11.24.2015

Blue Apron Week + GIVEAWAY!

Sponsored by Blue Apron. 



Last week was Blue Apron week at my house, I love when my box of goodies shows up and all I have to do is follow a recipe! No hunting ingredients at the grocery store or even having to go to multiple stores. 


My absolute favorite part is trying new foods, this recipe alone had many ingredients I never use - cod, chard, golden raisins, ginger, chick pea flour, and acorn squash! 


It's always hectic at my house during dinner, it's nice to just have to prep and cook. Except when you're chopping and you feel a blinding pain in your thigh and realize your precious toddler has tried to bite a chunk out of it. 


We tried time out, he looked so pitiful it didn't last long, that may be a problem later LOL. 


I consider myself a pretty strong woman, but dang if I could get a knife through that acorn squash, I had to call in reinforcements, but someone told me you can microwave it for a minute first to soften before cutting! Glad to hear that because I quite enjoyed the acorn squash.


Just seasoned and roasted in the oven for 20 minutes.


I thought it interesting that you can chop and sauté the chard stems first, I used my new Scanpan and I love it so much!! Oliver is forever throwing away my pan due to the coating coming off, the Scanpan has ceramic titanium coating and stands up to utensils and it’s easy to clean. 



I really liked the chard, I'm definitely going to experiment more with it on other recipes. 


The veggies got mixed with the couscous and the pan wiped out really easily so I could cook the cod. I like that Blue Apron keeps there meals around 600 calories, I appreciate that they are full of lean meats and veggies, my preferred dinner options. You can customize your meals to your tastes though in your account, they have vegetarian options too! 


Oliver was still working so I was a nice wife and took him dinner in his office. 


Another great meal, easy and was a great fit for my macros! If you are unfamiliar with Blue Apron they are a company that deliver farm fresh ingredients to your door step - already portioned out and ready to cook! I of course weigh all my food, but didn't need one measuring cup or spoon. The options I've chosen are based on my families tastes - chicken and fish mostly. I only do the 2 person plan, but they do offer a family plan if you're cooking for more. You can also skip a month anytime, no commitment. 


Madison kept herself occupied while I cooked ;) I love finding her face in the most random places. 

There are so many recipes I want to try!



Y'all know how I feel about a hot sandwich - this fancy grilled cheese looks AMAZING. 


Chicken meatballs - Madison would die over this meal! 

Blue Apron was kind enough to off the first 50 readers two free meals just click HERE

They also were kind enough to offer a Scanpan for one lucky reader!! I'm so excited - this pan is legit!

You can check out the pan here

To enter go over to Blue Apron and leave a comment here telling me your favorite recipe! 

GIVEAWAY ENDS THIS FRIDAY AT MIDNIGHT CST. 



142 comments :

  1. Spiced Salmon and Cranberry chutney... Mmmmmm! I love reading your blog! You are such an inspiration!

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  2. I just discovered acorn squash as well. So this recipe is one that stood out to me. Acorn Squash Tempura Tacos: https://www.blueapron.com/recipes/acorn-squash-tempura-tacos-with-spanish-paprika

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  3. Looks awesome!!! I am def going to check it out! Butternut Squash and Kale rigatoni!

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  4. Crunchy parm chicken...yum!!!!!

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  5. Prob not the healthiest option but as a yummy cheat meal this sounds delish!
    Catfish Po' Boy Sandwiches
    with Cajun Sweet Potatoes & Remoulade

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  6. I love anything cauliflower and I like a really colorful plate.. The man loves beef and gets tired of me Chickening him out all the time. So with all that in mind, I picked Seared Steaks and Sage Brown Butter (it comes with Cauliflower and beets!! ) This is awesome. I have considered this kind of program, will have to try it for sure soon

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  7. OH my goodness!!! I was just about to throw away all of my skillets this week because I have ruined the coating on all of them and even will oil spray everything sticks and gets ruined.. even my eggs last night!!!!!!!!!!!!! Speaking of eggs that Smoky Gruyere Grilled Cheese with egg on top has me drooling!!!!! Salmon Pastrami on Rye is genius though!!! :)

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  8. I love anything cauliflower and I like a really colorful plate.. The man loves beef and gets tired of me Chickening him out all the time. So with all that in mind, I picked Seared Steaks and Sage Brown Butter (it comes with Cauliflower and beets!! ) This is awesome. I have considered this kind of program, will have to try it for sure soon

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  9. Steak with sauté spinach was soooooooo good from Blue Apron!

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  10. Roasted Cauliflower MAC! YUM! And, yes.....I just signed up for my first delivery! Thanks for trying this out and for the promo code!

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  11. Beef stew and cheesy potatoes look great!

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  12. The crunchy parm chicken looks amazing!!

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  13. Chile rubbed steak looks awesome!

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  14. Everything looks so good!
    The Pan-Seared Steaks are my pick!

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  15. I've loved the turkey chili I got from blue apron! I love that you have the recipes to keep. I've remade it several times and it's so good!

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  16. North African spiced shrimp and couscous looks pretty good! I'm a sucker for seafood AND trying things I've never had before so that sounds pretty darn amazeballs! :)

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  17. Quinoa and black bean burgers!!! Yum!!!
    ~Alexis A

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  18. The chili rubbed steaks look yummy. I bought a week for my goddaughter and her mom last year for Christmas. They loved it too.

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  19. Cod Cakes with the roasted potatoes.

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  20. Smoky Gruyere Grilled Cheese. Everything is of course better with eggs :-)

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  21. I would love to try the chicken meatballs as well!!

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  22. I got the Vadouvan-Spiced Lamb Burgers before and LOOOVVVVEEED it! I have been wanting to have that again, badly!

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  23. Roasted cauliflower steaks look really stinking good!

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  24. The chili rubbed steaks look awesome! I haven't had steak in a LONG time.

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  25. I just signed up for Blue Apron and can't wait to make the shrimp stir fry meal.

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  26. Those Spiced Chicken Pitas and Couscous look AMAZING!! Yum! And, great giveaway!!

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  27. Garlic-herb butter shrimp looks amazing! I LOVE shrimp :)

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  28. The roasted cornish game hen looks delish!

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  29. Roasted cauliflower Mac and cheese!!!!

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  30. So many look yummy but I would say the Mexican Chicken & Rice Casserole!

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  31. Ok.. out of nowhere Blue Apron has come into my life from THREE different sources. I am seriously considering this to help me cook more. AND you picked my two favorites, the sandwich and swedish meatballs. Yum. I about fell over when I saw on IG that you did a review on them. I think this is a sign that I need to commit. You make it look like it comes right out of a cook book.

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  32. Crispy tofu drunken noodles. They look delicious!

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  33. Roasted turkey and Brussels sprouts! Yum!

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  34. Seared Steaks and Sage Brown Butter. Um hi. Get in my belly.

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  35. The seared steaks with butter look amazing!! Yum

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  36. Crunchy Parmesean Chicken looks awesome!

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  37. Thanks for the discount code! I've wanted to try and this sealed the deal! ;) Do they send you nutritional info with the recipes? I'm assuming so since you could figure out macros, just wanted to double check!

    I am super excited to try the crispy catfish - I love catfish, but never cook with it. I love trying new foods, but I live in a small town and it's hard for me to find ingredients. I can't wait!

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  38. Southern Beef and Collard Green Stew! I have actually used that recipe before and continue to use it. So so good!

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  39. Ahhhh they all sound sooo amazing!!

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  40. Stir-Fried Beef & Udon Noodles looks very good!

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  41. Trattoria-Style Cheeseburgers with Crispy Rosemary-Garlic Potatoes & Aioli. Looks good!

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  42. Smoky Gruyere Grilled Cheese. Because cheese = life

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  43. The Tandoori Chicken and Brown Rice looks amazing!!

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  44. Fall Vegetable and goat cheese quiche! Looks and sounds delish! Thanks for the chance to win!! :)

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  45. Roasted cauliflower steaks actually sounds really delicious!

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  46. Turkey, pesto, dried cranberries on wheat bread, toasted with Munster cheese

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  47. The Thai Chicken Meatball Curry looks delish!

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  48. The Fancy Grilled Cheese looks amazing!

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  49. Agh that grilled cheese looks amazing!! I'm doing a low carb diet so I dream about all the breads :/

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  50. Pork Meatballs in butter lettuce cups looks yummy.

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  51. Quinoa “Fried Rice”
    with Baked Tofu & Choy Sum

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  52. I want to try the Roasted Cauliflower and Mac and Cheese
    cricketlady29@hotmail.com

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  53. I'm Excited about the White Chicken Chili and Spiced Pork Chop!

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  54. Holy buckets they all sound amazing! But I definitely want to try the One-pot Shrimp Perloo!

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  55. Would love to try the Lentil Bolognese!

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  56. Just signed up! I've been wanting to give it a shot! Can't wait to make the chicken meatballs next week!

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  57. Poached pear and goat cheese salad, I've never tried it and it seems that Blue Apron would be a good chance to try it out!

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  60. Parmesan crusted chicken sounds delicious!!

    Kelly M.

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  61. Parmesan crusted chicken sounds delicious!!

    Kelly M.

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  62. We loved the pan-seared salmon and farro salad!

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  63. I love BA! I've been wanting to give them a try so thanks for the hookup.seared steaks and sage brown butter, yes please!

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  64. Parm crusted chicken for sure! Yum!

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  65. Everything looks and sounds so delicious!

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  66. The roasted game corn hen! Yummo!!

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  67. The Crispy Tofu Drunken Noodles look so tasty!

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  69. The Fall Vegetable & Goat Cheese Quiche looks delicious!

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  70. Roasted Cornish Game Hen with Rosemary Baguette Stuffing sounds and looks delicious!

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  71. Creamy Sweet Potato and Kale Casserole!

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  72. I think the Chicken Tetrazzini sounds really good!!

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  73. the Crispy Cod & Couscous sounds amazing!

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  74. I'm going with the chicken Meatballs!!! YUM :)

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  75. Southern style burgers look relish! Wow they have a lot of choices!

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  76. What a tough choice... The Ras El Hanout Chicken Pitas looks delish! But so does Chicken & Basil Fettuccine Pasta!

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  77. Crunchy Parmesan Chicken... everything sounds so fancy!

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  78. So many meals look delicious on Blue Apron's website, but I'd have to go with the Za'atar Chicken and Farro Salad.

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  79. The Sweet Potato and Fontina pizza look delish! Their recipes look amazing!

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  80. Crunchy Parmesan Chicken FOR SURE!

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  81. The Thai Chicken Meatball Curry looks totally interesting- and definitely not something I would have come up with on my own!

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  82. The pork & mushroom stuffing looks delicious!!

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  83. Oh my gosh, the cauliflower roasted mac and cheese sounds amazing!!!

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  84. I'm buying my family blue apron subscriptions for xmas! And I'm dying to try those roasted cauliflower steaks

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  85. Everything looks so yummy! I would go for the Butternut Squash and Kale rigatoni! :) Thanks for the giveaway!~

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  86. Mexican chicken and rice casserole

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  87. I'm a soup girl, especially in wintertime, the Spiced Pork, Squash & White Bean Soup looks amazing!

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  88. Maybe I am craving the savory dishes.... The Spiced Salmon & Cranberry Chutney looks delish👍🏻 this is my first time with Blue Apron. Can't wait for my first week!!

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  89. Meat and Potatoes girl!!!

    Pan-Seared Steaks
    with "Creamed" Spinach & Lemon-Butter Purple Potatoes

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  90. Cauliflower Mac and cheese!! YUM!

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  91. MM!! Definitely cauliflower mac & cheese!

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  92. The roasted cauliflower mac n cheese sounds AMAZING!!!!!

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  93. The roasted cauliflower mac n cheese sounds AMAZING!!!!!

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  94. It all looks so great. I would choose the Beef Stew & Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

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  95. mmmm- crunchy parm chicken looks incredible!

    Jen@Jpabstfitness.com

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  96. The Smoky Gruyere Grilled Cheese with Fried Eggs & Butter Lettuce Salad sounds delicious! Thanks for the chance and happy Thanksgiving! :)

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  97. Roasted turkey and Brussel sprouts! Yum yum

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  98. I love Blue Apron! They had a bison burger earlier this year that looked amazing.

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  99. I love Blue Apron! They had a bison burger earlier this year that looked amazing.

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  100. The Chicken Khao Soi Soup is my favorite there
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  101. This busy mom of 4 would LOVE to try out Blue Apron! The Fancy grilled cheese looks delicious!

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  102. goat cheese quiche!?!?! sign me up!
    thanks,
    b

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  103. I want to try mixed mushroom risotto.

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  104. Roasted Cauliflower Mac & Cheese!!!

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  105. The crispy tofu and drunken noodles look amazing!! Love your blog!

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  106. Spicy pork, squash, and white bean soup. So delicious!! We just started our Blueapron experience and I can't wait to try more of the recipes!!

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  107. Poached Peer and Crispy Goat Cheese Salad!!!!!! One-pot Shrimp Perloo!!! To many to choose!

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  108. The beet and barley risotto looks pretty and yummy! A question - I have a 4 yo and an almost 2 year old - do you use the family plan or the 2 person meal plan? thanks!

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  109. The beet and barley risotto looks pretty and yummy! A question - I have a 4 yo and an almost 2 year old - do you use the family plan or the 2 person meal plan? thanks!

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  110. So many look yummy! I'd like to try the Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry!

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  111. So many delish recipe options! I'd go for the ricotta pierogies...or the fancy grilled cheese...or the thai meatballs...

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  112. I have a picky husband so we would probably try theTrattoria-Style Cheeseburgers. I love this idea and not having to grocery shop, because I inevitably forget something.

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