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I Tried Blue Apron And Here’s How It Turned Out
If you think since I’m a food blogger, I live in the kitchen, you are actually right. And because I’m a wife and a mom who needs to feed lots of hungry mouthes, kitchen is my most visited room in the house.
But here’s a thing. Despite me thinking about food and recipes 50 % of my time, there are moments when I want someone to think meal preparation for me. And by meal preparation I mean coming up with a dinner idea, finding a recipe and shopping for ingredients.
I can cook, but please, release me from the burden of thinking. That’s what I tell to my husband when I ask him what to make for dinner. Granted, he leaves it up to me.
I’ve seen Blue Apron food delivery commercial many times. But every time I think to myself: “come on, what am I, unable to prepare food without any assistance”? But you know what, there are days when exhaustion takes a toll on me and I need help. So after some consideration I decided to give Blue Apron a try and see if it worths the money.
I quickly signed up to their web-site and decided to start with 3-recipes per week plan. I loved being in control of what recipes they send you based on your dietary preferences. I also like that once you sign up, you can cancel a subscription at any time.
My 3 meals of choice were 1 seafood and 2 vegetarian. After I completed my order, I received an e-mail notification about the status of my shipment and tracking code.
My order arrived very fast and everything was packed in a refrigerated box. I was pleasantly surprised that all vegetables and fruits were nice and fresh. Together with ingredients, I received step-by-step instructions on how to make a recipe. I absolutely loved this feature. It’s useful to once in a while rely on someone else’s instructions and free your brain from thinking.
Since fish was fresh and not frozen, I decided that I’ll cook it first. My recipe was Crisp Catfish with Bird’s Eye Chile Sauce. Following the instructions, I quickly prepared rice, the sauce and pan fried the catfish. Let me tell you something. I never was a fan of catfish, therefore I never buy it, but the final product that I’ve prepared following the instructions, knocked my socks off. Fish came out super tender, crispy, flavorful and delicious. In a combination with spicy kick of sauce and rice, I’m totally adding this dish on my list of easy and delicious dinners.
The second meal that I’ve prepared was Mushroom and Fennel Fettuccine with Hakurei Turnips and Mascarpone Cheese. Sounds fancy? It sure tasted that way. It was actually my first time trying turnips and I really liked them, can’t wait to use them in other recipes. This pasta dish came out creamy, flavorful and super yummy.
The last meal from my box was Caramelised Onion and Kale Quiche with Frisee and Pear Salad. It came with 2 quiche crusts, so me and my husband had individual quiches.
I’m a big fan of quiche pie, but let’s admit it, it can be high in calories. I’ve never tried vegetarian option, that’s why I decided to give it a go. And I’m glad I did, because the result did not disappoint me. Quiche came out flavorful, vibrant and I kept craving more.
As I previously mentioned, all recipes took 3o minutes or less to prepare which is very convenient if you’re short on time and dinner has to be served asap.
So, here’s the quick run down about my experience with Blue Apron food delivery service.
- You are able to choose what kind of meals you want to order
- Fast delivery
- All ingredients come nice and fresh
- Easy step-by-step photo instructions provided
- Great combination of ingredients, food comes out delicious;
- Some of the ingredients like parsley and scallions came with a broken packaging.
So here’s my verdict. I do recommend Blue Apron. If you’re like me and need an occasional help on the kitchen, Blue Apron worths every penny. Ingredients are fresh, instructions are clear and food is delicious!
If you’d like to experience a beauty of meal delivery service for yourself, click here to get 3 Free Meals on your first order.