I’m not much of a whiz in the kitchen. I can cook the basics and I can even make a few things very well. But I lack inspiration and follow through for new recipes. Even when I find particularly interesting recipe, I lose motivation when I find I’m missing ingredients or that I need to buy big quantities of something I won’t fully use. Enter Blue Apron – a recipe + ingredient service that will deliver everything you need AND inspiration right to your doorstep. I just love the idea and had to give it a try.
I came home from work on Friday to find my Blue Apron box waiting for me stuffed with fresh ingredients to make Pan Roasted Pork with Bacon, Brussel Sprouts & Sweet Potato Hash. Yum!
While that cooked, pork chops got under way. The proteins were perfectly portioned (why don’t supermarkets package their proteins this way??) . The last stop is to complete the sauce and put the chops in to simmer for a few moments before serving. The only things I needed to pull from my own cupboard was a few dashes of salt + pepper and a tablespoon of olive oil.
But you know what they say about the proof of the pudding being in the eating? It was tasting time. Success! Really quite delicious. I was worried it might be too spicy for my tastes but it really was a very good flavored dish. The portions were generous without being wasteful and the meal was balanced and healthy. Something I would have never dreamed up myself but was wholesome and tasty while also being a bit special.
Thanks to the lovely people at Blue Apron, they are giving the first 50 readers 2 free meals off their first off. A great discount if you want to give it a try.
Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Blue Apron but all opinions expressed are my own.