Become a member of my meal plan and recipe service

Join the hundreds of families who use my meal plans, shopping lists and recipes to save time and money, cut food waste and enjoy delicious dinners without drama

Each month as a member you’ll get:

    • Four weekly meal plans and shopping lists
    • A booklet with exclusive recipes for 16 meals to try each month
    • Quick-to-watch technique videos
    • Headspace to think about other things other than what to make for dinner

“She has saved me money and my sanity – we no longer throw away loads of food and my children eat a more varied diet now that I only have to cook one meal a night.”

Become a member of the meal plan service today



Get meal plans and recipes designed to work for busy families who want to eat well

My award-winning recipes are written for all levels of ability, addressing the questions I’ve been asked during my 8 years of teaching busy families to cook in the UK and California.

I’ll make it really easy for you to get around the shops, knowing that what you buy will be used. You’ll gain confidence, save money and your household will eat better.

  • Stop cooking more than one meal a night and learn how to serve one meal for the whole family without drama – even if you’re eating at different times.
  • The meals are all based around unprocessed foods – loads of fruit and vegetables, whole grains and proteins.
  • Each meal has simple instructions to explain how to make it suitable for vegetarian, gluten-free or dairy-free or fussy eaters.
  • Learn how to make the most of your time in the kitchen, how to store safely and the magic touches that turn your batch cooking into different meals the next time you use them

You’ll be able to make these meals by the end of your first month as a member

You’ll get all this to take the stress out of weekday cooking…

When you sign up, you’ll get an introduction pack with my top 10 tips for dinners without drama, a guide to seasoning, freezing and storing food safely, a store cupboard guide and technique videos. You’ll also get your first month’s meal plans, recipes and shopping lists.

Each month I’ll send you…

  • Four weekly meal plans and shopping lists. Follow the plan rigidly or, as most people do, use it as a starting point and fiddle with it a bit to suit your needs. The weekly shopping list is by aisle so you can you use it to do online or real time shopping.
  • A booklet with exclusive recipes for 16 meals to try each month The recipes are tried and tested and have ways of being switched around to suit chaotic mealtimes and a range of dietary needs, likes and dislikes. Each month the recipes will make the most of what is in season and will start to stock your freezer and fridge with building blocks.
  • Technique videos learn the tricks I’ve been sharing with my cooking class students for the past 8 years. They’ll make you a more confident, more efficient and more successful cook.

Watch me explain how the meal plan and recipe membership works in this video



Don’t just take my word for it. Here’s what some of my lovely members have said…

“It’s just so nice to not have to cook multiple meals all the time, and to have things that we all like or that we can rejig to suit everyone’s tastes or people eating at different times. This week we made the Goan curry and the whole family loved it. The baby even wanted seconds. The adults added extra chilli at the table as you suggested and it just worked so well.” 

“I just want to tell you how much my husband and I are enjoying your meal plans. We don’t have any children and both work long hours so I wasn’t sure if it would be useful for us. I was wrong. It’s perfect! The recipes are so easy and quick to make even though the results seem like I should have been cooking for hours! I was a pretty confident cook but in a rut and getting lazy, shopping every day. I’ve learned so much from the lovely way you explain things and we’re saving a fortune too.”

“The deciding/planning/shopping hurdle was too high for us when it came to cooking so this is the perfect service. Since we’ve been using the plans and shopping lists we have eaten better than we have since we both lived with our mothers! We’re also using the recipes as part of our baby-led weaning with our son and he’s loving them too.”

“This has been a revelation for me and my family. After going back into the school run, juggling five after school clubs and two full time jobs, I for once didn’t have the ‘oh no what are we going to have for dinner tonight’ feeling – which always took me over the edge. The children have embraced the plan and have been involved in cooking and keen to try new things. Thank you Gemma for making our home more calm, delicious and organized. Oh and for saving us at least £30 a week on food shopping.”

“I have learnt so much from Gemma, not just from her delicious recipes but also her philosophy of using up leftovers and cooking once, eating twice. I now have a freezer stocked with pots (all labelled with masking tape!) of meals I’ve made double of and will reheat and serve in a different way. I can now also look into my fridge and come up with ways to use leftover ingredients instead of throwing them away. She has definitely saved me money and my sanity – we no longer throw away loads of food and my children eat a more varied diet now that I only have to cook one meal a night.”

Any questions?

When will I get my meal plan service membership materials?

The welcome pack and materials for your first month will be emailed to you, to the address linked to your Paypal account, on on the day you sign up. If you prefer them to be sent to another email address, just reply to that first email and I can switch you over.

I send these during UK office hours so if you sign up late in the evening, you’ll receive it the next morning. Then each month after that, on the 1st of the month, you’ll receive an email with your new month’s materials in.

When will my meal plan service payments be taken?

The first payment will be taken when you sign up. If you’re paying monthly, your monthly payment will come out on the date that you sign up – so if you sign up on 9th January, you’ll pay each month on the 9th.

Can I cancel my meal plan service membership?

You can cancel your monthly payment at any time by clicking on this Paypal link. The payments are controlled between you and Paypal, like a standing order rather than direct debit, so you can cancel with Paypal and I will be notified.

Can I switch to an annual meal plan service membership after I’ve started on a monthly membership?

If you’d like to switch to an annual membership and save money each month, you can just pay the difference between what you’ve already paid and the annual amount for the the year. Just reply to your welcome email and I can sort it out for you.

Do the meal plans work for families with teenagers or babies?

The plans are designed to work for any shape of family. In the welcome booklet I explain how to adjust the recipes to suit the number of people you are cooking for. From families with only two adults at home to families with babies who are being weaned, and just as many people using the recipes to cook for a household of constantly hungry teenagers. In fact, loads of teenagers have been using the recipes to cook their own and their families meals – win win!

One of my children is vegetarian, will these plans work for us?

Each recipe comes with details of how to cook it if you’re dealing with people with allergies, dietary requirements or dislikes and covers off making gluten, meat, fish or dairy free versions. The whole idea of the plans is you just make one meal a night but serve the meals in a way that everyone can dip in and out of to suit their individual needs.

I don’t have much time to cook, will these recipes work for me?

All the recipes and tips are built around the fact that most of us only have 30 minutes of hands-on cooking time available to us. So some recipes are ready in less time that that, some are prepped in a few minutes then thrown in the oven so you can go off and do other things. Every recipe comes with tips for how to sneak in prep for future meals, how to prep ahead and what to do with leftovers.

Become a member of the meal plan service today