Friday, November 25, 2016

Green Chef

Shortly after Kyle and I moved into our new house, I started trying some food delivery boxes. Blue Apron is the subscription box that everyone has heard of, and probably tried, but honestly I wasn't that blown away by the options.

I received a free week of Green Chef and was instantly excited that they had options for omnivore, vegetarian, carnivore, vegan, paleo, and gluten free (and varying pricing for the different dietary options). Thus far, I've only ordered the vegetarian meals because I don't really like meat, and I hate having to cook it (aka touch it. eew.). I love trying new, incredibly flavorful vegetarian meals.

I was able to pull out all of our new pots and pans from our wedding and feel like a regular ol' chef! There were even meals that Kyle enjoyed!!! Kyle who only likes meat and potatoes, was enjoying my vegetarian meals.

Some of the dishes I had include:

Indian veggie rice bowl. I made this meal shortly after my mom passed, and brought some of the leftovers to my dad when I went home to visit. Needless to say, my tastes are more outgoing than his. :p More for me I guess!

Creamy corn farro risotto. I had never had farro before, but it is freaking DELICIOUS. This pic is not super beautiful but the taste made up for its level of unphotogenic-ness.

Korean noodle bowl. This meal has been, hands down, the best of all that have been delivered, and not just because I made the most amazingly beautiful sunny side up egg of my entire lifetime. Vinegary vegetables, black noodles, a runny egg. GAH! So good.

For the vegetarian subscription, it is $10.49 per portion, so for three meals for 2 people it ends up being around $64. Which is a lot. But then I think about Kyle and I going out to eat and realize that one meal plus two delish beers is easily $64 with tip. I also think the portions are larger than 2, so I tend to get at least 3 if not 4 meals out of each. Kyle isn't always a fan of what I order, so I have lots of leftovers for lunch. I don't order the meals every week, but if I could afford it, you'd better believe I would!

If you want to try this for yourself, feel free to use this link to get 4 free meals. If you order a second box I do receive some money off of a future box order, so technically this needs an ad disclosure. So there it is. Let me know if you have any questions, and share your favorite recipes!

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