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Party of one

01 February 2016

Why is it that so many of us fall into a rut when it comes to cooking for ourselves? Just because you’re cooking for one doesn’t mean the meal should be any less fabulous! Just start with a base ingredient that you can use throughout the week. We chose potatoes for their versatility. It might require a little prep work and planning, but our interior designer Lina has some cool ideas to help you out. 

A close-up image of a bag filled with potatoes and a grocery list.  A close-up image of a bag filled with potatoes and a grocery list.  A close-up image of a bag filled with potatoes and a grocery list.  A close-up image of a bag filled with potatoes and a grocery list.  A close-up image of a bag filled with potatoes and a grocery list.  A close-up image of a bag filled with potatoes and a grocery list.  A close-up image of a bag filled with potatoes and a grocery list.  A close-up image of a bag filled with potatoes and a grocery list.  A close-up image of a bag filled with potatoes and a grocery list.  A close-up image of a bag filled with potatoes and a grocery list.  A close-up image of a bag filled with potatoes and a grocery list.  A close-up image of a bag filled with potatoes and a grocery list.

A rustic potato salad

Boil a few potatoes (or heat some that are already cooked), and while they’re still warm, slice them and toss with your favorite salad greens, red onion, diced apple, blue cheese, and some mustard vinaigrette. It doesn’t get easier than this.

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An updated swedish classic

In a bit of oil fry some diced potato together with your favourite sausage (or none at all), veggies, salt and pepper. It’s a perfect way to use up your leftovers!
 
A close-up image of sausages being sliced on a chopping board. A close-up image of sausages being sliced on a chopping board. A close-up image of sausages being sliced on a chopping board. A close-up image of sausages being sliced on a chopping board. A close-up image of sausages being sliced on a chopping board. A close-up image of sausages being sliced on a chopping board. A close-up image of sausages being sliced on a chopping board. A close-up image of sausages being sliced on a chopping board. A close-up image of sausages being sliced on a chopping board. A close-up image of sausages being sliced on a chopping board. A close-up image of sausages being sliced on a chopping board. A close-up image of sausages being sliced on a chopping board.
Cooked diced potatoes and vegetables in a pan are being tipped into a white bowl. Cooked diced potatoes and vegetables in a pan are being tipped into a white bowl. Cooked diced potatoes and vegetables in a pan are being tipped into a white bowl. Cooked diced potatoes and vegetables in a pan are being tipped into a white bowl. Cooked diced potatoes and vegetables in a pan are being tipped into a white bowl. Cooked diced potatoes and vegetables in a pan are being tipped into a white bowl. Cooked diced potatoes and vegetables in a pan are being tipped into a white bowl. Cooked diced potatoes and vegetables in a pan are being tipped into a white bowl. Cooked diced potatoes and vegetables in a pan are being tipped into a white bowl. Cooked diced potatoes and vegetables in a pan are being tipped into a white bowl. Cooked diced potatoes and vegetables in a pan are being tipped into a white bowl. Cooked diced potatoes and vegetables in a pan are being tipped into a white bowl.
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A quick seaside supper

This is one meal that’s big on reward with just a tiny bit of work. Dice some potatoes and fry them in a little olive oil with salt and pepper. Plate them with a bit of marinated smoked salmon, some delicate greens, lemon wedges, and a touch of mustard dill sauce.

“The smallest things make the biggest differences in a home cooked meal. For me, it’s all about the sauces. And the more mustard, the better.”
 Lina Aldén, interior designer

A crisp bread sandwich

For a super simple sandwich, top a piece of crisp bread with sliced hardboiled egg, sliced cooked potato, herring, dill, salt and pepper.

A french twist

For serious decadence, layer sliced cooked potatoes, your favourite grated, sharp cheese, spinach and mushrooms in a small casserole dish. Let it bake until it’s bubbly and brown on top.

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An egg is being broken into a white bowl. An egg is being broken into a white bowl. An egg is being broken into a white bowl. An egg is being broken into a white bowl. An egg is being broken into a white bowl. An egg is being broken into a white bowl. An egg is being broken into a white bowl. An egg is being broken into a white bowl. An egg is being broken into a white bowl. An egg is being broken into a white bowl. An egg is being broken into a white bowl. An egg is being broken into a white bowl.
A close-up image of mushrooms frying in a pan. A close-up image of mushrooms frying in a pan. A close-up image of mushrooms frying in a pan. A close-up image of mushrooms frying in a pan. A close-up image of mushrooms frying in a pan. A close-up image of mushrooms frying in a pan. A close-up image of mushrooms frying in a pan. A close-up image of mushrooms frying in a pan. A close-up image of mushrooms frying in a pan. A close-up image of mushrooms frying in a pan. A close-up image of mushrooms frying in a pan. A close-up image of mushrooms frying in a pan.
A woman holds a Frech-style savory tart in a small casserole dish. A woman holds a Frech-style savory tart in a small casserole dish. A woman holds a Frech-style savory tart in a small casserole dish. A woman holds a Frech-style savory tart in a small casserole dish. A woman holds a Frech-style savory tart in a small casserole dish. A woman holds a Frech-style savory tart in a small casserole dish. A woman holds a Frech-style savory tart in a small casserole dish. A woman holds a Frech-style savory tart in a small casserole dish. A woman holds a Frech-style savory tart in a small casserole dish. A woman holds a Frech-style savory tart in a small casserole dish. A woman holds a Frech-style savory tart in a small casserole dish. A woman holds a Frech-style savory tart in a small casserole dish.

Made by

Interior designer: Lina Aldén
Digital designer: Annie Svensson
Copy writer: Vanessa Algotsson
Photographer: Oskar Falck
Editor: Linda Harkell