Sometimes a simple picture is enough to get started. A catalyst to make the tins in the cupboard and the limp vegetables in the fridge, all of a sudden seem like the base for a great dinner for one.
Scroll through some of the dinners I've cooked and the meal prep I've done for ideas for your meal tonight or the motivation to start meal planning or meal prepping for the week ahead. If you have questions about any of the pictures or want a list of ingredients or ideas on how to make something - drop a note on the 'About page' or leave a comment on our Cooking for One Community page on Facebook.
Sometimes you just want to indulge or try a recipe you have been lusting after! These are the ingredients for Neil Perry's fish pie recipe. I hadn't had an opportunity to invite friends over, so I decided to adapt it for one. Very luxe and indulgent - but totally worth it!
Can you believe I cooked Chicken Soup for the first time this year!! This one is loaded with vegetables and uses smashed butterbeans to add texture. It's also loaded with vegetables - cabbage, peas, spinach, carrot, celery, leek and onion! You can keep it 'clean' by using water, or add more flavour with chicken stock. Definitely one of my new 'go-to' favourites. Especially as it can all be cooked in one pot.
Feeling like a bit of luxury and having the time to do something different with salmon I served it on my latest favourite flavour / texture combination - roast pumpkin smashed with chickpeas or butter beans mixed through with some cumin.
This is such a fabulous meal. It honours eating eating for one - but requires little effort - yet the caramelised roasted vegetables and mushroom sauce make it a real treat. But it is really only one roast pan and one skillet to wash up.
I don't often feature this type of meal on my blog as I figure there are many places you can go to find recipes for casseroles and I am all about single serve recipes. However, I love having some big batch meals cooked and frozen into single serve portions and this is one of my alltime favourites.