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Blue Apron Cooking / / Stir-Fried Chow Mein

This is not a sponsored post. I'm just a curious blogger!  _DSC0225_2

Over the summer I noticed the company, Blue Apron, mentioned all over my Bloglovin' feed. It seemed that everyone was trying them out.

As an avid blog reader for several years now, I take sponsored posts with a grain of salt (or ten). Blogging takes a lot of time and energy and if it can become someone's full-time job, great! I won't always buy into the "commercial" of whichever product is being promoted though. The concept of Blue Apron didn't seem that economical or practical, especially since I like planning meals, grocery shopping, and cooking.

Than we moved into our small, one-bedroom apartment, where kitchen space is limited. While I enjoy cooking, I'm not great at keeping up with produce and random left-over ingredients (and I no longer have a pantry/closet). I was drawn to the idea that Blue Apron sends only what I need for each meal; No more fresh herbs going into the trash.


As I'm writing this, I've cooked two out of the three meals delivered. Each meal is portioned out for two, but we've been able to stretch them to four. There are no upfront costs and skipping weeks is extremely easy (I used an offer code found online). I'm not sure how long I'll use their service*, but I've enjoyed cooking meals outside my comfort zone! All the recipes are online for easy recreation.

Recipe / / Stir-Fried Chow Mein

This stir fry is exactly the type of meal I'd pin on Pinterest, but wouldn't invest in the ingredients to make it regularly (or at all). We usually just get take-out when we have a hankering for asian food. Surprisingly, this meal was extremely simple to make. And quite delicious!


So what about you? Would you ever consider Blue Apron or a similar service?

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*How great would it be to come home after traveling to a box full of fresh ingredients? Maybe that is the best use of this service.

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