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  1. Jump on the batch cooking bandwagon

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    Lacking weeknight motivation to cook up a healthy meal? Jump on the batch cooking bandwagon! Batch cooking is a method of preparing and cooking larger quantities of food at once, storing portions for future consumption. Here are 10 reasons and recipes to batch cook…

    1. Time-efficiency

    Batch cooking allows you to make the most of your time in the kitchen. By preparing multiple meals at once, you can save time on meal prep during busy weekdays. It’s especially helpful for those with hectic schedules, as they can cook once and have ready-to-eat meals for several days.

    This BBQ Explorers Scottish Ale and Beef Chilli is the perfect batch cook. Make the most of a wonderful weekend BBQ by bulking up the ingredients so you can enjoy the dish again and again throughout the week!

    2. Cost-effectiveness

    Buying ingredients in bulk can often be more economical, as you can take advantage of discounts and reduce food waste. Additionally, cooking larger quantities can be more energy-efficient than preparing multiple smaller meals.

    Jump on the batch cooking bandwagon
    Ren Behan’s Turkey and Leek Meatballs with Tomato Tagliatelle

    Ren Behan’s Turkey and Leek Meatballs with Tomato Tagliatelle is also a fab way to get kids involved in the kitchen and jumping on the batch cooking bandwagon too! Grating the cheese, or rolling the meatballs into fun shapes are both great activities for little chefs.

    If you want to try another variation of meatballs, try our Swedish Meatballs too.

    3. Convenience

    Having pre-cooked meals on hand makes it easy to grab a healthy option when you’re busy or too tired to cook. This can prevent you from resorting to less healthy, fast-food options or skipping meals altogether.

    Batch cooking isn’t just for whole meals; you can also bulk up side dishes! Maybe you want to cook up your protein from fresh but don’t have time to make a whole meal. Then why not consider batch cooking side dishes too!

    Try our Sprouting Brocolli Gratin, a tasty alternative to Cauliflower Cheese! This serves 4-6 as a side dish so just double or triple the recipe as you need to. With a prep time of 5 minutes and a cooking time of 10-15 minutes, it’s also the epitome of convenient!

    4. Healthier choices

    Batch cooking enables you to plan and control your meals better. By preparing your own dishes, you can choose healthier ingredients, control portion sizes, and avoid added preservatives or unhealthy additives often found in pre-packaged foods. This Ultimate Chia Seed Pudding is full of antioxidants, omega 3, calcium, protein and fibre. You can soak the seeds overnight and make batches of the pudding in mason jars or bowls with different toppings! Check out our favourites below…

    5. A souper way to reduce stress

    Knowing that you have meals already prepared can alleviate mealtime stress and the pressure of having to figure out what to cook each day. This can be especially helpful for parents, students, or anyone with a busy lifestyle.

    There are many fantastic things about soup… for one, it’s a great way to use up your off cuts, it’s also easy to bulk up and batch cook, or freeze for another day. Soup is a light weeknight meal and you will find lots of great recipes on our website for soups to suit all seasons.

    6. Portion control

    By dividing your batch-cooked meals into individual portions, you can avoid overeating and maintain better control over your calorie-intake. So, if you want to cook up something higher in calories and more filling, like this Shin Beef Stew with Dumplings, then batch cooking can help you control your portion sizes. A great slow-cook dish, it’s very low maintenance too!

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    7. Customization

    Batch cooking allows you to tailor meals to your specific dietary preferences and nutritional needs. It’s easier to accommodate dietary restrictions or food allergies when you cook at home.

    2016 Masterchef Champion Jane Devonshire has created some wonderful gluten free recipes for us. If you find it challenging to come up with a variety of gluten free recipes then definitely check out Jane’s recipes on our website. These recipes are all easy to whip up, with minimal effort, and easy to batch cook!

    8. Minimize clean-up

    Preparing one large batch of food usually means fewer dishes and kitchen cleanup than if you were to cook different meals every day. We recommend immediately handwashing and towel drying frying pans and milk pans with non-stick coating but all our other saucepans are dishwasher safe and have a lifetime guarantee. Regular batch cooking means you might even use the dishwasher less and save energy!

    Check out our top tips for looking after copper cookware, stainless steel, and non-stick.

    9. Experimentation and variety

    Batch cooking doesn’t mean eating the same meal for days on end. You can batch cook different recipes, freeze some for later, and mix and match meals to keep things interesting. Why not try something different? Perhaps you love curries but want to change things up. We have lots of exciting curry recipes from our collaborators but here are three to get you started… click the links at the bottom of each photo for the recipe.

    10. Family and community sharing

    Batch cooking can foster a sense of community and family bonding when shared with others. You can cook together with family or friends, share dishes with neighbours, or donate excess food to those in need. After a trip to Texas, we threw a Texas-inspired Hog Roast. Cooking so much meat in one go meant that we had lots left over, and so did our families and friends.

    texas hog roast
  2. 7 things we love about our Stainless Steel Base Range

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    We have launched a brand new range! If you love the look of our Copper Base range but are cooking on induction then we have a treat for you!

    Our Stainless Steel base range combines all the things we love about our Stainless Steel Tri-Ply and Copper Base range. Read on to find out just how wonderful it is…

    1. Induction (and all hob tops) friendly!

    The Stainless Steel Base Range has triple layer construction in the base only, creating an even heat distribution. Being made from stainless steel, it is also induction friendly!

    The pans use less material around the sides than their triple layer counterparts and so they cost (and weigh) less but, just as with the other ranges, the pans have been carefully specified and engineered and they have been put through their paces in the test-labs and kitchens. As such we are proud to offer a lifetime guarantee on everything except the non-stick milkpan and frying pan (which carries a guarantee against manufacturing fault but unfortunately not on the non-stick coating).

    2. Seeing is believing

    There are so many reasons to use a lid. The heat efficiency achieves a quicker boil and saves energy whilst the lack of splash keeps the walls and hob top clean! The vented, glass lids are a firm favourite feature of our Copper Base range so we’re thrilled to launch it as part of our Stainless Steel range too. If you love keeping an eye on your cooking, be it a sauce, rice, or curry, then this range might be perfect for you!

    3. Great capacity, and light!

    Unlike competitor items our pans are nice and deep so you really can cook for a crowd (or just a hungry family!). Even with their fantastic capacities, they don’t weight too much either. The milkpan holds 1.25 litres and weighs just 670g, while the 16cm saucepan holds just shy of 2 litres and weighs just over 1kg, and the stockpot holds just shy of 6 litres! That’s perfect for a casserole or stew to feed the whole family!

    4. Endurance and comfort

    The comfortable soft grip handles are extremely practical and easy to handle. The silicone wrap means that they will withstand exposure to high temperatures and are oven safe up to 200 degrees celsius.  A steep arch in the handle keeps it away from the heat source, and allows the pans to nest efficiently in cupboards or drawers. An eyelet where the handle meets the pan body disperses heat to ensure handles don’t get too hot and there’s a hanging loop if you want to make them the star feature of your kitchen.

    Larger pans can be heavy when they’re full so we’ve added helper handles to the 18cm and 20cm saucepans. Heavy duty stainless steel rivets provide lifelong durability too so you, and your pans are truly set up for success!

    5. All-Rounder

    These pans work on every hob type; they can go in the oven up to 200ºC; and they’re dishwasher safe! If you prefer to hand wash your cookware, then Bar Keeper’s Friend is your best friend! We have some great top tips on keeping Stainless Steel cookware sparkling clean here.

    6. Eye-Catching Design

    As well as being practical, our Stainless Steel Base range looks great on the outside too! With hooks for hanging, they look great on show in any kitchen.

    7. 5 Star Reviews

    We sell through our own website and Amazon Prime. Our trust pilot rating is 4.9 out of 5 so don’t just take our word for it, check out the numerous customer reviews here. Don’t forget that we also have Copper Tri-Ply, Copper Base, and Stainless Steel Tri-Ply ranges.

    Want to know anything else about our Stainless Steel Base range? Just get in touch and we’d be happy to assist.