Roasted vegetable & falafel bake

I love falafel, but I find the ones you buy in supermarket really dry. So while I don’t have time to make my own I’ve found a way to liven up the shop-brought stuff. It’s a really easy, hands-off recipe that you can pop in the oven to cook while you work. It’s perfect if…

Slow cooker bacon & sweetcorn chowder

This is one of my favourite recipes at the moment, luckily kids love it too! It’s super easy to pop in the slow cooker and let it cook while you work. It releases lots of lovely bacony smells over the day… before providing you with a warming, wintery dinner. This isn’t quite a dump-and-go type…

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…

Tomato spaghetti

This is by far my favourite way to eat leftover spaghetti at the moment. It’s so quick and simple – admittedly so simple that it doesn’t even really need a recipe, but I wanted to add it to the site for inspiration. The fresh tomato and parsley give it such amazing flavour that it’s hard…

Baked eggs

This is a great, hands-off way to cook eggs. Plus the tiny bit of cream makes it feel really indulgent. This is adapted from a recipe in the brilliant Eggs book by Michael Roux – if you love eggs, then do pick up a copy. We used to keep chickens, so soon ran out of…

Sweetcorn & black bean quesadilla

These quesadilla are super quick and easy to make – plus they contain three of your 5 day, so you can’t go wrong! Make in 10 minutes Serves 1 3 of your 5 a day Vegetarian Ingredients 100g black beans 80g sweetcorn 5 cherry tomatoes, sliced 40g Cheddar cheese, grated 1 tbsp chopped coriander 2…

Peas on toast

Yep, peas on toast. It’s just peas on some toast, but it’s so good and so easy. And using frozen peas means you don’t have to have much in the fridge for this to work. You could play around with it and add some fancy cheese (goats, feta, blue?), or a pinch of chilli, or…

Best work-from-home lunches

Are you always resorting to dry toast for lunch when you work from home? Or a bit of cheese from the back of the fridge? You’re not alone. A lot of freelancers or people who work from home find it hard to prioritize cooking when there’s work to be done. But, all is not lost….

Salt & pepper roasted chickpeas

I’m a bit of a crisp fiend – if there’s a packet in the house, I just can’t help myself. And that’s pretty dangerous when you work from home! So, on my quest for an alternative I’ve discovered crunchy roasted chickpeas. They are really easy to make and equally addictive – but luckily, significantly more…