[dropcap style=”font-size: 60px; color: #9b9b9b;”] O[/dropcap]n Saturday, Fergal and I had a lovely outing to our local farmers market.
I love strolling through the stalls, choosing from beautiful displays of produce. For me the joy of shopping at the farmers market isn’t just about bringing home the freshest, best tasting produce.
For me, a huge part of the fun is allowing what looks best to dictate what I buy and ultimately what I decide to cook.
It’s really the easiest way to keep your cooking seasonal.
The thing I was reminded of was how market shopping is a bit of a skill.
If you’re used to planning your meals, writing a list and buying what’s on the list, I can imagine that shopping at the farmers market would be frustrating.
Traipsing from stall to stall trying to find what you need isn’t much fun.
I know because that’s how I used to shop.
But over the years I found a better way…
When I was living in the Barossa Valley, the highlight of my week was the Saturday morning Barossa farmers market.
I’d grab a coffee and a bacon and egg roll. Then I’d wander around tasting this and that, chatting to the farmers and buying whatever took my fancy.
I wouldn’t have had time to make a list so I’d just buy what looked good. And try not to buy too much.
Then when I got home, I’d figure out what to cook based on my market bounty.
Sometimes I’d consult my cookbooks for ideas.
But often I’d just make things up.
It was incredibly liberating and because I wasn’t writing a list, it took no time up front. Not even 2 minutes.
And do you want to know the best bit?
Shopping and cooking based on what looks best is a skill that anyone can learn which is why I wrote the ‘2-Minute Meal Plan’.
Speaking of which…
2 Minute Meal Plan…
The 2-Minute Meal Plan is easily the most unusual ebook that I’ve ever written.
Because it’s all about showing you the easiest way to cook with the ingredients you have on hand using ‘template recipes’.
This frees you from the constraints of shopping lists and traditional recipes while providing the support you need to get healthy meals on the table with minimum fuss or effort.
For more details go to:
ps. Not sure if the ‘2-Minute Meal Plan‘ will help you?
Here’s what Amy and Kate are saying about it…
“I just purchased the ebook and I am only on page 57 of the first part, but can already tell I LOVE IT. I’m so excited to start implementing the things I’m learning, and to gobble up the rest of the books. Thank you a million for this ebook, it is absolutely brilliant. I really can’t remember the last time I was this excited about a purchase. I will also be getting a much happier husband thanks to this book.”
Amy, 2-Minute Meal Planner
“The whole system was very useful to me. I learned better planning of meals for a week and, besides that, to improvise with ingredients. Preparing food ceased to be stressful factor and became a joy!”
Kate, 2-Minute Meal Planner
Here’s the link again:
Thanks for the eCookbook. The recipies look awesome. Can’t wait to start one.
Thanks again, Peter
i ma shocked if you really do it all in two minutes :D chunky zucchini and pesto soup seems great, just saw the recipe, gonna try it this weekend :) thanks Jules