I love cookbooks. I keep some in my kitchen in Toronto, some stored away in Vancouver, and others with my parents in France.
But I have another collection of recipes that I find all over that I like to keep track off. My recipe binder helps with that.
I have photo copies from borrowed recipe books... Recipes from magazines like LCBO's Food and Wine... Recipes from my favourite blogs... From cooking classes... And more. But sometimes I wing it with recipes and get lucky...(it also helps me create new recipes for Healthy, Tasty, Cheap)
*For a simple bean dip blend white beans, herbs, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and olive oil. Serve with blanched asparagus, cherry tomatoes and crackers.
Some great ideas for recipe planning:
- Ayah's menu planning board
- Evernote free recipe and menu planning app
- Springpad online note keeping system with a section devoted to weekly meals and grocery shopping
- Plan to Eat is $4.95/month and has Monthly Meal Planner
Personally, I keep grocery lists on the notepad in my iPhone and keep a whiteboard on my fridge to organize the week's meals. For inspiration I go to my recipe binder, my books, food blogs or the market!
How do you plan recipes and meals?