Stage 2- Moving on From Doubling up!
Choose recipes that have the same basic ingredients, for example:
Onions, grated carrot and minced beef are three main ingredients in the dishes below:
If your planning on cooking with minced beef, you could start with these 3 basics above and work through the list adding other ingredients as needed for each dish. If I were doing this minced beef morning, I would start with the raw beef and make homemade burgers, by adding mustard and Wostershire sauce, then I would take more of the raw meat and make meatballs adding some of the raw diced onions an egg and some italian seasoning.
I would then cook the onions carrots and minced beef together in one pan, then take a portion out and add fajita seasoning to it, thus making fajitas.
Next I would make a tomato sauce and add this to the remaining mixture, continuing down the list until all the meals were made.
1 large pot of basic ingredients thus ends up being the base for 7 meals.
You can do this with chicken, fish, pork, tofu etc etc etc