Lunchbox – spiced kale and pistachio salad

This recipe came about one evening last week, when all we had left in the fridge by way of greens was a big bunch of cavolo nero. I had no choice but to make the gorgeous green kale the centre piece of my lunch the next day, so I just added some nuts and rice…

Lunchbox – one-pot pasta

One-pot pasta really is as simple as it gets. You can use almost any veggie you want, spice it up with some fresh herbs or chilli and have tomorrow’s work lunch ready in just ten minutes. And only using one pan means only washing one pan. Need I say more? Read more about the Lunchbox…

Red Thai curry with mango and coriander

This recipe is inspired by the most incredible red Thai curry I had while in Cornwall, cooked by a family friend and borrowed from the wonderful Nigella. The addition of the mango was simply inspired, so I was straight back in the kitchen as soon as I got home in order to create my own…

Introducing: Lunchbox!

The one thing I get asked most often is what to eat for lunch when at work. No one wants to spend a fiver everyday on an uninspiring sandwich and a packet of popcorn, but the alternative is to make your own and bring it into work, which can be tricky! So, to help where…

Lunchbox – Moroccan spiced cauliflower cous cous

I’ve battled with cauliflower rice for a while and this is in fact the first time I’ve ever made it or eaten it. I’ve never been able to get my head around eating raw cauliflower with a meal and to be honest, I much prefer brown rice to a veggie imposter. However, I hadn’t considered…

Lunchbox – quinoa summer salad

My last lunchtime recipe, baked sweet potato – three ways, went down so well that I’ve decided to make the lunch time inspo a regular thing. The plan is to create simple vegan recipes using only 4-5 main ingredients and then suggest optional meat and dairy add-ons so everyone’s covered. This recipe is the first…

Lunchbox – baked sweet potato three ways

The one thing my friends and family always ask for is lunch inspiration and I completely get it! Spending £5 (at least) on a salad that’s reasonably uninspiring but the only alternative to a sandwich isn’t exactly an exciting lunch. And yes, healthy food chains are popping up everywhere in London and that’s great, but…

Vegan lentil chilli*

*I served this dish with a dollop of natural yoghurt when styling, as I don’t follow a vegan diet. This is not compulsory and the recipe is otherwise 100% vegan.  I love a big bowl of chunky chilli packed full of spices and topped with fresh coriander. When I was growing up we always had…

Chicory, apple and feta salad with a lemon and honey dressing

I’ve never cooked with chicory before, so when I came across it by chance at the supermarket the other day I picked up a couple of bulbs and took them home to try. I’ve seen restaurants combine the veggie with blue cheese and walnuts, so I used that as my inspiration and developed the recipe…

Sweet potato and chorizo soup

Soup recipes tend to be pretty simple and this one definitely is. By roasting all the veg together you minimise mess and don’t have to worry about constantly checking on a boiling pan. With not a lot of effort at all you’ve got a healthy, filling, delicious lunch that is perfect for taking to work…

Asparagus, pea and rocket risotto

  My boyfriend’s parents went to Florence recently and bought me the ultimate foodie gift… a truffle gift set! It included truffle-infused olive oil, truffle dressing, mushroom and truffle sauce and truffle parmesan cream, the latter of which I used liberally in this recipe. If you can find some, I highly recommend you try it…

Simple sautéed asparagus with a lemon and caper dressing

Asparagus is best served simply. It has such a gorgeous flavour that it needs very little to bring it to life. A glug of oil, a good grind of salt and pepper, a squeeze of lemon and some parmesan shavings are more than enough to impress with this veggie. I’ve suggested a lemon and caper…