Baked egg & bacon bagel

I’ve coveted an egg in a bagel for quite a while now, thanks to Pinterest. I finally got round to trying one for brunch… and after a couple of attempts I succeeded. It was totally worth the wait, and so easy when you know how! I’ve given you the hands-off oven-based method here, but check…

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,…

Ham & cheese croissant with honey mustard glaze

This has been one of my favourite snacks recently, especially as it’s so incredibly easy.  I’ve started adding a little glaze to the croissants make them a little more special. Luckily it takes just 30 seconds to make – and it’s totally worth it! Make less than 10 minutes Ingredients 1 large or 2 small…

Ham & cheese croissant with honey and mustard glaze

This has been one of my favourite snacks recently, especially as it’s so incredibly easy to put together.  I’ve started adding a little glaze to the croissants to make them a little more special. Luckily it takes just 30 seconds to make – and it’s totally worth it! Make in less than 10 minutes Serves…

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…

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…

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…

Sausage cassoulet

This is a simple version of the great classic from south-west France. It’s quite an indulgence and a small portion provides an amazing amount of fuel. It’s perfect for filling up the freezer – especially as the oven does most of the work for you. Make in 3 hours 30 minutes (30 minutes prep, 3…

Oven-baked bacon and porcini mushroom risotto

I bet you didn’t expect to have time to make a risotto during your busy work day. It turns out that risotto doesn’t have to be labour-intensive – after a quick fry and a stir, it’s into the oven for 20 minutes, allowing you to get back to work. Even better, it’s just as creamy…