What we are NOT
Not a cooking kit
Not nutritional fact breakdown company
Not an online grocery store service
Not an Uber Eats or Postmates
Not greasy fast food
Not a sit down restaurant
Not another Menu-Planner
Not a Pinterest meal solution project
Not a restaurant pick-up
Not a downloadable how-to
Not a "how-to"
They offer a solution & it’s the gift that is used over and over
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Our Mini Cookbook Series
The mini series cookbooks were created to help save money, make meal planning easier and give a wide variety of recipe choices at your finger tips. Having all the recipes for one particular vegetable in one cookbook will be a game changer. This will help not only save time but will change the way you cook, because you’ll find yourself taking advantage of seasonal produce. Which is the best time to buy them because produce is fresher and tastes better, sweeter and perfectly ripe. When fruits and vegetables are picked for consumption that have been naturally ripened on the vine or the tree and harvested at the right time, it will have much more flavor and nutrition! Not to mention purchasing seasonal produce is typically less expensive than buying that same fruit or vegetable during its off-season. This relates to the simple concept of supply and demand; in-season produce is in large supply so it is sold at cheaper prices to maintain demand. So when I buy say, “potatoes” at it’s best harvested time and price I naturally will want to cook recipes that include in this case “potatoes”. As we all know, saving time is always important and I wanted to stop the rut of thumbing through endless cookbooks or Google searches that tend to be quite time consuming. What starts out to be a quick carrot salad search ends up being a daunting task of finding the right recipe and often takes more time than you anticipated, leaving you with too many options, not having all of the ingredients on hand, and even overwhelmed and intimidated by the “perfect” pictures of the finished recipe. This process usually ends with you being disappointed and unmotivated; now that you sat down to look for a recipe you’re relaxed and all of a sudden what seemed like a great idea turns into: “I really don’t feel like cooking anymore”. Sound familiar? Absolutely, we’ve all done this. I decided to put a stop to that repeated pattern and created this series of simple, easy to follow recipes, with no photos to allow each kitchen to create their own end result without the intimidation of a staged “perfect” looking recipe. This mini series of cookbooks is full of recipes with good old fashion cooking that will help you to get out of a rut and discover new, mouthwatering recipes with a wide variety of healthy foods and vegetables. It’s time to say goodbye to the same old steamed, roasted or grilled vegetables and say hello to a whole lot more choices and brand new ways to cook your fruits and vegetables. The simplicity of this recipe book series is to give you new choices, spark an old family recipe you’ve once made, and provide you with recipes that are easy to follow and prepare without unnecessary steps. Kind of like the good old days, when recipes past on were simple and easy to make, without steps and nutritional information. But don’t let that scare you. Remember, back in time grandma didn’t have such facts or ways of computing nutritional information, but you do! With the internet, you can use a wide variety of ways to get the nutritional facts if you must; however, most of the recipes are simple and heathy-ish, the way grandma used to pass them down.