Our deliberate actions are those we complete with purpose. In the culinary world, a pickle is a cucumber, or other vegetable, preserved for future enjoyment. Half of all meals in the U.S. are eaten alone including the more than 30% of households with one person or by residents with hectic schedules and busy households. Smart food choices for solo meals begin long before recipes with knowledgeable food shopping and kitchen stocking. I hope the tidbits you find on The Deliberate Pickle become future tasty morsels that you tailor to your individual palette.