Hi, I'm lnb0014.

I'm a mentor in Cooking for One

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My Cooking for One Corner

Why I want to be mentor in this category:
To let others know that you can cook for one just as easily as you can cook for two or four.

What inspires me in this category:
It hits a category I think that I'm pretty well adjusted to - I hate fast food, and by cooking for yourself you can be selfish!

As a mid-20s single woman who loves to cook, I've learned how to adapt recipes to fit to just me...and how to improvise with what you have in your kitchen, versus heading straight for the Taco Bell drive thru :)

Biggest Lesson Learned:
Just because you're cooking for one doesn't mean you have to cut on ingredients or variety

Books, classes, teachers that have helped me:
My mom and grandmothers...and Bakespace

Education, Awards, Pro Experience:
Still unmarried, and cooking for myself since before I left for college.

My Tips:

  • Divide and portion left overs in small containers that are easy to grab for lunch at work the next day.
  • Write notes in your cookbook about how you liked, didn't like, or changed recipes. After all, it's YOUR cookbook.
  • If you're short on time, cut corners by using Schwan food for parts of your meal. Healthy and fast.