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

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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

Mushroom bolognese

This recipe is a super quick and easy alternative to the usual beefy bolognese. You can use whatever mushrooms you can get your hands on, or you could even use lentils and dried basil for a total storecupboard meal. If you're lacking ideas I've also added some extra recipes at the end for some bolognese-y … Continue reading Mushroom bolognese

Sunshine pasta: Tomato, ricotta and basil macaroni

My sunshine pasta is exactly the kind of thing I like to cook, midweek, when there's still some sun lingering on from the day, but it's getting a bit nippy outside. The sweet tomatoes complement the creamy ricotta and little bites of basil very nicely too. It's safe to say I think I've found my … Continue reading Sunshine pasta: Tomato, ricotta and basil macaroni

Spaghetti with cavolo nero, chestnuts and ricotta

This is the kind of dinner you can knock up in about 15 minutes - it's really easy and, most importantly, delicious. It's also a nice way to eat more greens - which can prove difficult when it's cold and all you want to eat is potatoes! I love the ricotta in this recipe, but … Continue reading Spaghetti with cavolo nero, chestnuts and ricotta

Clementine Drizzle Cake

Clementines really are at their best at this time of year. This is exactly why I couldn't bring myself to throw away some slightly squishy little fruits in our fruit bowl that hadn't quite made the mark. Instead of going in the bin, they've been repurposed in the form of this tasty clementine cake with … Continue reading Clementine Drizzle Cake

Lemon, honey and thyme polenta cake

This recipe is loosely based on Jamie Oliver's five ingredient orange and polenta cake from his new TV show, Jamie's Quick and Easy Food. I've been trialling a few recipes from the current series and I've so far found them to be really quite good. I've adapted this one to include lemon and thyme instead … Continue reading Lemon, honey and thyme polenta cake