Cooking at Home with Blue Apron

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Excited to start 🙂 Wearing: Jessie Steel apron and oven mitt, Delia sweater, Topshop denim and Bear Claw boots!

Recently I’ve been trying to figure out how I can get back into cooking. Before I started a blog I actually cooked all the time! One of the hardest parts for me is picking something to make and getting myself to the grocery store. Blue Apron solves this problem for me! Plus they are so affordable at only $9.99 a person/meal!

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Here are three recipes I received for the week. Each dish I create is likely to last at least two days because serving sizes are pretty big.

Basically Blue Apron allows you to create delicious, chef-designed recipes at home by delivering all the farm-fresh ingredients you need, right to your doorstep, in exactly the right proportions! So that means no waste! And all the packaging is recyclable which is just amazing.

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I decided to make the Crispy Salmon & Barley-Fennel “Risotto” with Fresh Herb and Walnut Salad.

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Cutting the fresh veggies.

You get three meals a week and can choose between two or four people’s worth of servings. Shipping is free. I actually wasn’t home for a few hours before I had a chance to take all of the food out of the boxes and they were packed so incredibly well – with refrigerated material and ice packs – that I had no qualms the steak, chicken and salmon had “been sitting out.”

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Prepping the “Fresh Herb and Walnut Salad” topping and getting started on the barley risotto.

When starting a subscription to Blue Apron, you get to input your dietary needs and preferences. And even though they have a huge selection of recipes, every week Blue Apron updates their menu anyways!

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Used the lemon juice and the lemon rind for zest. Toasted the walnuts.

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The only ingredients they expect everyone to have in their house: olive oil, salt and pepper. 

Blue Apron is available in about 80% of the USA – your location is (probably) guaranteed if you live in a big city or even just close to one like I do. You can check if you are in one of their delivery zones here!

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The dish turned out amazing! It was surprisingly rich and had great flavor.  Blue Apron calls this “Fine Dining” 🙂

My favorite part about Blue Apron is all the new ingredients they introduced me to. I had never tried barley (crazy?!), fennel, tarragon nor sun chokes. I’ve never cooked with bamboo or Brussels sprouts either. Their recipes are also really healthy, which is always good of course! The main time sucker was from cutting all the veggies. But if you can get someone to help you, that’s always great 😉

Now to those of you that read all that ^^ GREAT news! Blue Apron is offering my readers two free meals to the first 100 that sign up!

Thanks to Blue Apron for sponsoring this post!



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  1. Julia Lundin
    November 21, 2014 / 4:34 pm

    Gorgeous and yummy pictures!

  2. Matthias Dengler
    November 21, 2014 / 4:34 pm

    Hey Jessica,wow, that food looks totally delicious! I need to try that! Thanks for the inspiration!Best wishesMatthias

  3. Rachel Dinh
    November 21, 2014 / 5:03 pm

    Great to see another side of you Jessica! You look great in the kitchen.

  4. Natali
    November 21, 2014 / 5:44 pm

    Wow!! This all sounds and looks so good! I can't wait to try out Blue Apron when I move to US next year!

  5. Keri H
    November 21, 2014 / 8:42 pm

    I watch ItsJudysLife on youtube and they just featured Blue Apron in their vlog today! Now I am super intrigued. Your meal looks so good!And your apron is too cute :)Enclothed Cognition@mskerih

  6. Anonymous
    November 21, 2014 / 10:32 pm

    Please tell me you didn't cut the onion with your finger like that!?!? I know it's just a picture, but be careful. (From the professional chef who has cut herself more than she would like to remember.)

  7. Jess
    November 21, 2014 / 10:43 pm

    @Anonymous Haha I did but my fingers weren't close to knife as they appear in the photo. Generally I do make 'the claw' with my fingers close and pointed down. I'm always careful and pretty slow so perhaps that is why I've never cut myself 🙂

  8. Ally Gong
    November 22, 2014 / 8:50 am

    You can cook too?!?!? Okay you're literally too perfect <3 Also we have the same plates at home!! hahaha 🙂 awesome post! Gong

  9. Sarah Ocampo
    November 23, 2014 / 9:59 pm

    Looks very yummy! I'll definitely have to try that. Nice job, Jessica :)x Sarah

  10. Anonymous
    November 24, 2014 / 12:28 am

    Hi Jessica!I'm a norwegian girl that just found your blog some weeks ago! I love you clothing still. Your blog is just what I needed to find some inspiration for my own closet.I also love your make up. It looks so good- I couldn't find any posts on how you do your make up, so I wonder if you could do a tutorial. It would be much appreciated if you could do a makeup tutorial!Thanks X Gro

  11. Anonymous
    November 24, 2014 / 12:29 am

    Opss, wrong spelling, I meant: I love your clothing style*Gro X

  12. Veena
    November 25, 2014 / 10:03 am

    That dish looks delicious! I will definitely try this out when I have the time, thanks for sharing!♡ veena | seveninchstilettos.comtwitter/instagram: @veenamccoole

  13. family tours of italy
    June 16, 2015 / 1:31 pm

    I adore meals like this! Colorful and vibrant and so full of lovely Italian flavors.

  14. Ron Rogers
    October 17, 2016 / 6:20 am

    I adore meals like this! Colorful and vibrant and so full of lovely It

  15. Anonymous
    August 19, 2017 / 6:26 am

    Beautiful and cooks and healthy salmon, I am in ❤💕Paul

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