Halloumi and herby pesto open sandwich

The news that I, like many others, will be working from home at least until January, has made me very happy. This is largely to the fact that I can make my lunches in my own kitchen. No more waiting to use the microwave in my office’s teeny tiny kitchen, no more suspicious salmon waftContinue reading “Halloumi and herby pesto open sandwich”

Tomatoes, capers and feta on toast

I’ve never been a salad person, so when the weather gets sweltering it can be hard to find a summer lunch that isn’t just a concoction of leaves, grains and dressings (as lovely as that sounds). So naturally, I often resort to *things on toast*, and this is my new favourite. It’s in part inspiredContinue reading “Tomatoes, capers and feta on toast”

Za’atar stuffed tomatoes with minty yoghurt

It’s amazing what you can make with the ingredients at the back of your fridge. I bought these tomatoes for a curry and I didn’t just want to make a standard pasta sauce with them- and then these stuffed tomatoes were born! I love the savouriness of these plump parcels, the filling is almost meatyContinue reading “Za’atar stuffed tomatoes with minty yoghurt”

Ratatouille

It’s March! Spring is finally starting to arrive, and with it the return of delicious courgettes to the supermarket shelves. This simple ratatouille makes the most of this summery veg, and only takes half an hour. Its a perfect simple supper, you can use whatever leftover veg you have in the fridge, if you like,Continue reading “Ratatouille”

Vegetable Goulash

One-pot casserole dishes are one of my favourite things to cook on a busy weeknight. They are easy to make, don’t use too many bits of kitchen equipment and are lovely and warming for chilly January nights. If you know me well, you may have noticed I have included MUSHROOMS in this recipe, which isContinue reading “Vegetable Goulash”

Simple Lentil Bolognese

I’ve been really enjoying cooking my lentil bolognese this week, bolognese sauce in general reminds me of home and has become a much needed comfort food for me recently.  Lentils also have a really meaty texture and take on plenty of flavour when cooked, making them the perfect candidate for a bolognese in place ofContinue reading “Simple Lentil Bolognese”

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”

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”

Tomato, Thyme and Mozzerella Rotolo

This recipe is inspired by one of the first Jamie Oliver recipes I cooked, and it’s a really great crowd pleaser. I love the taste of sweet tomato and woody thyme, I’ve also used balsamic vinegar to cut through the flavoursome filling. Mozzerella is the perfect melting cheese, and this dish only being in theContinue reading “Tomato, Thyme and Mozzerella Rotolo”

Patatas Bravas

Last summer I went to Barcelona with a group of my closest friends and I really enjoyed my time there, especially the food! Something I loved time and time again (mostly because it was often one of the few vegetarian options on a tapas menu) was patatas bravas, so I’ve recreated the dish at home.Continue reading “Patatas Bravas”