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…

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…

3 ingredient banana breakfast bars

This recipe should be scribbled on a post-it note and slapped on the fridge. That way whenever you need a quick snack, or breakfast, or healthy treat with your tea break you can glance at the fridge and thank yourself for the forward thinking. Seriously you’re gonna want to see it every day for the…

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 – spiced sweet potato and butter bean smash

I have a book called What To Eat by Joanna Blythman. It helps me decide what to eat, funnily enough. If you asked me where I get the inspiration for my recipes, I’d likely give you an answer that involved this book. It’s like an encyclopaedia of all the best ingredients – featuring notes on…

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…

Lunchbox – chipotle black bean wrap with simple slaw

There’s a food chain in London called Leon. And it’s delicious. From the morning coffee, to the Moroccan meatballs hot box, Leon is the place to be for a quick brekkie or a working lunch in the city. Their ‘naturally fast food’ is exactly that and they’ve recently teamed up with a gut health guru…

Oaty, nutty, pecan apple crumble with silky cashew nut cream

Who doesn’t love a hearty bowl of apple crumble post Sunday lunch? Or post Tuesday dinner. Or, right now..? Okay, crumble bowl in one hand, laptop-typing in the other. Let’s continue. THE CRUMBLE The best thing about this crumble recipe is not how gorgeously satisfying it is with a dollop of smooth cashew cream, nor…

Lunchbox – roasted garlic and cauliflower soup – ft. dukkah

I’m well aware I’ve been sharing a lot of soup recipes recently. But let me tell you why: They’re super easy to make They’re warming and satisfying, especially when it’s really extremely very cold They’re fab for freezing – I’m all about the batch-make meals They’re easy to take into work – cue super cool…

Sweet potato and courgette curry (and asking strangers to open jars..!)

Sweet potato and courgette curry. Made with onions, garlic, spices, veggies, stock, coconut milk, salt. Simmer and bubble and serve with brown rice. Yada yada yada. The recipe is not what’s important today. *Whaaaat?* See that pickled red onion in that picture down there? That non-essential ingredient that’s for photography purposes only and doesn’t affect the…