One of the biggest challenges after my move has been cooking for only one person. My partner will join me in a few weeks, and until then I'm just cooking for myself. I had to change the food amounts quite immensely, as I get a good lunch at work as well, so don't have to cook for two + two lunches for the next day.
Unfortunately this has made me fairly lazy and I'm mainly cooking boring pasta dishes or even ready meal pizzas. I've made quite a few salads, as they are perfect for the summer and it's easier to assemble one plateful. However with salads I have to be careful not to buy too much fresh stuff that I don't manage to eat. There are so many tempting vegetable markets, where everything looks so tasty. So it hasn't been easy not to hoard everything straight away.
Of course the bright side is now that I can cook all the dishes that my partner dislikes, such as creamy pasta sauces. In Nordic countries there are special creams available that are meant for savoury cooking, and they are very nice in sauces. I've been utilising these a lot lately.
Here are some of the dishes that I've recently eaten.
Pasta with creamy tomato sauce
Cheesy rolls with tomatoes and fresh season onions
Savoury oatmeal porridge for breakfast, naturally with coffee
The summer classic: Insalata Caprese
Ready meal pizza with additional cheese and a cider on the side as lazy weekend food
Exciting beetroot tagliatelle with another creamy tomato sauce, but just look at that colourful pasta
Yes okay, it's pasta... with cheese and creamy mushroom sauce
A ready meal pizza that I tried to boost with some fresh mushrooms and additional cheese
Better cooking coming soon on this blog! Also remember that I will be hosting Eat Your Greens again in July after a longer break. Please do take part!
Enjoy your weekend!