Salmon noodle salad

Whenever I’m tempted to just grab an instant noodle pot to take to my desk, I seek out these ingredients in my cupboard and freezer – it’s almost as quick, and so much healthier. Make in 5 minutes Serves 1 – gluten-free – dairy-free Ingredients 50g instant rice noodles (I use MAMA Instant Rice Vermcelli…

Build-your-own coconut noodle soup

This is a really quick and very versatile recipe. Use what you’ve got to build your own noodle soup. Make the soup base as shown in the recipe below – you can vary the curry paste, using green thai, yellow thai, or Tom Yum paste. Then add in your toppings – cooked chicken, prawns, fish…

Mushrooms, chestnuts and bacon on toast

I absolutely love chestnuts – they are one of my favourite things about the Christmas season. I couldn’t resist trying them in some easy work at home lunches this week. This was one of my favourites, plus it’s super quick so perfect if you’re freelancing at home and totally snowed under (like me!) Make in…

Baked egg & bacon bagel

I’ve coveted an egg in a bagel for quite a while now, thanks to Pinterest. I finally got round to trying one for brunch… and after a couple of attempts I succeeded. It was totally worth the wait, and so easy when you know how! I’ve given you the hands-off oven-based method here, but check…

Pappardelle with spinach, olives and artichokes

This is a super simple pasta dish using lasanga sheets. Yep, you heard that right. It’s perfect for when you don’t have any ‘normal’ pasta in the cupboard. Those sheets lurking at the back are just as good and make brilliant pappardelle (broad, fat ribbons). I’ve gone with spinach, olives, artichokes and sundried tomatoes to…

Greek orzo salad

Spring is finally here, and even though I absolutely love the sunshine sometimes it’s not very compatable with working at my laptop. I often sit at my desk with the curtains drawns to keep out the glare. This lunch helps to bring some summer back into my working day, even if I can’t leave my…

Cheat’s sushi bowl

I recently discovered the delights of a sushi bowl – all the flavour and goodness of sushi but without the bother of delicately wrapping up maki… which I actually do love doing, but not in the middle of the day when I’ve got deadlines! This is my own take on a sushi bowl – no…

Homemade instant noodle soup

This colourful, Pinterest-worthy lunch is much more satisfying than shop-brought instant pot noodles, as well as being better for you too. You can make it ahead of time and just pour in hot water when you’re ready to eat! Make in 10 minutes Serves 1 3 of your 5 a day Vegan (but check the…

Pea and avocado spread

This super easy brunch recipe is taken from Sarah Philpott’s beautiful new book – The Occassional Vegan. This pea and avocado spread, also known as God’s butter, tastes amazing! There’s a sweetness of ginger, a kick of chilli and a hint of lime. It’s a perfect treat when you’re working from home, as it’s so…

Easy tomato spaghetti

This is by far my favourite way to eat leftover spaghetti at the moment. It’s so quick and simple – admittedly so much so that it hardly needs a recipe, but I wanted to add it to the site for inspiration. The fresh tomato and parsley give it such an amazing flavour that it’s hard…