I quite often get asked where I get the inspiration for the dishes I create. Most of the time, I just look at what I have in the fridge/pantry and make something up. However, there are times (usually during the week when I’m flat out at work and want a healthy, nutritious meal without doing any actual thinking), I look to others for inspiration.
In my search for healthy recipes and meal ideas, I discovered the HelloFresh Flavour Generator – and it is awesome! You simply choose the type of cuisine you want – you can select from Indian, Mexican, British, Italian and Middle Eastern, and then you choose the flavour – spicy, sweet, tangy, herby or if you are feeling adventurous, ‘Something I’ve never tried’. I was so impressed with the variety of cuisines! You then hit the ‘Generate My Flavour’ button and all the deciding is done for you. Perfect.
As you know, I am a massive advocate of healthy Indian-inspired food, so therefore I selected ‘Indian’ and ‘Herby’. I was given a couple of recipe options based on my selection and chose the Fragrant Lamb Pilaf with Spinach, Apricots and Minted Yogurt. It just sounded super delicious and has everything you need from a healthy meal – protein, fibre and vegetables.
The recipe pages for each of the meals are super fun. Each one tends to come with some nutritional information, and the one I used, came with a little historical fact on pilaf and how it was enjoyed at Alexander the Great’s feast in honour of the capture of Samarkand. As a nutritionist and a history graduate, this absolutely made my day. The meal itself was delicious and so full of flavour. The method was sufficiently detailed and easy for anyone, at all cooking levels, to follow and feel comfortable with.
Anyway, I wanted to share this find with you and suggest that you definitely have a go at creating one of the recipes – it’s just so easy for those busy days when you want someone else to do the thinking for you. Instead of reaching out for the takeaway menu or eating noodles out of a pot – click on the HelloFresh Flavour Generator!