Hi! I'm Ruthy of Percolate Kitchen

Hey there, you busy little bee!

I’m Ruthy, and welcome to Percolate Kitchen.


Need to get in touch with me? Drop a note straight into my inbox: ruthy@percolatekitchen.com


PK is where I share simple recipes and timesaving hacks for working parents who are tired of feeling overwhelmed and rushed on workday evenings.

I’m so glad you’re here. 

I’m a busy working mom with two small kids, married to a hard-working husband with a demanding job.

I’ve been in the restaurant and hospitality industry in one form or another for almost 20 years now. Currently, I’m a cooking instructor (click here for upcoming classes), and I’m a freelance recipe tester and recipe developer for food brands and cookbook publishers as well. Plus, I recently wrote a cookbook called The Healthy Sheet Pan Cookbook.

But even though I cook for a living (I mean, I have a degree in this stuff!) just a few short years ago, I felt stressed out in my own kitchen.

I was sick and tired of spending all day on my feet in the kitchen just to call for takeout at the end of the day.

I didn’t want any more dinners where my kids got frozen chicken nuggets and I had a baked potato because I didn’t have the brain power left to think of something creative and tasty for dinner.

So I sat down, and I figured out systems for my home that helped me get my act together.

First, I pulled together a list of my favorite hacks and timesaving tricks in the kitchen.

Then, I taught myself how to effectively meal plan, using what I call the ‘5 Minute Meal Plan’.

And I developed quick, simple recipes that are super weeknight friendly.

When I spoke to other busy working parents I knew, I would hear the same complaints I’d previously had.

“Too tired.” “Too stretched.” “I work long days, with no time to spend in the kitchen.”

I wanted a way to share my new ideas, meal planning tips, and simple recipes with other busy people, both parents, and non-parents alike. So I took my new systems and tactics, and combined them with what I knew from years of cooking instruction, recipe developing and testing.

Then, I began emailing out my recipes and ideas in a simple, weekly newsletter. People LOVED IT. I started getting new subscribers that weren’t my friends or my mom; the word was spreading!

I started putting all those recipes and guides into a website so I could keep track of everything better, and before I knew it, Percolate Kitchen had been born.

I believe in my heart that you, too can conquer your kitchen, get on top of meal planning, and make a difference in your life. I believe you’ll see smaller grocery receipts, a fatter wallet, lighter workload, and less kitchen stress.

Cooking and meal planning doesn’t have to take a ton of time and effort, it doesn’t require 9 thousand gadgets to clutter your precious counter space, and it doesn’t have to be expensive.

I’ll help show you the way!

Happy eating!

MEAL PLANS DON’T WORK
(seriously!)

Instead of writing a meal plan you’re not going to follow,
put action behind the plan with a MEAL PREP PLAN.

Leave your email below and I’ll send you a FREE cookbook,
Meal Prep Packs: Dinner Made Easy.

Follow the recipes, step-by-step, and prep a week’s worth of dinners in about an hour.

Then, when you’re ready to eat, just “dump and cook” and that’s it!

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