Red Thai curry with mango and coriander

This recipe is inspired by the most incredible red Thai curry I had while in Cornwall, cooked by a family friend and borrowed from the wonderful Nigella. The addition of the mango was simply inspired, so I was straight back in the kitchen as soon as I got home in order to create my own…

Introducing: Lunchbox!

The one thing I get asked most often is what to eat for lunch when at work. No one wants to spend a fiver everyday on an uninspiring sandwich and a packet of popcorn, but the alternative is to make your own and bring it into work, which can be tricky! So, to help where…

Lunchbox – Moroccan spiced cauliflower cous cous

I’ve battled with cauliflower rice for a while and this is in fact the first time I’ve ever made it or eaten it. I’ve never been able to get my head around eating raw cauliflower with a meal and to be honest, I much prefer brown rice to a veggie imposter. However, I hadn’t considered…

Sirloin steak with mustard parsnip mash

This mustard mash is a game changer. I was in the kitchen recently with my boyfriend, showing him how to cook a few healthy, wholesome alternatives to pasta and we were whipping up the parsnip mash to serve alongside a beef stew. He saw some mustard on the table from a previous recipe and suggested…

Lunchbox – quinoa summer salad

My last lunchtime recipe, baked sweet potato – three ways, went down so well that I’ve decided to make the lunch time inspo a regular thing. The plan is to create simple vegan recipes using only 4-5 main ingredients and then suggest optional meat and dairy add-ons so everyone’s covered. This recipe is the first…

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…

Lunchbox – baked sweet potato three ways

The one thing my friends and family always ask for is lunch inspiration and I completely get it! Spending £5 (at least) on a salad that’s reasonably uninspiring but the only alternative to a sandwich isn’t exactly an exciting lunch. And yes, healthy food chains are popping up everywhere in London and that’s great, but…

Vegan lentil chilli*

*I served this dish with a dollop of natural yoghurt when styling, as I don’t follow a vegan diet. This is not compulsory and the recipe is otherwise 100% vegan.  I love a big bowl of chunky chilli packed full of spices and topped with fresh coriander. When I was growing up we always had…

Spinach and courgette breakfast loaf

Breakfast is often eaten in a hurry as we rush out the door to work. People are always saying to me they find it hard to eat healthily at breakfast as they only have time for a slice of toast or a bowl of cereal, often wolfed down quickly and while doing other things. This…

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!…

Chicory, apple and feta salad with a lemon and honey dressing

I’ve never cooked with chicory before, so when I came across it by chance at the supermarket the other day I picked up a couple of bulbs and took them home to try. I’ve seen restaurants combine the veggie with blue cheese and walnuts, so I used that as my inspiration and developed the recipe…

Sweet potato and chorizo soup

Soup recipes tend to be pretty simple and this one definitely is. By roasting all the veg together you minimise mess and don’t have to worry about constantly checking on a boiling pan. With not a lot of effort at all you’ve got a healthy, filling, delicious lunch that is perfect for taking to work…