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.
Easy Chicken Curry for Two
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.
Vegan Roasted Vegetable Subs with Creamy French Dressing
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.
Pan Seared Salmon with Wild Rice in Coconut Curry Broth
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.
Crazy Good Beef And Broccoli
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.
Beef Bourguignon Recipe for Two
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!
Dijon-Herb Crusted Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce
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.
Burrata Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette for Two
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.
One Pot Spaghetti Aglio e Olio
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.
Creamy Buttermilk Pasta Recipe, an easy dinner
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!
Spanish "Tortilla" Omelet
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.