7 Tips for the Solo Chef
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.
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.