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!…

Savoury butternut squash muffins

I love a savoury muffin. They’re such a great way to get some added veggies and herbs into your diet and are perfect for early mornings on the go! I often grab one on my way out the door with the intention of eating it once I get to my desk – more often than…

Lunchbox – griddled aubergine and cherry tomato salad

It’s autumn, and autumn means aubergine! These griddled aubergine slices are so easy to do and can be spiced with whatever you fancy. Just drizzle with olive oil and top with your chosen spice, griddle for a couple of minutes each side hey presto – you’ve got a velvety, smokey, scrummy aubergine salad. Perfect for…

Plum and almond tart

Who doesn’t love a seasonal fruit tart? Perfect for the transition between summer and autumn, this tart features gorgeous fresh, sweet plums and a light, crumbly pastry that’s super easy to make. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, this recipe is also dairy free and refined sugar free making it a…

Summer apple and berry porridge

It doesn’t have to be winter to eat porridge. Granted it’s not what you want when it’s 30 degrees outside, but in the English summer, it’s perfectly okay! In my final year at uni, my housemate and I would meet in the kitchen every morning to cook and eat our porridge together before we went…

Gooseberry cake with coconut cream and compote

My dad LOVES gooseberries – he reckons they’re his favourite fruit – so when Amanda (the wonderful lady I work with who delivers fresh goodies from her allotment to my desk) handed me a huge bag of home-grown gooseberries, I knew exactly what I was going to do with them: make a cake of course!…

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…

Rosemary roast lamb with asparagus, parsnips and salsa verde

In my opinion, roast lamb makes the best Sunday lunch. The meat is so flavoursome and is paired with the best condiment… mint sauce! Growing up we rarely had Sunday roasts as my mum was the only one in the family that could cook, so 3 meals a day, every day for 4 people was pretty…