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…

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…

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…

Lunchbox – 10 minute courgette and couscous salad

I must admit, in all the quinoa excitement of late, I kind of forgot about couscous. It was a staple of my childhood and would often feature in the family dinners, plated up with a big heap of roasted veggies and salmon, or combined with chickpeas and chopped apricots as a side to a BBQ…

3 ingredient banana breakfast bars

This recipe should be scribbled on a post-it note and slapped on the fridge. That way whenever you need a quick snack, or breakfast, or healthy treat with your tea break you can glance at the fridge and thank yourself for the forward thinking. Seriously you’re gonna want to see it every day for the…

Lunchbox – Waldorf-style quinoa salad

Celery is an unloved vegetable. Avoided by many, tolerated by most, it’s one of those ingredients that always ends up going soft in the fridge after realising the recipe that prompted you to buy it in the first place only uses one stick. Classic. Spag bol? One stick of celery, finely chopped. Slow-cooker stew? One…

Lunchbox – spiced sweet potato and butter bean smash

I have a book called What To Eat by Joanna Blythman. It helps me decide what to eat, funnily enough. If you asked me where I get the inspiration for my recipes, I’d likely give you an answer that involved this book. It’s like an encyclopaedia of all the best ingredients – featuring notes on…

Chicken and root veg traybake with a lemon and parsley marinade

Ah, I see. This recipe leaves only one dish to wash up. I think I’ll find another one with a bit more faff. SAID NO ONE EVER! That’s right my friends, this lemony herby chicken traybake demands minimal washing up (like really very minimal) and I’m gonna do some maths to prove it. Maths Take…