I’m one of those people who loves their own company. When Mr D. is out, this usually means making dinner for myself and luxuriating on the couch watching my favourite cooking shows on TV (the ones that bore Mr D. to tears J). I have to confess I’m quite lazy sometimes on these occasions. I have been known to dig into a bowl of cereal or two-minute noodles to avoid having to cook for myself - terrible, I know. So in an effort for redemption, here’s some ideas for a few little dishes that are quick and easy, with minimum shopping, minimum fuss and minimum washing up. You can whip them up in around 10-15 minutes and have them all to yourself!
Eggs on toast
Split and toast an English muffin, top with a couple of slices of premium leg ham and two softly poached eggs (ones that are runny in the middle still), squirt with barbecue sauce (or tomato or whatever) and scatter with baby spinach leaves.
Haloumi with salad
Take slices of haloumi and lightly fry until golden brown, sprinkle with heaps of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Serve with a quick salad of rocket/baby spinach leaves, cherry tomatoes and pumpkin seeds (pepitas), dressed with a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Add some toasted bread and hommus if you feel like it.
Crepes with blueberries
Take some frozen French crepes heated in the microwave (these are one of my favourite convenience products), add some thick natural yoghurt, scatter with fresh blueberries and drizzle with real maple syrup.
So tell me, what’s your favourite thing to cook for yourself?