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.

tofu panzanella with sesame-peanut dressing

tofu panzanella with sesame-peanut dressing

Crispy tofu, crunchy bread and a creamy dressing all work together really well in this salad. It’s best with a hearty whole-grain bread that has some raisins in it, which offer a hint of sweetness to the overall dish. If you can’t find a similar bread, just add in some raisins to the salad instead.

Sesame-Peanut Dressing
1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce CONTINUED »

roasted cauliflower grain salad

roasted cauliflower grain salad1

I like to make a double batch of this so I’ll have another portion ready to go later in the week. Keep remaining ingredients all separate, and reheat them together just before serving.

1/2 head cauliflower, stems removed and cut into thick slices

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided

Salt, to taste

Freshly ground black pepper CONTINUED »

creamy roasted vegetable soup

creamy roasted vegetable soup

This soup could really be called “refrigerator soup” because it can be made with just about any vegetables in your fridge. It’s a great way to use up small amounts of vegetables, and because it’s all puréed together, it reheats beautifully later in the week.

2 cups diced vegetables (potatoes, squash, carrots, parsnips, Brussels sprouts etc.)
1 clove garlic CONTINUED »

looking back, and a biscotti recipe.

whole wheat chocolate chip biscotti

I had my first sip of coffee when I was just 10 years old. Black. From my dad’s mug. There was always a pot brewing in the kitchen of the restaurant because my dad loved coffee. And he always drank it black.

The taste wasn’t as intoxicating as the aroma but I enjoyed it anyway. Mostly because my dad let me share it from his mug. CONTINUED »

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