Are you cooking for yourself — and to please just yourself? If so, you undoubtedly know that adapting recipes for “one serving” doesn’t always quite work. And you know how hard it can be to find recipes that are written specifically to result in a dish for one. If you haven’t yet heard about The Lonely Gourmet, you owe it to yourself to check out Laurie Leiker’s website. As she notes there:
Who says being single means being deprived? Who says you have to exist on fast food, frozen food, and junk food? . . . Being single is an opportunity! It’s the freedom to explore, to try new things, to live your life by your own rules without compromise. . . . It’s being able to cook what you want, when you want it. . . . It’s testing new recipes on your taste buds and having fun being creative in the kitchen.
But Laurie didn’t stop with her website. She wrote and published her own cookbook, Frying Solo. Every recipe in her cookbook serves … one. There’s no need to figure out how to cut down amounts. You’ll find recipes for “Morning Biscuits and Gravy,” “Veggie Slaw,” “Horseradish Chicken,” “Red Sky Scallops,” and “Split Pea Soup” — all just for you.