How to Measure

Here on KetOMAD I try to simplify cooking as much as possible, and one of the most confusing and intimidating parts of reading a recipe can be the measurements. Most recipes are American and you have to wrap your head around a fluid ounce being different from a solid ounce, and one cup of flour is not the same as one cup of sugar.

Bugger that.

I’ve spent a lot of time learning about all of this so you don’t have to. Get yourself a kitchen scale because this is primarily how KetOMAD writes recipes. No room for error, we measure by weight, not volume. If I say 40 g of flour, you keep scooping until your scale says 40 g.

I do use teaspoons and tablespoons as these measurements are roughly the same all over the world. However it should be noted that an Australian tablespoon is 20 ml, rather than the more common 15 ml. That being said, I tend to use the tablespoon measurement when there isn’t as much need for precision. Like adding a tablespoon of butter to most recipes is going to work whether it’s 15 g or 20 g. But if it was five or six tablespoons of flour, and you were using the wrong tablespoon, you would definitely notice the difference.

KetOMAD recipes tend to be single serving sizes, I do this for a few reasons. Working with limited budgets is a main focus of this site, how often have you wanted to try a recipe but didn’t want to waste a whole carton of eggs to do so? And what if you don’t like it or make a mistake? Another reason is that scaling up is a lot easier than scaling down, so if you have made a single serving and decided you like it, it’s easy enough to double or triple it from there. A lot of recipe blogs tend to assume we are cooking for a family, but there isn’t much for the individual cooking for themselves. And finally if you are doing OMAD like me and enjoy cooking and variety, you don’t want to be eating the same dish for a week or two. I know some people are happy just to make one massive lasagne and live on that for awhile, but that’s not the KetOMAD way, I want to show just how much variety can be had on a limited budget.

For more help with measurements, here is a handy conversion calculator:

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