Home alone? The Fifteen-Minute Single Gourmet
shows how to shop fast and buy small amounts, then turn fresh ingredients into dishes rarely enjoyed when eating solo chez-vous. Mitchell makes a good case for cooking from scratch, asserting that it's healthier for both body and soul. She then helps you keep kitchen time to a minimum. You really can whip up her Tandoori Chicken, Sole with Currant-Almond Sauce, Zesty Black Bean Soup and 97 other varied dishes in about 15 minutes--and enjoy the results. To keep your larder lean, Mitchell suggests lots of variations for dishes. They handily help you use up ingredients you can't buy in single-serve sizes. There are also loads of tips that help inexperienced cooks and interest those who are more at ease in the kitchen.