The Renewable Table eBook is a "loaves and fishes" philosophy that reimagines your original meals into two, three or even four more, delicious dishes. The recipes are a far cry from reusing any old leftovers that you simply re-heat and then take to work in a container, although you certainly can do that if you want to.
In this book I share exactly how to prepare creative dishes and reimagined meals in a fraction of the time. For many people, cooking home cooked meals that are also nutritious can be time consuming and expensive and that’s where I come in.
The book includes 50 hardworking and versatile dishes or "Stepford wife" meals that’ll enable you to save time and money without compromising on taste or quality. These are my absolutely delicious and hearty marathon meals that last the distance for you and your family. It's the perfect solution to the common problem of time, money and inspiration, which I’ve found over the years, is often a stumbling block to healthy eating.
Beautiful recipes and tips are featured in the book that I’m hoping will become your family’s greatest kitchen collaborator and ones that will reduce your shopping bills considerably. Hallelujah I hear you cry!
The recipes are not only good for you, they’re also stress free and concocted with my favourite ingredients; simplicity, taste, affordability, sustainability and will make your time in the kitchen effortless.
Through my own experience as a busy full-time working mum, in the book I share efficient and practical ways to prepare mother-ship meals that can be reclaimed and renewed to continue on for another meal or four!
The book centres around the concept of ‘continuum cooking’, which I find is the most resourceful and environmentally friendly way to cook, and I can happily report that it’s a positive response to the ever-increasing problem of food wastage.
Continuum cooking saves energy, time and money and ensures you’ll always have a hearty meal at your finger tips, freeing you up to spend more time with and on the things that you love and enjoy. The whole purpose of The Renewable Table is for me to inspire and nurse families through how to begin a Renewable Kitchen and how to create their own continuum cooking routine with pantry and cooking needs sorted.
Throughout the book I chaperone you with tips about how to buy in bulk and provide shopping lists to have on hand for store visits. I show you how easy it is to cook a delicious meal with just the right amount of ingredients so that there’ll be enough on hand to renew the mother-ship recipe for your next breakfast, lunch, dinner and beyond. I also unearth vital secrets for turning that next meal into new creations with different textures and flavours, herbs and spices.
What I have sought to do throughout the book is to do all of the thinking for you, and give you ways to make meal planning and recipe creating a breeze. I’m so thrilled to have been able to pilot a money-saving program which includes some fantastic dessert recipes to please people with a sweet tooth and savoury lovers too. The renewable meals also satisfy children and their lunchboxes as well as friends or guests at your next sustainable gathering.
Over the years, I’ve come to learn which dishes are best for continuum cooking. I call these ‘renewable meals’ because family and friends rarely believe they’ve been created from a prior meal.
I’m giving you a few examples of some of the kinds of recipes that you’ll discover in the book. There’s a breakfast and morning tea sequence that takes you from a scrumptious Apricot and Macadamia Granola and then breakfast is repurposed into a tray of yummy Apricot Muesli Bars for the kids and then a nutritious Breakfast Smoothie Bowl the following day.
For chicken lovers there’s a perfect weeknight TV dinner sequence that carries onto lunch the next day and dinner the next night. You’ll begin with gluten-free Chicken Schnitzels with Parsnip Mash and crisp Garden Salad then this dish is reinvented into a wholesome Chicken, Broccoli and Mixed Leaf Salad, followed by a Chicken Schnitzel Wrap with Lemon and Parsnip Spread.
These are the kind of recipes that will bring families joy and nourishment and ones that will become an integral part of weekly meal plans.