Marley Spoon: Potato Soup & Lamb Flatbreads Plus $30 Coupon Code

I’ve been trying out a subscription to Marley Spoon, a weekly meal delivery service.  I’ve been saving up some of my posts to share, so be ready for some food blogging fun.
(If you’d like to try it out for yourself, use the coupon code COOKSMART for $30 off.)

My meal plan is for a weekly delivery of 2 meals.  Marley Spoon sends them well packed in a big, insulated box.

Potato Soup with Kielbasa and Kale
Potato Soup

I chose this because I typically really enjoy potato soup.

Soup IngredientsImmersion Blender
I get the usual fresh ingredients and this recipe calls for me to use my immersion blender.

I opt to leave out the fennel seed (because I hate them with a fiery passion) and to cut down on some of the vinegar because I find Marley Spoon recipes to be way heavy on vinegar.

Soup ChoppedOnions Sausage
I chop up all the ingredients, sauté the onion, garlic and red pepper and then add in the potatoes. The instructions say to puree half, with either an immersion blender or in a regular blender. The immersion blender was the clearly the wrong choice because there was just enough liquid in there to repeatedly splash all over me. And in my defense the picture on the damn recipe card shows someone using an immersion blender so it’s not like I misinterpreted. After a few burns, I added in the sausage and kale.

Potato Soup with Kielbasa and Kale
Taste:
Okay
All I could really taste was the red pepper flakes and I thought they overpowered the dish. Unfortunately I wasn’t a huge fan of the kielbasa. I wish the recipe called for searing the kielbasa first as I think that would have improved it’s flavor.
Portion Size: Generous. There was well over two servings here.
Good for Entertaining?: Nope
It’s just not interesting or compelling enough to serve guests.

Lamb Flatbreads with Feta, Yogurt & Mint
Lamb Flatbread
I adore Lamb Gyros and this seemed to be a variation on them.
Lamb Ingredients
The same deal here, lots of high quality, well packaged items.

Bread Ground Lamb Lamb on Bread
This recipe was one of the easiest Marley Spoon ones I’ve done. You pretty much just mix up the meat with seasonings (I omitted cumin because I hate it even more than fennel seeds) and then spread it on pitas coated with olive oil.
You make a yogurt sauce and a salad and after you’ve cooked your flatbreads you top them with feta, salad and your yogurt dressing.
Sauce Salad
I really wish all Marley Spoon recipes were this easy.

Flatbread & Salad Lamb Flatbreads with Feta, Yogurt & Mint
Taste:
Hit!
The flavors on this were great. They were exactly like a gyro and the only problem I had with the recipe at all was that it called for way more olive oil then you need. It asks you to coat the pitas with oil, top with the meat and then drizzle with olive oil and bake. The lamb has enough fat in it that it doesn’t need all that excess oil. I ended up blotting the hell out of my flatbreads. I’d easily make this again but omit any extra oil.
Portion Size: Two filling portions
Good for Entertaining?: Yes!
For this one I’d opt to make this flatbread with a shrimp orzo salad recipe I have and a warm goat cheese dip. For drinks I’d do some type of refreshing cucumber cocktail and dessert would be lemon tart.

OVERALL
Verdict:
Hit!
Even though I didn’t love the soup, both recipes were really easy to make and had generous portions. I’d really love to see more Marley spoon recipes like these.

I’ve got lots more recipes coming (including their Thanksgiving menu) so be sure to come back and see how my food blogging skills hold up.

Have you ever tried a fresh meal subscription service? If so, what did you think?

THE BACKSTORY
Marley’s Spoon creates delicious, easy to follow recipes.
They deliver fresh, pre-portioned ingredients and you select your recipes from their changing weekly menu.

They are dedicated to sourcing organic and sustainable whenever possible. Building relationships with environmentally aware farms and producers ensures that the highest quality ingredients arrive at your door each week.

Using trusted delivery partners, your Marley Spoon boxes come insulated and chilled, staying cool for 30 hours! After delivery, all the ingredients are guaranteed to stay fresh for up to 4 days – allowing you to decide when to cook.

Marley’s Spoon donates any leftover ingredients to City Harvest. City Harvest exists to end hunger in communities throughout New York City through food rescue and distribution, education, and other practical, innovative solutions.

Each week you’ll automatically receive great dishes, but as a flexible subscription, you can skip a week or pause your subscription anytime. You can also change delivery frequency, recipes, and the number of portions you’d like to receive.

Marley’ Spoon delivers to the mid Atlantic and New England regions: most of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, and Washington D.C.

Monthly Cost:
Varies by number of servings and number of meals.
Check here for the configuration of your choice

COUPON CODE: COOKSMART

Once upon a time, long, long ago, Lisa attended Syracuse University where she studied singing in a giant castle surrounded by ice and snow. After she earned her music degree, she headed to the island of Manhattan, down to the West Village, to a place called the New School. There, she earned another degree in the great art of writing stories for children. She currently works on that same island trying to help real people, while making up stories about imaginary ones. Her first book, “The Ice Maiden’s Tale,” a fairy tale adventure, was released on May 30, 2017 and is up for sale on Amazon. In the meantime, she keeps herself occupied by obsessing over subscription boxes and home renovations.

3 thoughts on “Marley Spoon: Potato Soup & Lamb Flatbreads Plus $30 Coupon Code

  1. I love a good potato soup but sounds like seasoning needs to be improve (with respect to the chef) and I would have sauteed the sausage to release its flavor in the pot and then add the “wet/liquid” ingredients! I like the added kale aka “superfood” to this soup! I do like the lamb pitas!

    Ursula

    http://www.blueridgebeautyblogger.com

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