Martha & Marley Spoon March 2018 Review + Coupon

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Marley Spoon delivers delicious recipes and fresh, seasonal ingredients straight to your door. You can choose from a weekly menu featuring 10 chef-created recipes, including recurring customer favorites, vegetarian meals, and kid-friendly recipes. Each option is clearly marked to note whether it features meat, fish, or just veggies, plus other characteristics of concern to diners with diets restricted by necessity or preference — they note gluten free, dairy free, kid-friendly, quick to prepare, vegetarian, and spicy meals to help you make the best meals for you. Each recipe serves two people (there is a minimum four portion requirement per box), and shipping is free!

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This is a review of a normal weekly box, but they also offer a fabulous Martha Stewart’s Marley Spoon Thanksgiving box. Available along with your subscription or as a one-off, the Thanksgiving box includes four sides and a dessert (you can order with or without a turkey)!

The ingredients for each meal are packed in a separate bag.

Items needing more refrigeration, like meat and dairy, are shipped in a jute insulated bag with ice packs.

This works extremely well for the meat, but our peas didn’t fare as well and were scattered everywhere due to a split bag.

It probably happened during transit.

We’re still able to recover a bunch of the green peas. Some of the peas were flattened, but most of them are still usable after a good rinse. The jute insulation is effective and ecologically sound, but it generates a bit of fuzz.

Each Martha & Marley Spoon recipe card includes a full color picture of the plated dish, prep time and number of servings.

The back includes the full recipe (with pictures!) and Allergen and nutrition info. The instructions are easy to follow, whether you are a novice or pro. Usually, you start by washing and prepping all the ingredients before cooking. Within the detailed, step-by-step instructions, ingredients are set in bold type for ease of recognition. Info panes in the sidebar list any ingredients and tools you’ll need from home (pans, cooking oil, etc).

Here are the three recipes for March 2018! It didn’t matter for this set of meals, but I like having the prep time estimate and often choose the order in which to make my meals based on that and perishability of ingredients.

Everything in this box!

I received a very huge garlic! The recipe cards explain that the garlic is to be shared amongst the recipes. None of my recipes this week called for garlic, so it was a bit of a bonus… and I put some in each one anyway!

Roasted Sausages And Peppers With Fennel And Wilted Spinach. Red onion, fennel bulb, red bell peppers, fresh thyme, sweet Italian sausages, baby spinach, sherry vinegar olive oil, coarse salt, and freshly ground pepper.

This delicious dish is quick and easy to prepare. You’ll only need one pan and the cooking process happens in the oven alone, so you’ll have some free time on your hands. It’s filling, making a perfect weekday meal for any busy household. The ingredients are simple, but it was really flavorful! It was alot like a sausage sandwich, but having greens instead of bread kept it comfortably light.

Indian Beef Curry with Peas & Buttery Naan. Grass-fed ground beef, curry powder, tomato paste, ginger, yellow onion, peas cilantro, butter, coconut milk, and naan.

This dish is inspired by a type of meat curry called keema, a dish popular in South Asia and typically made with minced lamb (it is also a bit reminiscent of a mild, well-cooked kitfo, for fans of Ethiopian cuisine). For this dish, we used ground beef and green peas for little bursts of sweet flavor. It also has coconut milk that makes the sauce richer. Of course, the naan was fantastic — I’m a sucker for any dish with naan. This was super-easy to put together, as the main dish simmered in a single pan.

Irish Beef Stew With Cheesy Mashed Potatoes. Round steak, cheddar cheese, carrots, radish, potatoes, yellow onion, parsley, thyme, tomato paste, and beef stew spice blend.

This hearty beef stew was simmered with spices, tomato, and beef demi-glace for exquisite richness. The addition of flour and broth at the end of cooking helps thicken the stew a bit, while also providing it a velvety texture. Served on top of cheesy mashed potato, this made a perfect St. Patty’s Day dinner! The beef was in big chunks, and the root veggies set it apart from your typical stew. It was a simple dish to make, my only critique being a desire for a bit more of those yummy Cheddar potatoes!

Martha & Marley spoon brought a great food selection this week. Except for the green peas, the ingredients arrived safe and well-packed. It’s great that almost all of the ingredients are already provided inside the box, so all you really need to do is to prepare it and cook. Having this subscription is a big time-saver, from meal planning to the cooking process itself. The recipe complexity and design and quality of directions is similar to other meal kit subscriptions, and the quality of ingredients was excellent.

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  • anna.stapleton

    This looks like a great subscription, I’m going to check this one out.
    I’d love to see more meal subs embrace cornstarch insulation like The Farmers Dog uses.

    • Hello Subscription

      I dislike the jute personally – Tom stacked up all of ours one year and put it out for mulch and it just sat there. It eventually degraded. We tried but ultimately I agree – we want the insulation to just go away. We are doing this sub again this week – dinner last night was great. -B