| by Kenneth Chase | 100 comments

Moving & Cooking in my New Apartment! ?

Hi everyone! So this week, I just moved into an apartment
with my boyfriend. We’re still getting settled in, but I’m looking forward to decorating the place and making it feel like home. One of my goals this year is to cook healthy
meals at home more often. So today I’ve partnered up with Hello Fresh to help me cook my first meal in my apartment
and work towards that goal. Hey guys! So we’re in my new apartment, just moved in yesterday. Basically, haven’t finished decorating or unpacking at all. But I thought I’d take this opportunity to
try out something that I’ve been wanting to try out, which is Hello Fresh. So I’m not going to cook it just yet, but since I got the package I thought I’d just do the unboxing now, show you my first thoughts on it, because
this is my first time trying anything like this. So it looks like this box has three meals prepared in it. It has this one, this one, and this one. And basically, Hello Fresh gives you an option
of what type of meals you want. I chose the Veggie package. So they have classic, which is regular meat
and veggies, and then Veggie, and then the last one, which is Family plan. I’m trying to not eat meat this year. I’m not completely vegan or vegetarian, but
that’s the goal, so this is where we start. And they’re all still cold, I’m very surprised. I’m pretty sure they put ice packs in here. Yup, this thing. This is what keeps everything cool. Oh my god, there’s a juice in here! Oh, I’m excited. There’s green juice. I’m just gonna drink this right now, because why not? Out of these, this probably looks the most
appetizing to me, the Gorgeous Greens Bowl. So I’m gonna open the ingredients for that
one. They’ve got it down to a T. So basically, on this they have all of the
ingredients that you should have in your bag. Tells you how long the prep time is: 20 minutes. Total time: 40 minutes. And then 470 calories. It’s so detailed. Basically, you know exactly what you’re gonna do and what you’re gonna get. Here’s step-by-step instructions with really clear pictures. I just love things that have really clean
instructions and clean branding. They got it on point. So I’m actually not gonna cook it now. I’m just gonna put it back in the bag and
cook it later. But I’ll bring you guys along with me when
I decide to tackle that. Hey guys! It’s a new day. And you might be able to tell: my hair’s different. I did my hair. But today I’m gonna start tackling the first
meal. This one’s gonna be the Gorgeous Greens Farro Bowl, the one that I showed you guys. So I’m just gonna lay it all out and try my
best to do this right. I just want to put a disclaimer that, on a
scale from 1 to 10 in cooking skills, I’m probably like a 3 or 4, so yeah. And by the way, if you guys are interested
in trying out Hello Fresh yourself, then you can get $30 off your first week of Hello Fresh using the code “Lavendaire30”. So first, I’m gonna lay out all the ingredients
from the bag. Just to clarify, Hello Fresh is a service
that delivers recipes and ingredients to your door. You choose a meal plan and a delivery day that works best with your schedule. There’s a wide variety of chef-curated recipes
that change every week. And each meal is less than $10 a person. I love the fact that they portion the ingredients for you so that you don’t have to overbuy groceries. It’s also teaching me new ways to cook, so I’m going out of my comfort zone and learning a lot in this process. Do I just zest the peel? That’s my question. Am I zesting the peel or do I cut a little
bit of the peel off and then zest the white stuff? I don’t know. Interesting. This is my first time zesting a lemon. Ooh! Wow. I’m really impressed. This is cool. How much do I zest? “Zest, then halve lemon.” It’s so interesting. It smells so good. Alright, here it is. I’m actually super proud that I made this
because I never usually use the oven. Baking scares me because when you’re taking hot things out of the oven, I’m just scared to get burned. But I’m really proud. Let’s taste it. Let’s try it. I love the lemon zest. Wow. I’m gonna add more zest. So overall, I would say that this is a success. The only thing is, because I was filming myself,
I took a little longer and probably overcooked some of these things. I left the asparagus and the zucchini in the oven a little too long, but I mean now it’s nice and crispy. But yeah, I guess we just broke in my kitchen
for the first time, together. And I’m really excited about it. I’m looking forward to cooking more healthy
meals at home, since that’s one of my goals for this year. And I’m pretty proud of myself. I feel like my confidence in cooking has gone
a little bit higher. I’m definitely going to have to YouTube things
like how to cut an onion, how to do those things. But anyway, if you guys are interested in
checking out Hello Fresh for yourself at home, I do have a $30 off promo code: Lavendaire30. So just go to HelloFresh.com, enter that code:
Lavendaire30, and you’ll get $30 off your first week. Okay, I’m gonna get back to eating this. So thank you so much for watching. I love you all, and I’ll see you very soon
with some new content in my new apartment. Bye!



Jan 1, 2018, 12:40 pm Reply

Hello fresh is so pricey in Europe … But it's even worse in the US ! Definitely cheaper to go grocery shopping and prepping myself !


Jan 1, 2018, 12:54 pm Reply

Congratulations Lavendaire ? looking forward to decorating/shopping/haul video's ?

jess greenash

Jan 1, 2018, 12:55 pm Reply

So happy for you girl! I really would love to see more of your personality like this! Absolutely loved this video ?

Asuna Morimi

Jan 1, 2018, 1:03 pm Reply

Wow I'm glad to see u cooking even though it's a simple dish. I mean, my cooking skills is as bad as urs. ? I haven't cooked a full meal by myself in the longest time. I might have this as my next goal too but who knows how it'll turn out. We'll see. ?

Style My Sweets

Jan 1, 2018, 1:05 pm Reply

Congrats on the move! And I love the new hair ~ so pretty on you!!

Nadine Felice

Jan 1, 2018, 1:16 pm Reply

LOOKS SO DELICIOUS! I super love watching Hello Fresh videos! It always inspires me to go cook hehe


Jan 1, 2018, 1:41 pm Reply

Loving this new type of video! And love the idea of Hello Fresh, although no plastic packaging would be best! <3


Jan 1, 2018, 1:58 pm Reply

Congratulations on the new place!! I can't wait to see what you do with it ??

Also, I was screaming the entire time you were zesting. Usually you only get the yellow and stop when you see the white (which can make it bitter). But you liked it so hey ??‍♀️

Angelic Pearl

Jan 1, 2018, 2:03 pm Reply

Hhhh u should not grate til the white cause it's usually bitter.. just the yellow
Congrats for the appartment.. like it

bhavana.n.s bhavana.n.s

Jan 1, 2018, 2:22 pm Reply

congratulations on your move. I personally expect you to do more motivational videos. can you please make videos for motivating PhD students like me?

Jean Wang

Jan 1, 2018, 2:29 pm Reply

aw can't wait to see how you decorate your new home! so glad to hear you've decided to go more plant based! horray!! (gonna be hard to resist all the noodles we love to eat)

Irene Chen

Jan 1, 2018, 2:31 pm Reply

aw very exciting 🙂 congrats! Please give us a tour once you're settled in 🙂

Anna Grace

Jan 1, 2018, 2:47 pm Reply

My problem with this concept is that you end up having a lot of waste/trash because everything is packed up separately ….

Luxsica Yoga ลักษิกา โยคะ

Jan 1, 2018, 2:56 pm Reply

It's one of my goal to be vegetarian >vegen this year too! ❤️

Nisha Choudhary

Jan 1, 2018, 3:14 pm Reply

Congratulations on the move! Can't explain how good it feels for a viewer like me to see one of her favorite role models to start building her dream life from scratch and then slowly move onto creating all of her dreams true, and inspiring all her viewers meanwhile and show that 'Yes, everything is possible'! Wish you all the happiness of the world Aileen! Keep rocking! 🙂

Egyszerűen Laura

Jan 1, 2018, 3:41 pm Reply

Good luck on your vegetarian/vegan journey.

Vanessa Alexandra

Jan 1, 2018, 3:50 pm Reply

As much as I loved Hello Fresh, they and other meal services just don’t make very filling vegetarian/vegan recipes. We need to eat more! So if you don’t feel full, it’s because of Hello Fresh, not because you cut out meat lol

Santa P

Jan 1, 2018, 3:52 pm Reply

I wish in my country n city woukd be hellofresh

Amber Fox

Jan 1, 2018, 3:58 pm Reply

I took Hello Fresh here in Belgium for so long and loved every meal! Why I stopped is because I wanted to eat low carb.. and they don’t offer low carb boxes here. What I noticed is that there is still plastic bags used for ingredients with the Hello Fresh in your country. Shame because here it’s all in paper bags, which I love!! Oh and LOVE LOVE LOVE your t-shirt while you were cooking! ?

Leyda Leon

Jan 1, 2018, 4:23 pm Reply

love it! Moving can be overwhelming but they are always disguised opportunities to start over… 🙂 fresh start… new stage! 🙂 Enjoy… blessings!

ok youtube

Jan 1, 2018, 5:23 pm Reply

first, your videos are brilliant and i love playing them everyday in the background and helps me learn a lot. whatever you're putting up is already amazing. just one request, could you do a video on your hair, 'coz that is one of the many many things that keeps me glued to your channel.
also, free tip: for zesting the lemon just use the yellow part of the lemon, the white inside would make your meal bitter. have fun cooking!
you are doing great!

Lamis Ezzat

Jan 1, 2018, 5:48 pm Reply

Congratulations for the new apartment, really happy for you!

Daniela O.López

Jan 1, 2018, 5:54 pm Reply

All the best for your transition! Happy “to vegan” journey ???????

Meagan Nicole

Jan 1, 2018, 6:26 pm Reply

Stoked for an apartment tour once it’s all decorated!!!!!

kaviz d

Jan 1, 2018, 6:36 pm Reply


Nicole Echeverria

Jan 1, 2018, 6:59 pm Reply

What city is this in?

Jessy sky

Jan 1, 2018, 6:59 pm Reply

I love you aileen..

Taghreed Al Ahmad

Jan 1, 2018, 7:20 pm Reply

I'm so happy for you❤

Scarlet Baxter

Jan 1, 2018, 8:20 pm Reply

Congrats on your new appartment ^_^ random tip for zesting and juicing lemons. Roll the citrus fruit before juicing to get the most out of the fruit, and when zesting any citrus, you want to avoid the white part. It has a bittersweet taste, and most of the lemon flavour is actually in the yellow part of the peel

Joanna T

Jan 1, 2018, 8:46 pm Reply

Congrats! By the way, never zest the white of the lemon, which is too bitter. Just zest the yellow for best results! ?

Keira Bennett

Jan 1, 2018, 8:52 pm Reply

I love you and your channel and I find it really inspiring. I can’t cook to save my life so it’s great to see services that offer these kind of things. Do you think you’ll be able to make this into a series? Xxx

Fraffee Tan

Jan 1, 2018, 9:44 pm Reply

Seriously, I would watch Lavendaire cooking videos ??


Jan 1, 2018, 10:03 pm Reply


Mimi Batman

Jan 1, 2018, 10:39 pm Reply

Zest should be just the yellow part of the lemon. The yellow has the flavor, the white is just bitter. Love you and your channel! Good job with cooking!


Jan 1, 2018, 10:46 pm Reply

Since you are on your way to veganism you should check the youtube channel "Pick up limes". It's a YT channel of a woman who's a vegan nutritionist and dietitian plus she has a lot of easy cocking tutorials! I hope you get to enjoy her channel as much as I do. Congrats for your move <3

Star Dang

Jan 1, 2018, 10:56 pm Reply

Just want to say I absolutely love your videos! I enjoy waking up in the morning while doing my makeup and just listening to your content! I just want to take this opportunity to say thank you for taking the time and effort to make these videos and share it with the world! I aspire to one day to the same!

Linda Hiles

Jan 1, 2018, 11:24 pm Reply

For future reference, you only zest the yellow. The white is the pith and it's NOT tasty. Loved this video.

Marilyn Fontanilla

Jan 1, 2018, 11:31 pm Reply

Great concept but man, do they use a lot of of plastic packaging

Judith Manappurath

Jan 1, 2018, 1:03 am Reply

Congrats on your move ?
I just discovered your channel and i really love the contents you make.
Its really soothing and I feel so optimistic during and after the videos ?
Keep it up!

Love from Switzerland ??


Jan 1, 2018, 4:27 am Reply

I love your channel, Congratulations on your new chapter. Love it

emma yttrium

Jan 1, 2018, 5:32 am Reply

Maybe it’s their UK branch but I had such a horrible experience with HelloFresh and their customer service was appalling. I much preferred using Gousto

Robyn Rodriguez

Jan 1, 2018, 5:38 am Reply

Where did you find that rug?? It’s really beautiful!! Congratulations on the move!!


Jan 1, 2018, 9:20 am Reply

Hi does hello fresh have offers for different countries from America, like Bulgaria

Vee Dixon

Jan 1, 2018, 10:33 am Reply

Yay! Your new apartment looks absolutely gorg! You deserve this girl. Sending love from Australia xx

Lisa –

Jan 1, 2018, 11:46 am Reply

holy moly, the amount of earth unfriendly packaging that hello fresh has WOW


Jan 1, 2018, 12:00 pm Reply

Cool cooking with you together 😀 I like that kind of video. Also nice that you moved into a new appartement. Enjoy your new place ♥

Nessy Maikon

Jan 1, 2018, 4:50 pm Reply


Nibedita Datta

Jan 1, 2018, 5:13 pm Reply

Congratulations Aileen! You look so happy which makes me happy ☺️☺️☺️

Kuinimeri Talo

Jan 1, 2018, 8:48 pm Reply

Thanks for sharing.


Feb 2, 2018, 12:41 am Reply

I loved the informal feel of this. I adore you content in general and just added you to my Featured Channels Tab! Thanks Aileen

How to Get Your Shit Together

Feb 2, 2018, 2:17 am Reply

I might actually have to try this because on that cooking scale, I'm a one. ?


Feb 2, 2018, 3:52 am Reply

I love all your cooking videos ?

Samy Garcia

Feb 2, 2018, 4:00 am Reply

Can you do a house tour or a decorate with me or a organize my stuff with me type video next ?I would really love that

Kristine Dubuque Ortega

Feb 2, 2018, 4:30 am Reply

Congrats on your new place! Loved learning about this company, Also! Xx


Feb 2, 2018, 8:05 am Reply

I really like this video! Funny to see you cooking, I think we're on the same level but you do know how to cut an onion lol. I'd really like to see a video like this in the future again! 🙂


Feb 2, 2018, 10:16 am Reply

I don't understand why you are making videos about how to reduce waste etc. and then let yourself sponsor by a company that does exactly the opposite. Why?

Marquita Ledbetter

Feb 2, 2018, 2:32 pm Reply

Congrats your apartment is beautiful!!


Feb 2, 2018, 5:05 pm Reply

I learned the word zesting from you! Lemon cake with lemon zest smells and tastes so good.

Josiane Freitas

Feb 2, 2018, 6:51 pm Reply

So happy for you!!!! Love your videos!!!!!

Dana Rudolf

Feb 2, 2018, 7:56 pm Reply

This video was so adorable! I love it!


Feb 2, 2018, 1:42 am Reply

The meals look good~

Rithi prasad

Feb 2, 2018, 4:05 am Reply

wow ,pretty house for a pretty girl

Shaz Young

Feb 2, 2018, 5:14 am Reply

We have Hello Fresh in Australia as well. I use it every fortnight. It has been such an awesome thing for my family. We eat healthier and I have so much variety.


Feb 2, 2018, 11:35 am Reply

you look so beautiful without makeup


Feb 2, 2018, 1:30 pm Reply

Thumbs up for the lemon zest ??✨

Shruti Agarwal

Feb 2, 2018, 2:24 pm Reply

You should do an apartment tour video soon. We would love that! ♥

as hum

Feb 2, 2018, 7:37 pm Reply

Lol Aileen, we have similar anxieties!! Sports, using the oven… lol! I have really grown to love you too! <3

Clara Sais

Feb 2, 2018, 10:22 pm Reply

Love the tee 🙂 ❤️

jasmine yab

Feb 2, 2018, 11:02 pm Reply


Trinity Miller

Feb 2, 2018, 2:05 am Reply

My roomate and I got the same box and loved it! The pita recipe was literally the best thing ever.

Tamara Gerber

Feb 2, 2018, 8:01 am Reply

Happy settling in and congratulations on your new apartment and the healthy cooking goals! You're only supposed to zest the yellow stuff off the lemon as the tastes bitter. Let me know if you're interested in cooking video recommendations, I have a few I'm following who are doing yummy, healthy recipes.

Esther Louise

Feb 2, 2018, 5:33 pm Reply

Kind of feel this videos title is misleading and you are just trying to get us to buy hello fresh. I'm just trying to be honest. It seems like you are mostly just creating content these days based on your sponsorships which IMHO is a shame.


Feb 2, 2018, 1:36 pm Reply

So much plastic wrapping :'(

Pranali Chocoholic

Feb 2, 2018, 3:49 pm Reply

U r so cute
I love u?

juliana Diana

Feb 2, 2018, 7:38 pm Reply

congratulations Aileen ! hey everybody i want make new friends from all over the world i am from Tunisia !!!!!!

Divya Sharma

Feb 2, 2018, 6:06 pm Reply

i am totally vegetarian from birth proud to be that?

elletea pj

Feb 2, 2018, 8:48 pm Reply

Yay for veggies and no meat!

Kenzie Phillips

Feb 2, 2018, 12:08 am Reply

yesss veggie <3

Lili Lastoczki

Feb 2, 2018, 11:28 am Reply

Hello Lavendaire! :))
Actually we usually do not zest the white parts of the lemon, because it contains the bitterness, but the food looks delicious!!! 😀
Loving your videos btw <3

Yashini Suppayah

Feb 2, 2018, 8:10 am Reply

Aileen, do you feel lazy like you dont feel like doing anything?? I feel sleepy all the time and can you tell me how will you overcome it??? ?

Alliah Rose

Feb 2, 2018, 4:41 pm Reply

we're same! i decided to become pescetarian this year.

Aveline Rose

Feb 2, 2018, 8:57 pm Reply

Your new apt is beautiful! So excited for you. I'm moving to LA soon– if you have any recommendations on areas to live or etc. let me know! I'm curious about your hair because I had mine pretty platinum blonde last year but it was so damaged and fried looking. Your hair often has this tint that is almost like a tinge of pink or lavender. Basically exactly what I had wanted. I'm scared to lighten it again only cause now most of it is brown and healthy (and that took a long time to get back), but I loveee that color so much. We have such a similar aesthetic. How do you do yours? <3 Congrats!

Kareena Kayla

Feb 2, 2018, 11:22 am Reply

Hi Aileen! Congratulations on the move. I’m moving too. But I’m worried that I won’t be able to adapt to my new apartment. My family’s moving at the end of the month but the decision was so sudden and I didn’t get a say about it, I haven’t even seen it yet. I’ve lived in my current location for 8 years and now I’m moving to somewhere completely unknown. I’m not changing schools or anything and it’s not too far from where I live now but I’m just worried that I might miss my old home too much and might not adapt to my new one. Do you have any advice for letting go, moving on and possibly adapting to a new environment?✨Thank you…


Feb 2, 2018, 1:46 pm Reply

Aileen you were hacking away at the lemon and I was CRYING. The zest is ONLY the thin yellow layer on the lemon skin. As soon as you get to the white part, the white part is EXTREMELY BITTER! Just so you know for next time!


Feb 2, 2018, 8:55 pm Reply

Mmm! Looks good!

But yeah only zest up to the white part, (pith) because that stuff is bitter.

Taylor Watkins

Feb 2, 2018, 10:30 pm Reply

Yes. Go vegan!


Feb 2, 2018, 2:11 pm Reply

Nooooo….not the white part of the Lemon! lol

Nat M.e

Feb 2, 2018, 3:37 pm Reply

The fact that you found interesting zesting a lemon was so cute! Hehe. Congrats on your new apartment, it's always nice to start fresh.

Made By Machond

Feb 2, 2018, 4:31 pm Reply

Don’t zest the white part of the lemon !


Feb 2, 2018, 8:22 pm Reply

Fabulous video clip! Hereabouts at Y&S FOOD! we adore to discover this style of contents. We create Travel & Food videos as well, around the world, and also we are constantly searching for inspirations and also techniques. Thank You.


Feb 2, 2018, 1:07 am Reply

Congrats on the move! Would love to see how you and your boyfriend make things work vs living alone 🙂 Also love those mint bowls!

Hannah Cartier

Mar 3, 2018, 11:02 pm Reply

That actually looks so freaking good! I am very proud

Brodie Louise

Mar 3, 2018, 10:58 am Reply

Love your 'Live by the sun' t-shirt ?? Also so happy you are heading forwards veganism! It really is a beautiful lifestyle ?


Mar 3, 2018, 3:27 am Reply


Proud Muslim & Pakistani

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Apr 4, 2018, 5:04 pm Reply

I can't wait to see yr now home

Janet Legaspi – Medrano

Apr 4, 2018, 11:50 pm Reply

I like cooking videos from you. ?

Nashe’s Coven

Apr 4, 2018, 7:31 pm Reply

You look stunning with your new hair

Weronika Szymańska

Apr 4, 2019, 8:40 am Reply

too much plastic in there.. thats sad 🙁 but love your videos

Tran Jacinto

Jun 6, 2019, 11:36 pm Reply

Can you email me at [email protected]

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