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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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

Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Orzo Pasta with Feta

Sometimes there's nothing better than a big bowl of pasta after a long day. As a student, however, eating pasta and tomato sauce day after day can get a little bit dull. Orzo pasta is great for making a more interesting, but comfortingly familiar, dinner. Its a little bit like risotto rice ( orzo means … Continue reading Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Orzo Pasta with Feta

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

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

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 using … Continue reading Simple Mediterranean Spaghetti

Tikka Chickpea and Spinach Pittas with Quinoa

I've never really used a ready made curry paste before, but I saw these when I was working and thought I would give it a go! The mini pittas I've used are really sweet and perfect for this sort of meal/snack, but if you can't find them then just cut large pitta breads in half. … Continue reading Tikka Chickpea and Spinach Pittas with Quinoa