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…

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…

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…

Spaghetti Puttanesca

This is a super swift recipe – at just 15 minutes. If you’re using leftover or fresh spaghetti, you can get it down 10 minutes, including chopping! This is a perfect meal to grab if you’re short on time but are after something super tasty. The anchovies, olives and capers give this a pretty strong…

Chicken and chorizo traybake

This is a super easy, hands-off sort of meal. Especially as there’s no worrying about adding herbs or other flavours, as it all comes from the chorizo and chicken while it’s cooking. In fact, I find it a little hard to concentrate as the smell of the chorizo wafts up to my office… Make in…

Chicken and chorizo sheet pan

This is a super easy, hands-off meal. Especially as there’s no worrying about adding herbs or spices, as all the umami flavour comes from the chorizo and chicken while it’s cooking. This recipe gives you two half an hour chunks of time to get back to work while it cooks – if you can concentrate…

Hot smoked salmon and bean tagliatelle

It’s taken a while, but at last I’ve come up with a super quick, healthy alternative my old go-to meal of pasta, cheese and peas. It’s easy to make and includes three portions of veg for the day and one portion of oily fish. Make in 5 minutes Serves 1 3 of your 5 a…

Chicken noodle soup

This is my fresh version of the classic Heinz chicken noodle soup, and it’s nearly as quick! Make in less than 10 minutes Serves 1 1 of your 5 a day Dairy free Ingredients 1 sachet of miso soup paste 300ml boiling water 1/2 teaspoon fish sauce 50g cooked chicken breast, torn into small pieces…