About

Welcome to One Dish Kitchen, I’m Joanie and I’m incredibly happy you’re here!

Our aim is to inspire individuals with access to single serving recipes, education, and a supportive community that will enable them to enjoy the preparation of a meal that will nourish both body and soul.

In our busy lives, it’s often hard to find the time to cook, especially if you’re cooking for yourself. It can sometimes be easier to cook from a box or to order from a local restaurant. But I truly believe that the simple act of cooking for ourselves is one of the most nurturing, loving things we can do. It’s a real form of self-care and when you have easily accessible ingredients and a desire to cook a meal from scratch, you can create and enjoy a fabulous meal for one in no time.

I began creating single serving recipes when my oldest son went away to college. Our weekly phone calls were filled with conversations about school, college life, and what he was eating. To my surprise, my son ate packaged ramen and white rice almost every night of the week. Although that’s not entirely awful, I wanted to provide him with recipes he could make and enjoy on his own. The weekly recipes that I sent to him started a passion in me to take our family favorite recipes and scale them into single serving versions. For example, I enjoyed the challenge of taking my husband’s favorite dish, Eggplant Parmesanwhich formerly served our family of seven, and scaling down the ingredients to serve just one. Other favorite recipes that I enjoyed working on included single serving versions of Beef StewShrimp CreoleFrench Onion Soup and a to-die-for Pineapple Upside Down Cake For One.

pork stir fry | one dish kitchen

The recipes I create on One Dish Kitchen are the recipes I cook for myself when my husband is away on business. My quiet time in the kitchen is sacred to me. I pour myself a glass of wine, turn on a little music, and get creative with ingredients. Cooking for just me is therapeutic and intensely satisfying.

I hope these single serving and small batch recipes satisfy your craving for a fabulous home cooked meal. I also hope that you become inspired to experiment with foods you love. In the end, I want you to enjoy cooking for yourself because YOU are worth it.

Pancakes For One | One Dish Kitchen

If you’re new here, please explore our site. We’ve got hundreds of recipes for single serving breakfastsdinnersdesserts, and more. If you’ve got a question about the dishes we use in our recipes, be sure to visit our Frequently Asked Questions page and our Store page.

If you’re wondering (as so many have) if we have a cookbook, we do!! It’s been written and is in the editing stages right now and will be published on December 3, 2019. It will be available where books are sold and is currently available for pre-order through Amazon.

One Dish Kitchen has been featured on TODAY.com, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Real Simple, Self.com, Women’s Day and many others.  You can find me on TwitterFacebookPinterest and Instagram.  I’m an active TV contributor and do in-person demos as well.

If you are a company and would like to partner with One Dish Kitchen on a specific project, we would love to hear from you.  Please visit our “Work With Us” page for details. We also have a media kit which is available upon request.

Again, I love hearing from my readers and if there is a favorite recipe you would like to see scaled down to a single serving portion, please email me at joanie@onedishkitchen.com – I’d love to connect.

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