HelloFresh Flavour Generator

So today, I finished work an hour later than what I was initially planning to. Exhausted and hungry, it would’ve been so easy to just walk to our favourite take away and order our usual chicken pad thai and crispy pork belly (not that there’s anything wrong with them – I love them!). But we were determined to eat a freshly cooked meal at home. The only dilemma was: what to cook?

In comes HelloFresh’s Flavour Generator.

Say goodbye to playing the “I don’t know what I want but no I don’t want this this or this” game (and yes I’ve been known to play this game ALL.THE.TIME).

With the Flavour Generator, you pick the flavour and cuisine you fancy, including if you’re after something sweet, spicy, tangy, herby, or feeling a little bit more adventurous with a random taste. And voila! It gives one, two, or three recommended dishes, and even a chance to spin again just in case it wasn’t what you were after. Another great thing about the Flavour Generator is you don’t have to be a HelloFresh customer – if you’re out of ideas for what to cook, just hop on the Flavour Generator and it’ll literally do all the “thinking” for you.

Tonight, I wanted a lot of flavour because hey, it’s Thursday aka almost the weekend (yay!). So I picked Mexican Flavour, and something Tangy. The Flavour Generator gave a few recommendations which I wasn’t feeling, so I kept spinning until I found the one I was after. Chicken. Rice. Flavour. Big tick.

A quick look at the meal box HelloFresh sent through this week along with the recipe book, and we decided to have Cajun Chicken with Roast Veggie Rice Bowl. The ingredients and preparation were so simple and easy, using the freshest ingredients, with the least amount of work, and maximum taste.

I’m so stoked to find super fresh ingredients in my meal box. Everything I needed were there, which made preparing dinner even easier.

I quickly pre-heated the oven, chucked the basmati rice in the rice cooker, and started chopping the vegetables. Meanwhile, Mr J pan fried the chicken which he pre-seasoned with the cajun seasoning, salt and pepper. 15 minutes of prep work, 20 minutes of cooking time, a couple of minutes of plating (and taking photos… ahh the life of a foodblogger), and done.


A delicious, freshly cooked meal that used the freshest ingredients, with a right balance of rice, chicken, and vegetables, and loads of flavour (and look at that colour!), was ready in less than 45 minutes.

This post was a collaboration between HelloFresh and Sugarlace. Thanks to HelloFresh for the fabulous meal box and for introducing me to the Flavour Generator. Thinking about what to eat will never be the same again!   

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Your Fork: Testing My Personal Grocery Shopper & A Promo Code!

I work long hours. Long hours involving intense mental and emotional work out, that when I walk out the building doors I’m usually drained out of juice. My stress release is exercise: I jog, do Body Attack, RPM or core work. 1 hour of pumping endorphins through my blood stream really does wonders to my physical and mental health. And then I go home.

Usually close to 8pm. Sometimes 9pm.

And I’ll be exhausted and hungry, and tired, and hungry. Did I mention hungry?

Thank goodness for the husband. He’s usually at home early, and when he knows I’m running late for dinner, he usually prepares a warm meal so all I have to do as soon as I crawl through our front door is to get changed and literally stuff my face with food, glorious food.

So when the awesome guys at Your Fork contacted me and invited me to try out the Your Fork service, I couldn’t say no. I think of it as the executive’s personal grocery shopper, plus some pretty tasty recipes all designed for novice cooks. Sometimes, simple really is better.

Similarly to ordering take away, Your Fork’s point of difference is you actually pick the meal of your choice, but they do the shopping for you and you cook it at home. This service is perfect for those who still prefer cooking their own meals as opposed to ordering already cooked food, so you know exactly what you’re putting in your food. One of the best things about my Your Fork experience is, they literally remove the thinking and guessing of the individual ingredients of your favourite dish. You just pick and choose the dish that you want, they shop and deliver it to your door; you cook, and voila!

Sugarlace had the Your Fork experience courtesy of Shanu and Roshan of Your Fork. Thank you for the generous invitation & and the awesome service!

So on this particular evening, I timed it.

4.30pm. Left the office quite early. Because I can.

4.45pm. Got home. Got changed to my exercise gear, started my jog around the bay.

5.10pm. Stopped at a park bench to watch the sun set. Played with a few random friendly dogs who were catching sticks for their humans.

5.18pm. Placed my order. Smokey BBQ grilled of course. I chose the “deliver within 1 hour” option which is only an extra $10. Oh did I mention I did this all from my mobile phone?

5.45pm. Went home to shower and got changed.

6pm. Doorbell rang. My order is here – hand delivered by the lovely Shanu! *waves*

6.15pm. Marinaded the meat, sliced my veggies for my salad, and chilled the drink in the freezer. A tray of chips in the oven PRONTO!

The “meal kit” ($19.95) – porterhouse meat, Masterfoods Smokey BBQ marinade, salad greens, Birds Eye chips, and for an extra $3.07 I ordered a 1.5L Coke Zero.
Porterhouse Steak included in the $19.95 meal kit
Marinading the meat
Added shredded carrots & onions to my green salad. The greens are included in the $19.95 meal kit.

6.30pm. Popped the meat in the grill.

7pm. Meat’s done, salad is chopped, chips are cooked, drink is chilled, dinner served. Stress free.

Smokey BBQ grilled meat
Dinner served.

Your Fork*

http://www.yourfork.com.au/

PROMO CODE:

For my dear readers, Your Fork has a special “SUGARLACE” Promo Code! Just simply enter “SUGARLACE” in the COUPON CODE space before you check out, and you will get $10 off your order.

CREATE YOUR OWN:

Oh, and if you’re interested in creating your own meal kits, you can actually submit your recipes and your meal kit ingredients – and they’ll deliver it for you and even give you $15 of store credit.

So that’s effectively $25 off for my dear Sugarlace readers. How super cool is that? Try it out, it’s kinda fun and a different way of ordering “take away” but still cooking your own meals!

*Make sure you check out their locations for deliveries – http://locations.yourfork.com.au/

Thank you again Shanu and Roshan!

 

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