Lunchbox – chipotle black bean wrap with simple slaw

There’s a food chain in London called Leon. And it’s delicious. From the morning coffee, to the Moroccan meatballs hot box, Leon is the place to be for a quick brekkie or a working lunch in the city. Their ‘naturally fast food’ is exactly that and they’ve recently teamed up with a gut health guru…

Sweet potato and courgette curry (and asking strangers to open jars..!)

Sweet potato and courgette curry. Made with onions, garlic, spices, veggies, stock, coconut milk, salt. Simmer and bubble and serve with brown rice. Yada yada yada. The recipe is not what’s important today. *Whaaaat?* See that pickled red onion in that picture down there? That non-essential ingredient that’s for photography purposes only and doesn’t affect the…

Lunchbox – one-pot greenoa bowl

So last week I introduced you all to greenoa.™ It’s a delightful mix of greens and quinoa and you can witness the history-in-the-making creativity BRAINWAVE for yourself just here.   However, last week I served it with lemony buttery chicken and some pan-fried spring onions and while it was DELICIOUS, it’s not vegan. And the…

Lunchbox – easy, no prep, Artichoke soup

Okie dokie artichokie. Let’s make some soup. I hardly ever eat artichokes, but that’s not because I don’t like them. In fact, artichokes on pizza (alongside olives and rocket) is heaven on a crust if you ask me! Instead, what puts me off is the ridiculously extensive prep. Or as I like to call it:…

Zesty lemon chicken with quinoa and greens

Hey, it’s me again. And today I bring you zesty, lemony, buttery chicken with a big fat helping of greens and quinoa. Or GREENOA! (how has this only just come to me!?) I first had greenoa™ about a month or so ago when cooking at my boyfriend’s flat, only without the creative title. That spark…

Lunchbox – how to build your own 5 ingredient Buddha bowl

Hey friends. Today’s recipe is pretty easy. SO easy in fact that you might actually question what I’ve been doing with my time… You might be all ‘food blogger my ass’. Well, let me step in here and defend my corner of the internet. Yes, I did hesitate before uploading a 5 ingredient ‘just roast…

5 ingredient creamy cauliflower sauce

I love a good creamy sauce.   Mac and cheese? Umm, yes! Béchamel? Mmmhhmm! Creamy mustard pasta with a dollop of parmesan? Yep, you can spoon feed the stuff straight into my mouth please and thank you!     However, I could sometimes do with a helping of blissful ignorance when the recipe calls for…

Lunchbox – Christmas miracle sprouts, with a maple and tahini dressing

You’re sat at the Christmas table, family shouting at each other across the turkey, kids tucking in despite being told they should wait, and drinks toppling over as everyone reaches for the bread sauce. Then your uncle, or granny, or whoever it is that’s hosting that year, unenthusiastically chucks a couple of sprouts at your…

A healthy takeaway alternative you’ll love

Aubergine and chickpea curry I don’t know about you, but I love a Friday night in. Slippers on, feet up and a bowl of homemade curry in hand. Yes please. The problem, however, with curry Fridays is that they often involve one of the following: A jar of curry sauce A microwave ready meal Or…

Lunchbox – red cabbage steak with lemon and parsley quinoa

Okay, so it’s not a steak per-say, but I didn’t know what else to call it.   A bit of cabbage..? A large chunk of cabbage..? A just-under-one-inch-thick round of cabbage..?   Not exactly music to the ears is it!   While there may be some debate over the name, there’s no denying that this…

TOP 5 TIPS for finding the best restaurants on holiday

You’re in a city famous for its incredible food. You want to experience the best of the best, without spending a fortune. And you have only a few days to explore.   How do you choose where to eat?   Alex and I had asked ourselves the very same question when we arrived in Florence….