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…

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…

Baked feta

This baked feta with chilli, lemon, olives and tomatoes is perfect for an easy, indulgent lunch. I tend to have it with crusty bread, but it works just as well with a green salad. I like to eat this in the garden or at a sunny window, to pretend for five minutes that I’m actually…

Mini asparagus omelettes

I love these little oven-baked omelettes, as they hardly take any preparation time at all and only require four ingredients. They are a great spring-time snack, light lunch or picnic food if you’re keen to get away from your desk for a proper break. Make in less than 20 minutes (15 minutes cooking time) Makes…

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…

Spicy Spanish rice

This is one of my favourite family meals at the moment. It’s easy to make, cooks in just one pot, and is full of flavour. The kids absolutely love it – as prawns and chorizo are two of their favourite things. It takes slightly longer than I would normally spend on a weekday family dinner,…

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…

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…

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…