I’m Blue Apron’s biggest fan. I swear I am. If you are wondering what exactly Blue Apron is, you obviously don’t have a tv or radio or pay attention to anything. Ever. Anyways, Blue Apron is a subscription delivery service. You choose 3 of 6 recipes every week and they send you a box filled with all the ingredients (measured out, so no waste) to cook 3 meals.
Blue Apron has pretty much saved my life for the past 2 years. If I didn’t have Blue Apron, my poor child would probably only eat past, tuna fish and Subway for dinner every night. I have absolutely no imagination when it comes to cooking, so I thank goodness there’s a company to rely on for that.
Usually, I am very pleased with what Blue Apron sends me. I’m astounded at the fact that I now know what “farro” and “forbidden rice” are. My friends are also impressed. After I cook a meal, I post my accomplishment on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter just to show off. I’ve inspired at least 15 friends to try Blue Apron. Who wants to think about what to make for dinner? It makes life easier- and anything that makes life easier, I’m PRO!
Anyways, so once in a while, Blue Apron will miss the mark completely. I follow the directions to the T and yet, FAIL! This is what happened last night when I attempted the “Vadouvan Chickpea Burgers with Roasted Sweet Potato Rounds & Yogurt Sauce.”
First of all, yes, I get that sweet potatoes are in season right now, Blue Apron, but they really didn’t have a place in this meal. I felt like the entire meal was just a boat-load of carbs. They could have done a nice chickpea side salad or something but not sweet potato rounds (again, mind you).
Second, if you’ve ever tried to cook a “chickpea burger” you know that it is basically a glorified falafel ball. Unless you deep fry that fucker, it’s gonna be a major smush-fest. I took one bite into the smushy raw-feeling falafel wannabe and wanted to barf. And then I realized that it totally resembled barf.
Oh well, Blue Apron, until next time. I still love you!