Wednesday, November 16, 2016

GIVEAWAY & Blue Apron 12th Delivery Review


Shrimp & Shiitake Dumplings with Sautéed Bok Choy & Soy Dipping Sauce



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Seared Chicken with Roasted Honeynut Squash & Garlic Rice


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Vietnamese Meatballs with Sweet Potato Noodles & Daikon Radish


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This is a review of our 12th delivery from a food subscription box called Blue Apron. I had not ordered from them for over a year when they offered two free meals, so I kept checking their menu until I saw three that I wanted to order. I had taken a break since they kept repeating ingredients and the portions kept getting smaller. I'm happy to report that this latest shipment we gave two recipes five out of five stars and one recipe four stars. Calories ranged from 500 to 760 and stated preparation time ranged from thirty-five to fifty minutes. Actual preparation time ranged from thirty to seventy minutes. If you are only here for the giveaway, scroll to the bottom to enter.

Shrimp & Shiitake Dumplings with Sautéed Bok Choy & Soy Dipping Sauce

Hubby & I gave this recipe five out of five stars, it's was scrumptious! The dumpling wrappers were of a good quality, so they were easy to work with. The Meyer lemon is tastier than a normal lemon, it's perfect to cook with. The garlic chives were delicious along with the Shiitake mushrooms and the furikake spice. The changes we would make are to cook the bok choy stems prior to the leaves, so that the leaves didn't get overcooked. Also, the dipping sauce should have been made first instead of last. It was so delicious. It was a healthy portion, but I would have liked about 1/3 to 1/2 more dumplings for it to be truly filling. It has only 500 calories and it was suppose to take fifty minutes to prepare while it took Hubby seventy minutes.

Seared Chicken with Roasted Honeynut Squash & Garlic Rice

I was least excited about this recipe, so I was surprised when we landed up giving this recipe five out five stars! Wow, this was so delicious and it tastes just like Thanksgiving! This recipe would make a great low calorie alternative to a traditional Thanksgiving meal. It comes in at 620 calories and it was a satisfying portion of food. The chicken breasts were the perfect portion. The honeynut squash while a pain to cut up tasted better freshly cut. The competition cuts it up for us. It was really sweet and tasty. What we would change is to cut up the squash into larger pieces. Adding garlic to the rice was a wonderful idea, so tasty. The sauce made with pepitas, cilantro, honey, lime juice, olive oil, salt and pepper was perfection. The stated preparation time is forty-five minutes and it took Hubby thirty minutes.

Vietnamese Meatballs with Sweet Potato Noodles & Daikon Radish

We gave this recipe four out of five stars. The meatballs were really tasty, but they needed some spice. The sweet potato noodles had a lovely texture and they were tasty. We would have liked a bit more scallion. We're not a big fan of radishes, but the Daikon version is tasty. This one has 760 calories, it was a healthy portion and it qualifies as comfort food. The stated preparation time is fifty minutes and it took Hubby seventy minutes.

Well it was an enjoyable week of recipes to our surprise. We are expecting another shipment on Saturday. Have you tried Blue Apron yet? Check out my Blue Apron Pinterest Board to see photos of all the recipes we have made so far!

GIVEAWAY:

The winner must be over 18 years old, have never subscribed to Blue Apron, provide me with their name and email address to give to Blue Apron, provide Blue Apron their credit card number in case they want to continue with the service past the first box and live in the US (not in Hawaii & Alaska). Winner will be sent an email from Blue Apron & simply need to click on the link to redeem their free Blue Apron box online. To cancel future shipments: visit their website and go to account info, then chose "manage"  & then "cancel" or to skip future shipments select delivery schedule and chose "skip". Box is shipped via FedEx and arrives at your doorstep on your choice of Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday. 

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30 comments:

  1. This is so awesome! I have always wanted to try this service it seems like it would be so helpful. I think I would like the Shrimp & Shiitake Dumplings with Sautéed Bok Choy & Soy Dipping Sauce the most! :) starla.batesATyahoo.com

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  2. The Shrimp & Shiitake Dumplings with Sautéed Bok Choy & Soy Dipping Sauce would be my first choice. But they all look amazing!

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  3. The Vietnamese Meatballs with Sweet Potato Noodles & Daikon Radish looks delish!

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  4. I like your Seared Chicken with Roasted Honeynut Squash and Garlic Rice

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  5. Seared Chicken with Roasted Honeynut Squash & Garlic Rice is my fave because it is scrteaming fall.

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  7. That Vietnamese dish looks amazing!

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  8. The Shrimp & Shiitake Dumplings with Sautéed Bok Choy & Soy Dipping Sauce looked absolutely amazing! All of these recipes do! Blue Apron seems to have such a great variety.

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  9. I think the Shrimp & Shiitake Dumplings with Sautéed Bok Choy & Soy Dipping Sauce looks fantastic!

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  10. The shrimp and shiitake dumplings look amazing!

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  11. I would love to try the The Shrimp & Shiitake Dumplings with Sautéed Bok Choy & Soy Dipping Sauce! It looks amazing. I love all dumplings.

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  12. The seared chicken looks delicious! I would love to try it.

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  13. The Seared Chicken with Roasted Honeynut Squash & Garlic Rice sounds so delicious!

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    Shrimp & Shiitake Dumplings with Sautéed Bok Choy & Soy Dipping Sauce looks DIVINE!! I loveeeee pot stickers.

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  15. The Seared Chicken with Roasted Honeynut Squash & Garlic Rice looks the best to me, I've been loving squash lately!

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