Easy Recipes for One or Two

handsThis section provides recipes that are suitable for older people who are cooking for one or two people. The recipes use readily available ingredients and are quick and easy to prepare as well as being nutritious and delicious!

In most instances the recipes are for one or two serves. The exception is for soups and casseroles where it makes sense to make a larger quantity (four or more serves) and freeze the leftovers in meal sized portions.


Recipes are grouped under the following categories:


Recipe of the Month

Winter can be a time when  our motivation to get in the kitchen and cook a meal is low.  This super easy Slow Cooker Beef Stew is a great recipe for spending as little time in the kitchen as possible!  Once all the ingredients are in the slow cooker or casserole dish, you can just walk away and come back in a few hours to a lovely meal.  This stew will also look after your health as it is packed with veggies and high in protein.

Happy cooking, Senior Chefs!

Beef casserole

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