On TMI we share way too much information about meal-planning and time management for inside the home. Each week cookbook author and single mom of two, Christine Pittman, shares her great quick tips to make your life easier, she talks to an entertaining guest about issues related to home life, and then she runs through a five day meal plan to make your upcoming week a breeze. You can find all of the previous meal plans, with links to recipes and a printable grocery list to go with them at COOktheSTORY.com/MealPlans
If you're new to the show, check out our 1 year anniversary episode (#52) where we talk about how the show works and what we've learned after one year of talking with amazing guests about their struggles and victories in home time management.
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Have a great day! -Christine xo
E69 - How to Cook in a Van with Brittney Lynn
Calling all wannabe #vanlife peeps! If you've ever wondered what it would be like to live in a retrofitted van traveling around the country, or, more importantly, how you would cook meals while doing it, this is the episode for you! My guest, Brittney Lynn of the Human Connection Agency, has recently embarked on a vanlife adventure and she's telling us all about the struggles and successes from her van kitchen.
The meal plan that I walk you through in this episode uses very few dishes because both Brittney and I are without a dishwasher these days. Head over to COOKtheSTORY.com/MealPlans to get the meal plan with links to recipes, and the printable grocery list that goes with it. This one is Meal Plan #69.
E68 - Quick-Cooking Instant Pot Beans with Kathy Hester
Calling all Instant Pot Lovers! If you got an Instant Pot this holiday season, or if you already have one and love it, this episode is for you! I'm talking with vegan cookbook author Kathy Hester all about cooking beans in the Instant Pot. Kathy is such an expert on this topic and shares all of her amazing tips. Here are just a few of her cookbooks for you to check out #ad:
The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook For Your Instant Pot
Vegan Cooking In Your Air Fryer
The Great Vegan Bean Book
E67 – Let's Make Time To Read with Award-Winning Novelist Kate Heartfield
The crazy holiday season is now fully over and we have a bit more time to relax and take care of ourselves. A great place to start is to read the wonderful novels by Kate Heartfield. Kate is my guest on the show this week and we talk about her upcoming novel, The Embroidered Book, an enchanting work of historical fiction based on the life of Marie Antoinette. I also talk with Kate about how she manages her time as a work-from-home author, university instructor, mom, and caretaker to an elder.
The meal plan that I walk you through in this episode is mostly vegetarian, in honor of Kate's own way of eating. Head over to COOKtheSTORY.com/MealPlans to get the meal plan with links to recipes, and the printable grocery list that goes with it. This one is Meal Plan #67.
E66 – Going Plant-Based and Cookbook Author Kim Lutz on Milk Alternatives
If you're thinking of trying some plant-based cooking in 2022, this is the episode for you! I talk with Kim Lutz, author of The Oat Milk Cookbook about using milk alternatives and about easy ways to incorporate plant-based foods into our diets.
The meal plan that I walk you through in this episode is all easy but delicious plant-based meals. Head over to COOKtheSTORY.com/MealPlans to get the meal plan with links to recipes, and the printable grocery list that goes with it. This one is Meal Plan #66.
E65 - Getting Started With The New Gadgets You Received
Did you get an Instant Pot, Air Fryer or Sous Vide machine for Christmas? If so, or if you're thinking about getting one, this episode is for you. I give my tips for the types of things to start out trying in the new kitchen gadgets.
I also talk with best selling cookbook author and President of the International Sous Vide Association, Jason Logsdon, all about sous vide chicken. He is such an expert on this topic and I learned so much in this conversation.
E64 - Last-Minute Christmas Gifts and Cooking with Kids
Did you get a last-minute invitation to a party, or realize that you forgot to get your kids' teacher a end-of-year gift? I've got you! I'll be telling you about three simple non-perishable food gifts that you can make in moments:
Homemade Christmas Ground Coffee Blend
Homemade Candy Cane Hot Chocolate
Homemade Mulled Wine Spice Mix
I also talk with Mimi Sabo. Mimi is an educator, editor, and kids-cooking expert at #ad Kidstir.com, a subscription box and cooking gift company that specializes in cooking kits and recipe development for kid cooks. If you need a last minute Christmas gift for an amazing child, Kidstir is a great place to look! Mimi and I talked about the kinds of recipes that get kids excited, and some great ideas for cooking with kids.
I am loving this podcast.
Is anyone else obsessed with Christine's voice? It's so soothing. Especially after her convo with the guest when she's just talking to the listener! So much good info here. The meal plans, the time management tips: I am here for it all.
I can’t get anything done without a system.
TMI With Christine is full of tips and tricks that help save time and money.
I never knew about Parkinson’s law, until I listened to this podcast and it’s transformed the way I manage my time.
Christine has some great ideas for cooking and time management. What a great approach for simplified living and a harmonious living.