Cooking Solo: The Joy of Cooking for Yourself
Our #singlelife eating habits involve a lot of frozen burritos—really any meal that can be on the table after a few minutes in the microwave. Cooking for one from scratch takes a lot of effort: There’s the shopping, the chopping, the stirring, the double-checking of directions. And no one gets to see our masterpiece, unless you count our Instagram followers. Not to mention, we end up with week’s worth of leftovers, which we inevitably get sick of.
A new cookbook, appropriately titled Cooking Solo, will convince you that it doesn't have to be a chore. Author Klancy Miller trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, but don’t let her fancy pedigree scare you. From a delicious five-ingredient curry tomato omelet to a stellar spicy pork burger, her recipes are shockingly simple to follow.
Most of the 100 recipes are perfectly portioned for one, but Miller does throw in a few for when you entertain or want to have a few make-ahead freezer meals on hand. Speaking of: You have to try the tarragon roasted chicken. We used it to top salad, tacos, and quinoa—talk about a culinary trifecta.