Tuesday 8 September 2020

Aubergine Tagliatelle with Hello Fresh Kit

The last six months during lock down, we have all spent more time in our homes than ever before. Families finally found they were discovering new ways to communicate, learn new skills and take up new hobbies to while the time during this lock down.
Without the option of dinning out, ordering takeaways, people started cooking more and discovering different cuisines around the world to create and satisfy their gastronomical cravings. It's surprisingly how many people have found a hidden passion for cooking that they never knew they had. With the help of supermarket home deliveries, shop and collect, online shopping and food delivery boxes, the task has become easier and more enjoyable. Even those people with limited culinary experience can rustle a tasty, delicious and healthy meal in a short time.

How is this Possible?
  • People had more time to spend in the kitchen.
  • Statistics show that during lock down, more people started watching cooking shows, referred to recipe books and took part in online cooking classes to brush up their culinary skills.
  • Many people with a lack of cooking skills and meal planning found it hard to create home cooked food and this is when their problem was solved by ordering a pre-planned and packed recipe box/ meal kit with the correct ingredients and recipe card delivered straight to your door

Hello Fresh is one such company that delivers fresh ingredients straight to your door, with a choice of 4 different boxes; family box, classic box, rapid quick recipe box and vegetarian box. You can choose from their website recipes that are Classic English, Italian, Indian, Mediterranean, Vietnamese, Chinese cuisine and many more. Each box comes with the complete ingredients to create your chosen recipe with full instructions and recipe card. Do check out their most popular recipes there are so many options.

What are the advantages of ordering a recipe box?
  • No need to go shopping.
  • Take the stress out of meal planning
  • Everything you need to create a healthy and delicious recipe delivered straight to your door.
  • The meal kits offer a wide selection of recipe ideas for vegetarians and non-vegetarians.
  • Fool proof, easy to follow instructions making it simple to create a enjoyable and tasty meal in less than 30 minutes.
I tried the vegetarian box from Hello Fresh and chose the Aubergine Tagliatelle recipe. The recipe turned out delicious and took less 30 minutes to create from start to finish.

The ingredient prep was minimal and only took a few minutes. It just shows how easy it is to put this recipe together.

I am sharing my step by step pictorial of the cooking stages below to show how easy it is to create this delicious and tasty dish.


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Italian Cuisine
Yield: 2 Servings
Author: Nayna Kanabar
Aubergine Tagliatelle

Aubergine Tagliatelle

Delicious and tasty pasta dish with Mediterranean flavours of roasted aubergines, sundried tomatoes in a spicy tomato sauce.
Prep time: 10 MCook time: 20 MTotal time: 30 M


  • Dutch Aubergine 1
  • Sundried Tomatoes 20g
  • Tagliatelle 180g
  • Parsley 1/2 Bunch
  • Echalion Shallots 1
  • Garlic 2 cloves
  • Chopped Tomatoes 400g
  • Olive Oil 3 Tbsps
  • Salt 1 Tsp
  • Black Pepper 1 Tsp
  • Chilli Flakes 1/2 Tsp
  • Hard vegetarian Cheese  grated 2 Tbsps


  1. Peel and finely chop the Echalion shallot.
  2. Finely chop the garlic.
  3. Finely chop the sundried tomatoes.
  4. Cut in the aubergine in half length ways and cut into thin 2mm thick half moons.
  5. Layer the aubergine slices in a baking tray and drizzle with olive oil and a little salt. 
  6. Grill the aubergines turning them half way through cooking until they soften and edges crisp up.
  7. Remove the aubergines from grill and keep aside.
  8. Put a pan of water to heat and add 1 tsp salt, bring the water to boil and add the tagliatelle. Cook for 8-10 minutes until pasta is al dente. Drain the pasta and add 1 tbsp of olive oil and toss, keep aside.
  9. In a pan add 1 tbsp olive oil , when the oil is hot, add the shallots and garlic and saute for 2-3 minutes until translucent.
  10. Add the chopped sundried tomatoes and the chopped tomatoes, 1/2 tsp salt, freshly ground black pepper and chilli flakes and cook the mixture for 5-6 minutes until the tomatoes soften and you have a thick sauce. Taste and adjust seasoning to your taste.
  11. Stir in the grilled aubergines and cook the sauce for a further 3-4 minutes.
  12. Add the drained pasta to the sauce and mix thoroughly coating all the pasta with the sauce.
  13. Transfer the pasta to serving bowls. Garnish with finely chopped parsley and a grated hard vegetarian cheese
Calories 1950.64
Fat (grams) 202.35
Sat. Fat (grams) 28.17
Carbs (grams) 40.50
Fiber (grams) 12.34
Net carbs 28.17
Sugar (grams) 12.76
Protein (grams) 7.17
Sodium (milligrams) 10548.68
Cholesterol (grams) 4.46
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The Hello Fresh boxes are a convenient way to meal plan and enjoy delicious tasty meals with out the stress of  going shopping. If you have not tried a Hello Fresh Box delivery, I would highly recommend it and you can read another Hello Fresh review here too  Why not book your box today and find out for yourself.
If you like Italian cuisine, you will definitely love this Italian Roasted Bell Pepper recipe.

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  1. This sounds delicious and I am very tempted to try it myself. I like the idea of recipe boxes, especially for busy people who don't have time to get to the shops themselves. Personally I would just want to check that the price is not excessive compared with buying the ingredients separately.

    1. The boxes are great as you have everything you need to create a complete recipe. Its worth the little extra money for the convenience.

  2. OMG I love tagliatelle and love aubergines (can't get enough of them!) - am so gonna try this recipe - and am totally up for getting a box of food delivered - kind of in prep for a potentially difficult winter of shopping ahead with the world the way it is!!!

    1. The aubergines are a real nice addition to the recipe, do try it its lovely.

  3. I used Hello Fresh a long time ago and loved the new recipes we learnt, we still use them now. I must try them again soon

  4. I really love aubergine so adding it to anything makes me want to try it. This sounds like a wonderfully tasty recipe and one that I know I'd really enjoy x

  5. This sounds really delicious! We used to get Hello Fresh and I did love it, but over time I started to find the veggie options got a bit repetitive and boring so we ended up stopping our subscription. It was a shame because it did take a lot of stress out of meal planning!

  6. My daughter would love to try this out. She is pescitarian so she only eats fish as her meat.

  7. I have seen and heard so many great recipes and reviews of Hello Fresh. I must try it one day

  8. I have tried hello fresh before and liked their recipe options and cards but were too pricy for me now I get another and love it.

  9. Oh my goodness, this looks absolutely amazing. I will have to give this a go as I know that my husband would love it

  10. We used to get recipe boxes a lot, but then realised once we had all of the recipes we could do them ourselves x

  11. Oh this looks so good!! Hello Fresh do loads of lovely recipes and food boxes!

  12. That looks amazing! I've been thinking about trying Hello Fresh for a while. I know that my husband and I would love it but I'm not sure if the kids would enjoy the different dinner ideas.

  13. Kristine Nicole Alessandra10 September 2020 at 14:09

    I wish we have Hello Fresh in my country! It would be awesome if we did. How nice it would be to reduce the stress of meal planning!

  14. I have yet to try Hello Fresh. The food looks so good and is making me hungry.

  15. I have yet to try Hello Fresh. The food looks so good and is making me hungry.

  16. I shouldn't have read this before dinner......I am starving now! It looks so tasty

  17. Oh wow this sounds so delicious. Will definitely have to give it a go and make it over the weekend

  18. Oh yum! This recipe from Hello Fresh looks absolutely tasty and so healthy too. I love aubergine so I am gonna give this a go.

  19. Oh yum! This recipe from Hello Fresh looks absolutely tasty and so healthy too. I love aubergine so I am gonna give this a go.

  20. I looooove how fresh this is, I would love to make it soon, very easy recipe, thank you!!!

  21. Our family loves all the Hello Fresh meals and it makes weekdays so much easier to manage

  22. Wow those boxes sound so good I wish we can get one of them. Loved your aubergine tagliatelle must feed my girls they will not mind aubergine like this.

  23. I love such dishes with a Mediterranean touch .. eggplant is one of my fav and what fun to get a pre set kit to cook in your favourite meal 🥘

  24. Looks absolutely delicious and yes these DiY meal in a kit are a big blessing many a times. Loved the concept of these prepackaged meal kits where all ingredients are included and we dnt have to run around hunting for them

  25. Oh uh. That looks so good and it is making me hungry.

  26. This looks so delicious! I haven't tried Hello Fresh in a while but I remember their stuff being good quality.


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