I am not that big of a cook, my family eats a lot of the same things that I can cook. It’s not that I don’t enjoy cooking, I just don’t really know what to make! I get in a cooking rut and then we end up having pizza or cereal. My girls actually love those things but I am in need of some substance!
I was really excited when I received my Blue Apron Box. This box came with everything that I needed to fix 3 great meals for my family. I decided to go with one that I knew everyone would atempt to try and I could hide some yummy veggies!
I decided to try the Ricotta and Lacinato Kale Calzones. First off I have never cooked anything like this but I really enjoyed them! My family is actually pretty picky when it comes to veggies and food they have never tried before. I will admit I was a little Leary!
The first thing I loved was how easy this recipe was! It told me which ingredients and step by step instructions. The ingredients were all fresh and included in my box. I didn’t have to get anything out of my own pantry or fridge.
“On the Cutting Board
- 1 Pound Pizza Dough
- 1 Cup Part-Skim Ricotta Cheese
- 2 Cloves Garlic
- 1 Large Bunch Lacinato Kale
- 1 Red Onion
- 1 Bunch Oregano
- 2 Ounces Castelvetrano Olives
- 1 8-Ounce Can Tomato Sauce
- ⅓ Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
- ¼ Cup Semolina Flour
- ½ Teaspoon Calzone Spice Blend” (Blue Apron Website)
I was able to chop and cook the kale with the garlic, then mix all the ingredients together to make some really yummy calzones! My girls actually tried them and loved them! Charlotte who is one of my most picky eaters actually ate the entire thing! I couldn’t believe it! She ate the kale, ricotta cheese and asked for more! That is successful cooking at it’s best! The yummy calzones were also dipped in a yummy red sauce, made by me!
I love that Blue Apron actually teaches you and shows you how to cook each and every step! I can now buy and make these and add my own twist if I want too!
Blue Apron will actually send you a box with the exact amount of ingredients that you need without wasting anything! “We send you three meals per week for two, four or six people. Meals are $9.99 per person with free shipping.” (Blue Apron Press release)
- “Complete meals with 500-700 calories per serving
- 35 minutes to prepare on average
- Pre-portioned ingredients to save time and reduce waste
- Easy to follow beautifully printed recipe cards
- Premium seasonal ingredients from artisanal purveyors
Emphasis on sustainable practices
- Fresher than the supermarket
- Specialty ingredients you can’t find on your own” (Blue Apron Website)
If you would like to learn more or sign up please visit www.blueapron.com to purchase! Right now the first 250 readers that order their first box using this special link will get 2 free meals off of their first order!
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