Good article. I do batch cooking of soups and chili but otherwise, my go to technique is planned leftovers. Luckily I don't mind eating leftovers a couple of times, but I prefer to turn them into something else so I'm not eating the same thing over and over. A roast made on the weekend can be sandwiches, salads, pizza, soup, frittata or stir fry later in the week. A Pad Thai recipe became a noodle soup which toned down the sauce that I didn't care for. (I made a Vietnamese style broth and called it fake Pho.)
@Alicotter...the three cookbooks I own that have small recipes:
- "Serves One" by Toni Lydecker
- "Solo Suppers" by Joyce Goldstein
- "Cooking for Two: A Healthy Exchanges Cookbook" by JoAnna M. Lund
"Cooking for Two" has nutrition information for all the recipes so you don't have to plug them into SparkRecipes to find out. The others do not have nutrition info printed in them. I also checked out "What We Eat When We Eat Alone" from the library. It has some recipes in it as well. I know I've read others but I don't recall the titles right now.
Taste of Home published a magazine called "Cooking for Two." I don't know if it was a special issue or if it stopped publishing but they still have a website with recipes that can be found with an easy web search.
- 1/18/2010 3:10:49 PM