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Marley Spoon Subscription Box Review + Coupon – April 2016

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Martha Stewart & Marley Spoon
2.7 overall rating
11 Ratings | 10 Reviews

Marley Spoon delivers a weekly box of fresh ingredients and delicious recipes to your door. Each week, they offer a different menu, and you can select which dishes you’d like to make, how many plates of each dish you’d like to serve, and when you’d like to receive your delivery. You can also skip a week at any time. This review is for the Two Person Box meant to serve two adults.

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The Subscription Box: Marley Spoon

The Cost: Two Person Box: 2 dinners ($48 a week) 3 dinners ($61.50 a week) 4 dinners ($76 a week) Family Box: 2 dinners ($76 a week) 3 dinners ($106.80 a week) 4 dinners ($139.20 a week)

COUPON : Save $35 off your first box with code DELISH!

The Products:  All of the pre-portioned fresh ingredients you need to make the chef-designed recipes at home.

Ships to: “We deliver 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”, along with Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, plus parts of California and Nevada (shipping is free). 

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Each week Marley Spoon offers 5 different recipes for the Family Plan and 7 different recipes for the Two Person Plan. I selected 2 recipes for my family this week. A few days before my package arrived Marley sent me an email letting me know which equipment I would need for these recipes like a sheet pan, sauté pan, colander and large pot. It also let me know I would need oil, sugar, salt and pepper.

The majority of the ingredients for each recipe came in a labeled paper bag which is nice to keep things separate and organized in the refrigerator. Everything was packed very carefully and neatly.

Lamb Recipe

lamb step by step

Recipe 1: Cumin Spiced Lamb Noodles

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Calories per Serving: 650 calories per serving

lamb ingredients

Everything arrived looking so fresh and those little bottles of tamari and rice vinegar were too cute!

lamb prep

The prep was very easy for this dish. Slice a red onion and red chiles, boil the pappardelle pasta and brown the lamb, then set aside.

Onions and Chiles

Then I sautéed the onions and chiles in some oil. The sauce was made by adding cumin, tamari and sugar.

lamb and spinach

The lamb was added back to the pan along with baby spinach which wilted very quickly.

Finished Noodles

These lamb and pappardelle noodles were topped with some freshly chopped cilantro and lime juice. We loved these noodles! The red hot chiles gave it a nice amount of heat and they had a nice sweet, salty taste. I’m definitely saving this recipe to recreate it at home on my own.

Grits Recipe

Grits step by step

Recipe 2: Roasted Chickpeas and Tomatoes

Prep Time: 20-30 minutes

Calories per Serving: 585 calories per serving

Grits Ingredients


The prep for this recipe was also easy. It definitely took longer to make this than 20-230 minutes though. I rinsed chickpeas, sliced the shallots into wedges and mined the garlic using my new garlic rocker from my Mary’s Secret Ingredients box!

Tomatoes and Chick Peas

Then I roasted the chickpeas and shallots in oil, cumin and coriander. After 10 minutes I added the tomatoes to the sheet pan and roasted for another 10 minutes. While everything was roasting I made stovetop garlic grits.

Grits finished

The finished grits were topped with the roasted vegetables and topped with cilantro, lime and a drizzle of olive oil. This was a nice vegetarian dish. I wish there had been some cheese in the grits to punch up the flavor more, but I liked this dish.

Verdict:  I really enjoyed this Marley Spoon box a lot. Both recipes were tasty, easy to prepare and creative. I think two dinners for my husband and myself for $48 is a good value too. I’m looking forward to my next box and I like that I can pick and choose which weeks to purchase a box based on which recipes appeal to us and our schedules.

What do you think of Marley Spoon? Have you made some fabulous recipes with them?

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Jessica Telesmanich
Jessica Telesmanich
Jessica's addiction started off slowly enough with Birchbox, but it has grown and grown over the last three years. An elementary school librarian and mom of two she loves boxes that are child-centric. But she'll never turn down a good fashion, beauty or tasty treat subscription.

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Recipes look great and ingredients look high quality. I love easy prep meals. Someone else doing the shopping is a win win for me.

FYI – I have recently been introduced to grits (a Northerner here from an Italian family so we do Polenta :). ) I tried a recipe using milk instead of water for the grits and it was amazing. Super creamy. For all you grits lovers – how do you make them? Milk or water?

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Michele Starr

Broth and half and half. I make cheese grits

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Recipes look good. I’d buy that. But I’m not in their delivery zone, alas. Yet I am located in a neighboring state, so cruel! lol

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code not working 🙁

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I think Marley Spoon’s recipes look so good, just wish they delivered to Dallas!

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