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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!

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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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How to Make Barbecue Sauce (+3 more easy marinades)

Eat July 12, 2017

Master the art of the quick and easy marinade to add some pizzazz to your favorite summertime staples. 

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5 HelloFresh Hacks for Easy Summer Dinners

Eat July 6, 2017

Spend more time at the beach and less time in the kitchen thanks to delicious, simple, customizable meal kits and some of our favorite recipes.

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Heather jankanish says:

We are a family of five .i would like to try your service? How do I set it up ?

Jordan Schultz says:

Hi Heather– Jordan here, our community team lead. Our largest plan serves 4 people, but portions are generous! Sign up here! We can’t wait to get cooking with you.

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

Eat July 5, 2017

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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How to Grill (Almost) Everything

Eat June 25, 2017

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 the Fourth of July. 

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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!

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7 Quick Dinners for the Longest Day of the Year

Eat June 21, 2017

The summer solstice, the official longest day of the year, calls for more hours of sunlight than any other singular day. That's why we rounded up some of our favorite (...)

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Diane says:

Do you have special menus for people on special diets?( I.e. Blood type A diet, kosher, paleo, etc.)

Jacqueline Parisi says:

Hi Diane! Transparency is important to HelloFresh, and we make it our priority to provide as much nutrition information to our customers about every ingredient in every recipe. HelloFresh has a team of dietitians that reviews every ingredient for every ingredient for any of the major 8 allergens: wheat, dairy, soy, eggs, nuts, peanuts, fish, and shellfish. Because everyone has different tastes, allergies, and preferences, we leave it to our customers to review the ingredients and determine which recipes best meet their dietary needs. But of course, we’re always here to help!

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