There is nothing like good simple food to raise the spirits and cooking it can be very satisfying as well.  Here are some very simple and easy to follow recipes which will be one small step towards getting your life back into the shape you want it to be.  Double up the quantities and you could be cooking for two!

Divorced Dinners: Creamy lamb and pea curry

No claims for authenticity but this makes a tasty meal.  This My recipe can easily be doubled to share with that special person you met on the best dating site in the world.

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Divorced Dinners: Cauliflower and leek soup

A generous bowlful of homemade soup makes a satisfying meal with a piece of cheese and some good bread. This soup based on cauliflower rather than potato has a delicate, soothing texture but is quite rich and very sustaining.  Excelent comfort food. 

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Divorced Dinners: Warm potato salad with cheese

A simple meal for the least experienced divorced cook where the only actual cooking required is boiling a few new potatoes for a supper that can be on the table in twenty minutes.

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Divorced Dinners: Red cabbage, chicory, chicken and almond salad

Red cabbage is an under rated vegetable but shredded finely makes a good winter salad. Use a free range chicken breast that you have cooked yourself or bits left from a whole roast chicken. 

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Divorced Dinners: Bacon and spinach with soft boiled eggs

A delicious and filling supper dish for the newly divorced man or woman. Slightly sophisticated but not too posh and easy enough for the most inexperienced cook to pull off in less than 20 minutes.

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Divorced Dinners: Lamb burger with cucumber, mint and yoghurt.

Make a change from the usual hamburger and make a lamb burger with fresh mint, yoghurt and cucumber.  It will be even more scrummy if you can buy your meat in a piece and mince it up at home.

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Divorced Dinners: Salted and grilled mackerel fillets with mustard

Fish is good for you, easy to cook and mackerel is also exceptionally good value. Our My Life After Divorce dedicated cookery writer has devised this delicious recipe for divorced cooks everywhere.

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Divorced Dinners: Kedgeree

This is the classic dish to make if you have leftover rice hanging about needing to be used.  It is usually made with smoked haddock or cod but fresh salmon can be good too.

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