What is Single Shopping List Cooking?
When Community Hubs Network were looking for a writer to team up with on a new healthy eating project, we approached local private chef turned food blogger Catriona Macdougall for her thoughts.
Our brief was (we thought) quite simple:
1 shopping list!
All meals needed to serve 1 person (but could be scalable), use as few ingredients as possible, and utlise the same ingredients over as many dishes as possible (turns out this was the tricky part).
When Catriona's response was: “Oh, like a Crystal maze challenge for cooking!” we knew we had found the right person!
It wasn't long before Catriona delivered the first draft of Single Shopping List Cooking and we've all pretty much been living off the recipes since!
For anyone who has ever been frustrated by cook books for 'beginners', or simple cooking guides that are anything but, we hope that Single Shopping List Cooking will finally give you the confidence to make healthy, tasty meals for yourself (and your friends if they ask nicely!).
While most of the recipes are single serve, many of the portions are big enough to split into 2 (or if you add a little more ingredients, 3!), so you are also going to be trying freezing and chilling leftovers.
Catriona's wonderful blog: cookyourselfhappier.com is where she promotes positive mental health through her love of cooking, you can also check her out on facebook, and on twitter @Cook_with_Trina