Scared to learn how to cook? Try a weekly Every Plate meal and my $20 coupon code

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Scared to learn how to cook? Try a weekly Every Plate meal and my $20 coupon code

You need to try Every Plate! If you’re like me, you never learned how to cook. And if you’re also southern, you realize how disappointed your grandmothers must be that not only are you unmarried, but you also have no idea what to do in the kitchen.

Every Plate is my best kept secret. Try this weekly subscription box to learn how to cook some of the best meals. Photo by Every Plate.com

I found a weekly meal service that works within the confines of my monthly food budget and gives the confidence I’ve always wanted in the kitchen. Because a girl’s gotta eat! I’ll even throw in a discount code for $20 off of your first Every Plate box!

Have no fear. A solution is near. 

My Cooking Journey – Before the Every Plate Subscription

In college, I had no desire to learn how to cook. I felt like it was second to being involved and being a great student. In my mind, I’d be wealthy enough to hire a chef or financially stable enough to at least order takeout without breaking the bank. I lived in a dorm with a cafeteria on the basement level in the early years of college. I was eating balanced meals and never went hungry. I never even ate fast food (because HELLO, I’m not wasting money when I already have a meal plan), and I was content.

Senior year I got the bright idea to move off-campus and assumed I would still go back to eat at the cafe, but boyyyy was I wrong. To make things worse, I was at the peak of my pageant career, and eating six perfectly portioned and prepped meals a day was crucial. At this point, I had mastered a pretty substantial meal prep: baked chicken or fish, baked asparagus, glazed carrots, and PH balanced water (compliments of Walmart). Oh, and I could make about five different variations of a protein smoothie (because, you know, ABS). 

I was doing it BIG! (haha) 

Adulting: Reality smacked me in the face 

I felt like I still had plenty of time to learn, but I started to get anxious. I HATE eating the same thing every day. I despise leftovers, and I will opt for dessert before I microwave last week’s meal. Because of my unconventional diet, I wasn’t ready for a swimsuit that year, and I felt like my 2-a-day workouts had gone to waste. I was right, and I wish I had found a meal service before now. 

When I finally moved out last year, I tried to start a routine of going to the grocery store every week. I also created a budget only to eat out once or twice a week for lunch. I like the idea of only have real food in your house and only eating what’s in the house that so you’re not tempted to binge eat junk food as I’ve always done. My idea didn’t stick, and I couldn’t stay committed to the mission. I was failing to plan, so ultimately, I planned to fail. I didn’t know how to grocery shop; instead, I would pick up staples without considering the fact that I’m a recipe girl. 

I need instructions in the kitchen, and there’s just no way around that. 

Every Plate taught me how to cook

After a few weeks of hearing me complain about how much I was struggling to be a millennial homemaker for a party of one, my mom decided it was time to help me out. (Yes, even as an adult, my parents are still coming through for ya girl. #blessed) My parents gifted me with a trial for EveryPlate, a flexible meal kit subscription service. Every plate works for your average single or small family with little time and even less money.

A weekly meal box will include an average of three meals minimum, priced at $4.99 a meal for two servings. Out of all of the meal plan services that I have tried, I’ve found this most affordable box. Every week, you get to choose at least three recipes, and they are delivered in an insulated box with fresh ingredients (my favorite part). You can skip a week or cancel your subscription up to 5 days before your next delivery is scheduled. Interested? Try it here.

After a while, I’m able to send up to three free boxes, so if you share this with your friends, I’ll put you on my list! That’s a week of FREE meals. I see no room for debate. 

The next thing you’ll need is some cookware if you don’t already have it. I found a popular Ayesha Curry set under $100, check it out here!

Ayesha Curry’s Cookware on my Amazon store.

Or you can view my Idea List in my Amazon storefront, I’ve linked it here.

What’s Your deal? 

I know this isn’t the most conventional way to learn how to cook. 

I’ve heard many cool stories of people learning in the kitchen with their elders or their moms. I love to hear it. I feel that that wasn’t my path because I refused to learn how to cook for quite some time. People always framed the need to cook around getting a man and feeding a family; I was not interested in either and found no need for that specific skill. (Let’s all laugh together at my young feminist mind, going so hard to disrupt the system that I neglected the idea that I might need to just learn for myself one day.)

Nonetheless, I’m interested in hearing your stories!

Are you like me, or have you been flipping your whisk in the kitchen since before you could remember? My mom is self-taught, and she’s amazing.

I’ll be Every Plate subscription box taught, and I’ll venture out when I’m ready. That’s my prerogative. Let me be great! 

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