Spiced aubergine, feta and hazelnut salad

I can’t go to a barbecue empty handed. And it’s not [necessarily] because I’m a super generous guest that wants to help. It’s because I get jealous when other people do the cooking. Sounds ridiculous I know, but I love cooking so much that I rarely go a day without it. And if I’m headed…

Lunchbox – Roasted tomato and brown rice salad

Okay, elephant in the room. Does ‘rice and tomatoes’ count as a recipe? Well, the other day, while cooking, I was listening to an episode on the Unravelling podcast with host, Lauren Barber, and healthy food blogger, Vicky Shilling. Vicky mentioned she had once shared a poached eggs and avocado on toast recipe on her…

Sundried tomato chicken with mango slaw and a herby dressing

I’ve never been one for sweet and savoury. Sweet and sour pork from the Chinese takeaway haunts my childhood and raisins in my dinner? No thank you. When I became a real proper grown up however, my tastebuds must have matured, because a) I now like raisins, and b) I’ll willingly put sweet fruit in…

Lunchbox – Greek inspired pasta bowl

One of my favourite things to do in summer is wander out into my garden and sit at the table on the patio with a plate of food in my hand and munch away on something delicious, feeling super smug and probably thinking something along the lines of: “I’m so glad I didn’t spend several…

Pesto, greens and mozzarella puff pastry tart

Remember that time we made lunchbox puff pastry tarts with only half a roll of pre-made pastry? Maybe you were all ‘woah, hey, ho what do I do with the other half!?’ and so you just made the same again (which let’s face it isn’t a bad thing because it means you have more puff…

Lunchbox – tomato and red pepper puff pastry tarts

Sometimes you just want a lunch as easy as rolling out a pastry sheet and topping it with goodies, right? Consider it made! Cause that’s exactly what I’ve done. Hollywood style The first thing you have to do is get your hands on some puff pastry. If your name is Paul Hollywood, you can make…

Kale and chorizo hash – A.K.A the ‘anything goes’ brunch

Guys, I think I’ve done it. I’ve created the ultimate brunch recipe. All the yummiest veggies, pan-fried with some herbs and smoky chorizo, lathered onto a slice of freshly baked bread and topped with an egg (or two). Post-Friday night, lazy Sunday or serving up brunch to your buddies; this recipe just ticks all the…

My current fitness goals and where to find the freebies!

So I’ve been wanting to talk about fitness for a while and have had ‘My Current Fitness Routine’ written in my blog book as a potential title for ages. Problem is that implies I have a regular routine that I stick to, which, ha, I don’t! Instead, I’m one of those people who exercises 4…

Lunchbox – spicy chickpea and apricot couscous

Hey friends and happy #lunchbox day! (I’m a day late, but no one’s perfect). So you remember that time I swapped the quinoa for couscous and you guys went crazy for it cause it’s so quick and easy and cheap and delicious and because carbs are love and you were just as excited as I…

5 things I learnt from my radio interview

That’s right people, I was on the radio! (Not quite Radio 1, obviously, but still a big deal). On the Tuesday just gone, I joined the lovely Claire Wolf at Pulse Hospital Radio on her show, Groove with Me. We popped our headphones on and chatted away about food, health, and general wellbeing, as well…