Lunchbox – 6 ingredient, single-serve curry

I rarely cook for one. The only time I do is when it’s pizza Fridays (if you’re sharing a pizza you’re doing it wrong) or if I’m doing some super speedy pasta for dinner. But Sam, you cook for yourself all the time! What do you mean you don’t cook for one? Well dear reader,…

Mushroom and aubergine not-meatballs

I was so excited when I was experimenting with these! Every step just got better and better until finally it got to the eating stage, at which point… …well, I won’t ruin the ending. Let’s hear the story first shall we? First up I fried the mushrooms and aubergine, adding smoked paprika and cumin for…

Lunchbox – coconut rice and kidney bean bowl

Fluffy, pillowy, coconutty rice is my new favourite thing. It’s so much better than bog standard rice because it’s so fragrant and light and scrummy and you should seize any rice-making opportunity you get from here on out and turn it into coconutty rice, okay? Okay. Another thing I’m loving about this lunchbox set up…

Roasted butternut squash, red pepper and lentil salad

The One With All The Thanksgivings Remember in Friends when Joey gets a turkey stuck on his head and tries to deflect his embarrassment onto Ross? It goes like this: Chandler: ‘Hahaha you did look like an idiot’ Joey: ‘Yeah well I wasn’t the only one that looked stupid. Remember when Ross tried to say…

6 ingredient butternut squash curry

Yes yes yes this is a good one. You know when you want something packed full of flavour that’s warm and filling and so delicious that you spend all morning at your desk thinking about it? Something with a big fat helping of veggies so you feel great about yourself as you eat it but…

Lunchbox – chipotle butterbean falafels

I’ve developed a small [MAJOR] obsession with chipotle sauce and I can’t stop using it. It’s in my mayo. It’s in my yoghurt. It’s on my eggs. And now, it’s in my FALAFEL. Life with chipotle sauce is so extremely delicious. Thanks to a little bottle of KANKUN (that’s the brand I use, simply because the…

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…

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…