7 Tips for the Solo Chef

Cosmopolitan (South Africa) - - FOOD -

1 Dis­cover what you like, and please your own palate. One of the best things about cook­ing for your­self is that you don’t have to think about any­one else. It doesn’t mat­ter what you make – as long as it tastes good to you.

2 Ex­per­i­ment.

See it as a chance to try new things. Even if what you come up with turns out to be ined­i­ble, there’s no harm done. That’s what Uber Eats is for.

3 Stock your own golden pantry. Cook­ing for your­self also means you have to do your own shop­ping, which can be a pain when you’re busy. Keep a cup­board of sta­ples, such as dry noo­dles and stock.

4 Cut your­self some slack.

There’s noth­ing wrong with beans from a can, mayo from a jar, let­tuce from a bag or ready­made guac. You re­ally don’t need to make ev­ery­thing from scratch. 5 Em­brace the one-pot meal. Be­cause no-one wants to deal with tons of dishes. Right?

6 Cher­ish the egg. Scram­bled, boiled or fried, it can be whipped up into some­thing nour­ish­ing in less than 10 min­utes. You’ll never go hun­gry if you have eggs in the house. 7 Don’t go too solo!

Once you’ve per­fected your din­ner-for-one skills, im­press your besties with a se­riesand-sup­per evening.

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