Cooking for One
It’s around quarter past 3.00pm and I am just enjoying the last sip of my Turmeric Latte. Okay, I know what you’re thinking, but that’s a topic for another day!
I haven’t given any thought to dinner as, I don’t feel motivated to cook for two. When I think of all the mis en pla (French for food pre-prep) cleaning and washing up, just for one or two people it out me off! Most people I know are quite content with a sandwich or a cup of soup at dinnertime.
It’s important as we age to make sure we have a balanced diet of protein, fruits & vegies and our daily intake of calcium. A bowl of oats with fruit and milk is considered nutritious. And so is salad or maybe tuna on crackers for lunch. However, dinner needs to be a substantial meal containing at least 200 grms of protein.
A few people I know, some who live on their own, are all faced with the same dilemma, and often end up eating the same meal for 3 or 4 days. The famous excuse being “I can’t be bothered”, OR “it’s a lot cheaper to buy pre-prepared frozen meals. Frankly I feel the same some days and have to agree.
One Pot Wonders are an excellent way to cook! Stir Fry, Hearty Soups, Stews, Casseroles, Curries, Lasagne, Risotto, Pasta are some you can try out. By using a Pressure Cooker it hastens the cooking time and less utensils to wash up. They are a bonus and come in handy especially in winter. Soups, stews, curries other cheaper cuts of beef taste so good when cooked in a Pressure Cooker, as it locks in the flavour. And the best news it only takes about 20 minutes and dinner is done!