15 Delicious Recipes for Two

by Cath
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Does most of your food waste come from having too much leftover food?
Maybe you’ve learned to cook to make huge servings but it’s difficult for you to scale back now that you cook only for 2.

Plus you don’t like leftovers that much so a lot goes to waste.

My grandmother used to bake bread for her whole family, this meant that she made about 10-15 loafs of bread at once, that’s not something I can’t do now that I live with my boyfriend in our tiny apartment, we wouldn’t even have storage for so many breads.

I now have my own homemade bread recipe as hers produces a huge quantity for us.

In the same note, I’ve found good interesting recipes to make when cooking for 2 when you don’t want to have leftovers.

These recipes will also help you understand portion sizes so you can become better equipped the next time you try to wing a recipe for two.

1

Easy Chicken Curry for Two

Photo Credit: bakingmischief.com

I never tasted Indian food until I went to New Zealand and the spiciness threw me off at first, but now I absolutely love it. I like to make curry at home and mix up the meat, sometimes I change this recipe so the protein is shrimp. It's decadent and so much cheaper than going to a restaurant. The curry powder that I've been using lately is "Mild Madras" from TRS.

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2

Vegan Roasted Vegetable Subs with Creamy French Dressing

Photo Credit: www.rabbitandwolves.com

More than anything else, I love a quick warm sandwich for dinner, simple to make and perfect for those days that you don't want to stay in the kitchen longer than you have to. I never have brussels sprouts at home but this is a very flexible recipe and I end up using cabbage which tastes amazing too.

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3

Lemon Garlic Chicken with Baby Potatoes

Photo Credit: www.yayforfood.com

Try this lemon garlic chicken for a comfort dinner and serve with a salad or roasted vegetables.

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4

Garlic Lime Chicken Tenders and Quinoa

Photo Credit: www.eatwell101.com

Simple weeknight dinner that’s both healthy and filling. Change up the seasonings if you don’t have them in your cupboard but definitely add the scallions at the end for extra freshness.

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5

Pan Seared Salmon with Wild Rice in Coconut Curry Broth

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I never thought that salmon would be so good with curry but this combination is an absolute winner! Making this dish at home makes you feel like you’re eating in a restaurant but you’re paying way less money.

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6

Vegan Mushroom Risotto

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A vegan mushroom risotto with very few ingredients, you just need to get good meaty mushrooms. Don’t skip the vegetable broth, it’ll make the world’s difference. I recommend making your own homemade vegetable broth.

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7

Crazy Good Beef And Broccoli

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I’m obsessed with stir fries, it’s one of the dishes that I make a lot at home, not only it’s quick but I just love how soy sauce completely transform stir fries. Try out this recipe, if you want to cut the carbs, you can serve it over cauliflower rice instead of regular rice.

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8

Easy Chicken in Cream Sauce for Two

Photo Credit: bakingmischief.com

Chicken cutlets with pasta with sauce? Sign me up!

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9

Sauteed Scallops & Shrimp Pasta

Photo Credit: www.tasteofhome.com

Scallops are not very good reheated so try out this recipe when you’re craving scallops but you’re just 2 at the table. There will be no leftovers but you will want more because it tastes so good.

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10

Beef Bourguignon Recipe for Two

Photo Credit: www.dessertfortwo.com

Cooking for 2 doesn’t need to feel boring. You can cook something fancy as beef bourguignon! It’s not something to be made everyday as it does have quite a few steps. Nevertheless, it’s delicious and you can make it the day before and eat it the next day. You know those dishes that taste better the day after? This is one of them. And you can make them for 2!

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11

Dijon-Herb Crusted Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce

Photo Credit: www.cookinglight.com

Panko and salmon? Two ingredients that I love paired together! The sauce is a nice addition to the fat of the salmon. You can serve it with potatoes but rice with salmon is just amazing. Don’t forget to add some roasted veggies too, you’ll love to eat them with the dill sauce.

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12

Burrata Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette for Two

Photo Credit: 2geekswhoeat.com

The burrata is the star of this dish, paired with a simple salad to let you savor it to its fullest. It doesn’t require the use of a stove and you can make it quickly, perfect when you don’t have nothing planned but don’t want to order take out.

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13

One Pot Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Photo Credit: www.savorytooth.com

Simple one-pot meal to make yet it’ll feel decadent with that parmesan cheese. It’s vegetarian and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients. Although the recipe omits red pepper flakes, I like to add some to mine for the extra quick.

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14

Creamy Buttermilk Pasta Recipe, an easy dinner

Photo Credit: www.pepperbowl.com

Another pasta recipe but with buttermilk, it’s definitely a different take on what we’re used to but I find it’s very delicious. It can be a good substitute if you’re not keen on adding so much cheese to your pasta.

I never have buttermilk in my kitchen but I always make buttermilk by mixing 1 cup of milk with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, let it sit for 5 minutes and there you have it!

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15

Spanish "Tortilla" Omelet

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We’re big fans of omelets here, with my parents giving us eggs from their chickens every week we tend to eat omelets at least once a week. Most of the time, we keep it simple, ham/mushrooms and cheese but this recipe is good when we feel like mixing up.

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