In the last few months our lives have changed unexpectedly and with this so has the way we cook and eat – cooking and baking at home is a new Weigh Forward – to improve or health and well being- here are some ideas to keep you on this path
Dinner plates have got larger which in turn encourages huge portion sizes - quality is far more important than quantity when it comes to food and drink for that matter (unless it is water!)
It would be a wise decision next time you are in the market for some new crockery to purchase very beautiful smaller sized dinner plates that you can present food on – in my view there is nothing more vulgar than an overcrowded plate of food however delicious it maybe
With less than 5% of the UK population cooking completely from scratch approximately 60% never cooking and a group who still mix and match having ready meals and doing some cooking.
The way we eat is changing and families are eating together less and have different foods and people of varying ages living more on their own so it becomes easier to buy ready meals and processed foods but this is not too helpful and one way forward is to develop/adapt recipes for smaller amounts
There is no set rule of thumb but as I write recipes I intend to put in quantities and sizing for smaller amounts. For example, to make a 250g loaf of bread rather than the standard 600g is so possible and it means you can have fresh bread every couple of days or. if you prefer make the full amount and freeze half the dough ! See weekly recipes for more ideas.