This week’s Gluten Free Menu Swap is hosted by Carrie at Ginger Lemon Girl. She chose a theme of “Blogger’s Choice”, so I guess we each get to chose our own theme. Cool! My theme this week is ‘Cooking for One’. The hubby is at a conference all week and I won’t need to cook for him, so I am on my own.
Do you eat differently when you eat alone? I know I do. There is even a book of this title, from one of my favorite cookbook authors and fellow New Mexican, Deborah Madison. “What we Eat When We Eat Alone“.
So, this week I don’t really have a plan as of yet but I have a few things in mind based upon what is in the frig and freezer. Apologies to the vegetarians, when I eat alone I often chose meat since I don’t eat it often and my body needs it. So I will focus on upping my B-12 levels and getting some fish/seafood in my diet this week.
Here’s some of the ingredients I have hanging around to use:
Kale, tomatillos, basil and cherry tomatoes from the garden
Leftover Three Bean Taco filling
Leftover brown rice
Fresh broccoli and bell peppers
And I am eyeing this recipe with shrimp in it.
So, we’ll see what I can come up with. I find that when I am only cooking for one, I do tend to be more off-the-cuff in my cooking.
When you cook for only yourself – are you more or less creative – or more or less healthy (cake for breakfast?). Or?