Blue Apron to the Rescue

5 years ago by

Blue Apron to the Rescue

Ne pas dépenser des fortunes pour manger dehors à NY, c’est presque impossible. Moi, j’ai des sueurs froides à chaque fois que je regarde mon compte et que je vois des pages entières de restos. Bref, il fallait que je fasse quelque chose.

Je me suis demandé comment je pouvais passer plus de temps à faire à manger chez moi, et apprendre à réaliser des nouvelles recettes toutes simples. C’est là que je suis tombée sur Blue Apron. Vous en avez entendu parler ? C’est un service qui vous livre tous les ingrédients et les recettes pour trois repas par semaine (en quantité suffisante pour deux personnes). Ce qui veut dire 6 repas en tout si je ne cuisine que pour ma petite personne :) Cool, non ?

J’ai testé ma première recette hier soir : colin croustillant et nouilles soba au yuzu-shoya. C’était délicieux mais en plus maintenant, je peux refaire la recette autant de fois que je veux. YOUHOU ! Je crois que je vais continuer pendant quelques semaines jusqu’à ce que j’aie quelques recettes sous le coude.

Et vous, vous avez l’impression de trop dépenser en restos ?


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  • When I lived in NYC, I got slapped down for inviting people over for a dinner party because most didn’t have space to entertain or know-how to cook. Not that I had either, but I made do. I was informed that New Yorkers preferred going to restaurants. And, indeed, there were many restos that were delicious and inexpensive. Has that changed? If so, how depressing. It was one of the joys of life in NYC.

  • We were given a free trial of Blue Apron by a friend and I agree it’s much better than eating out or even ordering take-out. Probably healthier as well since you control the amount of salt and butter that goes into the meal.

    Living in the suburbs of Boston, we rarely eat out order takeout. And we make our own meals (and things like mayonnaise, granola, and bread) from scratch, but we don’t have full-time jobs and there are two of us! I would find cooking for myself difficult. In fact, if my husband didn’t do most of the meal prep, I’d probably starve to death. How does one decide what to eat every night when dining alone after a full day of work? Somehow I must have done it when my kids were young — neither of them is particularly malnourished and both are good cooks — but I think this is a great way to start, Elle. Keep us posted!

  • I probably do – it’s like a social activity haha. I currently live at home and am not motivated enough to cook. My boyfriend was the same way before he moved out. Now he cooks but because he has to.

  • I’ve always wanted to try blue apron!

  • Ai-Ch'ng 2 mai 2016, 10:17 / Répondre

    Not in New York, but way south of you in Perth, Western Australia, we have no decent, inexpensive restaurants – let alone an iceberg-tip’s worth of restaurants you have in your city. So, I cook at home every weeknight, and my husband cooks weekends.

    I love this service offered to you! As far as I know, we don’t have anything like this where we live. I’d definitely find cooking much easier if we do, than trying to think up something delicious and nutritious every single night, and during school holidays when our son is at home all day for almost two months at the end of the year, every single dinner plus lunch.

    Having a soon-to-be, seventeen-year-old son with a heavy homework load and long school days, cooling he largely at home saves us a tonne of money and has improved my husband’s and my health immensely.

    Like Judith Ross above, I’m not sure if I’d actually cook for myself if I lived alone (having another person whom i love, makes me want to cook more). I don’t love cooking, but I absolutely adore eating.

    As a single working woman in my twenties, I loved eating really well, out at restaurants with friends or alone.

    Having a family makes sense to cook well at home. However, the days when my son has been away at school camp and my husband away at work conferences, my eating style is like when I was single- it’s more about getting food groups into my body- get some protein in the forms of eggs, tofu, or cheese in; some rich omega source like an avocado; an apple or pear with cheese; whatever uncooked greens are feeling in our garden- usually rocket leaves, celery, carrots and cherry tomatoes from our garden; and always, a fresh baguette with olive oil for dinner, and loads of butter and sometimes homemade jam for lunch. I could eat variations of this for months, if I have to! And very, very occasionally have lunch on my own out (because I now prefer eating in the peaceful greenery of our garden at home), eating insanely rich food.

    I envy the people who are gastronomically creative, as I really believe good cooking is such a rare artistic talent that gives pleasure and sustenance immediately to the ones around us, and brings people together.

  • Nicole in LA 2 mai 2016, 11:01 / Répondre

    Plated is so much better, in terms of the recipes and ingredients. Think Whole Foods quality…versus Gristedes. Gross.

  • Actually I’m pretty good with eating out but I can imagine a place like NYC can gets super expensive, super fast. This idea sounds great! x

  • I have always wanted to try Blue Apron!


  • I don’t overspend on eating out. It’s expensive so I don’t go to eat out often. :)

    We had something like Blue Apron in our city. It was cool but then I started thinking that it’s still much cheaper to buy the ingredients myself and there are lots of things I want to try out making anyway.

    I can cook but I’m just too lazy. :)

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