Monday, June 8, 2015

Monday Menu: Blue Apron

I love to cook, but it's easy to cook the same things over and over again (and that's not very fun or adventurous!). Blue Apron is a meal-delivery service that will deliver all the ingredients that you need to create a few new recipes each week. We decided to try it out this week, and I'm excited to get the NEXT delivery!

Here's how it works: Each week you log into your account and choose a few dishes from the weekly menu. Blue Apron packs everything up in the perfect portion sizes and ships it straight to your door in refrigerated boxes. In our last shipment, we tried:

  • Pan roasted pork with smashed potatoes and spinach
  • Seared cod with aromatic curried rice and snow peas
  • Steamed turkey buns with quick kimchi

Although I probably could have made any of these dishes on my own, I like that Blue Apron packed up all the ingredients for me. Some of the dishes had more "uncommon" ingredients like bean paste and a special kind of Korean spice. Getting the pre-portioned amounts was a lot more cost-effective than going to the grocery store and buying the ingredients in mass quantities. 

This is also a great option for the infrequent or novice cook. If you plan to eat out frequently but want just enough for  2-3 meals at home, then Blue Apron will completely substitute your weekly grocery shopping (how convenient).  Plus, each recipe comes with illustrated, step-by-step directions, so you can whip up a 30-minute-meal with ease! 

It is important to note that they do NOT cater to food allergies/preferences aside from offering vegetarian options. You can choose options from their menu that meet your requirements and/or make substitutions on your own. 

*This post was not sponsored by Blue Apron. I simply had a great experience and couldn't wait to share it with you!

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