Because when you’re the only one you’re cooking for it should be more fun, not make you sad. It’s a Friday recipe round up guaranteed to make any night that it’s just you a joyous celebration. Just add wine. The best part about cooking for you is you can cook whatever you like, however you like and not worry about anyone else’s opinion. Cos you’re the only one that matters.
You might just be cooking for one every now and then, it might be all the time, maybe you’re single, maybe you work different hours to your partner or housemates, maybe you just hate people (I get it, lots of people suck). No matter the reason, you should be having fun with it. And still keeping it healthy and delicious. These recipes have that covered.
I secretly love when I’m only cooking for me, it’s when the best experiments happen and there’s the least pressure. Plus, if I stuff up there’s no one to apologise to for ruining their food. The below recipes are all either for 1 or two people, maybe you want two meals for your effort? Any that are for 1 can easily be doubled, maybe you’re cooking for your plus one because you’re a gem of a person who should be applauded, want to cook for me? Let’s be pals, people that cook for me are my favourite people.
- Quick Vegetarian Ramen
- Za’atar spiced baked chicken and lentils
- Crispy Rice Bowl
- Ocean Trout Poke Bowl
- Easy lentil Salad
- Steamed Ocean Trout With Sesame Ginger Dressing
- Roast Chicken Noodles
- Nasi Goreng Noodles
- Corn Fritters
- Okonomiyaki, if you’re feeling a little indulgent put a couple of small slices of very good quality streaky bacon on the top before flipping it. Thank me later.
When all else fails I make eggs! Or a pasta dish out of whatever is left in the fridge, sometimes with a poached or fried egg on top. Always so yum, always so quick!