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- Title: The Stocked Kitchen: One Grocery List . . . Endless Recipes
- Autor: Sarah Kallio
- Publisher (Publication Date): Atria Books (July 13, 2013)
- Language: English
We’ve all had that moment during the day when we ask with a pit in our stomach, “What am I going to make for dinner?” We stand in our kitchens having a conversation with ourselves (hopefully silently), “I don’t have anything to make…. What I planned doesn’t sound good…. I don’t have any time to cook let alone get to the store.”
Families across the country are continually searching for a way to make the process easier. Many get discouraged into pre-packaged complacency, which doesn’t satisfy any real cravings. Bookstores contain myriad cookbooks toting catch phrases like “Quick and Simple” or “Cheap and Easy.” The recipes may be quick, but they often require readers to purchase random ingredients they’ll never use again. As a result, home cooks find themselves burdened with cluttered pantries, refrigerators, and cupboards filled with hundreds of dollars of cookbooks and specialty items like “red pepper paste” and are still left without an easy to use, versatile, and effective system for getting dinner on the table. That’s where Sarah Kallio, Stacey Krastins, and The Stocked Kitchen comes in!
The Stocked Kitchen™ is the first complete meal creation system with only one standard list of groceries. If your kitchen is “Stocked” with these ingredients you will always have what you need to create any of the 300 delicious recipes found in this book. These recipes have been used for all of the authors’ own dining needs, including meals for drop-in guests, special occasions, and every-night family dinners. The Stocked Kitchen encompasses all parts of the meal creation process from shopping, to storing, to cooking, to serving. The results are delicious, “guest worthy” meals made from real, basic ingredients.
Sarah and Stacey have proven The Stocked Kitchen™ system works. It has reduced their grocery bills, stress levels, trips to the market, and food waste. Create more delicious meals while removing the handcuffs of pre-planning. One grocery list, endless recipes!
About the Author
Sarah Kallio grew up in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, and graduated from Michigan State University. She is a tenacious redhead who loves to laugh, and is filled with creativity and passion. She currently lives in Grand Haven, Michigan, with her husband and two gorgeous girls. Find out more about Sarah, Stacey, and The Stocked Kitchen at TheStockedKitchen.com.
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start with the list We’ve all had that moment during the day when we ask, with a knot in our stomach, “What am I going to make for dinner?” We stand in our kitchens having a conversation with ourselves (hopefully, silently): I don’t have anything to make.… What I planned for doesn’t sound good.… I don’t have any time to cook, let alone get to the store. We are all searching for a way to make the process easier. Many of us get discouraged into prepackaged complacency, which doesn’t satisfy any real cravings. (We’ve never heard anyone say, “You know what sounds good? Powdered milk with dehydrated broccoli!”) Bookstores contain a myriad of cookbooks touting catch-phrases like “quick and simple” or “cheap and easy.” The recipes may be quick, but they often require us to purchase random ingredients that we need a pinch of and then will never use again. We have, in the past, cluttered our pantries, refrigerators, and cupboards with hundreds of dollars’ worth of cookbooks and specialty items like red pepper paste. We were still left missing an easy-to-use, versatile, and effective system for getting dinner on the table. This is why we created The Stocked Kitchen. The Stocked Kitchen is the first complete meal creation system with only one standard list of groceries. If your kitchen is “stocked” with these ingredients, you will always have what you need to create any of our recipes. These recipes have been used for all our own dining needs, including meals for drop-in guests, special occasions, and every-night dinners for our families. This system encompasses all parts of the meal creation process from shopping to storing to cooking to serving. The results are delicious, “guestworthy” meals made from real, basic ingredients. We have proved The Stocked Kitchen system works. It has reduced our grocery bills, our stress levels, our trips to the market, and our food waste. We create more delicious meals while removing the handcuffs of preplanning. It is so simple—“Start with the list”—but once you’ve incorporated it into your life, you will see how powerful The Stocked Kitchen philosophy can be. One grocery list, endless recipes! © 2011 Stock, LLC
I am not sure about you, but I wasn’t born with natural gift of meal planning. This book has seriously changed my life. I know that sounds exaggerated but it’s not. It changed the way I shop, my grocery bills, and my family life. Before I had an infant and toddler running around I’d be lucky to feed my family a frozen pizza at night. Now we have delicious and healthy meals every night of the week. We sit as a family around the dinner table (or kitchen island) together enjoying the meal I prepared. It has also changed my life by making me feel that I could have company over any night of the week. THIS IS NOT A COFFEE TABLE BOOK, as one reviewer has claimed it is. It is also not for experience cooks and shoppers. I told my husband I am by this book for every wedding gift or baby shower gift because it’s for that wife or mother or husband who is wanting to learn how to shop and cook. I knew how to cook, I just had no idea how to shop. I was so sick of following recipes and having to rush to the store for obscure ingredients or never knowing if I had anything to make for dinner. I love this book!