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…

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…

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…

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…