Many people live or cook alone on a regular basis: students, young professionals – and the occasional parent who’s drawn the long straw and is alone with just an empty kitchen for company. What should they cook for themselves? With just a little time and some basic skills, it’s easy to knock up knock-out meals to enjoy on one’s own. There is, however, a clever little twist to this book. By cooking the main recipe you are halfway to preparing a second dish which you can enjoy the next day. This not only saves you loads of time and effort but also makes economic sense. You can make a Quick steak and ale pie which becomes Beef bubble and squeak cakes the next day. At other times, you just want 2 easy recipes to make use of a whole pack of something over the course of a week, so for example Sam shows how to use a pack of tofu for a zingy Tofu and cucumber salad one day, and Salt ‘n’ pepper tofu another day. And sometimes it’s much easier and economical to buy a whole joint, and turn that value for money into four separate dishes that will last you over half the week. Eating for one shouldn’t be sad – it should be a real pleasure!