Friends, I can’t tell you how great it has been since I first admitted that I’m not a foodie. Apparently there are so many of you that feel the same ambivalence towards food! It has warmed my heart to learn that I now know longer have to struggle in silence, to offer fake opinions about toast points, frantically yelp restaurants when someone asks for a recommendation, or pretend to be interested in kale smoothies. And since writing my confession, I have personally felt more emboldened to speak my point of view when someone asks “where should we eat?” My answer – always, forever – is “I don’t care.”
Yet this non-foodie status carries with it some negative points as well. When you don’t care about food, you can easily fall into two concurrent patterns. One, you can eat unhealthy, since the worst foods around are usually the fastest and easiest to obtain. And two, you tend to eat repetitively. If you buy a box of spaghetti and spaghetti sauce, you can and will just make that anytime you feel hungry. And if you bought it once, you’ll probably just buy it again, because hey, why would you want to think about food when you don’t have to? These are dangerous, easy paths to take. And just because we’re non-foodies doesn’t mean we have to eat garbage, right?
That’s why a couple of month’s ago, I joined Blue Apron. Blue Apron is a weekly grocery delivery service that brings the seasonal ingredients to your door, along with easy-to-read recipes to make three meals. The food comes in cold freezer bags, and is filling, delicious, and fun.