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Cooking for One – Breakfast Week 1

On the back of the success of the Breakfast Bread Pudding, we are going to do a couple of healthy breakfast recipes.

Poached Eggs are a nutritious, delicious way to start the eggs, jazz them up with ingredients such as vegetables, cheeses, breads etc. Here I am going with a Greek theme of Avocado, Feta, Olives, Tomato and a Chilli Garlic Sauce, but you could go Mexican, French, Spanish etc.

Overnight Oats, or Bircher Muesli is a super easy, delicious way of enjoying oats. You can add anything you like, it is great for school lunchboxes and work.

Below are Word and PDF copies of the recipe.

Cooking for One – Week 4

For our fourth instalment we took on two somewhat exotic dishes, an American style Cobbler and an aromatic Mexican style Chilli Con Carne

Cobbler is a traditionally sweet dish in America, famously Peach Cobbler. Here we are using it in a savoury application. I am using a chicken stew with a cheese and onion flavoured scone mix, but really and wet dish will work being topped by any flavouring of scone mix.

Chilli Con Carne can so often be just a spicy beef bolognaise with some beans, this recipe however creates layers of beefy, spiced, aromatic and creamy notes. Using slow cooking and some care and attention to the initial cooking stage you can create a chilli beef that is so complex with deep flavours.

Below are word and PDF copies of the recipes.

Cooking for One – Week 3

We are halfway through our series this week and we took at look at two contrasting dishes. A slow cooked Liver and Bacon Hotpot and a quick and easy Fried Rice

Love it or Loathe it, Liver is undoubtedly the unsung hero of superfoods. Liver is high in vitamin A, folic acid, iron, and zinc. Liver is the most nutrient dense organ meat, and it is a powerful source of vitamin A. Vitamin A is beneficial for eye health and for reducing diseases that cause inflammation, including everything from Alzheimer’s disease to arthritis. This recipe slow cooks it leaving a beautifully soft, creamy texture, in a very exciting, and unusual gravy.

Fried Rice is a quick easy, and dare I say, the ultimate ‘Fakeaway’ It is a real lets throw it together sort of dish, all you need is a packet of microwaveable rice, an egg, and some leftover meats and any selection of vegetables. Nothing will not work really. Theres no real recipe.

Below are word and PDF copies of the recipes.

Cooking for One – Week 2

This week, we took a look at two fish dishes. Fish is a low-fat high quality protein. Fish is filled with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins such as D and B2 (riboflavin).

Thai Fishcakes are a great way of using leftovers, including mash and crunchy veg that you have lying around. The recipe is just a guide, as long as you have a base of mashed potato, an egg and some fish, you can use whatever flavour pairings you like. For a more traditional fish cake, try some flaked cod, some garden peas, sharp cheddar and chopped parsley .

Hake with a Butterbean and Chorizo Ragout is a very Mediterranean style dish, it is light, fresh and full of goodness. Beans are packed with protein, fibre, and other nutrients, making them a superfood and cooking fish in a steamer is so easy making this dish a quick and easy meal

Below are word and PDF copies of the recipes.

Cooking for One – Week One

This week, we took a look at two winter warmer favourites.

Beef & Stout Stew with the addition of prune juice, root vegetables and aromatics braised for hours, served with creamy mash is a little twist on a firm favourite

Stroganoff using leftover meats is a quick, easy delicious meal to put together after a long day, mushrooms and onions sautéed beautifully add depth of flavour while sour cream and smoked paprika give the stroganoff its characteristic flavour and colour.

Below are word and PDF copies of the recipes.

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