Are you ready for it?
Here it is: When you prepare a new recipe, make it more than once
Okay, this sounds pretty simple…but it’s also pretty profound. Making a recipe once is pretty expensive. Think about it. You go to the store and buy all the ingredients you need for a new recipe. Then you make the recipe and that’s the fun part. The bad part is that you have a lot of ingredients leftover. Often these ingredients are forgotten about and go unused. For example, say I needed shoyu sauce (i.e. a type of fermented soy sauce) for a new recipe. I buy it, make the recipe, but then I only end up using it once….well, if I paid $5 for the bottle and I only used it once, it ended up being a very expensive ingredient. This is why remaking a recipe will save you money. If you remake the recipe, it’s a guarantee that you will use all of the ingredients you purchase.
Remaking a recipe will also save you time. Let’s be honest, making a new recipe takes more time than making a dish you already know. So, when you remake a new recipe 2-3 times within the same week, you will find that you make the most out of your time in the kitchen. The recipe may take more time the first time you make it, but the second or third time will be considerably faster. I use this same logic when creating menu plans and it really works!
When you prepare menu plans like this, you won’t get tired of the recipes either. My Boot Campers have told me that it’s actually a relief to not have to make a brand new recipe every day.
So try this at home and let me know how it turns out!