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Top 10 Foods for Heart Health (Hint: Think Red!)

Tips & Tricks February 13, 2018

What better time to talk about your heart than February? Now we know what you're thinking: Valentine's Day! But what most people don't realize is that February is also American (...)

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What to Eat Before and After Working Out

Eat January 10, 2018

You might have heard, “abs are built in the kitchen,” — and it’s true that what to eat before and after working out defines a good fitness routine.

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How to Harness the Power of Herbs and Spices

Eat October 19, 2017

Herbs and spices are part of a rich story grounded in medicine, economy, and cooking. Today, chefs use aromatics to add delicious flavor — and you can, too.

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Stephanie Eubanks says:

I absolutely loved the fall or harvest spice blend used in the roasted chicken and cranberry sage stuffing this week. Anyway to get the β€œrecipeβ€œ? πŸ™‚

Dianne says:

I would also like the delicious Harvest Spice Blend Recipe, Please…..

Thank you!

MEAl5 says:

So many amazing blogs all in the one place! Thanks for taking the time to compile it!

Denise says:

I would also love to know the ingredients in the harvest Spice! It was amazing!

Jacqueline Parisi says:

Sure thing, Denise! It’s 3 parts dried thyme, 2 parts ground sage, and 1 part onion and garlic powder.

Lea says:

Could I please have the fall harvest spice recipe? I loved that seasoning in the HelloFresh mummy chicken roast dish.

Jordan Schultz says:

Hi Lea! Our kitchen team at thekitchen@hellofresh.com may be able to assist in providing the ingredients.

-Jordan from the community team

Hi, I am your customer. My son really loves the chicken mummy roast with the cranberry sage stuffing. He is allergic to dairy, so he can’t eat the normal stuffing. When I cooked this meal, he really loved the stuffing. I want to cook it for him this Thanksgiving, but I don’t know how to prepare the fall harvest spice blend. Could you show me how to mix the spice or where I can purchase it? Thank you!

Jordan Schultz says:

Hi Shuhui! Our kitchen team at thekitchen@hellofresh.com may be able to assist in providing the ingredients and proportions.

-Jordan from the community team

Samantha Jones says:

Thank you for sharing this. How do you make your fall spice blend?

Jordan Schultz says:

Hi Samantha! It’s a custom blend made just for us, but the ingredients can be found on the back of the packets.

-Jordan from the community team

Denise says:

Thank you so much Jacquelin! I’m so excited to make this for our Thanksgiving dinner! Our table is going to look very different this year filled with all our Favorite Hello Fresh Sides!

shari Mayer says:

Very informative and well done. Enjoyed it.

Sarah B says:

Would love to have the recipe for the Italian Seasoning Blend. We make the egg-in-a-hole BLT all the time and just can’t get the seasoning quite as good as yours.
Thanks!

Jordan Schultz says:

Great to hear, Sarah! For any spice blends, you can reach out directly to the chefs who create the blends at: thekitchen@hellofresh.com
-Jordan from the community team

Pam Braaten says:

I was somewhat hesitant about using your spice blends, afraid they might be too spicy. No more hesitancy. They are superb, as are all of the meals I have cooked! I am hooked on Hello Fresh!

Jordan Schultz says:

So great to hear, Pam! Thanks for cooking with us!

-Jordan from the community team

faith joyal says:

this is great but you should sell these combos or really any of your herb and spice mixes!

Jordan Schultz says:

Stay tuned!

Kristen says:

My family LOVED the Chicken & Pesto dinner from this week’s order. Could you please share the recipe for the Tuscan Heat Spice blend? Also, could you share the recipe for the Thai blend from the pork meatballs and noodles from October or November? These two dishes need to be in our regular rotation.

Rebecca Lewis MS RDN says:

Hi Kristen – so glad to hear you and your family are enjoying the meals! For any spice blends, you can reach out directly to the chefs who create the blends at: thekitchen@hellofresh.com

Jessica says:

Would you please share your Tuscan heat spice blend that’s used for the tuscan sausage and pepper spaghetti? Also the Mexican Spice blend for the Pork & Poblano style tacos? I’ve tried using what is listed on the outside of the packets to get a base recipe, but haven’t been able to get the spice proportions correct in the blend. Thank you!

Jacqueline Parisi says:

Jessica – of course!

Tuscan heat spice blend:
-4 parts dried basil
-2 parts dried rosemary
-2 parts dried oregano
-2 parts garlic powder
-1 part cayenne pepper
-1 part ground fennel

Mexican spice blend:
-2 parts chili powder
-1 part oregano
-1 part smoked paprika
-1 part cumin

Jessica says:

Thank you so much!

angela says:

What chili powder is it? I love the hello fresh Southwest Blend!

Jacqueline Parisi says:

Hi Angela – the Southwest blend is made with 2 parts garlic, 1 part cumin, and 1 part chili powder!

N Bush says:

Enjoyed the DIY spice blends video. Is it available so that proportions to mix the spices is available in printable form?
Also, I have been unable to find Za’atar seasoning that comes close to the unsalted one furnished in an HelloFresh recipe. Penzey’s is OK but lacks the punch of the HelloFresh one plus it contains salt.

Jordan Schultz says:

Hi there– If you email our chefs at thekitchen@hellofresh.com, we may be able to help out.

Bec says:

OMG I am in love with Jamaican Chicken with Coconut Rice – Could I grab the Jamaican spice blend recipe at all???

Please and Thank you

Jacqueline Parisi says:

So happy to hear that, Bec! The Jamaican Jerk Seasoning blend is 12 parts garlic powder and dried thyme, 8 parts onion powder and dried oregano, 4 parts sweet paprika, white sugar, and allspice, 2 parts ground cinnamon and white pepper, and 1 part cayenne (oregano and thyme are not ground). Be sure to tag #HelloFreshPics so we can cheer you on in the kitchen!!

Kristina Braswell says:

We had the Pineapple Poblano tacos last week, and LOVED the taco seasoning that was included so much, I’d love to make it. Can I please get the taco seasoning recipe? Thank you!

Jacqueline Parisi says:

Hi Kristina – of course! Our taco spice blend is equal parts cumin, oregano, garlic powder, and chili powder.

K Pratt says:

What an awesome service this is for us amateur chefs, could you share the recipie for your delicious Souk Market Spice Blend?

Derrick says:

I’m wanting to recreate the One-Pan Orzo Italiano and would like the ingredients for the Italian spice blend. I have tried e-mailing thekitchen@hellofresh.com, so please don’t recommend that.

AnnaLee says:

Yes, please! I’d love to know the Italian seasoning blend as well!

I would even be happy to just purchase some of the spice mixes, or things like fig preserves or balsamic glaze. I noticed previous post saying stay tuned…..any new word ??

Jacqueline Parisi says:

Hi AnnaLee – the Italian seasoning blend is made with equal parts granulated garlic, oregano, basil, black pepper, and parsley flakes.

You can actually find some of our spice blends on the Kitchenware site (and they’re 75% off right now!!)

Riviera Pantry Spice Set
Tuscan Heat Spice Blend, Italian Seasoning Spice Blend, Herbs de Provence Spice Blend

Southbound Smoky Spice Set
Cajun Spice Blend, Southwest Spice Blend, Mexican Spice Blend

In addition to spice blends, there’s an infused oil and vinegar kit we LOVE (and have a feeling you will, too) πŸ™‚

AnnaLee says:

Thanks so much for the blend! I’ll check out the website too!

Shaniece says:

Hi what spices go into the Mississippi spice mix?

Darla says:

What happened to Kitchenware? I need another binder for my recipes.

Jordan Schultz says:

Hi Daria– Jordan here, from the community team. Unfortunately, we are no longer offering kitchenware at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience. Keep an eye on your mail for a special surprise from us!

Christi says:

Can you tell me how to make moo shu spice blend, sweet and smoky bbq seasoning, thai seasoning, Mediterranean spice blend, za’atar seasoning, Mississippi spice blend and soul market spice blend?

Meghan says:

I would also like the recipe for the Mediterranean spice blend and za’atar seasoning, please!

Jacqueline Parisi says:

Absolutely, Meghan!
Mediterranean spice blend: 2 parts dried oregano, 1 part dried mint, 1 part sumac, 1 part ground coriander
Za’atar seasoning: 1 part thyme (dried flakes), 1 part toasted sesame seeds, 1 part sumac, 1/2 part oregano (dried flakes), 1/2 part marjoram, 1/2 part pepper

Kelsey says:

Great video! Could you please share the recipe for the Mediterranean Spice Blend?

Jacqueline Parisi says:

Glad you asked, Kelsey! The Mediterranean spice blend is made with 2 parts dried oregano, 1 part dried mint, 1 part sumac, and 1 part ground coriander.

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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. πŸ™‚

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3 Tart and Sweet Kiwi Recipes to Make This Summer

Eat July 26, 2017

Step out of the ordinary with these three kiwi recipes! Once you peel back their scruffy skin, you’ll find an explosion of vibrant color and delicious, tropical flavor.

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How to Make The Perfect Boiled Egg (+5 ways to use them)

Eat June 22, 2017

When it comes to food that is delicious, nutritious, inexpensive, and quick to prepare – eggs have it all. To elevate your recipes, add a perfect boiled egg.

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Venice Anderson says:

Such a good read! I work 60 hours a week and having a quick way to have protein snacks on hand is super helpful!

Thanks! This helped me alot. As my kids always love to eat eggs during breakfast. πŸ™‚

Jacqueline Parisi says:

So glad to hear that!

I got such a good and useful information that you shared with us. Thanks for sharing the best information and tips they amazing and very help us. You did a great job on this topic. I am impressed with your site it’s interesting one.

Great! I really love eating egg, looking at those picture made my day. πŸ™‚

martin huang says:

Thanks! I can now cook a perfectly shaped egg now. πŸ™‚

Jacqueline Parisi says:

WOOOOOO!!! That’s what we love to hear, Martin.

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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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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.Β 

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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.Β 

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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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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! πŸ˜€

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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