Keep Cooking: How to Stay Organized During a Pandemic

How do you stay organized when cooking? This podcast episode will help you learn from the personal experiences of a great home cook so you can stay organized during COVID.

  • By Jess Dang
  • May 21, 2020

In today’s podcast episode, we’re checking in with one of our favorite community members, Gabrielle Smith. Gabrielle lives in Fort Worth, Texas with her husband and her 7-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter. While she works as an attorney, she could just as easily be a professional meal planner and prepper.

Gabrielle has been one of our most active Facebook members. She generously offers tips and suggestions when others need it and routinely shares not only photos of her meals, but the comments of the food critics she cooks for. During the time she’s been a part of our community, I can tell what an incredibly organized, process-based person she is, and she’s even stepped up her skills for coronavirus meal planning.

During our chat, I had her share how she’s had to adapt her weekly meal planning and grocery shopping process to accommodate pandemic cooking during this new normal we’re living through. We talked the day before Mother’s Day, and it was such a delight to not only talk to one of my favorite members, but a mom I truly admire.

In our chat, Gabrielle shares:

  1. How she meal plans normally and what changes she’s had to make for pandemic cooking
  2. How she’s introduced more meatless meals into her life, and how you can too, which is especially important now with potential chicken and pork shortages in our future
  3. How she manages her life week-to-week to fit in all the things that are important to her

Come join us as we talk to this great Cook Smarts friend! 


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Links mentioned in this episode

  1. Check out The Inner Guide Planner that Gabrielle uses to keep her week organized

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