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

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Packed Lunch Ideas: Guacamole, Salad Wraps and Cous Cous

I've had a few requests for some simple, tasty packed lunch ideas to take to the library or to work and I've finally got round to creating three recipes that I hope will give you some inspiration.  I rarely pack myself a sandwich for lunch as I usually have toast at breakfast and, as much … Continue reading Packed Lunch Ideas: Guacamole, Salad Wraps and Cous Cous

Butternut Squash and Red Pepper Tart with Feta and Thyme

I've had a butternut squash in my fridge for far too long and was struggling to think of something more interesting than a soup to use it up, so I came up with this tasty tart recipe that will last me a few days of lunches over the next week.  I love the base sauce … Continue reading Butternut Squash and Red Pepper Tart with Feta and Thyme

Thai Butternut Squash Skewers with Coconut Sauce and Rice

It's been ages since I've eaten or cooked thai food so instead of a typical green or red curry I decided to make these squash kebabs. I added a little bit of peanut butter on the squash as it roasted and a squeeze of lime to add some flavour and tie it in to the … Continue reading Thai Butternut Squash Skewers with Coconut Sauce and Rice

Piri Piri Butternut Squash and Sweetcorn Quinoa

I've been really wanting to try using quinoa in a recipe, however the mess and faff has always put me off cooking it, despite the obvious health benefits. According to BBC Good Food, Quinoa is pretty much the perfect ingredient! It has twice the protein content of other grains such as rice or barley as … Continue reading Piri Piri Butternut Squash and Sweetcorn Quinoa

Smokey Butternut Squash Bruschetta

I only used half a baked butternut squash in my last recipe, so this a good way to use up the leftover squash without having to buy too many ingredients. Although bruschetta is usually made using raw tomatoes, I've roasted them with red onions, garlic and olive oil to complement the paprika in the squash. … Continue reading Smokey Butternut Squash Bruschetta

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 also … Continue reading Butternut Squash Pasta Bake with Thyme