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Book/website recommendations? Meal planning for two

erichalias | Apr 19, 201506:42 PM

Hello, everyone,

I'm expecting to move out of the parent's home later this year and living with the SO. We enjoy cooking but don't have enough experience yet to cook without a recipe. The problem with that is, every time we do cook, we need to go out and buy ingredients for the recipe. And often times, we'll end up with leftover ingredients that go to waste.

Do you have any book or website recommendations that focus on meal planning for two? Guidance on what groceries to buy every week to last the entire week with minimal waste, what staples to always have on hand, different meals that can be cooked with the same core ingredients, etc.

I looked at America's Test Kitchen's The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook, for example, but it groups recipes by type of dish (soup, chicken, beef, etc.), which isn't helpful in terms of weekly planning. Most of these cookbooks I see tend to be just a compilation of small-scale recipes, but I need guidance on weekly planning so that I can budget properly and not waste food.

Thank you!

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