Over the last few months, C and I have realised the benefit of meal planning! By planning the meals you want to cook the following week and planning the days you won’t be cooking, we have realised a few things:
- Weekly meal planning takes the stress away from the dreaded question ‘what should we make for dinner tonight’.
- Allows you to cook meals that fit into you diet plans (for us, that is LCHF) and not just randomly throwing things together.
- Cuts down (almost 90%) food waste.
- (and my favourite point) You save money.
Seriously – why has it taken me so long to figure this out?
As I am sure is the case with most home cooks – I LOVE one tray or one pot cooking. The ease of throwing everything together, bunging it into the oven or on top of the stove and letting it look after itself for a while is wonderful! Not to mention cutting down the washing time (we have no dishwasher in our new apartment…and I feel as though I’m doing the dishes all day long!) Keep Reading
This is a very quick and very easy dish to make – especially if you are on your own, as I am at the moment! In fact, for the majority of June ‘C’ will be out of town and it is never that much fun cooking for one – so I am sure you will see a lot of these ‘quick & easy’ recipes in the next few weeks.
The flavours in this stew is distinctly Indian, with generous amounts of cumin, garam masala and turmeric, which I think have to be my all time favourite spices. There is no meat in this stew but you really do not miss it as the flavours are so bold. I find this stew actually incredibly comforting. Keep Reading
One thing that you HAVE to love about flying within Latin America and with Latin American Airlines is their baggage allowance. If you are flying economy you are allowed to check in TWO bags of up to 23kg – that is 46kg per person and not including your hand luggage!! Why can this not be a universal airline law? I can’t begin to explain how many times I have flirted, fought and cried with the check-in clerks in Europe because I was 2kg overweight. Keep Reading
It’s amazing how good food can put you into a really good mood! Or does that only happen with me? If you haven’t noticed by now, I LOVE food! I love thinking about it, talking about it, making it and more importantly, eating it! Growing up, my dad used to joke that the three words he would hear the most from me was: “Daddy – I’m hungry!”
Even poor C has learnt that my mood directly correlates with my hunger – unfortunately he has learnt the hard way. I like to think of my self as pretty even-tempered, I don’t get angry often, however when I am hungry and there is no food in sight it is almost a guarantee that you will see a really unpleasant side of me!
Anyway, back to the reason for this post. Tomato Soup with Chevre! Keep Reading