Friday, November 21, 2014

Lemon Roasted Cod from Hello Fresh

Delivered to our door: Produce that came with the lemon roasted cod from Hello Fresh
Last month I purchased a short-term subscription from Hello Fresh. With a coupon and $90, we got three meals advertised to serve two people each (or six meals total). So, as an average, the lemon roasted cod was about $30.

The food for all three meals were delivered in one big box stuffed with ice packs. The food arrived on time and I even got a call from Hello Fresh to tell me my box arrived at my home and to answer any questions I had.

The biggest surprise for me and Jenny was the amount of time it took to prepare the food--especially when preparing the ratatouille. Though Jenny's fairly well experienced at cutting vegetables, I'm definitely a novice. Still, it took both of us working for nearly an hour to get everything prepared even though the meal was advertised to take about 30 minutes for one person.

After cutting the veggies, they go on a sheet and into the oven

Also, the cod was average, but helped a lot with some butter. That said, I have to say the ratatouille was the best I've ever had. While we cooked the food from Hello Fresh, the whole house filled with a delicious aroma--so much so that I was downright giddy.

Lemon roasted cod with ratatouille

Although I'm definitely happy with the purchase from Hello Fresh, a subscription isn't for everyone. This service is definitely targeted towards those who don't have the time to go to the market and come up with a suitable recipe. This still doesn't get around time needed for food prep, though, and for us that was the difficult hurdle to overcome. I do give credit to Hello Fresh for their customer service. I appreciated the phone call and that they make it very easy for the subscriber to cancel.

Hello Fresh