Salmon noodle salad

Whenever I’m tempted to just grab a 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…

Great desk snack ideas

How often do you find yourself reaching for the cake on a busy afternoon at your desk? If you work from home, try these healthy snacks – they are easy to make and will help you to avoid those food-related work slumps. Make them ahead and power through those deadlines! No fancy ingredients needed for…

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…

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…

Oven-baked veggie breakfast

Fancy a sneaky fry up when working from home, but just don’t have the time? No problem – just pop it in the oven. It’s less much less bother and quite a bit healthier. It makes a perfect easy breakfast or brunch treat. This is a pretty straightforward vegetarian version. I tend to use this…

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…