Cooking with Blue Apron!

January 11, 2016

I am so excited to be starting off the New Year with some new recipes! I have wanted to get more confident in the kitchen and a lot more creative- Blue Apron has helped so much with that! 

Appie and I decided to make the Chicken & Udon Noodle Soup with Napa Cabbage and Dried Lime! 
It was soooo easy to make and incredibly delicious! Perfect for these cold winter days! 

I have to admit, I tend to have a set of recipes that feel comfortable to me and I normally just stick to them. But in the past 6 months I have really tried to break out of that. And when Blue Apron a service that delivers fresh ingredients in a refrigerated box, all packaged in the right amounts for the recipes to make three different meals, reached out I got so excited to branch out and try something new in the kitchen!

All of their recipes are so incredibly gorgeous, I can never actually believe it that I cook these dishes all on my own! 

To me, it can be so intimidating to tackle a new recipe filled with new ingredients but what I love SO much about Blue Apron is that everything you need comes right to you!! Including step by step instructions and even photos! All beautiful, fresh ingredients right to your doorstep. 

^^^ aren't these cards amazing?? seriously, takes the intimidation out of the kitchen! Six simple steps all written out for you with photos. ^^^

^ step by step instructions with photos! ^

Me and Appie had so much fun unpacking each little thing- its such a fun experience to let the whole family in on! 

Plus I can save the recipe cards and recreate the recipes in larger scale ( for more people) like for fun dinner parties! 

^^ When it comes to your door, everything is labeled in individual packages making it incredibly easy to work with. Once I pulled what I needed for the first recipe, then I just poured my ingredients into individual bowls. ^^^

They now offer this awesome recycling program for all of this packaging- you can read more on that here

Not only did it push us to try new recipes but also because the ingredients come in the exact proportions, we aren't wasting anything since I don't have to buy a huge jar of expensive spices for a recipe that I may not make again for awhile. 

A couple other recipes I’ve been eyeing to try for the New Year are the Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches and the Butternut Squash & Poblano Chili

Check out all of the amazing recipes here

All of the recipes take 40 minutes or less and my kiddos absolutely loved getting in the kitchen with me and helping step by step! 

Being in the kitchen together is so special. Having my babies along side me in the kitchen is the sweetest, I always want them to be a part of that. Special memories happen around a table. 

“The heart of hospitality is about creating space for someone to feel seen and heard and loved. It's about declaring your table a safe zone, a place of warmth and nourishment.” ― Shauna Niequist,

Blue Apron allows you to create delicious, chef-designed recipes at home. Seriously gorgeous recipes! 

They deliver the all the farm-fresh ingredients you need, right to your doorstep, in exactly the right proportions. Offering two types of plans, the 2-Person Plan and Family Plan, you will be sent a curated menu of three recipes based on your dietary preferences.

The 2-Person Plan will set you up with one delivery a week, each with three inventive meals for two. The price for this plan is $9.99 per person per meal. Shipping is always free.

The Family Plan is perfect for feeding a family of four. With this plan you can opt to receive one or two deliveries per week, each delivery consisting of two meals to be served family-style. The price for this plan is $8.74 per person per meal. Shipping is always free!!
~ their recipes are delivered in a refrigerated box so ingredients will stay fresh even if you’re not at home when your package arrives. 

There’s no commitment – you can skip or cancel the service at any time!  Isn't that great?! 

Ingredients are incredibly fresh and sourced from quality local suppliers and artisans. 
Check out their mission!

Chefs in training around the world wear blue aprons – it’s a symbol of lifelong learning in cooking.
AND Blue Apron is available nationwide and FINALLY IN TEXAS! woot!

I have been asked this before and wanted to share, each menu is between 500-700 calories per person.

This is the perfect time to try out some new recipes heading into the New Year-  it's like a little cooking class straight to your doorstep that will help you start 2016 extra special! 

First 20 readers will get two free meals on their first Blue Apron order!

* post is sponsored by Blue Apron but all thoughts and opinions are my own.