Stuck for Dinner Ideas?

Recently we have been on a bit of a health kick, not for weight loss in particular but simply to improve our lifestyle. Pre Freddie we cooked fresh meals every night and actually, my husband and I fought over the cooking.  Nowadays it’s a quick recipe (we know by heart), a pre made packaged meal or even a take away (whoops.)

We have fallen into the rut of making the same meals; we have 4 specifically on rotation. While I do love them all, adding some variety is key to enjoying a healthy diet.  We have cookbooks in abundance, but gone are the days of flicking endless pages to finds something new to try; we just don’t have the time.  We Love food and thankfully none of us are picky eaters so the idea of the Flavour Generator from HelloFresh is perfect.

HelloFresh’ new Flavour Generator is fab, pick your cuisine, the taste level and generate your flavour.  We picked Italian &  spicy as we haven’t had anything Italian in a while.  The generator produced two options Penne all’Arrabiata or Herbed Pork Orecchiete.  They both take twenty minutes to prepare so based on this and the fact we had most of the ingredients already, we went for the Penne all’Arrabiata.  The generator has a huge bank of recipes so even if these options aren’t to your desired taste there are many other choices which will be sure to fit your palate.

The app is perfect because it takes you through step by step. I like to begin by gathering all my ingredients together and chopping frantically, thankfully with this dish there is minimal preparation.  Freddie likes to join in, he’s quite adventurous when it comes to food thankfully but I know it could all change in the blink of an eye.  So we try and keep him interested by letting him help us with dinner, he usually nibbles his way through the preparation

Hands up who wants pasta 😂😂

This particular recipe is my idea of perfect, after some prep work you pretty much cook it, throw it all together and enjoy.

Anyhow we all absolutely loved it!! What a clever little tool, taking the hassle out of meal planning and better still guiding you through how to make it.  I especially liked the serving side selector, so if you are having guests round this nifty tool can calculate how much more you need…That’s what I call time saving!   I am LOVING it, with a bank of 100 recipes I’m sure we will use this app time and time again.

If your looking for some meal inspiration definitely give the Flavour Generator a try! I’ve already planned next weeks dinners using it! If its anything like the Penne all’Arrabiata I’m in for a TREAT!


Rita xx



  1. Melody
    August 18, 2017 / 5:14 pm

    your dinner looks delicious

    • lifeatbelgrove
      September 11, 2017 / 9:10 pm

      Thanks melody, it was and really handy to make xx

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