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11/20/2015

Fresh Ingredients with Blue Apron

Blue Apron

I had heard of Blue Apron before but never tried them.  Being able to team up with Blue Apron has changed that.  I am glad I had this opportunity.


Blue Apron sends them packaged really well so the food won't spoil.






This is the cold bag that the ingredients is in.




To keep the food cold and fresh they are packed with a large ice pack.




   When they say that everything you will need to make the meal in the box they mean it.  The only thing that isn't included is the oil if needed.

There was two meals included in the box which is enough for a 4 person meal.


The first night we had Fish Po' Boy Sandwiches with Cajun Sweet Potatoes & Remoulade.

We cut up the the sweet potatoes and placed them in a pan to bake, drizzled some oil on them and sprinkled the Cajun seasoning on them then baked them.  While they were baking we prepared the remoulade sauce and fish (catfish).

Once everything was completed we had a delicious meal that even the pickiest eaters in our family loved.  Everything think had a nice fresh taste to it not a frozen taste.





The next night we had Seasoned Steaks and Sage Butter with Cauliflower, Beet and Apple Hash.

The one item that took the longest, which was the first thing that we started was the hash.  The cauliflower, beets and apples were cut up to nice bite size pieces then cooked in a small amount of oil till tender and browned. Once that was completed and set aside we cooked the steaks.

The steaks were nice and tender and had a great taste to them.  The only thing that I was a little disappointed in was the uneven cuts of the meat.  Some were small and thin while others were thick and round.  Even with that each one came out nice and tasty.

Now that I have made you hungry let me give you some more thoughts on this subscription plan.

1. Taste, quality and freshness of the food is outstanding
2. Ease of making a great tasting and looking meal is outstanding
3. Portion size is outstanding 
4. Instructions easy to follow is outstanding
5.  Steak cuts could be better in being more uniform
6.  Everything you need with the exception of oil, and seasonings - fabulous

I love that this subscription meal comes with everything that you need to make a fantastic meal but I think what would make it even better is if you could choose which sides that goes with your meat.  After all not everyone will like some of the sides like when we had the steak, not everyone like the hash because of the beets.  Also, the largest plan they have is for a 4 person plan which not every family has just 4 people.

Pricing

2-Person Plan
Seasonally-inspired meals for two
Recipes per week: 3 (EACH SERVES 2)
Price per serving: $9.99
Weekly total: $59.94
 Family Plan
Family-style meals for four
Recipes per week: 2 (EACH SERVES 4)
Price per serving: $8.74
Weekly total: $69.92
Recipes per week: 4 (EACH SERVES 4)
Price per serving: $8.74  
Weekly total: $139.84

Common Questions

Do you accommodate specific diets or allergies?

We accommodate a variety of dietary preferences - e.g. vegetarians, pescetarians, or if you don’t eat red meat, fish, shellfish, pork, or lamb - and personalize your menu each week based on your preferences. All of our boxes are assembled in the same processing facility, so we don't recommend ordering Blue Apron if you have a serious food allergy. 

When do you deliver?

We deliver Tuesday - Friday in most locations, and select locations are eligible for Monday and Saturday deliveries. Delivery is always free.

Where do you deliver?

We deliver nationwide to most addresses. See if we deliver to you.

Where do you source your ingredients?

The quality and freshness of our ingredients are incredibly important to us, so we work directly with artisanal purveyors and hundreds of family-run farms that support sustainable practices.

Can I skip my delivery for a particular week?

Yes, you can skip any delivery before the weekly cutoff (6 days before your next delivery). Visit your account to manage your delivery schedule.

Do I need to be home to accept my delivery?

Our refrigerated boxes are packed with ice packs and insulated liners to ensure your ingredients will stay fresh for the full delivery day, even if you’re not at home to accept the delivery.

Overall I love this subscription plan.  It gives the busy family pre-planned meals that are easy to fix, healthy and taste great. This would make a great gift for someone you know that could use a little extra help during the week or during the Holidays when things are extremely hectic for most.
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