This is a picture of tonights dinner served on a smaller plate. So far so good. I'll have a couple of plums after I clean the kitchen. I cooked the porkchop in 1 tsp of olive oil, and put 1/2 diced cooked potato in the pan with it, so I have everthing cooked in 1 tsp healthy oil. The part of the plate where the food goes measures 6 1/2 inches. That's down from 9" of my regular dinner plates. This food would have been lost on my regular plate. Another point here, from start to finish it took 20 min to cook this dinner. Totally doable even after a hard days work. Oh yeah, I love pepper, can ya tell?