Diane Trout (alienghic) wrote,
Diane Trout
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Food

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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