Plan | Shop | Cook

I help busy people in everyday kitchens learn how to prepare tasty and healthy meals. I’ll guide you through my efficient meal planning and shopping list organization to save you time and money.

Preparing meals can feel overwhelming.

Without a meal plan or basic cooking know-how, it's easy to settle for take-out, frozen, cold cereal, or even "sleep for dinner". I get it. Over the past 25 years, I have heard from a number of younger people four main reasons why it’s difficult to make quality, nightly meals.

Time

“I know homemade food is better, but I don't have the time or energy to think about it.”

A pre-planned meal with ready ingredients reduces the time and more importantly the hassle of cooking.

Expense

“It's more expensive to find and buy all of the ingredients for a recipe than to order out.”

Actually, cooking food at home is more affordable, costing half as much as eating out. That’s money in your bank.

Ingredients

“I don’t know what ingredients to have, or how to find great recipes that use them.”

My plan lists the base ingredients your pantry should have and go-to recipes that use these ingredients.

Skills

“I have never learned any kitchen skills and I don’t know how to follow a good recipe."

Investing a little time learning basic skills is an investment in your quality of life – for the rest of your life!

I love good food and enjoy cooking, but I also work full time. So, I came up with my own strategy over the years for how to get nightly meals on the table for my family – with a minimal amount of time, stress, and expense.

I believe this strategy can work for other people, too!

Introducing my online course:
How to Plan, Shop & Cook for Life

I’ll teach you my strategy for meal planning, grocery shopping, and cooking your meals each week.

This course will show you how to:

  • Plan a week’s worth of meals in half an hour.

  • Make an efficient trip to the grocery store only once a week.

  • Replace the nightly “What’s for dinner” question with a confident dinner plan.

What you get:

  • A weekly meal planning strategy and a clear understanding of how to use it.

  • A customizable shopping list to print out weekly for efficient meal planning.

  • 12 easy-to-follow starter recipes to guide you through the learning process.

  • The list of basic kitchen tools, foods, and spices for these recipes.

  • An understanding of basic terminology for following any recipe.

  • Bonus: 6 sample recipes from my first three cookbooks.

  • Bonus: Sal’s Granal Granola recipe - the best granola of all granolas!

These starter recipes use only 5 basic spices, a few easy-to-find ingredients and take 30 to 60 minutes to make. 

All for $79

Need more convincing? Keep scrolling.

How helpful is it?

Sam and Michaela
Sam and Michaela

"Plan/Shop/Cook added organization and efficiency to our once hectic grocery shopping experience by replacing daily trips to the store with weekly ones.”

"I was really pleased with how well it all went... didn’t feel overwhelmed. I felt excited to make the meals. I didn’t spend as much money and I hardly have any waste. I found it really helpful and valuable. (Enjoying the spinach bacon salad as I type!) People don’t know how to do this and it’s amazing because you are so passionate about food!"

Andy and Emily
Emily

My intentionally screen-free strategy.

I’ve checked out many digital meal-planning solutions, but I end up printing out my grocery list and recipes because this paper system is faster and easier. By the time you manage digital grocery lists, you’ll actually spend more time and money. I print my grocery list and recipes because:

A custom list is more efficient.

With meals planned in advance and your customized list leading you through the store, you’re in and out fast. You’ll also experience less food waste, and fewer impulse buys.

Paper is easier while shopping.

Grocery carts are germy and awkward to push one-handed. With a paper list, your phone can stay safe and clean in your purse or pocket. Also, no scrolling to see your whole list. 

Printed recipes are easier to read.

Having a paper recipe right on the kitchen counter when cooking allows you to see everything at once. No device log in or scrolling (especially with food on your hands).

Printed recipes are easier to change.

When you try a new recipe, you may want to make adjustments or other notes. With a printed recipe, you can write on it to fit your preferences the next time you make it.

More control over grocery items.

Online shopping includes the teenage stock boy choosing your groceries, (and substituting, when out of stock). More affordable bulk food options are also not available.

Focus on others, not your screen.

Part of cooking fun is sharing time with others. It’s easier to focus attention on whoever is in the kitchen when devices are put away, (along with their interrupting notifications). 

All of this for less than one nice dinner out with your family.

Just $79

Just want the course materials only?

Already know your way around the kitchen, but interested in my Meal-Planning & Custom Shopping List System? No Problem! You can buy the course materials without taking the course.

Simple & Efficient Guide | Customizable Grocery List | 12 Starter Recipes | 7 Bonus Recipes

Starter Recipes

  • Garden Salad w/Shrimp
  • Classic Spaghetti
  • Veggie Quesadillas
  • Sausage & Sauerkraut
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Pork Cauliflower & Peapod Stirfy
  • Greek Salad w/Grilled Chicken
  • Chicken Veggie Tacos
  • Pork Cabbage on Rice
  • Grilled Ratatouille
  • Veggie Tofu Peanut Bowls
  • Minestrone Soup

Bonus: Sample Recipes

  • Spicy Mint Chicken
  • Mango Tofu Wraps
  • Chicken Tortilla Soup
  • Skillet Lasagna
  • Double Chocolate Cake
  • Pineapple Squares

Bonus: Granola Recipe

  • Sal’s Granal

All for $20

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