Any great chef will tell you that cooking a meal requires a lot of preparation. The fancy chefs call it "mise en place," which means preparing and organizing all the herbs, spices, and other ingredients beforehand, so assemblage is quick and easy. While a meal can be thrown together efficiently, all that prep takes time. But you don't have to be a chef to use this technique: meal-kits like HelloFresh are doing that prep for you. HelloFresh is a meal-delivery service that sends you pre-portioned ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes, so you can quickly whip up delicious meals at home, without the added work.
Lets face it: if we could all afford to hire a private chef to do the cooking for us, we probably would. But when the tedious parts of cooking are cut out, half the fun of eating is knowing that you made something special with your own hands. The mise en place is not the only part that HelloFresh does for you; also the grocery shopping and the meal planning. When you sign up, you can select one of HelloFresh's meal plans, which vary depending on your personal preferences. The Classic Plan is one of their most popular, which allows you to select from an array of recipes each week.
Every box of HelloFresh is kept chilled on a block of ice and comes packed with pre-portioned ingredients, so all you'll need to have on hand is olive oil, salt, and pepper. With straightforward recipe cards, you'll spend less time guessing in the kitchen and more time enjoying dinner.
Having pre-portioned food is not only good for your health, but it also prevents a build up of random foods in your fridge that you'll eventually need gloves to remove. Who ever uses an entire bunch of cilantro? Not me. Who ever uses a whole pound of panko breadcrumbs? Not me. HelloFresh saves you time, it saves you measuring ingredients for 20 minutes before you cook, and it saves you wasting food, which in turn is good for your fridge and your wallet. I can't count how many times I've opened the bottom drawer of my fridge to find fresh foods so moldy they're unrecognizable, but it hasn't happened once since I started using HelloFresh. That's mainly because their ingredients come in 'meal boxes' as I like to call them, so you never have to send a search party into your fridge looking for that piece of ginger.
In this fast paced world, time is money. If you work long hours or just lead a busy lifestyle, then having your ingredients delivered to your door already measured out is a dream come true. It is both time efficient and waste efficient. You can even pause deliveries at any time if you'll be away, ensuring it can fit into any lifestyle.
If you've always dreamed of the efficiency of 5-star chefs in the kitchen, HelloFresh is a great place to start. Focus on the fun of cooking, and dig in!
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