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 – 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 – 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…

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…

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…

Harissa lamb flatbreads with hummus and mint raita

These flatbreads are the perfect way to eat up leftover roast lamb. Cooking once and eating twice (or three, or four times) saves money, time and effort and often leads to some inventive and delicious dinners. With this in mind, I’ve started to create two-part recipes, featuring one main ingredient and a few bits and…

What’s in season – Spring

  The latter half of Spring is such a lovely time of year (aside from the hayfever). The evenings are light, the trees are green and my all-time favourite foods come into season. The Easter celebrations bring good food and family, while May offers us warmth, sunshine and the emergence of freckles, all in preparation…

Salsa verde

I LOVE salsa verde. It’s tangy, sharp and packed full of flavour and can be batch-made on a Sunday, ready for the week ahead. I take every opportunity to dollop it on top of my dinner, but it works best with lamb, chicken, white fish, roasted veggies, halloumi and green salads. I even like to…

Roasted broccoli and halloumi salad with a lemon and caper dressing

A woman I work with has an allotment and grows all the best veggies, including purple sprouting broccoli, my favourite food on the planet. Earlier this week we were discussing food, as we often do, and she told me how much she loves to grow her own produce as there’s a real sense of satisfaction…

Charred spring onion and sweet potato salad

I spend most of my Sunday afternoons in the kitchen, recipe testing and prepping my meals for the week ahead. I like to make a whole load of salads to keep in the fridge so I can pick and choose throughout the week and don’t spend a fortune on ready made bits and pieces in London….

Homemade tomato ketchup

Ketchup is my weakness. I don’t put it on everything, but there are some meals I simply can’t have without it (namely chips, pizza crusts and fish finger sandwiches!) But supermarket ketchup is so high in sugar that really it’s a no go for me. Obviously I still have it occasionally, but I wanted to…