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What do you eat when you're alone?

image004.jpgBest-selling vegetarian cookbook author Deborah Madison and her husband, Patrick McFarlin, just published a fun book entitled What We Eat When We Eat Alone (Gibbs-Smith, 2009). In it, they survey professional cooks as well as friends and family about their favorite meals when alone; they also include 100 recipes for eating alone. In these days when there seems to be so much angst about food, it's a nice respite to simply think about what you'd choose to eat (and, I hope, DO eat) when you're by yourself, with no food police watching or guilty conscience whispering in your ear. "When we eat alone we often break all the rules surrounding not only what to eat but when to eat and even where," they write. As much as I love cooking for my family or friends, when I'm (blissfully) by myself, I go straight for eggs, preferably with sauteed tomatoes and basil. And goat cheese. In fact, this recipe for Baked Eggs with Tomato Salad and Goat Cheese hits it on the nose for me. What do you eat when you're alone? Check out this one-minute video for inspiration.

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