ISBN 978-0-6482766-8-5

The Power of Baking with Mindful Intent

The Power of Baking with Mindful Intent is an 84-page softcover book that is the perfect companion to your me-time cuppa. With practical mindfulness exercises accompanying each cake recipe it is a must-have book for all small households who like a little cake with a cuppa.

About the Author

Hi, my name is Caroline and I’m a food lover, keen cook, seasonal food fan and Thermomix owner among many other things. And I live in a single person household.

I’ve created this site for those who cook just for themselves. It is a mix of recipes, tips, thoughts and reflections on cooking just 4Me.

Did you know that single person households make up nearly a quarter of the households in Australia and this proportion is rapidly increasing? Yet most cookbooks present recipes that serve 4-8 people!

To me, that means eating the same dish for 3 nights in a row only to throw out the remainder as I just can’t face the dish again! My other option is to freeze the leftovers for another time.

However, years of freezing for another time have taught me that another time never comes when I clean out the freezer three months later and throw out untouched frozen leftovers.

While in theory, it’s easy to just ‘quarter the recipe’, in practice that is not so easy and becomes a little too much on a busy weeknight when you’re trying to cook a healthy dinner for yourself after a long day at work. When you’re trying to beat the voice in your head that says, in very caring and convincing tones, “Why bother? It’s just you, it’s too much work, grilled cheese on toast will do for you.”

Owning a Thermomix has completely changed my life. It has opened up new ways of cooking to me, which has resulted in me rethinking cooking. It’s helped me realise that I’m not cooking for one, I’m cooking just for me!

What’s the difference? The difference is I’m worth the effort. By following the four rules of cooking just for me I’ve found a healthier and happier time preparing meals.

When I reflected on cooking just 4Me I realised it was more than just about finding recipes for one. There were four things to consider.

1) Doing the numbers for one

2) Working the progressive ingredient

3) Winning the 30 minute challenge

4) Showing me love and respect

The aim of this site is to share my cooking just 4Me principles, tips and recipes and I trust that in doing so that you, like me,  will enjoy creating everyday surprises just 4Me…..  I mean you!

The just4Me Bake Club is born

After writing the ‘Cooking for You and Me’ cookbook for Thermomix, which has been massively popular I felt I had weeknight dinners sorted and I started a journey to find the perfect cake to have with a cuppa in a size for Me.

As I’m not a baker, I decided I would learn to be one.

Three years on, I’m feeling much more like a baker plus I’ve created a huge collection of cake recipes that I’d love to share with other just4Me bakers. And that’s why the just4Me Bake Club was created. And you don’t need a Thermomix!