Cooking for One: Scaled Recipes, No-Waste Solutions, and Time-Saving Tips for Cooking for Yourself by America's Test Kitchen Editors

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  • Clean-out-your-fridge soup

    • saladdays on December 06, 2020

      I've always made soup from leftovers but this recipe takes "left-overs soup" to a whole new level and shows that you can make soup for a complete meal from anything you have in your fridge, freezer and larder. There are so many variations and suggestions it need never taste the same. It makes a generous amount that can give 2 or 3 servings. Highly recommended.

  • Sheet pan sausages with sweet potatoes, broccoli rabe, and mustard-chive butter

    • saladdays on December 06, 2020

      I made this easy recipe from freezer ingredients, substituting regular broccoli for broccoli rabe. A very good meal for one. I didn't have chives for the butter so used parsley instead.

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  • ISBN 10 1948703289
  • ISBN 13 9781948703284
  • Published Sep 01 2020
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 352
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher America's Test Kitchen

Publishers Text

Discover the joy of cooking for yourself with more than 130 perfectly portioned, easy-to-execute recipes, flexible ingredient lists to accommodate your pantry, and ideas for improvising to your taste.

Taking care to prepare a meal for yourself is a different experience than cooking for others. It can be a fun, casual, and (of course) delicious affair, but there are challenges, from avoiding a fridge full of half-used ingredients to ending up with leftovers that become boring after the third reheat.

Cooking for One helps you make cooking for yourself special without becoming a chore with unfussy yet utterly appealing meals that rely on ingredients you already have on hand, like Garam Masala Pork Chop with Couscous and Weeknight Chicken Cacciatore. Don't have exactly the right ingredients? Never fear--with a "Kitchen Improv" box on every page, we offer ideas for altering the dish so it works for you. And for those weeks you didn't make it to the supermarket, we use a "Pantry Recipe" icon to clearly mark recipes that rely entirely on our checklist for a well-stocked pantry. We show you when it's worth making two servings (but never more) with our "Makes Leftovers" icon, and suggest how to transform those leftovers into a whole new meal. (We love our Spice-Rubbed Flank Steak with Celery Root and Pepitas served over arugula as a hearty salad the next day.) Ingredients themselves often lead you to another exciting meal--when you're left with half an eggplant from Simple Ratatouille, we direct you to Broiled Eggplant with Honey-Lemon Vinaigrette as the perfect way to use it up. And if the thought of a sink full of dishes keeps you out of the kitchen, there are plenty of appealing one-pan dinners like Roasted Sausage, Sweet Potatoes, and Broccoli Rabe with Mustard-Chive Butter or Couscous with Shrimp, Cilantro, and Garlic Chips that are here to save the day.


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