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.
This orzo salad recipe is me warming up for the changing seasons. Lighter and brighter flavours, fresher ingredients, a breath of fresh air if you like. This recipe sees a debut appearance from Orzo pasta and only the second appearance from halloumi cheese.
I have not hidden my love of mackerel here on my website and this teriyaki smoked mackerel salad is the latest profession of that love. Because fresh mackerel is difficult to find here in the Hungarian countryside most of my mackerel recipes feature smoked mackerel.
I’m British and have eaten probably hundreds of variants of what was considered Britains most popular dish from the mid 1980’s through to the mid 2000’s. But trust me that is not the be all and end all of ‘Indian’ chicken curry recipes.
A chicken saag or saagwala is nothing more than a chicken and spinach curry. It is also a fine example of just how much spinach cooks down. When cooking this curry make sure you use a pan that is way too big for a curry for two.