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The Cooking for One Cookbook: 100 Easy Recipes

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If you can, buy meat in bulk and freeze in portions. Separating larger portions of mince - for example, into two plastic containers - can save pounds over the year. I halved this recipe too and it made 3 full waffles. We enjoyed one fresh and put the leftovers in the freezer (they reheated fantastically in the toaster oven!) Things You Should Know: There are some tasty photos but the majority of the recipes do not have an accompanying photo. While I found the vegetarian mains chapter robust (23 recipes!) and there are plenty of meatless options in the breakfast and side dishes chapters, this is not a vegetarian cookbook.

In addition to the informative recipe headnotes, you’ll find little asides scattered throughout the book where the author shares more about a technique or specific ingredient. They make you feel like a wise teacher or friend is popping by to help you cook better and eat healthfully. These meal plans outline daily food intake, but it’s still important to remember to drink regular fluids. This includes plain water, plain milk, and tea or coffee without added sugar.

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Try buying a combination of frozen, fresh and canned fruit and vegetables to get the best value for money. Shopping made easy—A diabetic cookbook filled with recipes containing minimal ingredients that are easy to find at the grocery store. There are 75 recipes in total (though most have room for variations). You’ll find a nice variety that includes something for all diets from meat-eaters to vegans but overall I’d describe the majority as vegetarian/flexitarian. This is especially important if you treat your diabetes with insulin or other diabetes medications that increase the risk of hypos. Reducing carbohydrate intake and changes to body weight may mean your medication needs adjusting. Important points about this meal plan

Beginner cooks or someone on their own for the first time who wants to gain a few kitchen skills and get a confidence boost. This was so good! While I wouldn’t call the sauce caramel, it was delicious and went really well with the baked banana. 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. Bonus: A great extra is that each recipe is followed by a cooking tip, variation, or ideas for using up leftover ingredients. These little snippets are not just helpful but a smart way to drop some cooking knowledge without overwhelming beginning cooks.Planning meals for one person that are both healthy and affordable can seem like a huge task, especially when a lot of recipes are designed for families, couples or parties. However, there are some handy tips that can help you to make your weekly meals more affordable:

Cooking for one is harder than it seems and it can leave anyone wanting to make a healthy, tasty meal either throwing out extra helpings or watching expensive ingredients expire. But it’s possible to prepare single-serving recipes that are full of flavor, easy to make, and economical if you have the right guide. Thumbing through the book, Tim and I both found recipes that we wanted to try. Here’s what we’ve managed to make so far. The cookbook is organized by vessels that include everyday cooking equipment such as an Instant Pot®, a sheet pan, a Dutch oven, a skillet, a slow cooker, and an air fryer. As always, the recipes are big on flavor and light on calories, and now more convenient than ever. Breakfast: Banana porridge – made with 27g oats, 150ml of whole milk, 100ml of water, a sliced banana and 10g flaked almonds.One funny thing about the recipe is that the measurements are for a single-serving. If you had beans to use up that’s not a problem but it left us with 3 different open cans of beans. The waffles were delicious with a great brownie-like flavor. We topped them with this small batch whipped cream but Tim really wants to try the ganache next time. Things You Should Know

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