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About The Book

175 single-serving recipes for every solo chef who just wants a satisfying and delicious home-cooked meal for themselves.

Cooking for one is harder than it seems and it can leave anyone wanting to make a healthy, tasty meal either throwing out extra helpings or watching expensive ingredients expire. But it’s possible to prepare single-serving recipes that are full of flavor, easy to make, and economical if you have the right guide.

The Ultimate Cooking for One Cookbook allows you to make a fresh, delicious, home-cooked meal for one without creating a week’s worth of leftovers or leaving an abundance of unused fresh ingredients that quickly go to waste. Each of the 175 single-serving recipes are quick and simple to make and save you both time and money. And while the ingredients are common, the results are anything but. In addition to flavorful meals, this cookbook includes clever ideas of how to reduce food waste and source single servings of fresh ingredients.

With The Ultimate Cooking for One Cookbook, cooking solo never needs to be boring (or overwhelming) again whether you live alone or are just looking for a filling and enjoyable meal for yourself.

About The Author

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Joanie Zisk is the creator of One Dish Kitchen, a website where she creates single-serving and small-batch recipes. Since 2012, Joanie has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for themselves. Joanie is a recipe developer, food stylist, food photographer, and TV contributor and lives in the Houston area where she pursues her passion for cooking, food, travel, and entertaining. She is the author of The Ultimate Cooking for One Cookbook.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Adams Media (December 3, 2019)
  • Length: 224 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781507211397

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1 Stop Mom

“Packed with tips and ideas for making a one-person kitchen work, with no wasted ingredients or unwanted leftovers.”

Two Classy Chicks

“A smart approach for those who want single-serving dishes without trekking to restaurants all the time.”

“Amazing that you can enjoy those comfort foods and still stay on your low-carb and keto diet.”

Southern Kissed

“An easy way to get someone starting out on their own to develop a love of cooking, and to keep life more interesting and more fun!“

The Advice Sisters

"Perfect for any age… a wealth of recipes and inspiration."

Sturgis Journal

"Recipes that are simple to prepare but yield deliciously interesting results."

Best Life

“This book will be your new BFF!”

My Silly Little Gang

“It is no easy task to cook for one, but this wonderful cookbook can make it both fun and doable … Tres magnifique!.”

Manhattan Book Review

“Recipes are delicious, simple, and fun to make.”


“Tasty inspiration.”

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