This book is intended to be a useful cluster of quick and simple recipes. All are made with common ingredients and fresh produce available in most grocery stores. In Healthy Cooking for One, each dish has been designed to serve one, in style.
Fast food restaurants are not my favorite as they are mostly high in fats, carbohydrates and calories, and while fast food restaurants offer biggie sizes, I prefer the small sizes. When you talk about eating well, size matters. I like to cook my own food, because it is fresh, tasty and gives me control over the serving portion and the amount of fats that I intake. Even though I have a full time job; I prefer to dedicate a short time to prepare my own meals. I look for tasty and fast recipes that allow me some evening time for myself, while still eating well. Long cooking projects are being left for another book; this one is dedicated to those after-work, early-evening meals and snacks full of taste that can be made in a short time.
Being a single mom demands cooking in small portions and minimizing leftovers. Unlike others who might prefer to cook large amounts and leave leftovers for the next day, I would rather cook a smaller quantity of food and have minimal leftovers. For my taste, freshly prepared food just tastes better.
I choose fresh products: roots, fruits and vegetables. My favorite dishes range from sandwiches, dips and salads to stir-fries, all with a potpourri of different flavors.
If you are looking for ideas to prepare quick, tasty dishes, in single portions. . .this book is for you.
Mari has lived in Hillsboro, Oregon since 1999. She lives with her son Dennis.