“I swear by the kitchen gods . . .
. . . that the recipes on this website shall be suitable to be made on a Tuesday evening after working late.
From this day forth, all recipes on The Boy Can Cook will:
- Clearly list all kit required, up-front
- Use affordable ingredients, available from mainstream supermarkets
- Assume no knowledge on the part of the cook
- Be written in plain English
- Explain technical terms when they are required
- Present the recipe as a series of small steps
- Illustrate tricky steps with pictures if at all possible
- Be honest about preparation time.
Since I’ve personally found Weight Watchers to be useful, I’ll also aim to provide Pro Points for recipes wherever possible, to help people who’re trying to lose weight.”
Why this pledge?
Since starting this blog a couple of years ago, I’ve noticed a gap for a site that provides recipes suitable to be made ‘on a Tuesday after working late’, when you’re not trying to impress anyone and just want a decent meal that can be made quick-ish with ingredients from the Sainsbury’s Local on the way home.
Lots of cookery books, programmes, & websites are food porn & cater for beautiful, indulgent meals where budget is of limited concern . . . and they’re great, I freakin’ love them: they’re the reason I became (& continue to be) fascinated by food.
The reality of eating day-to-day, however, is less grand. It’s squeezing a meal in to 30 minutes for lunch break, or an hour in between getting home and meeting your friends for a drink in the evening. This is the space where this blog is looking to nestle. If just a couple of people find a quick, healthy recipe that swerves them away from a greasy, expensive take away then I’ll be happy