Spaghetti Frittata

This is a meal using leftover spaghetti. I’m a little bit obsessed with using leftovers at the moment, as it feels like cheating – you get a solid meal, without putting the effort in. The first couple of times I made this spaghetti frittata it felt much too heavy on the carbs. But thanks to…

Panzanella salad

This is a super quick take on an Italian classic – based on fresh tomatoes and leftover bread. You can think of it as a deconstructed tomato and mozzarella sandwich, but it tastes much better than that sounds. Try it – I’m sure it’ll soon be your go-to meal of the summer. Make in 5…

Roasted pepper & black bean nachos

This meal may well look indulgent, but it does include at least 3 portions of vegetables – so surely that counteracts the crisps and cheese! Either way, it makes a brilliant quick and easy meal. Make in 35 minutes (5 minutes prep time, 30 minutes oven time) – serves 1 – contains 3 of your…

Tuna pizza bagel

Everybody loves pizza, and this is like normal pizza but even easier and quicker – perfect for a super swift lunch. These take me back to the amazing G&Ds cafes in Oxford, who serve a brilliant variety morning, noon and night. Make in 5 minutes – serves 1 – 1 of your 5 a day…

Slow cooker chicken cacciatore with orzo

This is an easy, but indulgent, one-pot slow cooker meal. There’s no need to make anything else to go with it, as the pasta cooks right there with it. You might want to pour yourself a glass of wine though… Make in 4 hours 20 minutes (20 minutes prep, 4 hours cooking) – Serves 4-6…

Paneer naan pizza

This is a super quick recipe, but if you want to give the paneer a bigger hit of flavour you could always leave it marinading for a couple of hours or even over night. Make in 15 minutes – Serves 1 – 2 of your 5 a day – Vegetarian Ingredients 50g paneer cheese, chopped…

Tortellini, pesto and asparagus soup

If you’re always buying fresh tortellini from the shop, but don’t know what the heck to do with it – then this recipe is for you. Just pop it in a really easy soup! No chopping required. Make in 5 minutes – Serves 1 – 2 of your 5 a day – vegetarian Ingredients 200ml…

Stuffed sweet potatoes

This is a super easy lunch (or dinner) recipe –  a perfect alternative to that boring sandwich or dry toast. It requires such little effort, just pop the sweet potatoes in the oven for a bit, then add the topping before devouring swiftly. Make in 50 minutes (with a 45 minute break) – Serves 1…

Seafood and asparagus stir fry

This is a bit of a indulgent meal. It might be super quick but it’s definitely not super cheap, as it’s full of gorgeous fresh ingredients – prawns, scallops, asparagus and tenderstem broccoli. But if you’re happy to push your food budget a little, this is an amazing quick mealtime treat. The intense flavours of…

Sheet pan vegetable fajitas

This is a firm favourite in my house – it’s such a go-to easy meal, which we probably dish up once a week. It’s by no means an authentic Mexican recipe, so there are no blending of multiple spices to get just the right flavour. You just bung in one spice and you’re done. It’s…