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chocoshopoholic Thu 08-Jan-15 20:47:55

I've recently split from my partner, complicated that we need to live together until the house is sorted though.

Please inspire me with your cooking for one ideas, ideally those that don't require loads of time in the kitchen as I'd rather retreat quickly to my room like a sulky team at the moment.

The only thing I have a reaction to eating is pineapple that causes a rash and I can't stand coconut. Everything else's fair game though.

Please help me get out of my curry ready meal and frozen pizza rut!

agoodbook Thu 08-Jan-15 21:04:58

Jacket potato with fillings and salad
Couscous- add tuna and frozen veg to make a full meal
Stir Fry
Gnocchi with tomato sauce and cheese
Fish fingers and baked beans ( or my daughters favourite - fish finger sandwiches!)
Pasta with a mushroom/onion/bacon/philly sauce

sleepingdragon Thu 08-Jan-15 21:12:13

Do you have a freezer? I make stuff and freeze it in portions. Its nicer than having the same thing 3 nights in a row, easy to heat something through after work, and means I don't have half used vegetables unused and going off in the fridge. You can freeze most thing,including stuff you buy half or fully prepared -jars of pasta sauce with veg added, slices of pies etc

Selks Thu 08-Jan-15 21:23:21

I tend to cook in two main ways:
- fast simple things that can be thrown together in half an hour or less and that are easy to do for one such as: stir fries with rice / noodles, risotto, pasta dishes, 'meal' type salads, omelette, chicken breast done on the griddle pan, grilled fish, etc
- A large pot of something that can be eaten over more than one day e.g. chilli, soup, curry; or something that can be made into portions and frozen (in individual foil trays) e.g. lasagne, fish pie.

scotchmincepie Fri 09-Jan-15 11:10:59

I found the 30 minute cook by Nigel Slater really good for inspiring recipes - they are all really simple, quick, quite nutritious and enough of a treat to make it feel like you've made an effort for yourself.

Having said that my go to meals for one all revolve around pasta and home made sauces, carbonara, spicy tomato and bacon and spinach mushroom and cream.

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