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December, 30, 2014

In the Kitchen with Blue Apron (2)…

I love to cook at home but sometimes I run out of new recipes to try or I just don’t have time to make a run to the grocery store. I’ve previously posted about Blue Apron on my blog and today I’m excited to share with you another meal of theirs I recently made for me and Drew.

In case you’re not familiar with Blue Apron, It is a service that delivers fresh ingredients to your home weekly along with recipe cards for three healthy, delicious and unique meals (really when you’re finished making the meals you’ll feel like a gourmet chef). I only need to make dinner for two people so when I meal plan for the week and go to the grocery store, I always end up throwing away SO much food because both Drew and I can’t go through it fast enough before it goes bad. I love Blue Apron because they deliver exactly what I need for each meal so there is no wasting involved!

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Top: J.Crew | Bracelets: David Yurman (herehere), Nordstrom | Lips: YSL #31
Plates: Kate Spade ℅ | Flatware: West Elm
For this meal, I made Basted Flank Steaks with Beet-Freekeh Salad. I LOVED it!! One of my pregnancy cravings has been red meat so this meal totally hit the spot! Both Drew and I have never tried a beet salad before so it was fun to try something completely new! This recipe came from Chef John Adler at Franny’s in Brooklyn and some of my very favorite restaurants in the entire world are in NYC so it was definitely a treat to be able to cook a dish that came from the big apple!
If you’re interested in trying Blue Apron, the first 100 Pink Peonies readers to sign up here will recieve 2 free meals! Happy cooking!
xo, Rach
Brought to you by Blue Apron.
Photos by Jessa Kae.
  1. Tsui Chung says:

    Looks gorgeous and yummy! Your kitchen is like my dream!

    Fashion Ganache.

  2. Natali says:

    This looks absolutely delicious! Love Blue Apron and the whole concept!

  3. Love this post. Blogging has made me so busy I don’t have time to shop, cook and eat and I also cook only for two. Such a great idea and wonderful NYC chef recipes too. This makes life easier.
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  4. Mel says:

    Sounds like an interesting company! The food looks yummy!

  5. kim says:

    that dish looks tasty AND gorgeous! yum!


  6. This looks delicious! I’m loving the concept of Blue Apron. Part of my New Year’s resolution is to eat healthier, so I will definitely check them out.

  7. Abby says:

    Love the photography of these shots

    XoXo One Stiletto At A Time

  8. I wish Blue Apron delivered to Omaha! I LOVE the concept of fresh, healthy, fast meals!

  9. Ieshea says:

    How do you identify yourself as a Pink Peonies reader on their site?

  10. Libby says:

    Looks yummy and very unique! I love beet salads so this recipe would be right up my alley.

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  11. Jeanne says:

    Very yummy post!
    I wish you very happy holidays!

  12. Anie Phukan says:

    wow this looks so yummm….Blue Apron is such a nice service….i hope every country has a service provider like this… look great wishing you and your family a great new year…..

  13. Andrea says:

    Looks delicious! Happy New Year!

  14. Rach says:

    This looks delicious!! I love beets!

  15. Carly says:

    Ready to cook meals delivered to the front door is genius! And it looks so yummy
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  16. Ashley | SB says:

    Looks delicious! Also, your kitchen is gorgeous!

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  17. Liz says:

    that looks so delicious

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  18. Adrienne says:

    So awesome!
    What a beautiful meal…it looks amazing!!
    I need to try this!
    -Adrienne. xo

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  19. meg says:

    this is so great…one of my friends swears by blue apron, now i’ll definitely have to try it!

  20. Looks like an absolutely delicious beet salad! :) Really need to get around trying Blue Apron in 2015! Thanks for sharing, Rach! Xo, Alison

  21. Katy says:

    This looks amazing!! I definitely need to try! :)

    xo, Katy

  22. Paige says:

    I just signed up! I never realized that it was so affordable!


  23. Mel says:

    Such a great concept especially when you have a super busy work schedule I need to look for something like this in my area!

  24. Shae says:

    Great post! I’m thinking about giving a few meals as a wedding present!

    S. Roderick

  25. Looks delicious, Rachel! I’ve been meaning to try this out.

    xoxo, Elena Michelle

  26. Venecia says:

    That looks amazing, what a great concept! Happy new year!

  27. Sydney says:

    that looks so easy and yummy!

    xx, Sydney

  28. I love Blue Apron! I’ve tried them a couple of times and their meals are delicious!

  29. What a fun service and the meal looks so yummy! Definitely going to give them a try. xx

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  30. Oh my goodness, just look how good this looks. I am so hungry right now lol. Amazing post. Happy New Year!

  31. Paige Zielinski says:

    This is not meant to be a rude comment but I was wondering if you have an editor for your blog. The pictures look professional but the writing has a lot of grammatical and spelling errors. I am not referring to this blog specifically but it is something I notice when I read your blogs. To maintain a professional image you should find an editor who can correct your posts without changing your voice.

    • Rachel Parcell says:

      Paige, your comment wasn’t rude at all. I’m always up for constructive criticism.

      I wish I had an editor but unfortunately I don’t. I write these posts late at night and always proof read but I’m sure there are a lot of errors I miss. Maybe as my blog continues to grow I’ll hire an editor but for right now it’s just me so I do the best I can. Hopefully the images make up for the bad grammar ;)


      • Rachael says:

        In line with that comment. you spelled “steaks” incorrectly. Since that is the main focus of the article, and you’re being paid to write this post, an editor would make sure you keep the readers and the sponsors happy by not butchering the spelling of the product you are selling.

        • Rachel Parcell says:

          I write these posts late at night and sometimes miss errors, I probably should get an editor. Thanks for the suggestion and thanks for reading my blog :)


  32. natalie says:

    Rachel….always a great job posting on your blog.:) I think you are very on point with what your readers are hoping to see next! Anyways, I am enjoying it all the time. That said, where are those napkins from!! They are perfect!

    • Rachel Parcell says:

      I got them from Anthro about six months ago, not sure if they still have them but it’s worth checking :) Hope this helped


  33. This look so delicious. I love cooking but I would definitely love cooking more if I had your kitchen!!!

  34. Rachel says:

    Would love to hear how you’re liking your marble countertops! They get a bad rap but are so beautiful and I’m trying ot make my own decisions about whether or not to go w/ Calacutta Gold!

  35. kiely says:

    that looks so yummy! i wish i could afford blue apron, because that service seems like the bomb!!


  36. I have been wanting to try this. Thanks for sharing!
    xo Jaime

  37. Looks delicious I need to try this!


  38. Meagan says:

    Looks so good! You make cooking look so glam!

  39. Melissa says:

    Looks delicious!

  40. Pamela Gonzalez says:

    Looks so good, Blue Apron sounds like a great service!

  41. Silly Medley says:

    Yum, I LOVE beet salad! Their meals always look great, but the price of the service has deterred me.

    Silly Medley: Lifestyle and Travel

  42. The beet salad sounds amazing! Beets can usually be a hit or miss with people, but I think the flavours of that salad sound delicious together. I’m not much of a meat eater, but the final presentation looks great! :)

Rach Parcell

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