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

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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

Summer Risotto

It may be raining heavily outside right now, but hopefully this summer risotto recipe will bring some sunshine into your kitchen. A perfect mixture of comforting cheesiness and fresh green veg and lemon, a summer risotto is perfect for this time of year when the weather can be a bit dodgy, and you'd like a … Continue reading Summer Risotto

Lemon, Basil and Courgette Tagliatelle

This recipe is really quick and easy, perfect for a midweek dinner. I love the courgette and lemon combination, although you may have trouble getting the courgettes needed for this recipe due to the Spanish vegetable crisis! This is also a really easy recipe to make for one, a whole courgette seems like a lot … Continue reading Lemon, Basil and Courgette Tagliatelle

Energising Breakfast Ideas

For some people, breakfast can be just another morning chore.  There is nothing more deflating than a bland bowl of cereal in the morning so, for me, the key is to make breakfast something you'll actually look forward to eating.  Personally I can't function properly (especially when I'm in classes) when I havn't at least … Continue reading Energising Breakfast Ideas

Sweet Potato Kofte with Lemon, Basil and Red Pepper Quinoa

I came up with this recipe in a moment of inspiration in bed this morning, I've been trying to use up my hoard of sweet potatoes for ages! This is a really delicious way to do that, loosely based on Jamie Oliver's lamb kofte in flavour. I used honey and crushed sunflower seeds for texture … Continue reading Sweet Potato Kofte with Lemon, Basil and Red Pepper Quinoa

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 puy … Continue reading Parsley and Harissa Puy Lentil Bowl