in the kitchen with blue apron

December 2, 2014


roasted cauliflower recipe via M Loves M @marmar
blue apron delivery via M Loves M @Marmar
The last few weeks have been so hectic with the holidays, evening events, and of course Matthew’s shoulder surgery. I haven’t had as much time as I’d like to look for recipes and go grocery shopping so I’ve been relying more on Blue Apron. I started using Blue Apron over the summer {see here} so I was super excited to collaborate with them on this post since it’s actually a service I’ve been using for months. I’ve made some incredible meals {worthy of the hottest new restaurant in town} and have raved to so many of my friends and family members about it. The best part, for me, is that I can still cook. You pick a date for the delivery and get a box filled with ingredients for three meals, plus recipe cards with detailed, step-by-step, directions with photos. You get everything you need for the recipe, except for olive oil and salt and pepper. But if you need butter, two eggs, a Tablespoon of mustard, you got it! I’ve had too many nights where I’ve had to run back out to the store for one missed ingredient {or I’ll send Matthew!} so this is great because you get exactly what you need, and also nothing is wasted {another pet peeve of mine…wasted produce}. For someone who loves cooking and also loves unique, gourmet meals, Blue Apron hits the spot. See photos of two of the recent meals I made:
roasted cauliflower with soft-boiled eggs recipe via M Loves M @marmar
fresh eggs
roasting cauliflower via M Loves M @marmar
crispy kale and roasted cauliflower via M Loves M @marmar
making a Blue Apron vegetarian recipe via M Loves M @marmar
roasted cauliflower recipe via M Loves M @marmar
roasted cauliflower recipe via M Loves M @marmar
roasted cauliflower with soft-boiled eggs and crispy kale recipe via M Loves M @marmar


making a butternut squash pizza via M Loves M @marmar
butternut squash and red onion pizza via M Loves M @marmar
butternut squash and red onion and goat cheese pizza via M Loves M @marmar
butternut squash and red onion and goat cheese pizza via M Loves M @marmar

I was going to just share one of the recipes with you, the Roasted Cauliflower Meuniere, but after Matthew and I made the Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese Pizza, we had to share both. The pizza is absolutely incredible! I wish I had recorded Matthew and I trying it for the first time because it was like a commercial. He kept saying “Geez this is sooo good.” and then I was like, “This is the best pizza I’ve ever had!” and he was like, “Really?” and I was like “Oh yeah definitely one of the best!” The combination is absolutely incredible and I want to meet the person who made this recipe to shake his or her hand. I mean, come on, butternut squash, caramelized fennel, red onion, goat cheese and a honey and red pepper flake mixture. Oh yes, it’s genius and so sooo good!

If you’re a vegetarian, or don’t eat fish, shellfish, red meat, it’s all customizable.  Each menu is about 500 to 700 calories per person and the ingredients are very fresh and sourced from local suppliers. You can skip or cancel at any time, too, which is great. I used it a bunch during the summer, took a break in early fall, and now during the crazy holiday months I’m relying on it more. Definitely beats going to the grocery store when it’s cold out! Plus, did I mention there’s always free shipping?

If you’re interested in trying out Blue Apron they’re giving the first 50 readers TWO free meals on their first order! yay! You can sign up here and remember, you can always skip weeks or cancel. It’s not something you have to lock into. No pressure is the way to go!

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Blue Apron. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own. I love partnering with brands that I love and believe in. Thanks so much for all your support!

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