Recently I’ve been feeling pretty bored in the kitchen. It happens every now and then where I feel like I’ve rinsed every recipe I own and I’m out of fresh ideas! So when i discovered HelloFresh had just launched their new Flavour Generator really, I had nothing to lose.
The idea is that you select the Origin of the food you like most or would like to cook, from the drop down menu on the website. There is a choice of five, Indian, Mexican, British, Italian and middle eastern… this time I chose Italian (we’re big fans in this house) and I was really craving something pretty heavy on the carbs!! Next up you choose your flavour, again there is a choice of five, Spicy, Herby, Sweet, Tangy or something you’ve never tried, today we chose Sweet, something a bit different for us.
After you have made your selections, a recipe is generated for you to try, but don’t worry there are a few to choose from and if you don’t like what you were shown you can ‘spin ‘ the generator again and hope for something more your taste.
The generator then gives you a recipe, including all the ingredients you need, the method and times etc. plus the option to cook for either two people or four, which really is mega handy as I always struggle to alter set recipes to accommodate my dinner guests.
As it was just Wren and I, I set about making our Baked Risotto with Brail Nut Pesto with the recipe for two. I measured out everything we would need and organized my counter, as I’m one of those folk that can’t stand mess in the kitchen, specially when I’m cooking (it’s why my husband is rarely let loose in here) I began following the method and it was perfectly set out – really easy to understand, nothing too complicated and I managed to get it all done whilst Wren was still awake and occupied with her toys! Win win!!
The risotto only took 20 minutes to cook in the oven and the pesto was so easy to make from scratch that I think I’ll stop buying the jars and just make my own! I gave the pesto a blast in a blender instead of the noted ‘stir’ to get it nice and smooth for Wren, and OMG it was so tasty!
The added goats cheese on top brings the whole dish together and let me tell you, I felt like I had actually paid for the dish in a restaurant when I tried it! The plan was to have it for Dinner that evening, but it was so good, we had it for lunch too!
You can check out the food boxes HelloFresh supply here and have a shot at their Flavour Generator here. I really, honestly encourage you to do so, whether you’re trying to impress a loved one of a date, feeding the fam or entertaining your pals. These recipes are easy enough to master but tasty enough to impress!