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14 comforting recipes for anyone dining alone this Valentine's Day

Not everyone will be cooking for two this Valentine's Day, but that doesn't mean you have to miss out on a romantic dinner! Treat yourself to one of these lovely single-serve dishes - there's nothing like good food to make you feel less alone.

Food To Love|Feb 11, 2020

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  • Berry crumble for one

    Nici Wickes always has frozen berries on hand so she can whip up a crumble at the drop of a hat - not a bad rule to live by, in our opinion! A crumble is very easily scaled down for one, like in this sweet and simple recipe.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Jul 22, 2019

  • Mug mud cake pudding

    Who doesn’t love a winter pudding to warm up with on a cold night? Cooking for one doesn’t need to be hard either - this mug mud cake pudding is scaled down to suit you, fitting perfectly into one large or two smaller mugs.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Jul 22, 2019

  • 16 delicious recipes that are perfect for one or two people

    Don't exhaust your brain by trying to half, third or quarter recipes when cooking alone, just use one of these simple ideas for one or two! Ideal for small households, these dishes will make life oh-so-easy.

    Food To Love|Jul 08, 2019

  • Roast chicken for one

    To me, dinner is dinner, and if I want roast chicken with all the trimmings, that’s what I’ll have. Here's my pared-down version of a full roast chicken - there’s stuffing and gravy, vegetables and roasties, and just enough for one!

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|May 06, 2019

  • Sausage & potato baked omelette

    This baked omelette will make a hearty start to your day. You can change it up with different meats, or try adding leftover roast vegetables and feta.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Apr 23, 2015

  • Super detox green smoothie

    This delicious green smoothie makes a great healthy breakfast.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Jan 20, 2015

  • Ploughman's lunch

    This simple English fare has stood the test of time. Perfect to take to work or on a picnic.

    Australian Table|Oct 29, 2014

  • The Perfect Espresso Martini

    An Italian menu is perfectly rounded off by a traditional espresso, make it special with The Perfect Espresso Martini.

    New Zealand Taste|Sep 30, 2014

  • Slimmer's lunch

    This quick and easy low-fat lunch or snack can be prepared ahead and stored in the fridge in an airtight container until needed.

    Australian Table|Aug 29, 2014