Gourmet Recipes for One is a resource of simple, delicious recipes that focus on cooking for one. Single-serving recipes are featured as well as ideas and inspiration for achieving a well-balanced lifestyle.

local finds

Sometimes it’s one part of a meal that makes it extra special. And sometimes that means going off the beaten path to get it. I love to find those great, little places that are family-run businesses that make some of the best things you’ll ever eat. I recently made my first trip to a newly discovered little Lebanese bakery (Sam’s Bakery in Fall River, MA). It’s small and no-nonsense but the place always has a line out the door. And with good reason. They make some of the best pita bread (and meat pies) I’ve ever had. They’re fresh from the oven and totally delicious, and worth the extra stop…every time.

Sam's Bakery

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“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients.” — Julia Child

1 potato, 2 recipes

One of the easiest things to make for dinner when you really don’t feel much like cooking is a baked potato. It’s super easy and requires very little thought (especially if you remember to use your oven timer). Potatoes often get a bad rap because they’re high in carbs, but they’re actually full of nutrients and a really good source of potassium. I bake my potato at 350°F for about an hour, until softened. I let it rest for about 5 minutes and then I cut it in half. I scoop out about 2/3 of the inside and transfer it to a bowl and refrigerate it until breakfast. For me, the best part of the potato is the skin so by removing much of the inside, I’m sure to get the outer skin in every bite. Then I fix my potato to suit my mood (butter, sour cream etc.) and of course, salt and pepper. The next day, I add a little butter and cream to the potatoes and slightly mash them up (you can mash entirely and/or make as creamy as you like) and then sauté them in a non-stick pan until golden brown and crunchy on the outside (the crunch is the best part). Then I top them with a fried or poached egg for a quick and hearty breakfast. One potato, two delicious ways to enjoy it.

recipe sharing

It’s great when your friends love to cook as much as you do. You get to share ideas and inspiration, and if you’re lucky, a recipe or two along the way. This recipe was created by my friend Dave, affectionately known as “the doctor” (for his infinite wisdom on fitness and well-being). This version is made from a locally-grown variety of turnip called Macomber but you can use any variety of turnip for this recipe. CONTINUED »

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