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…

Lunchbox – griddled aubergine and red pepper sourdough sarnie

A sarnie for lunch. Revolutionary I know! We’re all very busy people doing very important grown-up things and have little time for the ‘boring’ things in life, like taking the bins out, doing the washing up, and being sensible. Problem is, cooking and preparing healthy recipes often falls into this same category (sad face) as…

Lunchbox – warming red lentil and kale soup

Question*: tell me what you think about me. *Not a question, but when it’s Beyoncé you let it go, right?   A little while ago I invited you all to tell me what you thought of my blog. I asked if there was anything you wanted to see more of; anything you wanted to see…

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…

Lunchbox – life changing leek and potato salad

Today is not your average day. Oh no! Today is the day a potato changed lives.   Before we get to the story, let’s first take a moment to appreciate the humble spud. A sturdy and versatile staple, these bad boys can be baked, boiled, roasted, röstied, smashed, mashed, hassle-backed, or dauphinoised; not to mention…

Lunchbox – Pinterest and Disney inspired ratatouille

This recipe came about because of a picture I saw on Pinterest. It was a spiral of gorgeous veggies, cut into slices, one after the other and reminded me of the adorable Disney film in which a rat becomes a top chef in a traditional and highly respected French restaurant (has there ever been a…

Butternut squash and chorizo stew

It’s definitely starting to feel like autumn. The days are getting shorter and the evenings are getting colder, so what better way to warm yourself up than with this gorgeous butternut squash and chorizo stew. From start to finish, this recipe takes around an hour to make, but it’s super easy and can be left…

Lunchbox – honey roasted carrot and lentil salad

Sweet, sticky, cumin spiced carrots with a healthy handful of lentils and rocket. Super quick, super easy and beautifully autumnal – I reckon this is the best lunchbox yet. Feel free to add an extra handful of herbs and spices, or a little stock to the lentils for some added flavour. Whatever you fancy really!…