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…

Greek orzo salad

Spring is finally here, and even though I absolutely love the sunshine sometimes it’s not very compatable with working at my laptop. I often sit at my desk with the curtains drawns to keep out the glare. This lunch helps to bring some summer back into my working day, even if I can’t leave my…

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…

Stuffed peppers with couscous

These simple stuffed peppers are cooked in the oven, making a perfect lunch or light dinner when working from home. You do need to cook the couscous first, but this is so quick that you can let it do its thing while you’re chopping the other ingredients. Make in 35 minutes (5 minutes prep, 30…

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…

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….

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…

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…