I’ve started to find that having everything electronically is quite frustrating at times. I love to read an actual book rather than on a device and I like reading a paper now and then instead of on online news sites. And I’ve found that it’s the same when it comes to cooking and following a recipe you’ve found online. If you are feeling the same, read on for my solution.
When I’m cooking or planning meals I like to be really organised. That’s why I absolutely love this recipe book from Wilko and at £4 it is an absolute bargain. You can keep all your recipes in one place and easily meal plan or get meal ideas using this book.
It is split into tabbed sections – Starters/sides, Meat + Fish, Vegetarian, Salads/Soups, Desserts/Treats and Dinner Parties (Can’t wait to start hosting some!) and you can easily flick between them. I love the design of it and the way it is set out with the illustrations.
Each section has approximately 10 pieces of paper where you can write out your recipe in each one including the method and ingredients. If you’ve got a quick and simple recipe you could fit two or three on each piece of paper. Or you could use it to jot down meal ideas and use it only for slightly unusual recipes. Whatever takes your fancy. At the end of each section there is also a really good quality thin plastic wallet, so you could slot any recipe cards or magazine cut outs into here. Whatever you choose to do, everything is kept in one place and makes following a recipe very user-friendly.
The book is wire bound and freestanding so you can have it on your kitchen surface whilst you are cooking and be able to read it easily. I find with a phone or iPad I’m having to constantly wash my hands to touch the screen when it auto locks and then cooking seems to be fiddly and take twice as long! Then you’ve got the hassle of having to scroll through the recipe and on some sites you have to flick between the ingredients and method which can be a nightmare!
Having had a look at some other brands, this is such great value. I’ve seen some with a similar concept being sold for between £15-£30. We’re all trying to be more savvy these days so I’d definitely recommend this Wilko one as a mimic on the more expensive versions available.
How do you organise your recipes at home? I’d love to hear your ideas! x.