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15-10--2005, 04:56 PM
So at the moment i only cook for myself.. and im finding it very hard to eat healthily..When i lived at home the ingredients were always there, there was lots of space, and i never overcooked..
But cooking for one is a lot harder, and often my fresh stuff starts to go mouldy before ive finished it all...

any tips?

15-10--2005, 04:58 PM


15-10--2005, 05:04 PM
thats what im doing..
but the bread keeps going mouldy:insane:

15-10--2005, 05:07 PM


lol!!! nice one.

kat- buy small loaves of bread. like the little danish loaves from supermarkets, or half loaves....

...or when you get a loaf of bread freeze either all or half of it and only take out what you need, so if you want toast, pull out a couple of slices and toast it. we did that here in halls the first week or so we were here coz everoyne brought bread, now we share

15-10--2005, 07:20 PM
Can't help you there Kat, we have problems with just 2 of us! I suppose you could cook a huge amount of food and freeze what you don't eat, or really plan so if for example, you buy some tofu, cook with if for 2 nights then chuck the rest in a smoothie. I dunno, I'm always throwing away something that's gone off, it's difficult when you try and have a variety of veg you just can't use it all! I hate throwing stuff away.........alternatively, have regular dinner parties! :broc:

15-10--2005, 07:47 PM
The Single Vegetarian
(http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/THE-SINGLE-VEGETARIAN-HEALTHY-RECIPE-FOR-ONE-BY-M-WEBER_W0QQitemZ8305760093QQcategoryZ1111 1QQcmdZViewItem)
Great book that helps you plan your meals for a whole week so nothing gets wasted.

15-10--2005, 08:50 PM
The Single Vegetarian
(http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/THE-SINGLE-VEGETARIAN-HEALTHY-RECIPE-FOR-ONE-BY-M-WEBER_W0QQitemZ8305760093QQcategoryZ1111 1QQcmdZViewItem)
Great book that helps you plan your meals for a whole week so nothing gets wasted.Bah, where's the one for couples?!?

15-10--2005, 08:51 PM
Bah, where's the one for couples?!?Just buy two copies :harhar:

18-10--2005, 10:08 PM
When I'm feeling lazy I live off nutcutlets with a tin of toms and some veg...

and do a cheap stirfry buying a bag of value stirfry mix (84p serves 2) with spices... see my recipe and adapt it;)

cheap, easily consumed or frozen within a week!

Get yourself some jars of lazy garlic / chilli and ginger... some soya sauce and some nut oil.. they go a long way :)

buy some growing fresh herbs... especially basil.. it's great added to pasta swirls with garlic and oil.. simple but yummy :D

GROW YOUR OWN veggies?... spinach and lettuce are easily grown from seed in boxes or outside and hey presto! fresh salad leaves everyday :)

Start eating your veggies raw?... dont just use them for big meals chomp on them when peckish too.. never let them die in your salad draw.

Failing that, invite a sexy friend friend over and cook up your leftovers :harhar:

and that's not an offer...ish:eek:

18-10--2005, 11:43 PM
and that's not an offer...ish:eek:

i know its not an offer...but just incase you happened to be in the london area tomorrow at 6.. theyll be food waiting for you;)

fankyoos for your advice.. i do eat my veggies raw, mainly because im lazy but also because i think they often taste better like that, especially carrots..fresh and with all the vitamins its meant to have..
im off to the market tomorrow!:broc: