Simplify Dinner.

Feed your family simply, healthfully, frugally

Simplified Dinners takes the thinking out of the whole dinner cycle of planning, shopping, and cooking, and makes it easy for you to customize the healthy, whole-food recipes according to your family’s tastes.

Simplified Pantry is all about encouraging homestyle cooking with basic ingredients. It is possible to cook good, healthy food without a pantry full of specialized ingredients, and it is possible to make easy dinners without shortcut, preprepared products. My eBook, Simplified Dinners (and the gluten- and dairy-free edition!), enables anyone to transition toward home-prepared, real, whole foods cooking—even those less confident in the kitchen.

Dinner – streamlined, yet flexible

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Plan dinner with less thinking

Have you noticed that most home management systems claim that having a menu plan is essential? It’s true. Knowing what is for dinner and having the ingredients on hand promotes peace in our minds and homes. But do you realize how many steps are actually involved in menu planning? Typical menu planning involves multiple dependent steps:

  1. Find out what’s on sale or what coupons you have.
  2. Find recipes you can cook and want to eat.
  3. Figure out what ingredients you need to cook those recipes.
  4. Try to mesh the ingredients you need with what’s on sale.
  5. Make the grocery list.
  6. Shop.
  7. Remember what you’re going to make for dinner when, and pull it off.
  8. Use the perishables before they go bad.

Dinner shouldn’t be that hard.

No wonder we often dread it, forget to do it, or procrastinate. Four years ago I decided I needed a better solution than spreading out recipe cards, ads, calendars, and lists, and attempting to make them all magically come together into a plan. I’ve distilled all that research, experimentation, and thinking into an easy-to-use reference: Simplified Dinners.

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What People Are Saying about Simplified Dinners

The format and style were totally intuitive. I love that it offers flexibility with some structure…where I have some room to improvise but don’t have to reinvent the wheel. –Willa R.

Your book is my favorite cookbook. I love being able to pick one recipe from each page when menu planning. –Heidi J.

Your taquitos recipe is my fav so far! Cooking is not something I really enjoy, so I am really happy to have a nice cookbook with ingredients that are normal! – Zoae S.

Your plan includes so much of what I already have in our house, allows me creativity when I want it, but takes away the pressure of having to plan when my brain is tired. – Jennifer O.

What I most love is how I feel feel encouraged and freed to experiment and/or modify the recipes – the format really helps you see that a recipe is not a law, it’s more of a guideline. – Elaine L.

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Download a Sample

Want to see a sample before purchasing?

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The sample includes:

  • The introduction
  • The master pantry list
  • Recipe variations for one of the 16 meal types

These pages are taken straight out of the full book. After you review the sample, if you like what you see, you can buy the full eBook, or if not, I’d love to hear why not!

Satisfaction Guaranteed

If you purchase my book and you’re not completely happy with it, then I don’t want your money! Contact me and I will gladly refund your purchase, no questions asked. (Though if you are willing to provide me with feedback, I’d love to hear it.)

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