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Practical Cooking Tips for Singles

Save Time, Money and Reduce Waste


  • I cook for 2 people, my husband and I . I really have no problem cooking everyday. There are so many things out there to buy almost ready . Meats and fish are already cut in portions , boil some rice, it only takes a few min. and if you have a microwave, there are those vegetables that are already marinated or plain frozen if you want to add your own things to it , little cheese or some spices or your own favorite flavours. Thank you for the article though very inspiring . Reminds me there is really nothing to complain about. - 2/23/2009 12:37:24 PM
    Why is it we singles always get told to batch cook. Not sure what size freeze others have but mine is the top of the apartment size fridge I have. Not alot of room. Plus I do not want to eat the same thing forever.
    Eating with friends is nice, but as a older single most of my friends are married so this isn't a great option.
    And if you could list some of these great single person cook books that would be great as I have yet to find them at bookstores and libraiers in my area. - 2/23/2009 11:05:18 AM
  • I still live at home, so I don't have to do a lot of cooking. But when my parents are on holiday, I just love to cook for myself. I love searching for recepies and then making something I want and don't get to eat otherwice. It's sometimes hard to know how much to cook, but I don't mind eating the leftovers the next day, with a little something different added. - 2/23/2009 8:13:19 AM
  • good article, but batch cooking for me often results in eating the same thing over & over.

    What I find myself most in need of is simple recipes that result in 2-4 servings at most. It is enough to have for another meal later, but not 10 meals later. - 2/22/2009 7:17:39 PM
    one of my nutrition goals is to cook a new recipe each week. this keeps me motivated to cook AT ALL. also, me and my gym buddy decided to have a healthy meal night, where we alternate weeks and cook for each other, we usually try a new recipe from spark. It's been great so far, it gives me someone to share food with, and it gives me a night where i dont have to cook, but i get to eat great (and free!). We always usually end up hanging out wayyy after dinner is over, it's definitely something i look forward to each week. - 2/22/2009 12:54:35 PM
  • Thanks for the great article! - 1/4/2009 6:37:44 PM
    why is it that the first thing on any article on cooking for singles is bach cooking? I hate to cook, and end up eating out far to much. Bach cooking just isn't going to happen. For one thing I don't want to eat the same thing for days and I only have the top of my fridge to freeze stuff. Plus almost all healthy recipes are for 4-8 servings. I get frustrated and give up if it take more a short time to make or has to many steps. Or if I have to spend time cutting the recipe down. - 1/4/2009 12:52:32 PM
  • trgibbns Love the info about cooking for singles. There's just two of us and I find it hard to cook for us . Freezing the leftovers is a great idea. - 8/3/2008 5:38:03 PM
    What would i use a food processor for? I have a blender and a magic bullet - 7/15/2008 2:41:19 PM
    Who would eat crackers and ice cream every evening? Oh wait- me, before spark. - 6/18/2008 6:11:59 PM
  • Great article. I need to get all my lids and bowls organized and start making my life easier! - 6/9/2008 8:39:53 PM
  • "you can't have extra helpings if it's frozen solid" -- that's the best thing i've heard today! lol! i'll do it! - 3/12/2008 11:02:10 AM
  • Great article. Many of us are trying to lose weight in a family that isn't, so we still need to cook for one. It pays to buy a good scale so you can weigh portions before freezing. - 12/11/2007 3:55:14 AM

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