HelloFresh! Recipe Boxes to your Door {plus} Get $30 off your first order! ~ the little lioness

HelloFresh! Recipe Boxes to your Door {plus} Get $30 off your first order!

So excited to open my box and check out the ingredients!!

I ordered a HelloFresh box because I found a good deal online and really wanted to try it. I love the idea of things like Lite’n’Easy, but I like to cook too much to hand over my evening meal to something pre-prepared or – worse – frozen! I like a Lean Cuisine for lunch, but I can’t do them for dinner!

HelloFresh Chicken Soba Soup

The ingredients were awesome and fresh… with just the right amount for each meal! It came with the herbs and spices too…. I did have to provide oils and butter, milk, soy sauce and the white wine, but all staples I have an abundance of!

HelloFresh Chicken Soba Soup

The first meal we made was the Chicken Soba Noodle Soup. They forgot to send the chili, fortunately there’s a jar of chili in the fridge so I used a little of that. We couldn’t get through the serves, so there was lunch for us for Wednesday!! :) It was a well scripted recipe, and I loved it… though I did add a touch extra tamari to mine, but I’m a salt fiend with a cold, so that can be forgiven!

HelloFresh Chicken Soba Soup
Chicken Soba Noodle Soup

Next up was the sausages… with a surprising red onion and thyme gravy that was really tasty!

HelloFresh Toulouse Bangers and MashHelloFresh Toulouse Bangers and Mash

These guys were rather gourmet. Gluten free and sourced from Sydney.

HelloFresh Toulouse Bangers and Mash

It’s been awhile since I cooked with fresh thyme (I used the Gourmet Garden tubes a lot instead) so I was amazed at how wonderful it smelt.

The gravy was a mix of red onion, oil, thyme and white wine…. which I put a little too much in! ;)

HelloFresh Toulouse Bangers and Mash
Toulouse Pork Sausages, Mash, and Onion Thyme Gravy

The third meal in our three day box was a vegetarian paella. Again, not something I’ve cooked before, but had eaten a few times (always with seafood though!). This recipe was vegan, too, I can keep that in mind!

Super fresh ingredients, this one was VERY easy to make :) And delish!

@Hellofresh #vegpaella
HelloFresh Vegetable Paella

So, I’d totally order this box again at full price once I have a job. I probably wouldn’t get the five day, just because I’m a bit too sporadic in my cooking for that, and like a little more flexibility. But to come home from work three weeknights, have all the ingredients there waiting for you, but still getting to prepare something with fresh Aussie ingredients? I’d say that’s worth the usual price of $64 (three meals for two people.) I understand that if you put the effort and time in, you could get the ingredients for less (though this cost breakdown on the site suggests otherwise), but not really if you want a different meal every night for just two people without wastage and too many repeated meals (only so many nights a week you can eat the same meal).


So, do you want to try HelloFresh? With a $35 discount on your first box? (yep, you can cancel anytime!!)

Well, check if you’re in the delivery area, then use the code R3CDUQ to get $35 off your first box at HelloFresh!



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8 comments for “HelloFresh! Recipe Boxes to your Door {plus} Get $30 off your first order!

  1. July 18, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    It looks like a good mix of different recipes and ingredients, but I think I like having more control over what I eat for dinner – a common theme in my life. Although I am struggling to concentrate on this comment as I just caught the title of you last post…LOL.

    • July 18, 2014 at 11:09 pm

      That’s probably why I would probably only do the three night one…. Enough adventure to try new things while not having to think mid week…. but still needing to choose my own stuff often enough!

  2. July 18, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    I love Hello Fresh – such a fabulous idea and a great way to get you out of that I have no idea what to cook rut x

    • July 19, 2014 at 10:10 am

      I agree completely! Otherwise it’s another spagbol for me!

  3. Kate @ From Katie to Kate
    July 19, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Oh I like the look of this (quite simply because I don’t drive and sometime getting to the shops is hard). Off to checkout the website now!

    • July 19, 2014 at 1:19 pm

      I assume you’re already a customer of Woolworths or Coles online home delivery then :)

  4. July 21, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    While I’m a sporadic cook and eater, I love this idea – especially for the time poor and those who aren’t that confident in buying ingredients and getting quanities right in a recipe!

    • July 29, 2014 at 6:46 pm

      I think it’s a great way for people to gain confidence in making things that aren’t meat n three veg too!

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