Living on your own doesn't mean losing out on interesting and healthy food. Nor does it have to involve the often unreliable business of quartering recipes! Here is a collection of simple, delicious meals - specially designed for one - that will ensure you enjoy your everyday eating. You'll find useful tips for shopping and stocking your food cupboard and delicious recipes for everything from snacks to main courses with fish, meat and vegetables. Quick, easy, and economical, the recipes are designed to make every day cooking exciting, and to keep your diet healthy and balanced. Some recipes just don't work in small quantities, and that could include some of your favourites. A unique feature of this book is the inclusion of really tasty recipes - such as casseroles, roasts and cakes - that show you how to create four different meals from one single cooking session.
So you can try: - Braised Tender Lamb, then reinvent it as Lamb and Mediterranean Couscous, Filo Lamb Parcels and Spicy Baked Potatoes Or treat yourself to: - Slow-braised Gardener's Chicken, then enjoy Chicken & Potato Pie, Chicken in Tomato Sauce and Chicken Risotto Or simply enjoy just-for-one treats such as: - Caramelised Onion and Goats' Cheese Tartlets - Salmon Steak with fresh Summer Vegetables - Spinach and Avocado Salad - Honey-drenched Tunisian Almond Cake
Author Wendy Hobson has spent a career working in and around cooking. She is the author or editor of several books, including writing Classic 1000 Cake & Bake Recipes, Classic 1000 Recipes and The Kitchen Companion. She loves being able to cook in small quantities to please herself as well as in larger amounts to share with family and friends.
KEY POINTS - Includes a healthy, balanced range of dishes; economical, quick and easy. - Good range of recipes from snacks to desserts. - Also includes ideas pages: quick suggestions for ways to cook when you don't need a complete recipe. - A special feature is the bulk-cook option: cook a normal quantity, divide into four, freeze what you don't need, then make the remaining portions into completely different meals. - Because of the way they are designed, the recipes are easy to double-up - or more - if you are cooking for friends.