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What’s going on over there in your kitchen at the moment? Big news from mine! Abigail and I are finally letting the cat out of the bag: we’re publishing a book together! An ebook to be precise. Meal Prep Made Simple is available for pre-order now! Yes, now! Click the link! You know you want to ;)
Meal Prep Made Simple is…exactly what the title implies: we’ve taken meal prep and made it simple. But here’s a bit more info: Abigail and I have carefully selected five of our very favorite meal prep class menus and extremely detailed class materials to share with you in ebook format because we know Zoom class isn’t everyone’s bag. But we have a feeling that having all the planning done for a meal prep session so all you have to do is step into your kitchen and cook is everyone’s bag. Truly, we’ve taken the planning off your plate so you can put delicious meals on it.
And because I can’t pass up an opportunity to point out a great deal, I have to mention that this ebook gets you access to all the materials for FIVE meal classes for a fraction of the price of a SINGLE class. You’re getting five menus, the associated recipes (over 25 of them), grocery lists, equipment lists, game plans, and ideas to remix the various dishes throughout the week so you never get bored for just $20.
An exclusive 15% discount code for our October meal prep class that’s doubling as a little book release party! Come cook and celebrate with us!
Access to not one but two playlists to keep you company while you cook: one that rounds up our very favorite food-related podcasts, and one full of tunes for kitchen and dining room dancing.
Okay, I’ve done my spiel, but I really do hope you’ll preorder Meal Prep Made Simple. Abigail and I are so proud of this product for a number of reasons, but mostly because we know how much value it’ll add to your life! Okay, now for this week’s little meal prep tip, coming atcha straight from the pages of Meal Prep Made Simple:
When it comes to meal prep, cleaning as you go is O-U-T, out.
Yes, you read that right. When you’re meal prepping, Abigail and I actually don’t recommend taking time to clean the kitchen little by little as you work. Ultimately, this comes down to our firm belief that grouping like tasks with like is they key to getting meal prep done in a timely manner. On a granular level, this looks like using a game plan and, for example, chopping the onion you’ll use for both your stir fry and your curry at the same time and dividing it as necessary. This prevents any slowdown that switching from your onion cutting task to say, a garlic mincing task, then returning to chopping your onion later might cause.
Taking a step back, grouping like tasks with like also means doing all your cooking at once, and saving your cleaning until the end of the meal prep.
Yes, you may need to spot clean a measuring cup here or a large bowl there, but we think you’ll find that leaving all the cleaning until the end makes for a much faster and more efficient meal prep. Plus, you can save some of your favorite podcasts or tunes until cleanup time and use them as a little reward! Remember, your preorder of Meal Prep Made Simple comes with access to some of our very favorites if you’re looking for cleanup listening inspo.
So yes, according to us, if your kitchen looks like a whirling dervish took a little spin through it at the end of a meal prep session, you’re doing it right! See above! And don’t worry, the cleanup never takes either of us longer than 30 minutes—we think you’ll find the same.
Okay, that’s it from me and my kitchen this week. As always, I hope you have a lovely, well-fed week ahead.
With love and a tip of my chef’s hat,