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Practical Cooking Tips for Singles

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  • AAUDICUS
    This was a great post, thank you! I recently read an article on how you can eat well to keep your hearing healthy, and it had some more good recipes for dinner for two: http://bit.ly/HealthyHearingRecipesValenti
    nes - 2/14/2015 8:01:37 PM
  • It is mostly just me an my partner at home. Half the time he doesn't eat with me. He sometimes has a late lunch and I am starving when he gets home. So I often eat alone. Another challenge is that I am a vegetarian and he is not. I cook the meat separately and I do go out of my way to buy good quality meat for him. If I wait to cook the meat until he is getting hungry I am so much better off. Sometimes he does not even eat the meal I prepared so the meat is just hanging out in the fridge and if I mixed it into his portion of say pasta I have ruined any chances that I will eat it. So more than just cooking small I have to juggle different diets. - 2/1/2015 3:58:46 PM
  • I am working on my third degree, but I'm still a young college student. One of my degrees is in culinary management, so I have a few peculiarities pertaining to food, so I really appreciate that the article ended with a few guidelines to food safety. - 1/28/2015 8:49:31 PM
  • I love cooking for myself - I don't have to leave anything out that I like. I'm used to reducing recipes too. Sometimes when I freeze things they don't sound good to me anymore. - 11/18/2014 7:16:14 AM
  • Taste of Home magazine used to have a section called, "Cooking for One or Two." There were a variety of recipes in each issue. I haven't taken the magazine for a long time. I don't know if they still do this or not, but for some of you it might be worth checking into. - 1/11/2014 8:31:04 AM
  • Great tips. But I am not single. - 12/22/2013 3:03:02 PM
  • Great tips. But I am not single. - 12/22/2013 3:03:00 PM
  • DIETER061
    I enjoy cooking for myself. I stir fry Vegies with a lean protein and add rice, or pasta. It changes every day. I find chopping veggies very relaxing when doing it in small portions. - 1/4/2013 6:31:21 AM
  • BETHFOODGOD1
    Living alone means you can focus on healthy eating--sometimes my meals get boring, but I can control it so much easier. - 12/2/2012 7:03:19 PM
  • One positive thing about cooking and eating alone is it lets you more easily practice mindfulness--living in the moment, focusing on each act of cooking, and each flavor while eating, more slowly. Of course, you do need to have social meals too! - 12/2/2012 1:13:59 AM
  • Lots of good tips and ideas there. Thank You. - 9/13/2012 6:04:44 AM
  • Although I am not single, I really appreciated reading this article. My husband does not eat all of my vegeterian dishes. therefore, I was concerned about cooking so much. This article solved that problem for me. - 2/1/2012 10:33:47 PM
  • PATTICAKE13
    Thank you for all the infor. It gets me into the right mind set. I had forgotten what i use to do, when I was eating 3 meals a day. with nothing in bewteen. Eating healthy meals and menues. - 8/20/2011 5:29:33 PM
  • Cooking once a week and freezing or refrigerating - meh. Makes me feel like I'm eating leftovers. I'd rather cook every day or eat raw than store cooked food. Just me... - 8/20/2011 8:44:27 AM
  • Awesome Tips! I try to get together with a couple of my single buddies once a month & do a swap. We each make a full recipe, portion out the servings, keep a serving for ourselves & swap the remaining portions with each other. It's a nice way to share your extra stuff & not end up eating the same thing all week. - 8/9/2011 6:52:51 PM

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