Butternut squash and coconut noodle soup

A hefty bowl of cheap, comforting noodle soup. Perfect for a healthy lunch.

Spiced Parsnip Soup

Okay, so I'm not quite ready to get into the festive spirit yet. Parties are being planned, the John Lewis Christmas ad is on TV and sprouts are cropping up in supermarket sandwiches. But I'M NOT READY YET. I've always waited until after my birthday (6th December, if anyone was wondering...) to celebrate Christmas properly, … Continue reading Spiced Parsnip Soup

Lemon, white chocolate and pistachio shortbread

There's no better excuse for baking than terrible weather. Given the choice, on any rainy day (and there are lots in Wales) I'd batten down the hatches, stick on a 90s rom-com and bake. This time, I decided to take inspiration from an old bake-off episode and reinvent some lemon and white chocolate shortbread. I … Continue reading Lemon, white chocolate and pistachio shortbread

Moroccan inspired sweet potato and chickpea salad

Another weekend, another lunch recipe. I was struggling a bit this week for inspiration, so I decided to use up the growing collection of sweet potatoes in my fridge in this spicy salad recipe. The recipe will probably do around three lunches for the week, but you could add another tin or two of chickpeas … Continue reading Moroccan inspired sweet potato and chickpea salad

Tartiflette and Croûte Savoyarde

It's no secret that when it comes to food, the French do things absolutely right. Bread, potatoes, cream, cheese, garlic - could there be anything better? I hit peak (ha ha...) French food on my recent trip to The Alps over the new year. I learned to ski, used muscles I never knew I had … Continue reading Tartiflette and Croûte Savoyarde

Mushroom and sage tagliatelle with garlic breadcrumbs

It's cold outside. Let's just make a bowl of pasta and be done with it. This recipe is pretty easy and super tasty, you could use cheddar if you don't have parmesan and I can use any mushrooms you like. You don't have to make the breadcrumbs but I really like adding a bit of … Continue reading Mushroom and sage tagliatelle with garlic breadcrumbs

Spicy bean and cheese wraps

Honestly, a decent packed lunch is what gets me through long days of studying. As much as I love a Tesco meal deal, it's a lot cheaper (and nicer) to make your own lunch. This recipe is pretty quick and easy and involves no cooking and very little washing up - yay! If you'd like … Continue reading Spicy bean and cheese wraps

How to make soup

Soup is exactly the kind of thing you need after a long day studying or at work and it's incredibly easy (and cheap) to make. These recipes use simple but tasty combinations of ingredients that you probably already have in your cupboard. No need to make a last minute trek to Tesco is always music … Continue reading How to make soup

Butter bean, squash and tomato salad

I'm a big fan of packed lunches you only have to make once. I'll make a salad like this one on a Sunday night and not have to think about making a packed lunch for the next 5 days - dreamy! There's a nice combination of summer and autumn in this recipe too - fresh … Continue reading Butter bean, squash and tomato salad