Kapsule Kitchen

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 | 0 comments

Kapsule Kitchen Miss-Fit (1)Several months ago I became intrigued with the notion of the “capsule wardrobe”. Perhaps you too have noted the rising interest and implementation, especially concerning busy business professionals. If not, I’ll provide the CliffsNotes version. You simplify your wardrobe down and around to 30 or so essential mix and match clothing items that are timeless, figure flattering, and lifestyle appropriate. Proponents of the pared down wardrobe, tout benefits including less money spent on clothes, less time shopping, less time dressing, and a more defined sense of style. However, for many, the less obvious but most valued benefit is that the concept of limited fashion options greatly simplifies the question of “what to wear?”

Yes, it appears the capsule wardrobe helps solve a growing first world problem termed “decision fatigue”. The struggle is real, my friends. Even Barack Obama was once quoted during his presidency saying, “You’ll see I wear only gray or blue suits. I’m trying to pare down decisions. I don’t want to make decisions about what I’m eating or wearing because I have too many other decisions to make.”

Still others have even opted to take this notion of the capsule wardrobe a step further, choosing to wear essentially the same outfit every day. Two individuals that most easily come to mind are the late Steve Jobs in his black turtleneck and faded Levis, and my 11- year-old son in his Adidas soccer warm-ups. Seriously. My camera roll looks like I’ve photo-shopped the same child into various seasonal themes throughout the year. Black Adidas at the pumpkin patch. Black Adidas in front of the Christmas tree….Black Adidas at the Easter Egg Hunt…But I digress.

Maybe your daily wardrobe selections don’t tend to drain you. However, if you’re anything like me, there is one single question that is always nagging on your mind. It pulls on me so greatly it nearly sucks the gray dog hair right off my black yoga pants. (I know, you’re right, like anything could do that). But that question is…..

What’s for dinner!?”

Cue quickening heart rate and agitated emotion. It’s a question that is too frequently asked and too infrequently answered with any form of excited response in my mind.

So many meals, so little time

My local grocery store, probably very similar to yours, provides about 38,000 unique items. In my suburban neighborhood I can decide between more than 50 different eateries within jogging distance. Hundreds, maybe thousands of sites (I got tired of scrolling) appear on my Pinterest page after performing a search on “dinner”.

Too many decisions can indeed be a bad thing. I honestly may be the guiltiest of all in indulging variety. In fact, I believe it has perhaps driven me to develop this very program. It’s my own form of self-help. You see, I’m a foodie by nature. Though my hubs loves routine and enjoys the same eateries “where everybody knows your name”, I personally would prefer to perhaps never dine at the same place twice. Similarly, by nature of what I do for a living, I’m constantly on the hunt for new and healthy recipes that my family, clients, and followers might enjoy.

However, several months ago I came to suspect, and later conclude, that all of this “newness” was wildly inefficient. It made for an inconsistent grocery list, a more expensive grocery bill, too many hardly used pantry items, and excess waste all around. It also contributed to a more harried cook who was always looking at or tweaking a recipe that made preparation time longer and less enjoyable. To top it off, the night’s surprise was in my eyes more often a “miss” than a “hit”. I was over it. I vowed to simplify and systemize my dinner routine, and I wanted to show you how you can do the same.

That is how, my friend, the Kapsule Kitchen was born. And now, after weeks of anticipation it is finally here, and you can finally have it. Here’s what you’ll get….

The Kapsule Kitchen Formula, an exact system of choosing recipes and a meal planning method that can help you decide “what’s for dinner?” for an entire season.

A package of over 30 Mix & Match Meals that offer simple, seasonal recipes that are family friendly, but more importantly friendly for the cook! All recipes can be made in 30 minutes or less, don’t require a bunch of ingredients you’ve never heard of, and are both tasty and healthy with an emphasis on grilled protein and vegetables.

A Month of Menus that uses this package of recipes to plan your entire dinner – your entrée AND 2 complementary sides. All of these other meal planning books and sites seem to never put the whole meal together! I mean it’s like going out on the town in your hot little dress with no heels or earrings! Like any Miss-Fit would ever do that!

So there you have it. You get the next five days to let me be your hero, or you can go back to your “system” of opening up a box of mac & cheese last minute because you’re too tired to go to the store.

You know what you need to do.

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