This isn't a sponsored post and it wasn't solicited by Blue Apron -- it's just our honest experience! Mike and I signed up for the service with a referral from a friend, so we received our first week of meals free; then we paid for another week to give it a good try. Now that I'm a subscriber, I have invitations I can send out for three of you to try a Blue Apron delivery for free. Come read about our experience and comment if you'd like one of them emailed to you!
What Is Blue Apron?
Blue Apron is a weekly meal delivery service. You can choose to receive meals for two people (three meals per week for $59.94) or four people (two or four meals per week for $69.92 or $139.84, respectively). The Blue Apron website allows you to specify what type of foods you'd like to receive (for instance, Mike and I don't eat most meat but do eat fish and shellfish) and also to customize your weekly menu (you're able to choose which three meals you want to receive out of the six they've planned for the week.) You can also skip as many weeks as you want, paying only for the weeks you receive.
On delivery weeks, you receive a box packed full of pre-measured ingredients and bright recipe cards with step-by-step recipes. The recipes are accessible for beginners and supplemental materials on Blue Apron's website will teach you kitchen basics like chopping and dicing. (more…)
Chipotle Shrimp Tacos with White Sauce
This post was sponsored on behalf of Maison Louis Jadot Wines via One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own.
This summer things aren't really too summery around here. We spent two summers ago dining out on our balcony by candlelight and coming up with new summery drinks to sip. Last summer our balcony didn't see quite as much use, but we still managed to find time to enjoy our perfect summer playlist. This summer, with our upcoming move, has been the summer of boxes and craigslist sales and stress. In the midst of the chaos, we've had to carve out at least a few perfect summer moments to keep ourselves sane. Thankfully, there are tacos and there is wine.
Twice-Baked Sweet Potato Egg Boats
How's your fitness going lately?
After illness, a battle with my menstrual cup (I'll spare you details), and some other issues, I've had three weeks now where I've only exercised once per week in a hot yoga class. In some ways it was a good break — my knees were a wreck and it gave them a chance to rest. But it also got me out of my morning workout habit. I don't know why, but whenever I take a break, I get anxious about starting up my workouts again! It's like I think I won't be able to do it after taking some time off. This morning, though, I finally got myself to the gym to lift weights for the first time in three weeks.
Chipotle Shrimp Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes
Shopping thoughts lately:
A. If my Target would put in a Starbucks, I could go ahead and move in.
B. The fact that I got out of Target without leaving my phone on a shelf somewhere where I was smelling 800 scented candles, evaluating whether or not I'm a "water carafe" kind of person, or hypocritically judging people who would buy fake succulents (I literally own fake succulents, but cognitive dissonance...) was a miracle. #ADHD