One of my dear friends and patients sent me an email with a suggestion. She has been ordering meals from BlueApron.com to accommodate a busy lifestyle without compromising a fresh homemade dinner for her family. I decided to give it at try! I looked over the menus and decided that they were very diverse and probably recipes that I would never try on my own. Therefore – it presented a challenge which immediately sparked my interest. So I forked out the money and was in for the first week!!
Here is how all of the ingredients arrived—all packed on ice in a tidy Earth friendly box delivered directly to my doorstep. I was able to select the day that I wanted my first two meals to be delivered.
All those little containers with the labels printed were kinda cool! Each recipe had the exact number of ingredients and portions all the way down to little tiny bags of the right amount of fresh herbs!! I felt like it was Christmas Morning! Each meal comes with a large laminated card outlining all the ingredients with pictures of the complete plated meal and then step by step instructions on how to prepare it (with pictures of each stage). It was virtually impossible to screw it up. The first meal looked intimidating but I forged ahead.
Coconut Chicken and Kale Stew with Ginger Rice
It actually turned out GREAT!
Watch out Giada–here I come!
Here was the second meal!
Not too shabby if I do say so myself!
Check it out at Blueapron.com and see what you think —you can do two or four portioned meals.