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Trying Blue Apron Goodness

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Ray and I finally caved to trying Blue Apron when the wonderful Julie over at Peanut Butter Fingers (a fellow grad of the same high school) raved about it.  While I’ve heard great things, it’s when a fellow blogger gives two massive thumbs up that we get swayed.  And I have to tell you, I’m so glad we did!

Upon receiving the box, we instantly loved the program.  Each ingredient is exactly measured to fit 2-4 portion sizes, whichever you order while on the website.  The bags are labeled and all you do is toss them in the refrigerator to be removed when it’s time to make your meal for the week.

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For our first meal to try, we went with the Seared Cod.  The box also comes with exact directions for each meal, starting with which items to remove from the fridge and ending with suggestions for how to plate the meal.  Even the suggested order of chopping the veggies was included!

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True to Blue Apron’s promise, all ingredients were included.  Down to the butter!  The three pieces that we found we needed, and are likely in most kitchens if you’re reading this, are salt, pepper, and olive oil.

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While the directions  included several mini steps, there were actually three major steps.  Mix veggies, create a vinaigrette from scratch (ingredients included), and pan searing the cod.  In total, I would say that the meal took us 30-45 minutes to pull together.

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I would highly recommend Blue Apron for a simple, healthy, filling meal.  I’ll be honest when I say that we were incredibly skeptical that these dishes would be enough food for the two of us – especially with super athlete Ray over this way.  But it was perfect portion size to leave us feeling a satisfied full.

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Ray and I already can’t wait to try our next dish this week and we already have our order to go for next week!  I, along with everyone I’ve heard from to date, gives Blue Apron two very enthusiastic thumbs up.

6 23 15_8 Full disclosure: This post was not sponsored in any way – I’m just passing on the good word!

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8 Comments

  • Reply Maddie @ Dixie Runs

    I’ve heard so many great things about Blue Apron! My only problem is I am very picking about proteins.. I usually stick to chicken and beef and it seems like a lot of the meals contain fish or another kind of meat that I’m too afraid to try!

    June 23, 2015 at 9:24 am
    • Reply semisweettooth

      Totally, they do seem kind of all over the place. But the nice thing is that you can see the menu for the next week and can always cancel sporadically (or for keeps) within a week’s notice. Next week’s looks great, so we’re keeping that one! Then the following week looks meh… so as long as I can tell them by Friday, it’ll be cancelled at no charge. 🙂

      June 23, 2015 at 2:27 pm
  • Reply Jamie

    I’ve never tried Blue Apron, but would love to start a meal delivery service. It would make prep non-existant which would be lovely with my work schedule. However, being vegetarian (vegan but I eat eggs), the selection is limited and honestly it’s a bit pricy for someone who is not eating any meat. I’m glad you enjoyed the service so much!! And the cod does look pretty amazing!

    June 23, 2015 at 9:55 am
    • Reply semisweettooth

      Totally with you! I know they have a veggie option, but I have no idea how that is. There was something a lot of friends used in Chicago that delivered fresh, seasonal fruits and veggies to your home. We should check that out!

      June 23, 2015 at 2:28 pm
  • Reply chroncont

    Oh, this looks amazing! I love this type of meal 🙂 Thanks for sharing your delicious recipes at Together on Tuesdays!

    June 23, 2015 at 12:30 pm
    • Reply semisweettooth

      Absolutely – it was so tasty! We’ll be making a chicken dish tonight. Can’t wait to try it out!

      Also, I know I owe you a picture. I think I have one picked out, so I should be sending shortly. 🙂

      June 23, 2015 at 2:29 pm
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