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Simple Healthy Recipes for One

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Ever want to know what’s in season before you head to the market? This time of year, expect to see many of these in the Northeast.

Vegetables: zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes, sweet corn, greens, broccoli, cabbage, peppers, cauliflower, fennel, kohlrabi, turnips, carrots, onions, garlic, eggplant, beans (green and fresh), potatoes, cucumber, tomatillos, and many herbs!

Fruit: peaches, plums, summer apples, blackberries, raspberries, cherries, black currants, melons of all types, nectarines, blueberries, and apricots

What are you eating or harvesting this week?

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Farmer’s markets are often great places to shop for one. Frequently, you can bag your own portion of beans, apples, lettuce, or brussels sprouts. Being able to selection your portions makes it easy both to buy a variety of food and to avoid wasting food. And, of course, it’s generally wonderfully fresh delicious produce. As an example, I am eating sweet, crunchy carrots purchased from the farmer’s market as I write this post.

Find one in your area:
Local Harvest

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Seriously, flare open your nostrils, clear your mind, and take a deep breath. You’ll be able to tell if the broccoli is fully steamed, or if it’s time to turn your grilled cheese. In the modern kitchen, the power of the nose of often underappreciated. A free tool, your nose can tell you when your garlic is lightly toasted, your onions are sufficiently carmelized, your green beans cooked, and whether the cookies are baked.

Some practice is necessary, so sniff away as you cook. Toasted grains, hot fat, aromatic vegetables, and browned meat are all broad obvious scents to practice capturing. Heated milk, eggs, and cooked beans are harder to notice but the nose is often a good judge of seasoning as well. Use it freely, and follow up with a taste when you’re not sure. I recommend always trusting your nose over any written time or instructions. You’ll catch the cookies before they burn if you take a good, solid sniff.

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It seems like an obvious questions, at first glance. Unmarried people, right? But more people eat alone than you might think.  Many people also eat alone part of the time. First, the obvious:

  • unmarried (single) people from college age to elderly
  • widows and widowers

Who else?

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Preparing a few items to eat for snacks, breakfast or lunch for the upcoming week is a great way to help ensure you eat a healthy diet.  Even just slicing carrots and washing plums can make a difference during a busy week.  Packing up healthy food beforehand switches your default from the vending machine or pizza shop to healthy foods focusing on whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.

What’s on my plate for this week?

  • Hardboiled eggs (breakfast and/or snacks)
  • Blanched green beans (snacks and/or lunch)
  • Carrot sticks (snacks and/or lunch)
  • Multigrain Pilaf with Lentils (lunches)
  • Yellow plums

What are you favorite items to make ahead in the summer?

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Cooking for one is oddly challenging for many of us. Learn new tips, and create delicious easy meals by using the recipes in One Bowl. In addition to great recipes and basic cooking techniques, it also features a brief intro to nutrition with suggestions and worksheets to help the reader eat fruits and vegetables. A perfect gift for your grandmother, friends, or anyone headed off to college or their first apartment, you’ll find One Bowl will quickly become essential to any small kitchen. Preview some featured recipes: Artichoke White Bean Dip, Garlic Herb Pizza Sauce, and Quick Quinoa Kale Salad. Publication pending– subscribe for the announcement in August. If you can’t wait, a sneak peek is currently available.

One Bowl will be available on Amazon and through book sellers nationwide.

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Do you know anyone who is single?  Anyone who eats alone regularly? 

 

Do you know anyone who eats cereal, or toast, or a frozen burrito instead a full meal because it’s a pain to cook for one?

 

That’s why.  Because cooking for yourself is worth it, but only if your meal is healthy and satisfying.

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