For the past year I was a Hello Fresh customer until I started to learn more about their anti-union practices and the seriously awful way they treat employees at the processing centres. I immediately cancelled and started to look around for another meal kit company while avoiding Chef’s Plate which is also owned by Hello Fresh.
So I ended up with Good Food, a Canadian company no less which made me feel better. Their menu and sign up choices are a little more confusing but I found the selection to be far more interesting. Better yet you can order fully cooked items, breakfast and more.
Saucy Meatballs over Jasmine Rice with Sautéed Asian Greens & Creamy Slaw
Herbed Chicken Thighs & Roasted Potatoes Crunchy Salad with Lemon-Dill-Sour Cream Dressing
Crispy Cod Fishwiches with Caper Mayo & Baby Greens Salad
As I’m still working from home I’ve been sticking with Hello Fresh. When I do start going back into the office soon I’ll be moving my delivery date to Saturday to see if that works out.
Beef Steaks and Worcestershire Cream with Mushrooms and Garlic Green Beans
Chinese Orange Chicken with Sesame Rice and Roasted Broccoli
Cheeseburger Pasta with Parmesan Zucchini Rounds
Honey Shrimp and Broccoli Stir-Fry with Ginger Rice
Salmon Bites and Chunky Fries with Cucumber Salad
I have never enjoyed cooking a whole lot in my life. Some people thought that Hello Fresh could kindle a love of cooking finally. While they were wrong, I still dislike cooking just as much as before I will admit, Hello Fresh has made it easier. Given the bland, three or four things I would generally cook before it has been a bonus to my life in that department.
It is not perfect, things like the beef portions, lack of any real salad options and sometimes vegetables being of an iffy freshness have been unfortunate. Yet, at least for now while I’m working from home I’ll stick with it. Also, this is yet another excuse to post more food related photos.
I also found out that Hello Fresh and Chef’s Plate are the same company. So if you’re leaving one for the other, it will be very similar.
Montreal Spiced Chicken with Creamed Spinach and Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Classic Beef Meatloaf with Cheddar Smashed Potatoes and Roasted Broccoli
Soy-Maple Glazed Salmon with Sugar Snap Peas and Sweet Potato Mash
Chinese-Style Beef Bowl with Garlic-Ginger Rice and Green Veggies
Roughly a month ago I was talked into starting Hello Fresh (a meal prep service) due to my inability to make anything out outside of my usual 2-3 dishes. Thus far I’ve found the weekly selections to always have something that my picky eating habits would enjoy. Regardless, this is not an ad for Hello Fresh but an excuse for me to share photos of some of the dishes I’ve made.
Easy Cottage Pie with Cheesy Mashed Potatoes
Pork and Parmesan Patties with sweet potato mash and green beans
Steak Spiced Burgers with Disco Fries
Roasted Salmon with Crispy Potatoes, Burst Tomatoes and Green Bea
Hoisin-Glazed Pork Meatballs with Stir-fried Snap Peas and Bok Choy on Coconut Rice