Mushroom and sage tagliatelle with garlic breadcrumbs

It's cold outside. Let's just make a bowl of pasta and be done with it. This recipe is pretty easy and super tasty, you could use cheddar if you don't have parmesan and I can use any mushrooms you like. You don't have to make the breadcrumbs but I really like adding a bit of … Continue reading Mushroom and sage tagliatelle with garlic breadcrumbs

Spicy bean and cheese wraps

Honestly, a decent packed lunch is what gets me through long days of studying. As much as I love a Tesco meal deal, it's a lot cheaper (and nicer) to make your own lunch. This recipe is pretty quick and easy and involves no cooking and very little washing up - yay! If you'd like … Continue reading Spicy bean and cheese wraps

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

Mushroom bolognese

This recipe is a super quick and easy alternative to the usual beefy bolognese. You can use whatever mushrooms you can get your hands on, or you could even use lentils and dried basil for a total storecupboard meal. If you're lacking ideas I've also added some extra recipes at the end for some bolognese-y … Continue reading Mushroom bolognese

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

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

Clementine Drizzle Cake

Clementines really are at their best at this time of year. This is exactly why I couldn't bring myself to throw away some slightly squishy little fruits in our fruit bowl that hadn't quite made the mark. Instead of going in the bin, they've been repurposed in the form of this tasty clementine cake with … Continue reading Clementine Drizzle Cake

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

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 meaty … Continue reading Za’atar stuffed tomatoes with minty yoghurt

Rosewater Lemonade

In a last ditch attempt at creating summer in my kitchen, I decided to throw together this floral, fizzy concoction, and it actually turned out quite well. All prompted by my absolute bargain find in the world food isle of my local Morrisons (shout out to Stoke Newington branch) of two bottles of gorgeous rosewater … Continue reading Rosewater Lemonade