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: 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: 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: Janneke Vreugdenhil
Release Date: 2017-12-14
Genre: Cooking for one
'Inspires you to spoil yourself.' - Claudia Roden "Cooking for yourself is, I know now, nothing more or less than an exercise in loving yourself." Solo Food is the first cookbook that celebrates cooking for yourself. Many people love to spend hours in the kitchen for their family or friends, but eat a pizza in front of the TV if they're alone. Janneke Vreugdenhil shows that cooking without the other mouths to feed can be extremely satisfying. You don't need to take anyone else's tastes into account; you and you alone know exactly how long you like your steak to be cooked and you can go ahead and enjoy that delicious pasta with prawns and smoked whiskey tomato sauce. Solo Food is an exciting and personal, inspirational cookbook with 72 recipes that you'll love putting on the table.
At last, a practical and persuasive cookbook for anyone living alone--with more than 350 delicious recipes for all occasions--filled with money-saving tips and shortcuts. Here is food that will lure the reluctant single back into the kitchen. Featured in Southern Living magazine.
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.
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.
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.
Author: Dana DeVolk
Publisher: The Countryman Press
Release Date: 2017-09-19
100 scaled-down recipes for comfort. Comfort food is about warmth, caring, and hospitality. It’s about gathering around the table for a shared meal. In The Cozy Table, chef-turned-blogger Dana DeVolk scales down classic recipes to save time and money without sacrificing flavor. Traditional and updated dishes include: Slow Cooker French Dip Shepherd’s Pie Hasselback Sweet Potatoes Marble Cheesecake Cupcakes DeVolk makes cooking for two even easier by utilizing recipe elements across multiple dishes—prepare pesto once and you can use it throughout the week for Cheesy Pesto Pull-Apart Rolls, Caprese Thin-Crust Pizza, and Parmesan Pesto Risotto. These and other helpful tips will prepare even novice cooks to experiment with nourishing, nurturing dishes any night of the week.