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Practical Cooking Tips for Singles

Save Time, Money and Reduce Waste


9/4/2017 11:03:24 PM

_CYNDY55_'s SparkPage
Great info, thanks!
7/11/2017 2:02:16 AM

DRLMAZ's SparkPage
Good advice
6/22/2017 12:25:24 PM

KITTYLANE7's SparkPage
I find it's easier if I cook just for myself. Im taking care of me. :)
4/20/2017 8:11:26 AM

What if you don't have friends to dine with?
9/1/2016 2:34:04 AM

Great tips.
6/10/2016 1:21:51 PM

UROPA31's SparkPage
During the Korean War we ate food that was frozen during WW2 - at least 6 years earlier. Those two-month and six-month rules are laughable.
2/24/2016 12:07:42 PM

Actually, I'm eating healthier since I'm only preparing my meals for one. I plan ahead and cook large batches so I always have something to take to work for lunch. If I'm turning on the oven or firing up the grill, I go ahead and make enough for a week. Otherwise it seems wasteful.
8/20/2015 2:34:37 PM

BUB001's SparkPage
I gave away almost all my plastic food containers. I now use a food sealer. I not only seal leftovers, but use the bags to break down foods into more manageable portions, including fresh fruit & vegetables. Recipes with multiple servings are great time savers.
5/19/2015 11:54:09 PM

Sorry the computer jumped.......this way the pieces should be separate and easier to pull out a serving. Blanche broccoli or cauliflower before freezing in pieces, like for the fruit. But why freeze some of this bought is less expensive, at least for vegs. You don't have to buy the sweetened frozen fruit.
5/19/2015 11:50:59 PM

When freezing fresh fruits, put individual pieces (sliced or not) on a parchment or waxed paper lined cookie sheet or tray. Freeze until very firm, then put in your container.
2/14/2015 8:01:37 PM

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:
2/1/2015 3:58:46 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.
1/28/2015 8:49:31 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.
11/18/2014 7:16:14 AM

JIMINYC's SparkPage
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.
1/11/2014 8:31:04 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.

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