After having Blue Apron recommended to me by several friends, I decided to give it a whirl. I think it's a great idea -- having fresh food, already measured and accompanied by a recipe, delivered to your door each week. I had three meals-worth delivered but was only able to cook two. The two dishes that I made each took about 45 minutes to make and tasted good. The part that I liked the best was that they inspired me and gave me ideas for future cooking at home. I actually used the roasted veggie/kale salad idea (from my second meal) when cooking for a dinner party a week later. My one gripe -- They don't offer an organic option. Other than that, I think Blue Apron is a great way to learn and inspire new home-cooked dishes. I enjoyed it!

Ingredients and recipes delivered to my door in a cold, insulated box.

Making maple-glazed carrots was simple and yummy.

NIGHT 1: Pan-Roasted Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Maple Glazed Carrots.

NIGHT 2: Steak and Miso-Roasted Vegetable Salad

If you need a little inspiration, I think Blue Apron is an easy, inexpensive way to up your cooking game.