Meal planning seems to be all the rage these days. It doesn’t matter if you do it all yourself on Sunday evenings or if you do it nightly with the help of a meal subscription service like Blue Apron or Meez Meals, there is no doubt that people are looking to make their mealtimes easier. Other options such as joining a local food co-op or signing up for a protein subscription box are also becoming more and more popular. Recently I was introduced to a company called Butcher Box, a service that partners with a collective of small farms to bring you 100% grass-fed beef, organic chicken, and all-natural pork each month.
Fromagerie Guilloteau a French specialty cheese producer, recently announced the re-design and new label for its top-selling cheese line Fromager d’Affinois and were kind enough to send me three of their brie-centric cheeses: Saint Angel, Fromager d’Affinois Bleu and Fromager d’Affinois. Every cheese was ultra-creamy and had an almost butter-like texture which made them each perfect for spreading on bread or crackers and easily melted into any recipe.
Meal Service Name: Blue Apron
Description: Originally worn by apprentice chefs in France, the Blue Apron has become a symbol of lifelong learning in cooking. Complete meals with 500-700 calories per serving, take on average 35 minutes to prepare, ingredients are pre-portioned to save time and reduce waste, and easy to follow beautifully printed recipe cards. Recipes focus on ingredients that are in season from artisanal purveyors, fresher than the supermarket, and specialty ingredients are provided that are hard to find in any old grocery store.
Lately I’ve been using a lot of fruit in my homemade dishes because soon it will be fall (it may already be but I’m pretending it isn’t yet) and we’ll be stuck back with our faithful friends, the apple, the orange, and the banana. Now, where there is nothing wrong with these tasty fruits, I’ve been trying to send summer out with a bang and this means lots of salads with strawberries, tons of smoothies, and of course my famous (as it’s known in my office) mango salsa!
I’m constantly working on ways to improve my fish tacos and after several tries I’ve come up with the perfect recipe and now everyone will have a chance to make them!