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 – 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 – spicy peanut noodle salad

There has recently been a nut ban at work. A new starter is severely allergic and so last Friday, we all received an email urging us to bag up our nuts (not a euphemism) and remove them from the premises. It was a sad day for us all. That being said, the health and wellbeing…

Chicken, aubergine and red pepper pasta bake

Oh hey friends and welcome to the BEST RECIPE I’VE EVER SHARED! I really mean it, it’s delicious. You absolutely want to bookmark this one and make it every day for the rest of your life. Like me. But before we get to it, there are a few things I want to talk about: Firstly…

Zesty lemon chicken with quinoa and greens

Hey, it’s me again. And today I bring you zesty, lemony, buttery chicken with a big fat helping of greens and quinoa. Or GREENOA! (how has this only just come to me!?) I first had greenoa™ about a month or so ago when cooking at my boyfriend’s flat, only without the creative title. That spark…

5 ingredient creamy cauliflower sauce

I love a good creamy sauce.   Mac and cheese? Umm, yes! Béchamel? Mmmhhmm! Creamy mustard pasta with a dollop of parmesan? Yep, you can spoon feed the stuff straight into my mouth please and thank you!     However, I could sometimes do with a helping of blissful ignorance when the recipe calls for…

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…