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Recipes for only on or two people

Updated on February 21, 2013

Cooking For One Or Two

I thought this hub would be useful for students, people who find themselves alone, and for the first time have to cook only for one or two. Most recipe's are geared towards feeding an 'army', but to cook for only one or two people can sometimes be more daunting, than cooking for 6 or more.

Other recipe's assume some basic knowledge of cooking techniques but I have assumed none as I wrote it specifically for people who knows nothing or little about cooking. Like Me! My husband is the gourmet cook in our house.

These recipe's explain the simple things that one is supposed to know by instinct, such as how to fry sausages, boil, or fry an egg. The majority of the meals are quick, easy and economical to make. Ideally for students.

I will add more from time to time.


Bona Petite !

Easy Welsh Rarebit (Cheese on Toast)

Serving Suggestions: Plain or topped with pickle, sliced tomato or crispy cooked bacon.

Preparation and cooking time: 5-10 minutes.

  • 1-3 bacon rashers (optional)
  • 1-2 tomatoes (optional)
  • 2-3 oz (50-75g/2-3 slices) cheese
  • 2-3 slices of bread (white or brown)

Butter for spreading

  • 1tbsp pickle (optional)


  • Heat the grill. Lightly grill the bacon (if used)
  • Slice the tomatoes (if used)
  • Slice the the cheese, making enough slices to cover the slice of bread.
  • Toast the bread lightly on both sides and spread one side with butter.
  • Arrange the slices of cheese on the buttered side of the toast and put under the grill for 1 to 2 minutes, until the cheese begins to bubble. Top with the tomato slices, bacon or pickle and return to the grill for another minute, to heat the topping and brown the cheese.

Eat at once


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    6 years ago

    Thanks X3!

  • Annalene profile imageAUTHOR


    11 years ago from Richards bay South-Africa

    Ha Ha Tshirt... the same here there is a saying "cheese it and enjoy it" so true!

    Joep not that often, but he is crazy about it.

    Joan I'm not a cook at all and cooking for two is a nightmare! I love smoothie's they are easy, simple and delicious! Just visited the iseepure site very nice!

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    11 years ago

    Yes, cooking for two is a new learning experience for those of us who are use to cooking for an army!! Also, never forget that a great smoothie for two..that is healthy and wonderfully tasting is a great treat, too.

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    11 years ago

    Annie how often do you use this recipe and does your husband like it

  • tshirtscene profile image


    11 years ago

    lol, when it comes to cheese, health goes out door, probably my biggest downfall, and chocolate!

  • Annalene profile imageAUTHOR


    11 years ago from Richards bay South-Africa

    Careful guys this is not going to be one of those 'healthy' hubs, use at your own discretion, lol!

  • cgull8m profile image


    11 years ago from North Carolina

    I will take the plate, thanks Annalene, thats wonderful recipe, I will try this out soon. Cheers :)

  • tshirtscene profile image


    11 years ago

    Thats looks absolutely delicious! I love grilled cheese on anything and the pickle should add a nice zong to it. Thanks for sharing Annie.


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