Why do you have to use ingredients that single people would never buy by choice Certain kinds of cheese, heavy cream, figs, sprigs of rosemary Are you kidding me Where are the simple recipes with simple ingredients I like the concept of this book if not the recipes themselves Encouraging the lone eater to actually cook meals rather than surviving on salad bars take out is a concept that will appeal to many a Foodie flying solo I tried a few recipes, such as beet apple carrot potage, a blended soup which required alot of doctoring to be edible I added maple applesauce, cinnamon and nutmeg then garnished heavily with sour cream The spinach feta quiche recipe was a bit scanty as it only called for 2 eggs I would double that if making it again The soy lime beef stir fry was a delight follow her recommendation and buy high grade, organic beef You won t be sorry.I recommend this cook book if you are looking for quick meal ideas think sandwiches and light fare and are not afraid to experiment with basic recipe suggestions.Enjoy Miller s goal is to get solo eaters to love themselves by making meals events in this solid, but not stellar, cookbook Uplifting messages and beautiful pictures of what boil down to pretty basic recipes but with enough of her own twists to make it a cohesive vision, I guess A quarter of the book is dedicated to recipes for groups because even singles have friends, she says, even though that s not the point of the title , but most of the recipes are helpfully scaled down to one or two servings The recipes are all over the map literally , showing her multinational culinary roots are definitely timely and on trend hello, coconut oil quinoa I had a feeling I would see these recipes crop up in Woman s Day, but for 1 2 instead of a family of 6 In other words, if you need a recipe in order to make frisee with viniagrette a poached egg on top, or that sounds like a novel idea, or if you ve never before encountered sriracha, then this cookbook is for you and you ll definitely have a good time with it Then again, the first recipe in the book is for chocolate pancakes which you then douse in ganache For breakfast Definitely a way to love yourself on a solitary Sunday morning, and I cannot argue with the fact that she implies it s totally fine to eat all five pancakes After calling herself a health nut. Klancy Miller gives us a simple, fun book aimed at those who cook just for ourselves, with the goal of getting us to rise above takeout or joyless meals eaten over the sink Her recipes are simple enough for most people with basic skills to create lovely, tasty meals for one.The book falls short in a few ways, unfortunately While the recipes are simple, Miller has an obvious bias towards certain ingredients sundried tomatoes and kale, to name two of the main ones that appear in many dishes If you don t like them, it will seriously limit the utility of the book I was also disappointed that there was not a photo for each recipe This isn t just aesthetics there are some recipes, like the La Dolce Vita Cake, that really needed a visual to help clarify what it was you were doing.Finally, and this is a personal nitpick, the stories that accompany each recipe were so shaded by her privileged life that it was off putting From studying in France to buying grass fed beef in Brooklyn butcheries to travels with friends in Italy and beyond, Miller has led a fortunate life that others can only dream of For me, at least, it left a bit of a bad taste in my mouth that an Only In Season Tomato Salad wouldn t wash away. Delicious Recipes To Make Meals For Yourself With Style, Sophistication, And The Occasional Indulgence At A Time WhenMillion American Adults Live Alone, Klancy Miller Is Here To Show That Cooking For One Is Something To Embrace While Making Single Servings From Other Cookbooks Means Scaling Down Ingredients, Adjusting Cooking Times, Or Being Stuck With Leftovers, Cooking Solo Gives Readers Just What They Need To Make A Delicious Meal All For Themselves Among The Few Other Cooking For One Books, This Is The First By A Hip Young Woman, Whose Vibrance And Enthusiasm For Cooking For Herself Comes Through In TheAttractive Recipes Like Tahitian Noodle Sandwich, Smoked Duck Breast Salad, Spicy Pork Burger With Coconut, And Mackerel With Lemon And Capers Klancy Also Includes A Chapter On Entertaining At Home, Because Being Single Still Means Having Fun With Friends Nothing much special about this, I picked it up based solely on the title I would describe most of the recipes as Mediterranean, heavy on the meat and dairy, not a good book for your vegan or dieting friends There s also not too much special on solo cooking that s not a bit daft, I m unlikely to fire up my oven to roast six baby carrots There are some unusual and tasty sounding recipes roasted grapefruit so it might be a fun skim for someone looking to break out of their food rut. This is a useful book for figuring out proportions for cooking and especially baking smaller amounts of food, but unfortunately offers no suggestions for obtaining small amounts of the ingredients it wants you to use. This was a solid but not great cookbook I wantedvariety in cultures and recipes I liked the interesting ingredients, but I only got excited about the true miniature brownie recipe and a dairy free chocolate mousse. Like others have noted, a good portion of the book is dedicated to recipes for entertaining I have no probably finding those sorts of recipes in fact, I have too many I need quick recipes for one that feel like a bit of an indulgence so I want to continue cooking for myself. Nice to have recipes scaled down to one eater Nice variety of recipes.