Meal Planning


Better than a meal plan!

Have you subscribed to a meal plan in the past? Did you actually make most of the recipes, or did they just collect in your inbox while money drained out of your bank account on a monthly or weekly basis?

Unlike most meal plans, paired recipe meal plans simplify cooking for 2 and uses leftovers in a different recipe so you spend less time in the kitchen. They’re great for

  • portion control,
  • learning to cook from scratch,
  • preventing food and money waste, and
  • never having to eat boring leftovers again!

Paired recipe meal plans are the perfect solution if you’re always running out of time and motivation in the kitchen.

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There’s no rigid meal plan schedule.

As much as I love the idea of a nicely organized week of meals, I never, ever stick to it—and most of my early subscribers couldn’t either. We all have days when the last thing we want to do is go home and cook the meal on our plan.

And who wants to say no to a last-minute invite to eat out with friends because you’ve got to cook? Just because you’re cooking for yourself doesn’t mean your social life has to suffer.

So I came up with the recipe-pairing concept to revolutionize meal plans forever.

You get all the benefits of a meal plan schedule with none of the pressure, food waste, or money waste.

Paired recipe meal plans simplify cooking for 2 and use leftovers in a different recipe so you spend less time in the kitchen.

Instead of buying too many groceries that might go to waste, just buy for the original recipe you want to make and whichever 1 to 3 related recipes you choose, and then make those meals whenever you feel like it during the week.

Bring on the Chinese takeout and that new oyster bar downtown!

No more boring leftovers!

Leftovers are essential for people on the go who want to cook and eat healthfully. But who wants to eat the same thing four or five meals in a row?

With the Unprepared Kitchen Recipe Pairing Meal Plans, whether you have leftover food from your meal or leftover ingredients or both, you’ll be able to make at least one additional recipe that is totally different.

And part if not most of the work is already done:

  • you’ve cooked extra pasta or meat
  • you’ve roasted extra vegetables
  • you’ve grated extra cheese, etc.,

so the second (or third or fourth) time you cook takes even less time than the first.

Spend less time in the kitchen and eat healthier food!

Simple is essential when it comes to cooking.

I follow a lot of amazing food bloggers who truly turn their kitchen craft into art. I love admiring them. But I don’t have the attention span or the time to spend hours prepping, and I usually don’t have all the ingredients I need.

So I improvise and simplify. I’m inspired by these blogging gods and goddesses, but I have no qualms about adapting their recipes to my human limitations.

This is why these fast-and-simple recipes offer options if you don’t have an ingredient or want a little more convenience.

  • Don’t want to grate cheese? Buy it pregrated.
  • Don’t care to chop peppers? Buy frozen ones.

On the other hand, if you need a little more divinity in your life and want to have godlike control over all your ingredients, I give you recipes to

  • season your own sausage
  • mix your own spice blends
  • make your own pasta sauce
  • mix your own salad dressing
  • make your own bread, pizza crust, and more!

To get a taste of this download my free Make It from Scratch eBook: Spice Blends, Salad Dressings & Sauces!

Stop wasting money, food, and time in the kitchen!

  • When was the last time you discovered wilting lettuce in your vegetable drawer and had to throw it away?
  • Ever thawed meat but didn’t get around to cooking it until it went bad?
  • How about promising yourself you were going to start cooking more, and then never actually making it to the grocery store because you had no idea what to make?

Stop spending too much money and eating too many calories at restaurants!

Right now you are spending too much money and consuming too many calories eating meals somebody else made, whether at a restaurant or from the freezer case.

But what’s the alternative? Cooking to save money and lose weight can seem like just one more thing on the list of stuff we’re supposed to do but don’t. We know it’s good for us, but we can’t manage it a lot of the time.

It becomes a burden. It makes us feel guilty. It uses up our willpower.

And we just have to cook again and again. No matter how much work we put into a meal, we always finish all the food and then have to start over.

Making food can seem like a lot of work. Eating out, on the other hand, seems faster and more fun, even though it’s more expensive and less healthy.

It would be so nice to have someone else watching out for us when we eat out, but they don’t. We have to look out for ourselves.

But what if you could get the healthy food you want with the ease and convenience of eating out?

In the time it takes you to pick up an order of food or have it delivered, or to wait in line at the drive-thru, you can make a healthy, delicious meal—without the outrageous expense of meal-delivery services, which don’t always offer options like natural or organic.

Since you’re planning to use your leftovers for another entire meal, your portions are naturally controlled.

Best of all, you get to pick what you want to eat, just like off a menu, and you never have to eat the same thing twice!

And don’t forget, you will still have plenty of opportunities to eat out if you want to.

Paired recipe meal plans solve a lot of problems that keep you from cooking.

They are truly revolutionary. But if you’re not convinced, take a look at these solutions to common objections and then sign up for a FREE MONTH of recipe access. You don’t want to miss the opportunity to make cooking easier, healthier, and less expensive than ever!