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…

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…

Chicken and root veg traybake with a lemon and parsley marinade

Ah, I see. This recipe leaves only one dish to wash up. I think I’ll find another one with a bit more faff. SAID NO ONE EVER! That’s right my friends, this lemony herby chicken traybake demands minimal washing up (like really very minimal) and I’m gonna do some maths to prove it. Maths Take…

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…

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…

Lunchbox – one-pot greenoa bowl

So last week I introduced you all to greenoa.™ It’s a delightful mix of greens and quinoa and you can witness the history-in-the-making creativity BRAINWAVE for yourself just here.   However, last week I served it with lemony buttery chicken and some pan-fried spring onions and while it was DELICIOUS, it’s not vegan. And the…

Lunchbox – easy, no prep, Artichoke soup

Okie dokie artichokie. Let’s make some soup. I hardly ever eat artichokes, but that’s not because I don’t like them. In fact, artichokes on pizza (alongside olives and rocket) is heaven on a crust if you ask me! Instead, what puts me off is the ridiculously extensive prep. Or as I like to call it:…