Cooking real food for the last three years has forced me to develop some strategies for saving time and energy in my kitchen. One of my best strategies is cooking in bulk and cooking for my freezer. When I take extra time to prepare a lot of food at once, I get to enjoy several days of easy meals and snacks, perfect for those times when I don’t have time to cook or even just don’t feel like being in the kitchen.
Getting started in bulk cooking was really challenging for me, though, which is why I’m so happy to share a new e-book on this topic, the Grain Free Freezer Cooking Guide from Cara Faus at Health, Home and Happiness. I’ve just finished reading through the guide and I have to say that it’s a great resource for anyone wanting to save time and sanity while eating real foods.
The guide is full of the types of recipes that have kept me coming back to Cara’s blog for the past three years: simple, tasty, easy-to-follow recipes that can be made by anyone. I also love how many practical tips are scattered throughout the e-book. While normally I have to make a recipe several times before I figure out the best way to achieve those extra niceties like ideal storage and reducing my use of dishes, Cara shares her best “been there, done that” tips so you can benefit from her experience.
Here are a few other great features of the Freezer Cooking Guide:
- Rather than requiring one long ten to twelve hour cooking day, there are five sections that take two to three hours each so bulk cooking can be spread out over a weekend, a week of nap times, evenings, or however fits in your schedule.
- Small kitchen-friendly.
- Print-out re-heating instructions easily attach to your frozen meals to remind anyone how to reheat the meal.
- Serving instructions and side dish suggestions are printed on the heating instructions.
- Dairy-free options for all meals.
- Index of recipes included
- Shopping list included
Who Needs the Grain Free Freezer Cooking Guide?
The Freezer Cooking Guide was developed as part of Cara’s grain-free meal plan service, so all of the recipes are grain-free and suitable for the GAPS diet or SCD diet. This is an awesome resource for anyone on a grain-free diet. While I think getting started in bulk cooking can be difficult for everyone, it’s particularly difficult if you’re grain-free because most other bulk cooking guides utilize a lot of grains in their menus. This guide is the exception.
If you’re not grain-free, this e-book is still a fantastic resource for anyone seeking to streamline their time preparing real food. Most of the meals will be enjoyed by grain-free and grain-eating families alike, as the guide is full of tasty recipes like taco salad, roasted chicken, meatballs, yogurt, caramelized onions, squash fries, and roasted vegetables.
Get Your Copy of the Grain Free Freezer Cooking Guide
Click here to purchase or read more about the Grain Free Freezer Cooking Guide (only $18!). Best of luck to you in all your bulk cooking!