So, tonight’s dinner from HelloFresh was too nice to wait to share!!
I had no idea what sumac is, though Bruce thought it was something like a stinging nettle, but I trust that the version we had was the milder spice version ;)
Making my own tabbouleh with fresh mint and parsley, and hot red onion, and all the rest is awesome. I got a hot flush from this, with the onion and lemon. But I could have just eaten the bowl of this alone!!
I may have bled on the tomato….
I love their FRESH ingredients! This week, we got our box before 11am (expected between 12 and 6, and we’ve been getting it after 6:30), So i believe the bosses have given our delivery driver some extra time since Newcastle delivery has expanded so much with all the new subscribers! (I think we were first instead of last this week!)
If you wanna try a HelloFresh box, you can get a 3-day box for two people for just $34 (usually $64) if you use my referral code R3CDUQ.
This week’s HelloFresh box has a lot of pleasers – Thyme, lemon, feta and, of course, garlic.
Sure to be a winner.
First up we have the Lemon Thyme Chicken with Pumpkin and Feta Couscous. Omg win!
Let’s just say Thyme is Bruce’s favourite not-so-secret ingredient, and lemon is mine. And just add in some salty Australian feta and fresh garlic!!! :)
Wish I could have marinated it for longer, but the box arrived at 6:25pm (the expected delivery windownis 12-6pm for Newcastle)… so straight to it! (Better than last week that wasn’t here til 6:45pm. I think we’re the last house before the delivery guy kits the highway back to Sydney for a sleep).
Wednesday was a Ginger Beef Stir-fry (which I get let marinate for the afternoon!)
I added a carrot cos we had some in the fridge, and substituted honey for the sugar. Used sesame oil in the pan (only thought of it after the marinade was done), and the usual tamari instead of soy because that’s what I own…. Yum!
Finally on Thursday night we had the vegetarian dish – Roasted Eggplant (Aubergine) and Pine Nut Pasta.
Again, my little heart couldn’t not fiddle a little – I added a few cloves of garlic to the roast tomato and eggplant, and juice from half a lemon to the final mix (they’d sent me an extra lemon, so why not?!)
Plus I got to use the teeny tiny frypan for the pine nuts!
Unfortunately I didn’t order a box for next week, but I think it might be a chance to try some of the other recipes that are in the 5 day boxes that always look so good – like the lemon and caper baked fish!! mmmm
We got our second box from HelloFresh last week (and are currently awaiting this week’s delivery!) after enjoying the first one and we were again pleased with the results!
The prawns we fresh from Nelson Bay with other fresh ingredients to go with them. I would have added a little more lemon myself, I felt it needed a little more of a sauce to go with the noodles, but the top was delish!
The chicken was yummy and spicy – very glad that I had sour cream on hand to dampen the heat. We threw some fresh capsicum from Mum’s garden into the side salad because we had it :)
The risotto was a nice comfort food that I had after I got home from the City2Surf (never again will I do 14kms without training!). Again, we added to it – there were some leftover mushrooms in the fridge so we used them up, adding them in early with the onion.
We even had leftovers to have with steak last night!
(you can still use my code R3CDUQ to get $35 off your first box at HelloFresh!)