A Better Way to Cook Ahead
In Prep-Ahead Meals From Scratch, I share multiple ways to prepare large batches of different staples that can then be quickly combined into a variety of easy meals through the week. The cookbook includes batch cooking techniques for beef, chicken, pork, beans, and rice. Each chapter comes with delicious recipes such as Mongolian Beef Meatballs, Chicken Cordon Bleu Rice Bake, Pulled Pork Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, Mediterranean Beans and Rice, and Cajun Spiced Cauliflower.
By batch cooking, you can prep the ingredients for multiple family-friendly meals at once, ultimately saving time and money. In Prep-Ahead Meals From Scratch, I set out to redefine “convenience food” by sharing 100 quick and easy recipes, offer speedy food prep techniques, and share money saving shopping strategies and meal planning tips. You can take a peak inside my cookbook here.
From the Publisher
“Families are busier now more than ever, and nobody understands that better than busy mom and food blogger Alea Milham. With Prep-Ahead Meals from Scratch, she brings a unique batch cooking concept that will streamline weeknight family meals like never before. She shows you how to use simple prep-ahead techniques to stock your refrigerator with precooked ingredients that can be combined with fresh produce to easily create wholesome meals. Leave prepackaged foods and take-out behind as you learn the many easy ways to cook ahead from scratch to save time and money during the busy week.
Alea breaks down the classics into convenient weeknight dinners using fewer ingredients and smarter techniques. Batch-cooked chicken and homemade spaghetti sauce are combined to create a hearty Chicken Parmesan Pasta Bake that comes together quickly. Batch-cooked beef strips and precooked peppers and onions are used to make Philly Cheesesteak Quesadillas. Batch-cooked meatballs are coated in a Mongolian Beef sauce and served over precooked rice for a delicious dinner in minutes.
Learn multiple methods for batch cooking your favorite meats, beans and rice to use in simple-to-assemble recipes your whole family will enjoy. By prepping ahead, dinner was never so easy!”
Where to Buy Prep-Ahead Meals From Scratch
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Endorsements for Prep-Ahead Meals from Scratch
“Alea Milham has pulled together an amazing resource for every home chef. Not only is this book filled with mouthwatering recipes, it's organized in such a way to teach and inspire you to save a ton of time in the kitchen and money at the grocery store.”
“Alea has hit a homerun with this cookbook! There are so many things I love about it~simplicity, readability, affordability & practicality of recipe, some ingredients in metric conversions, vibrant photos~yes, I eat with my eyes and the stunning photos help me decide if I'm going to make the recipe. You bet this cookbook will be in my library~love the chapters because they hit on all, yes, all, of my favorite food groups and the variety of recipes in each chapter makes me want to cook my way through it. It's like Alea read my mind and wrote this masterpiece for me!”
“Prep Ahead Meals from Scratch is both beautiful and practical. Alea's clear and specific instructions give me confidence to try new things in my kitchen. A book that inspires me to cook for my family while also making my life easier is a rare find, and this book is that rare find.”
Dana K. White, Creator of ASlobComesClean.com
“Feeding your family something wholesome, easy, and quick, that they'll actually like, on a weeknight is no easy feat, but somehow Alea's done it and makes you feel like you can too. She's provided a plan of action, thorough yet simple to follow instructions, and creative recipes that will have your family, your stress level and your wallet all thanking you.”
Taylor Flanery, founder of Household-Management-101.com
“Alea takes the hard part out of cooking with her book, Prep-Ahead Meals From Scratch. She provides the details and tools needed to stay on top of cooking and provide nutritious and affordable meals for the whole family. She shares all about prepping meats ahead to have them ready for quick meals, which tends to be one of the most time consuming things about cooking, but it does not have to be with her prepping ahead methods and tips!
I feel like this book is a great way to take dinner time back to the table and spend it as a family without the hours slaving over the stove!”
Kristy Still, Founder of Mommy Hates Cooking
“Whether you are a seasoned cook or ready to get started batch cooking I would highly recommend that you purchase Prep-Ahead Meals From Scratch by Alea Milham. This book is full of helpful tips and delicious recipes that are easy to prepare and good for your family. I love how each chapter is organized by a main ingredient with helpful tips and recipes for that ingredient. By following her prep-ahead tips you will save time in the kitchen and money from your grocery budget.”
Melissa Jennings, co-founder of StockpilingMoms.com and author of Savvy Saving
“I have to be practical when feeding my large family. And Alea is the pro of practical! Batch cooking at its best to get meals on the table with a savory variety of winning recipes. This is now my go-to resource for crowd-pleasing meals for our variety of palates!”
“I've been cooking for my own family for over 25 years and have considered myself extremely efficient with my meal planning, grocery shopping, and cooking. I would even say that there isn't much I don't know about saving time and money in the kitchen. But, Prep-Ahead Meals From Scratch made me realize that there was still much for me to learn. The easy recipes alone make this cookbook outstanding, but when you add all the valuable tips and ideas, it becomes an absolute must-have for any home cook. It's the cookbook I wish I had 25 years ago.”
Brandie Valenzuela, creator of homecookingmemories.com