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I got into food delivery subscriptions way back in the day around 2012 when the only real game out there was one particular company and then soon after, Blue Apron appeared on the radar in my area. I just started my life as a 9 to 5er and was desperate for easy dinner options that didn’t require me to think much about what to make and having to run to the store for that last minute ingredient and the subsequent trip back to the store again because I managed to buy everything but that one ingredient I really needed. I know that’s happened to you at least once.
So I jumped on the meal delivery concept immediately (which was made easier by the fact that you can get $30 off your first delivery). And even as a food blogger, I love it. I mean, I adore it.
Let’s be honest. Yes, I can cook and yes, I am fairly good at it. But cooking meals for us to eat feels like such a chore after I’ve been laboring over a cake or pie all day. I like baking because it isn’t something I have to do and the moment something feels like it is something I have to do, the prospect of doing it suddenly makes me feel very tired. There’s the choosing one meal when I really want to eat literally everything. Then the buying of the ingredients. It’s a lot for me. So when a company like Blue Apron gives you a few specific recipes to choose from and all the ingredients you need to make it, it makes cooking a lot more enjoyable for me.
The best part is that they introduce you to so many recipes and food with global inspiration and its all amazing. I love to pick out my favorites and put them in my regular rotation. I still make the chipotle black bean burgers I tried about two years ago. This particular meal was so quick and easy to make. There was very little prep (although full disclosure: some recipes do require more prep than others). I was at first a little skeptical of t...