Ruth Writes is a 30-something Liverpool based blog covering mid-size fashion, pescatarian food and beauty.
When it comes to meal planning, it’s something I enjoy and have spoken about it before on my blog, particularly when I used to avidly follow Slimming World and successfully lost two stone. But the biggest takeaway (ironic!) from that period of my life is how much I loved cooking. I’ve always enjoyed being in the kitchen, and I’m more of a cook than a baker for sure, but trying, testing, tweaking recipes and discovering new ones was great.
I’ve spoken before about my ever-growing recipe book collection. I love choosing new recipes to make and actually, the sitting down and reading of a new book brings me so much joy. But, if you’re wanting to expand your cookery skills and have a few recipes in your arsenal that you can make and impress with at a moment’s notice, there’s quite a few online resources too.
I love the Good Food app. I used to, stupidly, just use the website and go through Chrome everytime I wanted to research new recipes, but I discovered not so long ago that’s there’s an app, where you can save recipes in collections and honestly, I love this feature.
It’s also my go-to when I’m in desperate need of doing a food shop and only have minimal ingredients, to get recipe inspo.
Planet Eat is relatively new to my life. It’s a brand new food streaming channel, Planet Eat, that showcases online masterclasses by up and coming chefs, as well as other industry professionals such as food writers and photographers and travel shows.
It’s new to the market, having launched in January, and the app is similar to that of a food TV channel with episodes that are filled with interesting and original recipes. Planet Eat also provides educational masterclasses on things like food photography and food and travel writing – an angle I definitely find interesting as I’d love to write my cookery book one day.
Given the current circumstances thanks to Covid-19, cookery lessons and food photography courses are paused and this is a great way of bridging the gap and bringing these services into your home. You can sign up for a free trail, gaining access to the masterclass content and recipe videos and then it’s £3.99 per month after that.
I love Chrissy Teigen full stop but her recipes are great. She’s a real foodie and not too difficult either and Cravings by Chrissy Teigen is such a find.
So far I’ve tried a couple of her pasta recipes, including her linguine and one of her Thai recipes. All really filling, delicious and not too difficult to make either which is always a bonus!