How are your #SmartCooking efforts going? Have you noticed how simplifying has freed up your time, reduced your cleaning and your energy bills and started to make life a bit more easy? Here’s another way I have found to be smarter in the kitchen:
The long, hot summer days of early February make for a hot, sweaty kitchen. Not a place I want to be, despite my love of good food. On particularly hot nights, I really don’t want to sweat it out, slogging over a pot on the stove – so it makes perfect sense to have a cold supper.
I put together a cold meat and cheese platter using Parma ham, salami, smoked beef, biltong, goats’ cheese, olives, grapes, and strawberries. It was quick, divine and there was a minimal mess to clean up – a single plate, a couple of knives and loads of crumbs because I am a Luis man-child, and we are messy eaters.
Most supermarkets have cold meat delis and these days many also have the fruit buffets, so if you’re making dinner for one or two, you can buy smaller amounts of all these ingredients, so that there is no wastage, and a low cost.
Making meaningful changes in your life takes only a little bit of effort and a little bit of creativity with a bit of momentum to turn these into healthy habits. My personal goals here are to cut my electricity usage (something we all need to be doing at the moment), reduce my monthly bills and still be enjoying life and good food. Simple and enjoyable – THAT is my life’s new tag line.
Smart cooking and the simpler life. What’s you excuse* NOT to try it out?
*That was a trick question – there are no excuses.
© Dave Luis 2015. All Rights Reserved.
I was prompted to write this as part of my effort to reduce my monthly bills and so I joined the #SmartCooking campaign as part of an energy efficiency drive. This is a sponsored post.