Lunchbox – 6 ingredient, single-serve curry

I rarely cook for one. The only time I do is when it’s pizza Fridays (if you’re sharing a pizza you’re doing it wrong) or if I’m doing some super speedy pasta for dinner. But Sam, you cook for yourself all the time! What do you mean you don’t cook for one? Well dear reader,…

Mushroom and aubergine not-meatballs

I was so excited when I was experimenting with these! Every step just got better and better until finally it got to the eating stage, at which point… …well, I won’t ruin the ending. Let’s hear the story first shall we? First up I fried the mushrooms and aubergine, adding smoked paprika and cumin for…

Lunchbox – coconut rice and kidney bean bowl

Fluffy, pillowy, coconutty rice is my new favourite thing. It’s so much better than bog standard rice because it’s so fragrant and light and scrummy and you should seize any rice-making opportunity you get from here on out and turn it into coconutty rice, okay? Okay. Another thing I’m loving about this lunchbox set up…

Roasted butternut squash, red pepper and lentil salad

The One With All The Thanksgivings Remember in Friends when Joey gets a turkey stuck on his head and tries to deflect his embarrassment onto Ross? It goes like this: Chandler: ‘Hahaha you did look like an idiot’ Joey: ‘Yeah well I wasn’t the only one that looked stupid. Remember when Ross tried to say…

6 ingredient butternut squash curry

Yes yes yes this is a good one. You know when you want something packed full of flavour that’s warm and filling and so delicious that you spend all morning at your desk thinking about it? Something with a big fat helping of veggies so you feel great about yourself as you eat it but…

Lunchbox – chipotle butterbean falafels

I’ve developed a small [MAJOR] obsession with chipotle sauce and I can’t stop using it. It’s in my mayo. It’s in my yoghurt. It’s on my eggs. And now, it’s in my FALAFEL. Life with chipotle sauce is so extremely delicious. Thanks to a little bottle of KANKUN (that’s the brand I use, simply because the…

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…