This giveaway is now closed – 9/12/12.
When I ask friends and fans what stands in the way of getting a home-cooked dinner on their tables, what I hear is that grocery shopping can be a real impediment. If you’re working late or you don’t live close to a supermarket, the thought of shopping and cooking can be a huge downer. I do my best to write about meals that don’t require too many ingredients, and if you stock your pantry, you’ll often be able to make a grilled cheese sandwich or a bowl of tomato soup.
Until there comes a day when you can’t. And that’s what brings us to today’s giveaway, for a product that solves the supermarket shopping and dinner decision problems in one fell swoop: Hello Fresh.
Hello Fresh sends three creative recipes and all the ingredients necessary to make them to customers’ doors every week. Ingredients are sourced locally, and the company does its best to have all fresh, quality ingredients (though not everything is organic). When you receive a box, you simply follow the gorgeously printed instructions, and in about half an hour, you’ve got a home-cooked meal. It’s a fine midpoint between doing all your own shopping and planning, and ordering take-out every night, and I’m happy to say I’m giving away two boxes today.
When I received my Hello Fresh box, which sells for $69, I got all the ingredients to make two servings each of Rosemary and Thyme Pork Chops with Roasted Fennel and Baby Carrots (pictured top), Quinoa Salad with Roasted Vegetables and Chicken (pictured below), and A Well Behaved Thai Red Curry with Chicken and Toasted Cashews (pictured above).
For three busy nights straight, Alex and I didn’t have to think about what we wanted to eat. It was a delightful relief simply to chose one of the three, follow the prepwork and cooking instructions, and dig in. All three meals were fresh and really, really good. Because each box has the exact quantities of each ingredient required, there is no waste. No cilantro wilting in the fridge, no zucchini going limp.
Hello Fresh so far delivers only in the mid-Atlantic region, and I’m thrilled to be giving away two boxes to lucky winners who live in the area. (To be sure you’re eligible, check your zip code here.) All who enter will receive a discount code for $30 off their first Hello Fresh box.
To enter the Hello Fresh Giveaway, you’ve got to:
- Leave a comment below and tell us what hassle is the biggest impediment between you and a home-cooked dinner;
- Be a subscriber to our newsletter;
- Become a fan of the BGSK Facebook Page;
- (Extra Entry) Tell your Facebook fans about the contest – post the link and @Big Girls Small Kitchen;
- (Extra Entry) Follow @BGSK on twitter and include us when you tweet about the giveaway.
I’ll announce two randomly selected winners next week on the blog. Good luck!