Cooking for one can seem like a fool's errand - so much time and effort to feed just one person. The trick is to minimize your effort while maximizing your output, or in cooking terms, do as little prep work as possible to produce a lot of food (all while keeping costs down, of course). Here are some tips to make cooking for one easy and productive:
Most grocery stores have the same layout, with fresh foods (produce, meat, and dairy) on the perimeter of the store, and processed foods (with longer shelf lives) on the aisles in the middle of the store. Since we try to primarily eat whole, unprocessed foods, we tend to stick to the edges of the store as much as possible.
When comparing our options in the grocery store, we look at the ingredient list and ask ourselves a few key questions. How many ingredients do this have? Do I know what these ingredients are? Is sugar one of the first few ingredients? There’s no hard and fast rule, but generally the fewer ingredients, the better. The more easily pronounced ingredients, the better. The farther down sugar occurs on the ingredient list, the better (if it appears at all).
Just because most of your time in the kitchen has been spent watching the timer on your microwave count down, doesn’t mean you can’t cook an impressive looking meal. Here are five super simple recipes recipes that will get your friends drooling. Fake it till you make it, right? That’s the Sizzle way.
One day soon you’ll be popping bottles of Cristal and throwing back plates of caviar, but unfortunately, that day is not today. Ain’t nothing to be ashamed of - we’re all too familiar with eating on a budget here at Sizzle. So here are seven of our favorite recipes for when you’re too afraid to even check your bank account.
Hate doing dishes? Of course you do. Got a million things to do and need a set-it-and-forget-it meal? Yes, ma’am. Well then check out our favorite Skillit recipes that require minimal cleanup and lets you get on with your day as your meat and veggies bake to a golden perfection in the oven.