!

Angela Murrell says:

I was wondering if you can put bananas in the water if infuse that banana taste? Please email answer to tish240@hotmail.com.. Thank you!

Barbara West says:

Thank you for this beautiful & sensible recipe. Those of you making infused water – PLEASE FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS EXACTLY!!! You cannot overstate this as the possibility of bacterial growth, especially botulism, in infused water or oil if instructions is possible and the health consequences can be severe. The method given here is safe and in line with the CDC guidelines. Thank you again for a beautiful and safe recipe!

Jacqueline says:

Barbara – so happy you enjoyed this post!

Susan M. says:

Some of the recipes are gluten free and some are not. It doesn’t appear that there is a choice to go all gluten free. I have to be. What is your recommendation please.

Jacqueline says:

Hi Susan,

Ingredient transparency is incredibly important to us, and we set out to make sure you know exactly what’s in your food. While we don’t offer a gluten free plan, we do try to include 2-3 gluten free meals per week. All GF recipes are clearly marked as such, and you’ll have access to this information as well as the full recipe itself even before checkout. Otherwise, substituting and omitting is super easy, as everything is packaged and labeled separately. You’ll also see a full ingredients list and nutritional breakdown for each recipe on our website before you choose your meals.

If you have further questions about how HelloFresh can work for your dietary needs, please feel free to reach out to our dietitian Rebecca at nutrition@hellofresh.com! You can also email us at hello@hellofresh.com or call us at (800) 733-2414. We’d be more than happy to chat with you!

Heidi vanwyngaarden says:

You should be careful if you take medicine to double check with your doctor or pharmacist that any fruit, herb, or vegetable infused in your water is safe to drink as there are contradictions and dangerous side effects that may happen if taken to closely together.

Jordan Schultz says:

Good thinking Heidi!

Farasat Ali says:

Its a great idea to increase your regular water in-take which is obviously very important for healthy life.

Jordan Schultz says:

Quite right!

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A Guide For How To Cook Chicken Like a Pro

Tips & Tricks April 7, 2018

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the ins and outs of cooking chicken, straight from the HelloFresh test kitchen…

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Diana Eoll says:

Very informative. I thought I knew how to cook chicken, but I learned several new things with this guide

Jacqueline Parisi says:

So happy to hear that, Diana!!

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10 Ways to Repurpose Leftover Fresh Herbs

Tips & Tricks March 28, 2018

Don’t let those fresh herbs go to waste! 

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Lynn says:

Infuse in TITO’s Vodka!

Jordan Schultz says:

This is the only right answer!

Davis Dassori says:

Sorry, but pesto made with anything but basil and pine nuts is sacrilege in my family. I still have the marble mortar and big wooden pestle that my Genoese great-grandmother brought with her from Italy in 1868.

That said, I’m going to try the cilantro recipe and go to Confession afterwards.

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How to Cook the Perfect Steak

Eat February 6, 2018

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!

Elizabeth Sherwood says:

I have had some issues with the steaks provided through Hello Fresh. I would love to get one good sized steak, whatever cut in may be, cook it properly then divide it onto two plates. What I’ve been getting lately are two paper thin steaks that are impossible to cook to rare with a sear. I have resorted to sous vide to tenderize, then I brown them quickly and slice against the grain to serve. Still disappointing. I’m avoiding any choice lately that has “steak” in its title. My daughter has the same complaint. Otherwise I’m a long term happy customer!

Jacqueline Parisi says:

Noted, Elizabeth! Thank you so much for the feedback. We take it very seriously and will be sure to pass this along to our culinary team.

Derek Dewitt says:

I’ve been put in charge of cooking dinner tonight so this is exactly what I needed. I like that you suggest letting the meat sit while it cooks a bit and absorbs the juices. I’ll have to try this and hope it the steak isn’t dry like last time. Thanks for the help!

There is a new pan i just tired and it was amazing. I cooked a ried Salmon and the flavor was amazing and was crispy crust like fresh out the oven. You can check it out. https://quickypan.com/

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8 Must-Use Cooking Hacks From The Fresh Fam

Tips & Tricks January 17, 2018

Rule your kitchen like a pro with these tips and tricks. We guarantee you’ll ask yourself “why didn’t I think of that?” at least once.

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mary peters says:

Thank you for thee fun and GREAT ideas ! Especially appreciate the exercise tips !

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Top 12 Turkey Gravy Questions Answered

Tips & Tricks November 20, 2017

Gravy can work wonders to elevate your turkey from meh to marvelous…  if you do it right. So we answered the top 12 most frequently asked questions about gravy to help you conquer the unsung hero of Thanksgiving once and for all. 

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Why You Should Be Taste Training With Your Picky Eaters

Eat October 4, 2017

If you have picky eaters — fear not, you can help them enjoy new foods and build their taste buds with a fun, hands-on approach called taste training.

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Donald Sweeney says:

lost access to Blueberry Basil Lemonade

vernie says:

This article is truly appreciated. From a picky eating adult. 🙂

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4 Build-Your-Own Food Bar Ideas For Kids

Eat August 16, 2017

Say hello to the most fun, customizable, and picky eater-proof dinner out there: the build-your-own food bar.    

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Nancy says:

Received my first box. Love it love it. I cooked Parmesan-crusted tilapia. Looked just like the picture. It’s nice not to have to plan all my meals.

Jacqueline Parisi says:

YAY, Nancy! So happy to hear that. We’ve got some amazing recipes on the menu for the next few weeks, so stay tuned 🙂

Karen Neihart says:

We received a Gift Card for Hello Fresh for Christmas from my granddaughter. She tried to help us pick out some meals. We need to have gluten free meals and we weren’t sure which ones were gluten free. We also did not find the site to be very user friendly, and as a result we have never used our gift card nor ordered any meals. Could you please provide us with a list of which meals are gluten free? Thank you.

Jordan Schultz says:

Hi Karen! We try to include one or two Gluten Free meals in each week’s menu. You must select from the specific week’s menu when you order your box. You can always view our upcoming choices here without a box: http://hellofr.sh/NextWeeksMenu

You’ll need to check out with a classic or family box before you can actually make meal choice, but if you already have an open subscription follow these steps to choose your meals:

-Sign on to HelloFresh.com and log in to your account, by clicking on “Login” in the top right corner.
-Click on “My Account” in the top right corner
-Click on “Your Meals” in the left-side menu
-If you like the 3, 4, or 5 highlighted meals (chef’s choice), nothing more needs to be done. If you’d like to change a meal for one of the others, deselect that option and then select whichever you’d like to replace it with.
-Don’t forget to click “Save”, after which you will receive a confirmation e-mail.

Meal choice can be made until 11:59pm EST, five days prior to delivery. Please let us know if there is anything else we can help you with!

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