HEALTH / FITNESS
Information about fitness, health, nutrition and weight loss
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- February Recipes
- Exercise Videos
- Cooking Solo
February Recipes - Click Here
Try these fabulous recipes for your next solo meal.
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Exercise Videos - Click Here
In previous issues we have featured simple exercises you can do in the comfort of your own home and without buying fancy expensive equipment. You can view these videos on our Youtube channel.
When it's time to search for recipes by servings it's easy to find ones for potlucks, buffets, and large gatherings. Recipes for two are in demand during February. Both categories are based on the assumption that cooking is an activity that has sharing as the end goal. Somewhere along the line we began to see cooking for one as bit of an oxymoron. After all isn't the joy of eating alone all about lack of ceremony and a quick bite?
Surprise! Cooking when it is for yourself is not the sad, pathetic view we often see portrayed in the media. It is also not the "freeze the rest" mindset that means a regular reheating of past meals. You can cook just enough for one person and enjoy the benefits of culinary selfishness. After all, haven't we all had a time when we didn't want to share?
Tips for cooking solo:
- Don't be afraid to cook! Don't fall for the idea that cooking for one means failing to develop flavors. Take time to create.
- Keep a pantry filled with staples that have a long storage life. Pastas, rices, and the like can be measured in smaller amounts and used over a long period of time.
- Don't overdo the produce! It might be cheaper in bulk, but if it goes bad the waste costs more than the "single tax".
- Learn to repurpose ingredients that you cannot buy in smaller sizes, like a pork roast that can be turned into tacos and pulled pork sandwiches.
Submitted by: Anita Williams