While many of us create obsessive shopping lists or flip through entire cookbooks to make a good meal, it may be simpler to rely on a standard template and basic cooking instincts.
Sarah McColl at Pink of Perfection was eager to ditch the stress of finding the perfect recipe.
"We know how to cook dinner. We know the little tricks, that shallots or garlic or lemon or chile pepper can perk up an otherwise simple dish. But maybe it's our desire for something new, something more creative, something more beautiful that keeps us looking outward when really, we've already accumulated quite a number of the answers ourselves."
Rather than fuss over recipes, Sarah recommends keeping a good anchoring protein like chicken handy, a variety of seasonal produce and a handful of grains. With these basic building blocks and a solid meal template or two, you can create a wide variety of meals just by changing a few details each night. Be sure to read her whole post to learn more.
Template Cooking [Pink of Perfection]