Parsley and Harissa Puy Lentil Bowl

I was looking for something really quick and easy to make for lunch a few days ago, and I decided to give microwavable puy lentils a try. The ones I’ve used are in a pouch, and can be microwaved or pan fried for two minutes, so are really convenient compared to dried lentils. Although puyContinue reading “Parsley and Harissa Puy Lentil Bowl”

Lemony Pesto Pasta with Roasted Veg and Feta

I felt like making something a little more spring-like this week, so I’ve tried to include more fresh flavours with my winter favourites. It’s still not quite warm enough yet to let go of roasted veg and comforting pasta dishes, but I love using lemon and feta alongside these more seasonal ingredients for a perfectContinue reading “Lemony Pesto Pasta with Roasted Veg and Feta”

Butternut Squash Pasta Bake with Thyme

This one isn’t the healthiest of meals, but it’s full of delicious slow baked butternut squash so you’ll be able to taste some goodness amongst all the gooey cheese. I really like this dish as a substitute for a vegetable lasagne, which is time consuming and difficult to cook for just one person. This alsoContinue reading “Butternut Squash Pasta Bake with Thyme”

Sweetcorn Fritters with Avocado Dip

Making any kind of fritter/burger is a really good way to get veg into your system without just having it as a side dish. These little cakes are really tasty and good for you, as well as being easy to make for a light lunch. For this recipe to work, you’ll need to have someContinue reading “Sweetcorn Fritters with Avocado Dip”

Quick Red Pepper Fajitas with Salsa

Fajitas should be in everyone’s collection of recipes, they’re real crowd pleasers and are quick and easy to make at short notice. I love cooking these for my family as they’re a particular favourite of my brother, and although he (and alot of you!) may prefer to use chicken, I’ve used red pepper and redContinue reading “Quick Red Pepper Fajitas with Salsa”

Spicy Carrot and Red Lentil Soup

Making soup is a great way to use up any extra vegetables (the carrots are from the tagine I made in my last post) as well as delicious and cheap. It’s been freezing cold recently so I’ve been itching to make a good, hearty soup to look forward to after lectures! I’ve made this oneContinue reading “Spicy Carrot and Red Lentil Soup”

Chickpea and Carrot Tagine with Orange Rice

When the weather is cold and miserable in London, sometimes there’s nothing better than a hot, spicy stew to warm everything up. This one is inspired by Moroccan tagines, using a sweet and spicy tomato sauce and filling chickpeas and carrots, served with a fresh, orange rice. This recipe does take a little longer toContinue reading “Chickpea and Carrot Tagine with Orange Rice”

Really easy noodles

Sometimes, that noodle craving just hits and you need something easy and quick to satisfy your hunger. This recipe uses dry noodle nests instead of fresh, which although means using more than one pan, is cheaper than the fresh packets you can buy and they last longer too! I also really love topping my noodlesContinue reading “Really easy noodles”

Lazy morning breakfast

When I’m not power walking across Waterloo Bridge, toast in hand, I love to make a bit of an effort with my breakfast. Often, the kind of morning where I have time to make something nice breakfast turns into a sort of brunch, but by the time I’ve managed to drag myself out of bedContinue reading “Lazy morning breakfast”