Cooking for One

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Cooking for One

Author: ,

Publisher: America\'s Test Kitchen

ISBN: 1948703297

Genre: Cooking

Page: 352

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Book Summary: Discover the joy of cooking for yourself with more than 160 perfectly portioned, easy-to-execute recipes, flexible ingredient lists to accommodate your pantry, and ideas for improvising to your taste. Taking care to prepare a meal for yourself is a different experience than cooking for others. It can be a fun, casual, and (of course) delicious affair, but there are challenges, from avoiding a fridge full of half-used ingredients to ending up with leftovers that become boring after the third reheat. Cooking for One helps you make cooking for yourself special without becoming a chore with unfussy yet utterly appealing meals that rely on ingredients you already have on hand, like Garam Masala Pork Chop with Couscous and Spinach and Weeknight Chicken Cacciatore. Don't have exactly the right ingredients? Never fear--with a "Kitchen Improv" box on every page, we offer ideas for altering the dish so it works for you. And for those weeks you didn't make it to the supermarket, we use a "Pantry Recipe" icon to clearly mark recipes that rely entirely on our checklist for a well-stocked pantry. We show you when it's worth making two servings (but never more) with our "Makes Leftovers" icon, and suggest how to transform those leftovers into a whole new meal. (We love our Spice-Rubbed Flank Steak with Celery Root and Lime Yogurt Sauce served over arugula as a hearty salad the next day.) Ingredients themselves often lead you to another exciting meal--when you're left with half an eggplant from Simple Ratatouille, we direct you to Broiled Eggplant with Honey-Lemon Vinaigrette as the perfect way to use it up. And if the thought of a sink full of dishes keeps you out of the kitchen, there are plenty of appealing one-pan dinners like Sheet Pan Sausages with Sweet Potatoes, Broccoli Rabe, and Mustard-Chive Butter or Couscous with Shrimp, Cilantro, and Garlic Chips that are here to save the day.


The Ultimate Cooking for One Cookbook

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The Ultimate Cooking for One Cookbook

Author: Joanie Zisk

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1507211392

Genre: Cooking

Page: 224

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Book Summary: 175 single-serving recipes for every solo chef who just wants a satisfying and delicious home-cooked meal for themselves. Cooking for one is harder than it seems and it can leave anyone wanting to make a healthy, tasty meal either throwing out extra helpings or watching expensive ingredients expire. But it’s possible to prepare single-serving recipes that are full of flavor, easy to make, and economical if you have the right guide. The Ultimate Cooking for One Cookbook allows you to make a fresh, delicious, home-cooked meal for one without creating a week’s worth of leftovers or leaving an abundance of unused fresh ingredients that quickly go to waste. Each of the 175 single-serving recipes are quick and simple to make and save you both time and money. And while the ingredients are common, the results are anything but. In addition to flavorful meals, this cookbook includes clever ideas of how to reduce food waste and source single servings of fresh ingredients. With The Ultimate Cooking for One Cookbook, cooking solo never needs to be boring (or overwhelming) again whether you live alone or are just looking for a filling and enjoyable meal for yourself.


How to Wash the Dishes

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How to Wash the Dishes

Author: Peter Miller

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 083484270X

Genre: House & Home

Page: 128

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Book Summary: Find order and beauty in the kitchen with this delightfully elegant primer on washing the dishes that elevates and illuminates a seemingly routine chore. Washing the dishes is an ordinary, everyday task--but with examination and care, it can become much more. In this reverent guide to the household chore, Peter Miller shows us how washing dishes can become a joy, a delight, a meditative exercise, and an act of grace and rhythm. We pay so much attention to recipes but little attention to maintenance and cleanup. Washing the dishes is as much a part of making a meal as prepping the vegetables, making the sauces, or seasoning the meats. At times it is quite routine, sometimes raucous, other times complex. It is never convenient. Despite its din and clatter, and despite its reputation, washing the dishes is the coda to the meal. It is a bustling musical of water and soap, of flow and surface, and done well, the fragile shall sit as proudly as the cast-iron. There are some who do the dishes for the clarity and privacy of it, and there are some who relish the quiet isolation of putting things in order where they belong. There are some who feel the time and movement is a kind of digestive. In the evening in particular, there is a silence when it is all done. How to Wash the Dishes brings elegance, art, and a bit of mindfulness to the sink. It is the perfect gift for those who love to clean and equally as apt for those we wish would clean a bit more.


Serve Yourself

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Serve Yourself

Author: Joe Yonan

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607740648

Genre: Cooking

Page: 192

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Book Summary: From the award-winning food editor of The Washington Post comes a cookbook aimed at the food-loving single. Joe Yonan brings together more than 100 inventive, easy-to-make, and globally inspired recipes celebrating solo eating. Dishes like Mushroom and Green Garlic Frittata, Catfish Tacos with Chipotle Slaw, and Smoked Trout, Potato, and Fennel Pizza will add excitement to any repertoire and forever dispel the notion that single life means starving, settling for take-out, or facing a fridge full of monotonous leftovers. Yonan also includes shopping and storage tips for the single-chef household, along with creative ideas for making use of extra ingredients. Serve Yourself makes cooking for one a deeply satisfying, approachable pleasure. And with such delectable meals, your solo status could be threatened if you’re forced to share with others!


The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook

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The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook

Author: America's Test Kitchen

Publisher: America\'s Test Kitchen

ISBN: 1940352037

Genre: Cooking

Page: 440

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Book Summary: 50 Recipes for EVERYTHING You'll Ever Want to Make. Because smaller families shouldn't have to rely on recipes built for four or six, America's Test Kitchen has reengineered 650 of our best recipes to serve just two. Over the years we've discovered that scaling down a recipe isn't as simple as cutting the ingredients in half—cooking times, temperatures, and equipment need to be adapted as well. This comprehensive cookbook takes the guesswork out of cooking for two so you can be sure that anything you want to make—from Classic Beef Stew to Lasagna to a mini batch of Fudgy Brownies or a Fluffy Yellow Layer Cake—will come out right (and perfectly proportioned) every time. We'll also give you options when you're short on time. 150 recipes, including Chicken Saltimbocca and Pan-Seared Rib-Eye Steaks with Sweet-Tart Red Wine Sauce, can be on the table in 30 minutes or less. For those times when you want healthier fare, we've provided more than 100 recipes labeled "Light" such as Provencal Vegetable Soup and Poached Shrimp Salad with Avocado and Grapefruit, each with nutritional information listed in an easy-to-read chart in the back of the book. And we include chapters on for-two slow cooking, grilling, and baking pies, quick breads, cakes, and cookies. A 25-page manual teaches the basics of cooking for two, including clever shopping strategies to reduce waste, smart storage tricks help extend freshness of key ingredients, and our picks for the most useful kitchen equipment for any two-person household.


Solo

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Solo

Author: Anita Lo

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0451493613

Genre: Cooking

Page: 256

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Book Summary: EATER’S COOKBOOK OF THE YEAR From the Michelin-starred chef and Iron Chef America and Top Chef Masters contestant—a hilarious, self-deprecating, gorgeous new cookbook—the ultimate guide to cooking for one. With four-color illustrations by Julia Rothman throughout. The life of a chef can be a lonely one, with odd hours and late-night meals. But as a result, Anita Lo believes that cooking and dining for one can, and should, be blissful and empowering. In Solo, she gives us a guide to self-love through the best means possible—delicious food—in 101 accessible, contemporary, and sophisticated recipes that serve one. Drawn from her childhood, her years spent cooking around the world, and her extensive travels, these are globally inspired dishes from Lo’s own repertoire that cater to the home table. Think Steamed Seabass with Shiitakes; Smoky Eggplant and Scallion Frittata; Duck Bolognese; Chicken Pho; Slow Cooker Shortrib with Caramelized Endive; Broccoli Stem Slaw; Chicken Tagine with Couscous; and Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie—even a New England clambake for one. (Pssst! Want to share? Don’t worry, these recipes are easily multiplied!)


The "I Love My Instant Pot®" Cooking for One Recipe Book

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The "I Love My Instant Pot®" Cooking for One Recipe Book

Author: Lisa Childs

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1507215789

Genre: Cooking

Page: 224

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Book Summary: Officially authorized by Instant Pot!​ Never waste extra food again with these perfect-portioned recipes for solo cooks all while using your favorite kitchen appliance—the Instant Pot. We all know and love the Instant Pot! With its quick cooking times and multiple functions, it is a fast and easy way to get a delicious meal on the table. And now you can enjoy all the benefits of using the Instant Pot without dealing with leftovers! Whether you live alone or need a quick meal just for yourself, this cookbook teaches you how to create perfectly portioned recipes right in your Instant Pot. With 175 recipes, photographs, and an easy-to-understand overview of how the Instant Pot works, this cookbook is a must-have for beginner and experienced Instant Pot users alike. With satisfying, single-serving dishes for every meal from breakfast to dinner and snacks in between, The “I Love My Instant Pot” Cooking for One Recipe Book is the perfect way to eliminate wasting food while keeping yourself full and satisfied all day long.


The Haven's Kitchen Cooking School

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The Haven's Kitchen Cooking School

Author: Alison Cayne

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 1579657877

Genre: Cooking

Page: 320

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Book Summary: Named a Best Cookbook / Gift Book of the Year by Better Homes & Gardens, Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly The Must-Have Book That Will Teach You How to Cook Learning to cook has never been simpler—or more delicious—thanks to The Haven’s Kitchen Cooking School. Each of the book’s nine chapters centers on a key lesson: in the eggs chapter, readers will learn about timing and temperature while poaching, frying, and scrambling; in the soups chapter, they will learn to layer flavors through recipes like Green Curry with Chicken. The rigorously tested recipes—including wholesome lunches, dinner-party showstoppers, and delectable desserts—will become part of readers’ daily repertoires. Beautiful photographs show both the finished dishes and the how-to techniques, and helpful illustrations offer further guidance.


The Date Night Cookbook

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The Date Night Cookbook

Author: ,

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1510717455

Genre: Cooking

Page: 128

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Book Summary: Date nights should be magical occasions filled with fun, flirting, and, most importantly, food! Whether you’re nervously planning a first date, enjoying a lazy night in, enjoying some much-needed quiet time while the kids are at camp, or marking a special anniversary, The Date Night Cookbook is the perfect creative and memorable foodie accompaniment to your romantic plans. Rebecca Warbis’s simple, cozy, and elegant approach to staying in will provide you with themes for setting up your next romantic endeavor. Her creative ideas and stunning photos for Indoor Tent Night, Dining in Paris, and Dusk Beach Date will inspire you to light some candles, turn on the music, and relax with your significant other. The best part? The concepts shared in The Date Night Cookbook are not limited to evening or late-night dates. Plans for breakfast in bed, picnic lunches, and afternoon tea are also included, inviting couples with opposite or busy schedules to arrange the perfect rendezvous for the one they love. Recipes in this collection can all be prepared in less than an hour and include: Couple’s Kebabs Sweethearts’ Caramel Pears Tipsy Orange Salad Blueberry Muffin Infatuation Under-the-Covers Pancakes and more.


101 Ways to Go Zero Waste

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101 Ways to Go Zero Waste

Author: Kathryn Kellogg

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 168268332X

Genre: House & Home

Page: 224

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Book Summary: Minimalism meets DIY in an accessible guide to household waste reduction We all know how important it is to reduce our environmental footprint, but it can be daunting to know where to begin. Enter Kathryn Kellogg, who can fit all her trash from the past two years into a 16-ounce mason jar. How? She starts by saying “no” to straws and grocery bags, and “yes” to a reusable water bottle and compostable dish scrubbers. In 101 Ways to Go Zero Waste, Kellogg shares these tips and more, along with DIY recipes for beauty and home; advice for responsible consumption and making better choices for home goods, fashion, and the office; and even secrets for how to go waste free at the airport. “It’s not about perfection,” she says. “It’s about making better choices.” This is a practical, friendly blueprint of realistic lifestyle changes for anyone who wants to reduce their waste.


Betty Crocker Right-Size Recipes

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Betty Crocker Right-Size Recipes

Author: Betty Crocker

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1328587592

Genre: Cooking

Page: 352

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Book Summary: The bible for inventive, on‐trend meals for one or two—from the right‐size pans to just‐right entrees, sides and desserts Betty Crocker makes cooking for one (and maybe one more) easier and more economical than ever with a complete assortment of almost 200 perfect‐fit recipes. She’s delightfully re‐imagined beloved classics like Black and Blue Mini Meat Loaves and quick‐and‐easy dinners like Pan Asian Salmon and Vegetables. Even dessert is made sweeter and simpler with personal treats like Cherry Cobblers for Two. Right‐Size Recipes makes cooking effortless and fun, with recommendations for the proper equipment, advice on navigating the grocery store to shop small, and lessons on transforming or stretching leftover ingredients and meals into another delicious entree for less repetitive leftovers and more delightful cooking. Holidays and special occasions are also handily scaled to size, with a sheet‐pan Thanksgiving dinner for two, menus for a romantic dinner or a stay‐in movie night, and more.


Women's Health Healthy Meals for One (or Two) Cookbook

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Women's Health Healthy Meals for One (or Two) Cookbook

Author: Editors of Women's Health Maga,Katie Walker

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1635650860

Genre: Cooking

Page: 272

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Book Summary: Take care of your taste buds, your wallet, and your health by prepping and cooking your way to healthy eating every day of the week with a cookbook designed with just one (or two) diners in mind! In the US, we eat nearly half of our meals as a party of one, with only the TV or social media followers for company. But with The Women's Health Healthy Meals for One (or Two) Cookbook, you don't have to wait until you have 2.5 kids and a spouse around the dining table to prepare simple, fresh, and nutritious meals that taste as good as they are for your health. So step away from the microwave, ditch the delivery, and get cooking! This book is filled with inventive recipes that you can make ahead, pull together on a minute’s notice, or take your time to create, all for the most important person in your life: you. With shopping guides, meal-prep plans for every type of week, a kitchen tool guide, tips for a well-stocked pantry, and advice for making leftovers seem new, The Women's Health Healthy Meals for One (or Two) Cookbook is not just a cookbook: it’s your new cooking bible. So whether you are prepping quick batches of grab-and-go meals for a hectic workweek or sipping rosé with a date as you create an impressive dish from scratch to eat together, you have found your indispensable guide for simple, portioned-out, healthful eats you can make yourself.


The Complete Make-Ahead Cookbook

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The Complete Make-Ahead Cookbook

Author: America's Test Kitchen

Publisher: America\'s Test Kitchen

ISBN: 1940352894

Genre: Cooking

Page: 432

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Book Summary: An impressive collection of 500 recipes at your fingertips! Make the recipe all at once, if you have time; or, use the accompanying suggestions on what parts are best to make ahead separately if you’re short on time that day. Every recipe has been tested thoroughly on what’s best to make when, and how to store it, to give your results a just-made flavor. Included in this compendium of new recipes are a few fan favorites that have been thoroughly re-tested and adjusted for the best results if you need to make a component in advance. You'll find classic, international and modern flavors with recipes such as Breakfast Strata, Mini Chicken Empanadas, Olive Oil-Sea Salt Pita Chips, Chickpea Cakes, Cauliflower Gratin, Stuffed Eggplant, Mexican Lasagna with Turkey, Tequila-Lime Turkey Chili, Moroccan Chicken Salad, Beef Tamale Pie, Smoked Salmon and Leek Tarts, Blueberry Streusel Bars, Maple Pecan Pie, Flourless Chocolate Cake and Bourbon Whipped Cream. In addition you’ll find information basics for refrigerator and freezer storage, how to freeze egg yolks and egg whites properly, and the ultimate guide to storage containers – all to help give you the best tasting results!


The Rise

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The Rise

Author: Marcus Samuelsson

Publisher: Voracious

ISBN: 0316480673

Genre: Cooking

Page: 8

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Book Summary: An Eater Best Cookbook of Fall 2020 • This groundbreaking new cookbook from chef, bestselling author, and TV star Marcus Samuelsson celebrates contemporary Black cooking in 150 extraordinarily delicious recipes. It is long past time to recognize Black excellence in the culinary world the same way it has been celebrated in the worlds of music, sports, literature, film, and the arts. Black cooks and creators have led American culture forward with indelible contributions of artistry and ingenuity from the start, but Black authorship has been consistently erased from the story of American food. Now, in The Rise, chef, author, and television star Marcus Samuelsson gathers together an unforgettable feast of food, culture, and history to highlight the diverse deliciousness of Black cooking today. Driven by a desire to fight against bias, reclaim Black culinary traditions, and energize a new generation of cooks, Marcus shares his own journey alongside 150 recipes in honor of dozens of top chefs, writers, and activists—with stories exploring their creativity and influence. Black cooking has always been more than “soul food,” with flavors tracing to the African continent, to the Caribbean, all over the United States, and beyond. Featuring a mix of everyday food and celebration cooking, this book also includes an introduction to the pantry of the African diaspora, alongside recipes such as: Chilled corn and tomato soup in honor of chef Mashama Bailey Grilled short ribs with a piri-piri marinade and saffron tapioca pudding in homage to authors Michael Twitty and Jessica B. Harris Crab curry with yams and mustard greens for Nyesha Arrington Spiced catfish with pumpkin leche de tigre to celebrate Edouardo Jordan Island jollof rice with a shout-out to Eric Adjepong Steak frites with plantain chips and green vinaigrette in tribute to Eric Gestel Tigernut custard tart with cinnamon poached pears in praise of Toni Tipton-Martin A stunning work of breadth and beauty, The Rise is more than a cookbook. It’s the celebration of a movement.


Slow Cooker Revolution

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Slow Cooker Revolution

Author: America's Test Kitchen

Publisher: America\'s Test Kitchen

ISBN: 1936493152

Genre: Cooking

Page: 336

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Book Summary: The 200 recipes in this family-friendly collection deliver a revolution in slow cooking like only America's Test Kitchen can! Who doesn't like the idea of throwing ingredients into a slow cooker and coming back hours later to a finished meal? Too bad most slow cooker recipes deliver mediocre results you'd rather forget than fix again. A team of ten test cooks at America's Test Kitchen spent a year developing recipes, and what they discovered will change the way you use your slow cooker. Did you know that onions garlic, and spices should be bloomed in the microwave for five minutes before they go into the slow cooker? This simple step intensifies their flavor and requires no extra work. Did you know that a little soy sauce mixed with tomato paste adds meaty flavors to almost any stew and can often replace the tedious step of browning the meat? And do you know the secret to a moist slow-cooker chicken? Start the bird upside down to protect the delicate white meat from drying out.


Air Fryer Perfection

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Air Fryer Perfection

Author: America's Test Kitchen

Publisher: America\'s Test Kitchen

ISBN: 1945256761

Genre: Cooking

Page: 192

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Book Summary: Get the best possible results from your air fryer and discover the best ways to use it (not just frying!) with 75 fast, convenient, great-tasting recipes. Air fryers promise crisp fried food without actual deep frying. Was it too good to be believed? And what can you cook in them besides French fries? In truth, air fryers cook food by blasting it with circulated hot air. The method is fast, convenient, and can be surprisingly good--if you have the right recipe. We cooked more than 70 pounds of potatoes to create the perfect air fryer French fry, with an evenly crisp exterior and creamy center. But what really drew us to this appliance was the variety of what you can make in it, effortlessly and without having to enlist numerous pots and pans. In addition to crispy fried chicken and fries, you'll turn out evenly cooked steaks, such as Spice-Rubbed Steak with Snap Pea and Cucumber Salad (the spice rub gives them a bold crust), Sweet and Smoky Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Butternut Squash (the pork cooks directly on top of the squash to save time), and Tandoori Chicken Thighs. Many of the recipes yield both a main and a side for a complete meal. Most recipes take only 45 minutes or even less time, and all come with complete nutrition information. Frozen foods cook up crisp in the air fryer, but the results are so much better when you start with homemade. So we offer freeze-it-yourself Chicken Nuggets, Southwestern Beef Hand Pies, and more that go straight from freezer to air fryer and cook to perfection. And we share plenty of kid-friendly meals and snacks, from Better-Than-Boxed Fish Sticks to Zucchini Fries.


The Complete One Pot

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The Complete One Pot

Author: America's Test Kitchen

Publisher: America\'s Test Kitchen

ISBN: 1948703351

Genre: Cooking

Page: 432

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Book Summary: The only one-pot cookbook you'll ever need! Simplify dinner and eat well with hundreds of meals that take full advantage of your favorite pans. Today's one-pot recipes are more varied than ever. From sheet-pan suppers to no-boil pastas, these flavorful recipes represent the test kitchen's best strategies for successful single-pan cooking, including staggering cooking times so everything finishes at once and developing an arsenal of no-cook sauces to dress up Instant Pot and slow cooker meals. ATK flips the lid on several one-pot cooking assumptions; first, that it's always slow. More than 130 of the 400+ recipes can be made in 45 minutes or less. Next, that the recipes serve an army: We paid attention to smaller family sizes by adding scaled-down recipes serving two throughout the book. And we made some of the all-time best recipes more flexible with choose-your-own pan options such as Classic Chicken Soup that can be made in a Dutch oven, slow cooker, or pressure cooker. Finally, we realized that decluttering dinner didn't stop with using just one pot but also meant limiting the number of bowls. Skip takeout with Sheet Pan Veggie Pizza. Make date-night Classic Arroz Con Pollo for Two in a saucepan. Cook for a crowd using a roasting-pan for Herbed Lamb Shoulder with Fingerling Potatoes and Asparagus. Set and forget Slow Cooker Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Raisin-Almond Couscous, or get dinner on the table fast using an Instant Pot to make Cod with Warm Tabbouleh Salad.


Going Solo in the Kitchen

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Going Solo in the Kitchen

Author: Jane Doerfer

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 1101946458

Genre: Cooking

Page: 309

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Book Summary: At last, a practical and persuasive cookbook for anyone living alone--with more than 350 delicious recipes for all occasions--filled with money-saving tips and shortcuts. Here is food that will lure the reluctant single back into the kitchen. Featured in Southern Living magazine.


Vegan for One

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Vegan for One

Author: Ellen Jaffe Jones and Beverly Lynn Bennett

Publisher: Book Publishing Company

ISBN: 1570678502

Genre: Cooking

Page: 160

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Meat Illustrated

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Meat Illustrated

Author: America's Test Kitchen

Publisher: America\'s Test Kitchen

ISBN: 1948703335

Genre: Cooking

Page: 432

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Book Summary: Increase your meat counter confidence with this must-have companion for cooking beef, pork, lamb, and veal with more than 300 kitchen-tested recipes. Part cookbook, part handbook organized by animal and its primal cuts, Meat Illustrated is the go-to source on meat, providing essential information and techniques to empower you to explore options at the supermarket or butcher shop (affordable cuts like beef shanks instead of short ribs, lesser-known cuts like country-style ribs, leg of lamb instead of beef tenderloin for your holiday centerpiece), and recipes that make those cuts (72 in total) shine. Meat is a treat; we teach you the best methods for center-of-the-plate meats like satisfying Butter-Basted Rib Steaks (spooning on hot butter cooks the steaks from both sides so they come to temperature as they acquire a deep crust), meltingly tender Chinese Barbecued Roast Pork Shoulder (cook for 6 hours so the collagen melts to lubricate the meat), and the quintessential Crumb-Crusted Rack of Lamb. Also bring meat beyond centerpiece status with complete meals: Shake up surf and turf with Fried Brown Rice with Pork and Shrimp. Braise lamb shoulder chops in a Libyan-style chickpea and orzo soup called Sharba. Illustrated primal cut info at the start of each section covers shopping, storage, and prep pointers and techniques with clearly written essays, step-by-step photos, break-out tutorials, and hundreds of hand-drawn illustrations that take the mystery out of meat prep (tie roasts without wilderness training; sharply cut crosshatches in the fat), so you'll execute dishes as reliably as the steakhouse. Learn tricks like soaking ground meat in baking soda before cooking to tenderize, or pre-roasting rather than searing fatty cuts before braising to avoid stovetop splatters. Even have fun with DIY curing projects.