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

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

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

Broccoli Pesto

In my books, there is nothing better on a weeknight than a simple, satisfying supper, whipped up in less than half an hour. If you're anything like me, then pasta is always a go-to for dinner, and my broccoli pesto certainly peps pasta up a bit! Now you may be thinking- why ruin a wonderful … Continue reading Broccoli Pesto

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

Kitchen Langport

Continuing my cafe tour of the West Country, today's post is all about Kitchen Langport in sleepy old Somerset. Kitchen is set within a beautiful building by the river, known as The Wharf. The building is surrounded by smart flats on one side and lush green river banks on the other. The space is also … Continue reading Kitchen Langport

Potager Garden Cafe

I enjoy a pasty as much as the next person but I often find myself craving something a little more fresh and interesting on my visits to Cornwall, especially during the summer months. If you're visiting the Penzance area, The Potager Garden and Cafe is a great location for a spot of lunch and a … Continue reading Potager Garden Cafe

Slovenian Jota

I've always been intrigued by Eastern Europe, so when Ingham's asked me to create a recipe inspired by one of their holiday destinations, I thought I'd give one of the more unusual locations a try. Food from Eastern Europe has a reputation for being heavy and meaty, so this jota is a great vegetarian alternative … Continue reading Slovenian Jota