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Jan. 23rd, 2002 | 01:24 am

So I bought this cook book egan cooking for one.

I'm pretty impressed, what the author did was to design a weekly dinner meal plan for each of 8 spring/summer weeks, and 8 autumn/winter weeks.

At the beginning of each week there's the grocery list for that weeks receipes. (Assuming a set of "staples", which she defines at the beginning of the book.

The weeks receipes are designed to to feed one person and to use up all of the spoilable ingredients that week. Heck she even gives quantities in Imperial, Metric, and American units.

Tonight I managed to make my first dinner from it. And it was reasonable for being something containing a few ingredients that I'm not too fond of.

And my apartment certainly smelled better than if I'd made a sandwitch or a frozen meal packet.

I'm thinking that in reality I actually do know the basics of cooking (I just need more experience), what I have no idea on how to do is to actually plan what I'm going to eat so I can have grocieries on hand to cook such things. So hopefully following this book might give me some experience, which then I can take some of the nutritional information from Becoming Vegitarian and Becoming Vegan to plan meals in the future.

BTW, I don't think I'm planning on becoming vegan, I just think I need to eat closer to a well-balanced vegan diet, instead of a vegitarian diet consisting of pizza and cream sauce covered pasta. (Mostly it's just that I should eat more servings of fruits and vegetables, and this seemed like a good way to do that.)

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from: ex_elgecko29
date: Jan. 23rd, 2002 09:15 am (UTC)

I've been vegan off and on, largely for health reasons at first, but one thing I've noticed is a tendency to get more and more strict. First it was vegetarian, then no dairy, no eggs. Now I'm a strict vegan. At the very least each vegan meal you have is 0 mg cholesterol, so you can have that fettucini alfredo and then eat vegan for a eat to reverse the effects.

I'm thrilled that the cookbook is working for you. It's hard to cook for just one. Invest in some tupperware or rubbermaid containers, that can make it easier!

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from: alienghic
date: Jan. 23rd, 2002 11:43 pm (UTC)

Well it's hard to know how well the cookbook will work. Since it's got this strong weekly plan, it's become obvious just how frequently I go to restaurants. So hopefully the food will last for two weeks...

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