How to Change Recipe Multiples

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If you need to upsize or downsize the recipe quantities, the feature image above should help you find your way on each recipe.

From Leftovers to Planned-overs

We love to double recipes in order to have “planned-overs”, so that we have enough to serve over several meals in the week.

You know… cook once, eat more than once.

However, if you like the idea of saving time, but you or your family doesn’t care to eat the same thing more than once in a week, you can freeze the extra. That way you’ll have a good homemade “fast food” at the ready to simply defrost, heat and eat for future quick (from scratch) meals when you don’t have time (or energy) to cook.

A Note on the Size of Our Recipes

So for planned-overs, we double, triple or even quadruple recipes for nearly every recipe we make. It’s much quicker to make a larger amount of the same recipe once, than to cook new recipes several times.

The multiple we settle on depends on how many servings the original recipe makes, and what size. For instance, we love one-pot meals, also because of the convenience. And we’re vegetarian. So a dish that might be a side dish for others, might be a main meal for us.

So for this – or any other recipe on this site β€” keep in mind that you can easily reduce the recipe multiples in half. We get it that not everyone likes to eat the same thing several times in a week, (or may not have an eternally hungry son in residence).

So if you don’t like to have extra leftovers on hand, or are just cooking for 1-2 people, you can easily change the multiples for any of our recipes up or down.

How to Change Recipe Quantities

See the feature image at the top of this article, for examples of locations for changing the recipe multiples.

To change the size (multiples) of the recipes, you can either use the Jump-to-Recipe button and change the number using the slider or the 1x, 2x, 3x, etc. box. Or…

Alternately, you can click on the “print recipe” button at the top and change the multiples number at the x. (Even if you don’t plant to print, it will provide the multiples option and you can adjust ingredients accordingly there as well).

If you’re not seeing either of those options, so sorry… we’re updated our website in 2023, which involved a theme and recipe card app change and not all things have migrated smoothly. So there are still some quirks and updates to do slowly over time as we can.

Speaking of that, please feel free to let us know if you find a recipe without a multiples option or anything else that needs improving, and we’ll add it to our list to get to ASAP.

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