Monday, April 20, 2015

Blue Apron Subscription Box - 7th Delivery & Giveaway

Lemon & Black Pepper Shrimp with Fresh Linguine di Cavolo & Fava Leaves

Recipe Results

Pan Seared Steaks with Green Peppercorn Sauce & Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Recipe Results

Spiced Turkey Meatball Pitas with Sugar Snap Peas & Bibb Lettuce Salad

Recipe Results

This is a review of the seventh box we received from a subscription box called Blue Apron. Our favorite dish this week was the Shrimp & Linguine followed by the Steak dish and lastly the Turkey Pitas.

Lemon & Black Pepper Shrimp with Fresh Linguine di Cavolo & Fava Leaves

Wow was this dish delicious, what a perfect creation! I love it when they send fresh pasta instead of dry and it was made with kale no less! I hope they come up with more pasta dishes and send more fresh pasta! I had to make the crispy garlic twice. It goes from brown to burnt very quickly so you have to keep an eye on it and as soon as it's brown take it off the heat. Hubby didn't care for it, but I thought it was a nice touch. It loses a lot of it's flavor being fried to a crisp though.

Pan Seared Steaks with Green Peppercorn Sauce & Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

This dish was tasty and the sauce was something we never had before that we really enjoyed. I'm a bit tired of potatoes and spinach as sides though and the steak was tough.

Spiced Turkey Meatball Pitas with Sugar Snap Pea & Bibb Lettuce Salad

I was really looking forward to this dish but it landed up being nothing but a disappointment. First, there wasn't enough turkey! They only gave us eight ounces and we need at least ten to feel full. Second, the spices seemed like they would go better with red meat rather than poultry. Third, the lettuce was really dirty so we had to throw out the outer layers and it really made me lose my appetite. Forth, the salad was extremely boring with only lettuce and snap peas.  Fifth, the tzatziki sauce should have had garlic in it. Sixth, the pita should have had tomatoes and red onion added to them. Seventh, the pitas were of very low quality. They had very little puffiness to them and were so very thin and crumbly. So this dish was a miss.

Check out the previous Blue Apron recipes that I reviewed:

I also reviewed Plated & Hello Fresh which are similar food subscription boxes. So check those out before you leave and don't forget to claim your Free Graze Box. What do you think of my recipe results? 

Blue Apron Giveaway:

Blue Apron has provided me with another free subscription box worth $59.94 to give away. Congratulations to Alison, Tina, Amy & Samantha who won the last four! Blue Apron will send the winner one shipment that includes all the ingredients for three recipes for two people for a total of six servings. To enter the giveaway, use the Rafflecopter form above. The winner must be over 18 years old, a new Blue Apron customer, 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. The states they do not ship to are: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota & Texas. To cancel future shipments is easy since it can be done right on their website under "Delivery Schedule". 

Bargain Alert - Hello Fresh - $40 off your first box, use coupon code "YVWF79". 
                         Plated - $30 off your 1st box from Plated, click here

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