Simple and flavorful 5-ingredient meals—tailor-made for your table of two
Small-batch cooking is a great way to save time and reduce waste—and with just a few ingredients, you can truly let the natural flavors of your dishes shine. This cookbook simplifies cooking for two, highlighting wholesome, healthy recipes requiring only five everyday ingredients.
You'll find 100 delicious two-person meals, from Breakfast Quesadillas to Blueberry Clafoutis, as well as budget-savvy shopping lists, tips on meal planning, and easy cooking techniques to elevate each flavorful dish.
Enjoy wholesome meals made for two with:
Tasty variations—Make your dishes special with elegant garnishes and pairing tips.
Quick and easy recipes—Spend less time in the kitchen with 30-minute meals that can be made in one pan or one pot, or make-ahead freezer-friendly options.
Tips and tricks—Reduce cook times and cost with advice on making your own spice blends, buying in bulk, and minimizing food waste.
Scale down your recipe yields without sacrificing taste with this delicious couple's cookbook.
About the Author
Robin Donovan is a cookbook author, recipe developer, and food blogger who loves her cast iron skillets. From her home base in Berkeley, California, Robin blogs about easy international recipes for people who love food at AllWaysDelicious.com.
“Every couple should have this cookbook, especially if they enjoy minimal cooking steps with delicious results. I love that the recipes use whole ingredients that are easily obtained at most grocery stores. I also love that there’s no scale-down needed to cook for just the two of us.” —Traci Antonovich, Founder of www.thekitchengirl.com
“Finally, a cookbook that understands that couples want to eat real food that’s simple to make! These recipes are packed with flavor and portioned phenomenally. You’re about to have your taste buds blown away!” —Samantha Erb, EverydayFamilyCooking.com
“Small households rejoice! Robin Donovan has cooked up a winner, taking the math out of forever sizing down recipes to fit 1 to 2 people. As a cooking teacher, I’m so impressed by the extra care and wisdom Robin has given to this book: instructions on how to stock, source, and store ingredients on a smaller scale. Chock-full of smartly simplified classics and fresh ideas, you’ll be eager to get in the kitchen and start cooking.” —Sandra Clark Jergensen, Cooking Teacher and Recipe Developer, thekitchennatual.com
“Robin Donovan has done it again with another stellar cookbook, this time demystifying the art of cooking for two. With a variety of helpful tips, tricks, and techniques, she makes delicious dishes that are designed for two instead of just scaling down recipes. Creative, approachable, and delicious, this book is a must for anyone cooking just for two!” —Chef Jennifer Allen, www.adeptgourmet.com and www.ketocookingwins.com
“This book is a game changer if you’re looking to get a meal on the table without a ton of fuss. The recipes are thoughtfully created and packed with flavor—you’ll have a hard time believing they're made with just 5 ingredients.” —Lauren Keating, Author of Healthy Eating One Pot Cookbook