Knife Tips: Proper Knife Grip

Lets get back to basics and talk about an essential – proper knife grip!
Correct knife grip is fundamental to being able to chop, dice, mince, and peel like a pro. Once you feel confident in your knife skills, you’ll be able to prep your food with even more efficiency, allowing you to spend that much more time savoring your HelloFresh meal!
Many people make the mistake of placing their index finger on top of the knife to stabilize (see image below), but this actually makes your grip less stable! No worries, if you fall into this camp – that’s what we’re here for!
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Instead, you’ll want to wrap your index finger fully around the blade (see below), so that your thumb and forefinger do most of the gripping – similar to holding a pencil. The rest of your hand will naturally curl around the knife’s handle once you have this proper grip in place!
right grip
Try out this new technique next week when you’re dicing the zucchini and carrot in our Pumpkin Hasbrown with Pesto Vegetables recipe or chopping tomatoes for our Smoked Salmon Nicoise Salad. It might take a few tries to get used to, but practice makes perfect! Once you’ve got the grip down, you’re well on your way to cooking with ease and efficiency!

How-To Butterfly Meat!

Butterflying meat may sound fancy – but rest assured it’s quite simple to get right! Just check out this quick video and you’re good to go.

Chrissy Recipe Fresh from the UK – Cranberry and Cream Cheese Roulades with Roast Potatoes

Practicing your perfect roast potatoes and throw together a Crimbo themed touch with some cranberry stuffed chicken. It all sounds a little fussy but is actually dead simple and the flavours are perfect for the 25th. The key secret is to get some nice rough edges on your potatoes before they go into the oven.

Thank you to HelloFresh from the UK for sharing this festive dish with us!

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Ingredients for two people

2 Chicken breasts
60 g Cream cheese
1 handful Cranberries
300 g Broccoli
450 g Potatoes, peeled & chopped
1/2 litre Chicken stock
1 tbs flour

HelloFresh UK Recipe

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Christmas Gift Guide – The Quirky Edit

With Chrissy just around the corner it’s time to get your presents organised! Here at HelloFresh, we love all things food and all things festive. If you have a fun food lover in your life – one of these items will make the perfect gift!

1. Mana-“tea” Infuser 

mana tea infuser

Tea lovers can never have enough infusers – so with a gift like this you can’t go wrong!

Fred and Friends – $10.

2. There’s a chance this wine mug 

wine mug

Ideal for coffee and wine lovers alike – this mug speaks the truth and can be easily found at Typo!

Type – $10.

 3. Nutella ring

nutella ring

We all have know that one chronic nutella addict – be warned, they may try to lick up this delicious piece!

Etsy – $20.

4. Nespresso Coffee Capsule Vase

capsule flower holder

Coffee is fantastic, but the capsules aren’t the prettiest things. Brighten up a coffee-lovers kitchen with this clever capsule vase!

Hard To Find – $55.

5. Deer Polywood Wine Holder

wine holder

Wine always makes a lovely gift – couple it with this festive wine holder and you’ve got a perfect and festive present up your sleeve.

Hard To Find – $50.

6. To Brie or Not To Brie Tea Towel

tea towel brei

Poetic, funny, and cheese related – We challenge you to find a better tea towel for a brie lover!

Hard To Find – $27.

7. Foodie Dice 

food dice

 This set of 9 food related dice will inspire chefs and non-chefs alike! Roll the dice and experiment with the ingredients and techniques that are picked.

Etsy – $30.

8. HelloFresh Gift Card

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Last but certainly not least is a HelloFresh gift card! Give your family member or friend the gift of freshness and let them choose when they fancy delivery.

Zesty Lamb with Greek Salsa

A punchy and Greek inspired lamb dish which everyone will go crazy over – enjoy!

lamb_chops

Ingredients for two people

400 g lamb loin chops
2 tbs olive oil
1 lemon, zested & juiced
2 tomatoes, finely chopped
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
70 g kalamata olives, finely chopped
1 cucumber, finely chopped
1 handful parsley, finely chopped
1/2 iceberg lettuce, torn

HelloFresh recipe

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Nutty Almond Quinoa with Veggies & Chicken

This dish boasts an array of produce which comes together scrumptiously and is guaranteed to fill you up!

chicken_pilaf

Ingredients for two people

1 tbs olive oil
350 g chicken thighs, sliced
1 brown onion, diced
1 knob ginger, finely diced
1 chilli, diced
1 packet HelloFresh Pilaf spice mix
150 g quinoa
300 ml boiling water
100 g snow peas, sliced diagonally
1 handful mint, chopped
30 g slivered almonds

Hellofresh recipe

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How to chop carrots!

Finely chopping carrots has never been this easy – watch this video for the only how-to you’ll ever need!