Lunchbox – Greek inspired pasta bowl

One of my favourite things to do in summer is wander out into my garden and sit at the table on the patio with a plate of food in my hand and munch away on something delicious, feeling super smug and probably thinking something along the lines of: “I’m so glad I didn’t spend several…

Pesto, greens and mozzarella puff pastry tart

Remember that time we made lunchbox puff pastry tarts with only half a roll of pre-made pastry? Maybe you were all ‘woah, hey, ho what do I do with the other half!?’ and so you just made the same again (which let’s face it isn’t a bad thing because it means you have more puff…

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…

Kale and chorizo hash – A.K.A the ‘anything goes’ brunch

Guys, I think I’ve done it. I’ve created the ultimate brunch recipe. All the yummiest veggies, pan-fried with some herbs and smoky chorizo, lathered onto a slice of freshly baked bread and topped with an egg (or two). Post-Friday night, lazy Sunday or serving up brunch to your buddies; this recipe just ticks all the…

My current fitness goals and where to find the freebies!

So I’ve been wanting to talk about fitness for a while and have had ‘My Current Fitness Routine’ written in my blog book as a potential title for ages. Problem is that implies I have a regular routine that I stick to, which, ha, I don’t! Instead, I’m one of those people who exercises 4…

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…

5 things I learnt from my radio interview

That’s right people, I was on the radio! (Not quite Radio 1, obviously, but still a big deal). On the Tuesday just gone, I joined the lovely Claire Wolf at Pulse Hospital Radio on her show, Groove with Me. We popped our headphones on and chatted away about food, health, and general wellbeing, as well…

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…

April Highlights: running, food and some big news!

Hi, hello, it’s been a while! I hope you’re well. So I’m trying out this new thing where I sit down and talk about the month just gone. Totally original I know (absolutely definitely copied from all the bloggers) but a great way to catch up and spread the love for life in general. So,…

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…