You can get most of a week’s cooking done in one session with a bit of organisation and a three-hour window of time. Here we show you how easy it is. [Read more…] about Cook a week’s meals in one day
We’ve put together a collection of great Easter-inspired recipes. Starting with hot cross buns and finishing with a lovely hazelnut meringue torte, you can get your fill of chocolate and sweetness, with a few Good Friday fish recipes in the middle. We tried making our own Easter eggs in the spirit of cooking from scratch, but only ended up with a good photo and nothing we could share. The store-bought ones were a bargain based on our experience. Happy Easter from Jen and Gaby, and enjoy some great special-occasion food.
We all know about storing frozen vegetables, frozen berries and raw meat, but there are loads of foods that you can store in your freezer if you don’t manage to use them in time when fresh. Here we give our list of most surprising things you can freeze to avoid food waste. [Read more…] about Surprising foods you can freeze
Sunday night is a great night for a quick meal that doesn’t require a lot of effort. Having one night a week where you do as little as possible, or other members of the family can do for themselves, is a great meal planning hack. Here we give you 7 good ideas for fast meals without a fuss. [Read more…] about Sunday night dinners
We are constantly bombarded with ads for the latest and greatest in kitchen utensils and yet still no closer to knowing what we really need. Rather than getting caught up in the hype, here PlanBuyCook’s Jen outlines her most used kitchen utensils that allow her to chop, grate, spin and cook most family meals. [Read more…] about The only utensils you need in your kitchen
Keep your pantry well stocked with some great basics for simple pantry meals. A pantry meal requires few or no fresh ingredients. By planning one pantry meal each week, you can always delay it if plans change without any fresh food wastage. Here is our quick list of things to keep in the pantry and great quick meal ideas. [Read more…] about Pantry staples for quick meals