-Written by Steph
One of the the biggest hurdles to overcome in getting your grocery costs down is learning to plan meals based on what you have, rather than going out and buying new ingredients. A lot of people start with a recipe they like the look of, then go out and buy the ingredients for that, and repeat this every time they want to cook. This is the wrong approach, and leads to a lot of food waste. A better way to operate is to have a number of very basic recipes that allow you to swap in whatever things you have on hand. This in turn allows you to shop based on sales a lot more, because you know that you don’t need specific ingredients for the meals you’ll be making.
Here are some of our favourite base recipes, and some of the variations we enjoy: Continue reading