I’ve been using Blue Apron off and on for a little while, and I like the service a lot. I like cooking but easily get into ruts, so it’s great for providing easy inspiration. I do have one gripe about the way the recipes are written. Every one of them starts with an image like this:

Basically the directions are written as if you’re setting up to be on a cooking show. If you follow them step-by-step, you end up chopping all the veggies and placing them in individual ramequins, which means a lot more dishes to wash. Inevitably most of them are going to be cooked together in the same pan, or placed in the same bowl and seasoned. I’d much prefer for the directions to anticipate some of this.