Have you ever given yourself the gift of making dinner and eating it solo? Preparing dinner for yourself is not only a major confidence booster — it can also be fun and relaxing. Plus, there’s no drawn-out debate about what’s for dinner. Here are five delicious recipes for one that you can make by yourself and for yourself. Table for one, please!
Pasta is a simple dish, but mastering it is an art form. Still, you don’t have to make your spaghetti from scratch for it to taste and look incredible, as shown by TikTok chef @hwoo.lee. Kickstart the sauce by using canned tomatoes, garlic, butter and seasonings. Bonus points if you have a basil plant at home!
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This refreshing dish is perfect for a hot summer evening. The quality of the ingredients is what makes this salad special. So scour your local farmers’ market or specialty foods store for some fresh prosciutto, peaches, greens, tomatoes, pistachios, mozzarella and a fine olive oil. Enjoy this recipe outside with a glass of Chardonnay.
A food processor can make even the weariest of cooks command the kitchen. With this recipe, you no longer have to leave your house for the perfect falafel sandwich. Blend those chickpeas, and fry ’em up!
Carrot ginger soup is a healthy favorite that’s filling and easy to make. You probably have a lot of the ingredients in your kitchen already. Co-starring alongside the carrots and ginger powder are salt and pepper, olive oil, cream and water. Blend well and garnish like the top chef you are.
While it’s more fun to watch a rat with a heart of gold cook this recipe, this version of ratatouille does not disappoint. While this dish is a little more involved, a food processor and a trip to the farmers’ market will take you far. Fresh ingredients, such as tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic and zucchini, are essential.
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