Cooking for two requires a different mindset than cooking for larger numbers. Roasting whole joints of meat or cooking up big side dishes to share are 'off the menu'. As a result of this often much more planning is required, that is not a bad thing, I do it all for you.
Don't worry, if you are cooking for more going in the other direction and scaling up recipes is much easier!
My recipes are all designed with cooking for two in mind. Even those with larger serving sizes will be great for either freezing or repurposing as leftovers.
Mashed potatoes are the quintessentially British side dish, they are typically rich buttery and indulgent. This recipe is the perfect start to either serving mashed potatoes as a side or indeed in anything from fish cakes to cottage pie.
This simple braised rabbit leg recipe celebrates simple old fashioned cooking with old school European ingredients. The braising liquid is served as a little broth with the dish, add some simply seared leaks and you have beautiful looking and incredible tasting dinner!
A tuna pasta salad is a perfect recipe to throw in a lunch box for work or school, a picnic or even a side for a BBQ. This version contains no mayonnaise but instead has a bright and vibrant lemon vinaigrette.
An onion bhaji is a thing of great beauty, it is simply an onion fritter made from a spiced batter and is typically fried. This recipe contains both instructions for frying and cooking air fryer which means my pakora consumption will increase! Yay…
The baked cod ain’t your run of the mill fish supper, it looks fantastic, tastes delicious and can go from your fridge to table in 40 minutes, and that includes everything. Much of it can be prepared in advance too, making it a great date night dinner built to impress!
My aim is always to create ‘party in your mouth’ food and this pork stir fry really delivers on that front. The combination of lots of fiery ginger and the fizz of Szechuan pepper make sure that this 20 minute wonder is as memorable as it is fast!
Simple pasta recipes are always a great kitchen fall back for those busy days, this roasted pepper and sausage pasta is one of those recipes. Waiting for the sausage to roast in the oven with the peppers is the most difficult part of this recipe.
Making Italian Sausages at home is not a difficult task, even stuffing them and forming sausage links falls well within the reach of all home cooks. All it takes is a sense of adventure and no real skill, it is also a massive giggle if you are childish like me!