Back in September when my good friend Kelli told me she was leaving her job at Greatist, I was super super sad. Kelli was sort of my partner in crime at work in a lot of ways — I could always count on her to join me in inappropriately early office cocktails, and to join me on office errands or planning group activities (and making sure they actually happened seamlessly).
But when I found out a little more about the company she was going to work for, I was super excited for her, and that this new company existed! Blue Apron is a grocery delivery service that sets you up with pre-measured ingredients and recipes/instructions for three meals every week (each recipe serves 2). They come up with some really awesome, inventive recipes and give you basically everything you need to make them. It’s home cooking made easy, basically.
So one weekend a few months back after she started her new job, Kelli invited me over to test out a Blue Apron recipe and see for myself how their product worked. There was chopping and sautéeing and also lots of drinking. (It was this Saturday evening Kelli introduced me to my new go-to cocktail, the sidecar. I’ll have to share one of those recipes very soon…) The recipe we made — Ginger Beef Stir-Fry with Tatsoi and Jasmine Rice — was full of flavor and came with a pretty good proportion of protein-to-veggie-to-carb. We threw it together in less than 30 minutes and were perfectly full after chowing down. Blue Apron currently offers both Meat/Fish and Vegetarian boxes, and as soon as they offer a gluten-free box, I’ll definitely be signing up!
Head on over to Blue Apron for the recipe! And check out what they have in the lineup for next week and see if they deliver to your area, too. It’s a really fun concept to give a try, and I highly encourage you to test it out.
While you’re waiting for your first box to arrive (wink, wink), here are a few of their other recipes I’ve been dying to give a try!
- Merguez-style Brochettes with Cauliflower “Couscous” and Salsa Verde
- Pork Tamales with Smoked Chili Sauce and Mango (Note: I actually tried this one with my friend/coworker Jordan, and it was BOMB (see photo!))
- Fennel-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Grapefruit, Mustard Greens, and Black Rice
- Chicken Thigh with Smashed Purple Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts