100 delicious recipes to make meals for yourself with style, sophistication, and the occasional indulgence At a time when 31 million American adults live alone, Klancy Miller is here to show that cooking for one is something to embrace. While making single servings from other cookbooks means scaling down ingredients, adjusting cooking times, or being stuck with leftovers, Cooking Solo gives readers just what they need to make a delicious meal—all for themselves. Among the few other “cooking for one” books, this is the first by a hip young woman, whose vibrance and enthusiasm for cooking for herself comes through in the 100 attractive recipes like Tahitian Noodle Sandwich, Smoked Duck Breast Salad, Spicy Pork Burger with Coconut, and Mackerel with Lemon and Capers. Klancy also includes a chapter on entertaining at home, because being single still means having fun with friends.
Most recipes serve four to six people, leaving the solo cook in a predicament. Enter acclaimed cookbook author Joyce Goldstein and her stellar repertoire of meals that are fun for one. From hearty recipes like Spicy Tortilla and Lime Soup and Tuscan Style Rib-Eye Steak with Rosemary and Garlic, to dressed-up salads and seasonal fruit gratins, each dish is designed to serve one in style. Essential tips and techniques offer valuable advice on smart shopping for one and stocking the pantry. Numerous recipe variations take advantage of seasonal ingredients, while an array of sauces can turn that salmon fillet or lamb steak into a gourmet feast. When the good company is your own, Solo Suppers is the way to go.
Author: Joe Yonan
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Release Date: 2011-03-29
From the award-winning food editor of The Washington Post comes a cookbook aimed at the food-loving single. Joe Yonan brings together more than 100 inventive, easy-to-make, and globally inspired recipes celebrating solo eating. Dishes like Mushroom and Green Garlic Frittata, Catfish Tacos with Chipotle Slaw, and Smoked Trout, Potato, and Fennel Pizza will add excitement to any repertoire and forever dispel the notion that single life means starving, settling for take-out, or facing a fridge full of monotonous leftovers. Yonan also includes shopping and storage tips for the single-chef household, along with creative ideas for making use of extra ingredients. Serve Yourself makes cooking for one a deeply satisfying, approachable pleasure. And with such delectable meals, your solo status could be threatened if you’re forced to share with others! From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Linda Tubby
Release Date: 2015-06-01
Genre: Cooking for one
Linda's imaginative and inspiring recipes are divided into 5 chapters, Almost Instant, A Little Ahead, Give It Time, Make It An Event and Those Little Extras, making it simple to find the perfect meal for any occasion.
Author: Joe Yonan
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Release Date: 2013-08-06
A collection of eclectic vegetarian and vegan recipes for singles as well as lone vegetarians in meat-eating households, from the beloved Washington Post editor and author of Serve Yourself. An increasing number of Americans are turning to plant-based diets, both for their health and the economic benefits. And for many, they are the only one in their household who has made the change--making it the perfect time for this book of vegetarian, flexitarian, and vegan recipes specifically sized for single portions. In addition to 80 delectable and satisfying recipes, Eat Your Vegetables features essays on moving beyond mock meat and the evolution of vegetarian restaurants, as well as economical tips for shopping for, storing, and reusing ingredients.
'At last, a book of lovely recipes by someone who knows that cooking isn’t always for sharing. It’s just as important to eat well on your own.' - Diana Henry Many of us cook for one on a regular basis – isn't it time we became more selfish in the kitchen? Celebrating the joy of self-reliance and self-sufficiency, Signe Johansen, author of How to Hygge, shares eighty fabulous recipes for happy solo cooking. Beautifully photographed and designed, the cookbook includes a range of tasty and uncomplicated no-cook fast food and one-pot dishes to transform your daily routine. Signe shows how to make big batch recipes that you can reinvent and enjoy throughout the week. There's also a chapter with more adventurous recipes for when time is on your side. Packed with advice for keeping a streamlined larder and tips for late-night fridge foraging, Solo: The Joy of Cooking for One will inspire you to cook delicious food, every day.
From the legendary editor of some of the world’s greatest cooks—including Julia Child and James Beard—a passionate and practical book about the joys of cooking for one. Here, in convincing fashion, Judith Jones demonstrates that cooking for yourself presents unparalleled possibilities for both pleasure and experimentation: you can utilize whatever ingredients appeal, using farmers’ markets and specialty shops to enrich your palate and improve your health; you can feel free to fail, since a meal for one doesn’t have to be perfect; and you can use leftovers to innovate—in the course of a week, the remains of beef bourguignon might be reimagined as a ragù, pork tenderloin may become a stir-fry, a cup or two of wild rice produces both a refreshing pilaf and a rich pancake, and red snapper can be reinvented as a summery salad. It’s a fulfilling and immensely economical process, one perfectly suited for our times—although, as Jones points out, cooking for one also means we can occasionally indulge ourselves in a favorite treat. Throughout, Jones is both our instructor and our mentor, suggesting basic recipes—such as tomato sauce, preserved lemons, pesto, and homemade stock—that all cooks should have on hand; teaching us how to improvise using an ingenious strategy of building meals through the week; and supplying us with a lifetime’s worth of tips and shortcuts. From Child’s advice for buying fresh meat to Beard’s challenge to beginning crêpe-makers and Lidia Bastianich’s tips for cooking perfectly sauced pasta, Jones’s book presents a wealth of acquired knowledge from our finest cooks. The Pleasures of Cooking for One is a vibrant, wise celebration of food and enjoying our own company from one of our most treasured cooking experts. From the Hardcover edition.
“It was in the kitchen that I learned to take care of myself after my separation. I was used to cooking for others, for my husband, my family and friends – I sometimes cooked for the whole street! Cooking was my way of making other people happy. The sudden change in my circumstances taught me to enjoy cooking for myself.
Living on your own doesn't mean losing out on interesting and healthy food. Nor does it haveto 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 foreverything from snacks to main courses with fish, meat and vegetables. Quick, easy andeconomical, the recipes are designed to make everyday cooking exciting, and to keep your diethealthy and balanced.Some recipes just don't work in small quantities, and that could include some of yourfavourites. A unique feature of this book is the inclusion of really tasty recipes - such ascasseroles, roasts and cakes - that show you how to create four differentmeals from one singlecooking session.So you can try:Braised Tender Lamb, then reinvent it as Lamb with Mediterranean Couscous, Lamb withCrisp Courgettes and Parsnip-topped Lamb Or treat yourself to: Roast Lemon-infused Chicken, then enjoy Chicken Filo Parcels, Sweet and Sour Chickenand Chicken with Pancetta Or simply enjoy just-for-one treats such as:Caramelised Onion and Goats' Cheese PuffsSalmon Steak with Summer Vegetable Parcels Spinach and Avocado Salad with PancettaHoney-drenched Tunisian Almond CakeAuthor Wendy Hobsonhas spent a career working in and around cooking. She has written several books - including Classic 1000 Cake & Bake Recipes, Classic 1000 Recipesand The Kitchen Companion - and edited manymore. She loves being able to cook in small quantities to please herself as well as in larger amounts to share with family and friends.
Maybe you're a college student, maybe you're single, or maybe your kids have all left the house - whatever the situation, Table for One is the perfect solution. Bursting with tasty recipes and gorgeous photographs, this revolutionary cookbook will forever banish your TV-dinner blues. Each delicious dish is perfectly scaled to fit your lifestyle and can easily be doubled to make room for more at the table. You'll love the Shrimp Gazpacho, Pomegranate Glazed Pork, Butternut Squash Risotto, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Carrot Cupcakes, and English Trifle.With tips and tricks that will teach you how to buy, store, and prepare just enough food for a single serving, Table for One is an essential guide to graduating from Ramen noodles to ramekins.
Cat lovers can forget about eating solo, and cats no more have to look longingly at the meals their caretakers have prepared in hope of getting a bite. Now, with the help of Cooking for Two: Your Cat & You, felines and their friends can share a meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! In this new two-species cookbook, Brandon Schultz has adapted dozens of unpretentious recipes for “people food” to fit both the palate of humans and the dietary limitations of cats. He covers what foods are and aren’t safe for our furry companions, suggests resources for making day-to-day cat food, and gives tips on making food for special occasions appetizing for both human and cat. Each recipe has instructions and ingredient lists for both types of diners. Some sample recipes include: Breakfast frittata Thanksgiving dinner Vegetable stirfry Spinach and quinoa side salad Banana fool And much more! With Cooking for Two: Your Cat & You, you’ll be on your way to happy mealtimes for owner and kitty!
The New York Times bestseller from the founder of Oh She Glows "Angela Liddon knows that great cooks depend on fresh ingredients. You'll crave every recipe in this awesome cookbook!" —Isa Chandra Moskowitz, author of Isa Does It "So many things I want to make! This is a book you'll want on the shelf." —Sara Forte, author of The Sprouted Kitchen A self-trained chef and food photographer, Angela Liddon has spent years perfecting the art of plant-based cooking, creating inventive and delicious recipes that have brought her devoted fans from all over the world. After struggling with an eating disorder for a decade, Angela vowed to change her diet — and her life — once and for all. She traded the low-calorie, processed food she'd been living on for whole, nutrient-packed vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains, and more. The result? Her energy soared, she healed her relationship with food, and she got her glow back, both inside and out. Eager to share her realization that the food we put into our bodies has a huge impact on how we look and feel each day, Angela started a blog, ohsheglows.com, which is now an Internet sensation and one of the most popular vegan recipe blogs on the web. This is Angela's long-awaited debut cookbook, with a trasure trove of more than 100 moutherwatering, wholesome recipes — from revamped classics that even meat-eaters will love, to fresh and inventive dishes — all packed with flavor. The Oh She Glows Cookbook also includes many allergy-friendly recipes — with more than 90 gluten-free recipes — and many recipes free of soy, nuts, sugar, and grains, too! Whether you are a vegan, "vegan-curious," or you simply want to eat delicious food that just happens to be healthy, too, this cookbook is a must-have for anyone who longs to eat well, feel great, and simply glow! From the Trade Paperback edition.
Maybe she’s on a photo shoot in Zanzibar. Maybe she’s making people laugh on TV. But all Chrissy Teigen really wants to do is talk about dinner. Or breakfast. Lunch gets some love, too. For years, she’s been collecting, cooking, and Instagramming her favorite recipes, and here they are: from breakfast all day to John’s famous fried chicken with spicy honey butter to her mom’s Thai classics. Salty, spicy, saucy, and fun as sin (that’s the food, but that’s Chrissy, too), these dishes are for family, for date night at home, for party time, and for a few life-sucks moments (salads). You’ll learn the importance of chili peppers, the secret to cheesy-cheeseless eggs, and life tips like how to use bacon as a home fragrance, the single best way to wake up in the morning, and how not to overthink men or Brussels sprouts. Because for Chrissy Teigen, cooking, eating, life, and love are one and the same.