About

. . . this Savvy Single Supper cook. I love to eat. I love to read. With both of these skills (and a working timer), you too can learn to cook. I am a home cook. Pretty much self-taught, with magazines and cook books supplying  inspiration and Savvy’s Mom supplying practical and traditional tips via urgent telephone calls. Trial and (t)error in the kitchen are the best teachers. I am still chasing the ideal (for me) chocolate chip cookie recipe/method.

Fresh, seasonal, divine.

I believe single folks deserve to eat delicious food and nutritious meals (in other words, NOT restaurant meals, take-out or order in.) When you live solo  — or have become an empty-nester(s), have some roommates or suddenly find yourself  partner-less — if  you don’t take care of yourself, who will?

My preference is to eat fresh (unprocessed) food, preferably seasonal when it’s available.  And I love variety.  Don’t expect me to eat lasagna eight nights in a row. That’s not to say I don’t recycle favourite recipes, because I do. But as is the case with wine, chocolate and books there are more bottles, bons-bons and titles than one woman can consume in a lifetime. There are always new, interesting recipes to explore.

I needed to reduce the anxiety of “What’s for dinner?” Like you, there are many demands on my limited energy and time. Knowing you have a flexible plan and the ingredients on hand to make these meals goes a long way to reducing stress, cutting down on waste and helping out the budget.

I prefer to cook fast, fuss-free recipes for day-to-day meals. I don’t think I’d ever become a fancy pastry chef or an hor’s d’oeuvre queen because the precise, minute tasks are outside my level of patience. But for fun or for dinner parties, I may go out on a limb and try something new and a bit more difficult or time-consuming.

Grilled Sausage Kabob

So if cereal or popcorn has been your idea of a savvy single supper, I hope I can change your mind and your dinner tray. If your health, age or gender make you believe you cannot manage to put a decent meal on the table I want to share with you the strategies that have helped me eat well, with limited energy, for better health and happiness. Not to mention a waiting list for dinner invitations!

I would be delighted if a community developed for swapping savvy single supper strategies and dishes. Hope to hear from you soon. But first make yourself a great dinner!

3 Responses to “About”

  1. Molly Swoboda October 4, 2012 at 5:12 pm #

    Great idea, Susan! Looking forward to seeing this spot grow and grow.

  2. Monica November 19, 2012 at 11:51 am #

    Could you please send over recipe for Rustic Apple Pie
    Thank you

    • Susan at Savvy Single Suppers November 19, 2012 at 7:25 pm #

      Monica . . . I will post soon about the Rustic Apple Tart. Find I’ve been cooking faster than I have been writing. Thanks for your patience . . . but I can tell you it delicious.

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