Meet your batch: part two
Tasty meals at the ready plus a freezer full of homemade suppers? Easy, says YouTube sensation The Batch Lady – it’s all about prepping and cooking ahead
To a lot of people, batching meals can seem complicated, but it is actually a simple way of cooking. With a little bit of planning, you can save yourself time and money every week, allowing you to spend longer doing the things you enjoy.
This salmon and rice one-pot is your new weekday saviour. Something that used to dominate every evening can now be accomplished in just an hour a week
Streamlining my life like this has saved my sanity and allowed me time to feel like me again – rather than some kind of cooking and cleaning automaton. I apply this approach to every aspect of my life, but the thing that has made the biggest difference, by far, is time-managing the food that I cook for my family on a daily basis. Something that used to dominate every evening can now be accomplished in just an hour a week. Cooking in this way has allowed me to reclaim my evenings and my enjoyment of cooking – and it can do the same for you.
All the recipes are paired with another that lend themselves to being prepared together. Plus, in some of the methods you will find tips in italics on how to save time by making them simultaneously. However, they can all be made as a stand-alone dish so it’s up to you if you want to batch both recipes at the same time.
Find Part One, from last week, here
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