Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Cooking with Blue Apron: Seared Pork Medallions

My husband and I both work full-time. Hence, finding the perfect work-life balance is not exactly easy. We’re always looking for ways to spend less time running around and more time with the kids. I recently got introduced to Blue Apron and wanted to share my opinions. Blue Apron is a food delivery service based out of New York. They delivery all the fresh ingredients you need to cook 3, 4 or 5 meals per week (depending on your weekly subscription) straight to your home.
{Everything was nicely packaged in a refrigerated box}

{Each recipe comes with step-by-step instructions}

What I like: 
- You get to try new recipes every week. I am a creature of habit when it comes to food. Having different menus every week help us experience with a variety of food. Truth be told, I have never tried freekah in my life. We did end up liking it (probably way better than white rice). 
- While you get to try new things every week, you can totally adjust recipes to your own taste. For this particular recipe, we decided to skip the sauce because neither one of us is a fan of rhubard. I also grilled the pork instead of pan-fried as per instructions. Again, no oil = less calories = healthier choice.

What I don’t like: 
- For $10 per person, it's somewhat expensive for a home cooked meal. 
- You still have to spend time in the kitchen cooking. 
- The recipes were rather complicated (at least for me). 


Our meals came out great! It was definitely fun cooking something new. I was given credit to try out Blue Apron but my husband and I are seriously considering the service. Stay tuned for more cooking posts next week! Blue Apron generously offers my first 200 readers 2 free meals when you sign up. Click here to get your free meals. Let me know if you end up trying Blue Apron. I'd love to hear your thoughts =)

Disclaimer: I was given credit to try out Blue Apron.  All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.


Sheila said...

Wow that looks awesome! I mean granted you still have to take time to cook it and prep. But looks delicious. :)

xo - Sheila

Ever So Jenny said...

Sydney, I commend your efforts in the kitchen! For the majority of my relationship, my now-husband was the chef, the maid, the taxi driver.. Poor guy! Now that we're family planning, I've taken the reign on cooking and cleaning (as I study for my boards).. and it's HARD! This service is a pretty good idea! Too bad I'm in Connecticut. Don't know how far up into tri-state they deliver!


myhanh said...

Hi Sydney,

We also do Blueapron and love that it's fun, healthy, and takes the stress out of decision making and food shopping! It also makes us order out less! The pork medallions were soo yummy, especially with the rhubarb chutney- a mix of sweet and tart!