500 Meals For One, Carol Beckerman

500 Meals For One is a great compendium of solo recipes. In fact, it is even perfect for a family of two like we are.

500 Meals For One

Chapters are divided into:
  • breakfast boosts
  • sandwiches & wraps
  • soups & salads
  • keep it simple
  • comfort food
  • sweet treats
  • make ahead
Recipes that caught my eye:
  • spiced buttermilk pancakes (p24 – variations on p44)
  • croque monsieur (p50 – variations on p68)
  • fish finger & crushed pea roll (p60 – variations on p74)
  • broccoli & carrot soup (p87 – variations on p107)
  • maple balsamic glazed pork chop (p118 – variations on p147)
  • cauliflower & spinach curry (p200 – variations on p219)
  • apple flan (p226 – variations on p247)
  • treacle & orange tart (p228 – variations on p248)
  • brownie in a mug (p234 – variations on p251)
  • jewelled Persian yoghurt parfait (p242 – variations on p256)
  • packed power bars (p272 – variations on p283)

Fish Finger Roll

What I thought:

I really liked the fact that there were variations for the recipes, but found it frustrating that they were not on the same page. Not all the recipes have photographs which is really a pity. And some of the photos did not entice me to make the dish. The recipes are very simple and ordinary and therefore great for a first time / novice cook. I loved the desserts for 1 as they are small, and can be multiplied to suit how many people you are having for dinner, so each person gets their own dessert.

What I made:

I made the fish finger rolls for Dave and I (one each) and they were super good.

Fish Finger Roll
Fish Finger Roll
500 Meals For One Publishing information:
ISBN 9781432310707
Format Paperback
Published September 2019

Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Penguin Random House South Africa. I was not required to write a positive review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

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6 thoughts on “500 Meals For One, Carol Beckerman

  1. What a smart idea for a cookbook. I’d give it to my mother except she doesn’t really remember how to cook, and can barely see any longer. Wish it had been out a couple of decades earlier! But a great idea for people who live by themselves at any age as well, not just elderly.

  2. I have been struggling with cooking smaller amounts too. We used to be a household of 6 with 3 kids and my mother. The cookbook sounds fun though I might struggle whittling down 500 recipes!

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