Hearty Tomato and Lentil Soup

This soup is full of goodness and is great to keep portioned up in the freezer or fridge for lunches throughout a busy week.  I haven’t blended this soup because I like the texture of the lentils and tomatoes, it feels so much more nutritious when you can taste all the components of a meal. Continue reading “Hearty Tomato and Lentil Soup”

Quinoa Stir Fry with Honey Sesame Cashews

I don’t often cook from Asian inspirations but I’ve been reading about quinoa stir fries in foodie magazines this month and thought I’d give one a go myself.  It’s actually turned out to be really tasty (as taste tested by my scrounging housemates) and I’ll definitely be making this dish again.  I love the thinlyContinue reading “Quinoa Stir Fry with Honey Sesame Cashews”

Crispy Potato Rosti with Squashed Balsamic Tomatoes and Spinach

I love a good potato rosti, and I really love the combination of potato, sweet onions and rosemary in these ones.  Served with balsamic-y tomatoes and spinach, this makes a perfect light dinner or lunch.  You could always add more veg or some stuffed courgettes or peppers to make a bigger meal out of this,Continue reading “Crispy Potato Rosti with Squashed Balsamic Tomatoes and Spinach”

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 muchContinue 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 sauceContinue reading “Butternut Squash and Red Pepper Tart with Feta and Thyme”

Food Spot: Honey and Co

I’ve been so excited to go to Honey and Co since I got the recipe book for Christmas and today I finally got to visit.  When we arrived I was surprised by how small the space was and how many people they had managed to squeeze in!  Despite being a weekday, the restaurant was busyContinue reading “Food Spot: Honey and Co”

Herby Orzo Pasta Salad with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

I’ve been really enjoying using orzo pasta recently, it’s a bit different to the standard pasta and pesto but not quite as rich as a risotto.  It’s satisfying but light which makes it perfect for a pasta salad.  This one is great for taking to uni, simple to make and has interesting textures which makesContinue reading “Herby Orzo Pasta Salad with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds”

Simple Mediterranean Spaghetti

I’ve been loving this spaghetti recently, with looming essay deadlines and a tonne of reading to do this simple dish has been amazing at keeping me full.  It’s so delicious and I honestly can’t stop eating it.  You can use whatever pasta you like, I’ve even had this as a kind of tomato risotto usingContinue reading “Simple Mediterranean Spaghetti”

Roasted Sweet Pepper, French Bean and Garlic with Honey and Lemon Dressing

Happy New Year! The start of a new year requires new recipes and I hope this tasty dish is the first of many.  You also may notice that my blog looks a little different to the last time I posted and I hope you like the new theme as much as I do. You canContinue reading “Roasted Sweet Pepper, French Bean and Garlic with Honey and Lemon Dressing”

Food Spot: Vanilla Black Kennington

I pass this little place, barely a month old, almost daily on my bus route to and from lectures and I’ve wanted to make a visit for a while now.  Vanilla Black, no connection with the famous vegetarian restaurant, is set on Windmill row, a set of a few gorgeous multi coloured shops, cafes andContinue reading “Food Spot: Vanilla Black Kennington”