For each recipe you will see these four symbols.
If you want to know what they mean then just hover over one!
I'm not a big fan of "serves" in a recipe. It can make people feel guilty if they eat too much and I NEVER want someone to feel judged. Also how much someone will eat is dependent on so many factors!
BUT... I know it's helpful to know how much food you're making, especially if you've never made it before or are new to cooking.
So hopefully you'll find this helpful but please don't feel like you have to stick to the portion size - I'm no nutritionist and also don't care if you make it to serve a whole group or just yourself.
Everyone is different and there are so many factors that could effect how long it takes you to cook a meal.
This is a rough estimation based on me cooking with only a few interruptions. I will also say roughly how much of that time you need to be in the kitchen!
Time To Make
How annoying is it when you find a great recipe and then 7 bowls, 5 pans, 3 plates, 3 spoons, 2 knifes, 4 forks and an oven tray later you regret ever bothering and don't want to even eat it anymore?
Well I want you to know from the beginning how much washing up there will be so I've made a washing up scale from 1 to 5.
1 - 1 pan, knife, chopping board and serving bowls/utensils
3 - 2 pans, 2 bowls, a grater, 3 spoons, 2 knives, a fork, and serving utensils
5 - Everything at the beginning (there won't be many of these)
Washing Up Scale
This one doesn't need much explaining.
Here I'll suggest my favourite things to eat with that dish because a meal is about combinations!