Tag: lunch

Cauliflower Cheese Soup

  Now in my book this is the perfect winter warmer. It’s a great big pan full of comfort and makes a really hearty lunch. Add as little or as much cheese as you like and  play around with toppings- I’ve suggested a few but chilli flakes or a sprinkle of cayenne will give it…


Sweetcorn Chowder style soup

This is a fabulously warming soup for an autumn day. I’ve called it a chowder style soup because a traditional chowder has a creamy base, but I find that a bit too rich. I find the potato gives it a lovely creamy texture and so it doesn’t need the dairy element, but feel free to add…


Golden Vegetable Soup

This is a great way of getting your vegetable intake up. The turmeric and nutmeg add a lovely flavour- feel free to leave the parsley out if you don’t like it. On that note, flat leaf parsley has a much milder flavour than curly leaf and is a good way to get used to the taste….


Fig & Feta Salad

    This recipe was whipped from a Waitrose magazine that my mum gave me, I’ve altered it very slightly to serve 4 people. It’s a gorgeous seasonal recipe making the most of the figs that are currently in the shops. It makes a fantastic lunch or a light supper, and looks very impressive on…


Roast Squash, Spinach & Goats Cheese Lasagne

This is a beautiful autumn dish. It works best with autumn squash, although butternut can be used but it gives a slightly sweeter flavour. The goats cheese is optional for those who don’t like it.   Ingredients 2 autumn squash (not butternut) – approximately grapefruit size Rapeseed oil 500g washed spinach 1 tbsp butter whole…


Creamy Paprika Mushroom Stroganoff

A mixed pack of wild mushrooms was the inspiration for this delicious, slightly spicy, creamy mushroom stroganoff. Served with tagliatelle it made a super comforting dinner for a chilly evening. Ingredients (serves 2) 200g mixed wild mushrooms, cut into bite size pieces (I used Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference) rapeseed oil 1/2 a red onion, finely…


Salmon & Broccoli Tomato Mascarpone Bake

This is a lovey posh  pasta bake,  perfectly at home as a midweek supper or a dinner party delight. I’ve made it with both plain salmon and lightly smoked salmon and have to say I preferred the slightly smokier flavour. Ingredients (serves 4) 500g salad tomatoes, quartered 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1/2 tsp dried oregano…


Spiced squash, chickpea & halloumi burgers

This recipe originated from the Healthy Food Guide website but I’ve altered it slightly. 200g jar of roasted peppers, drained 1/2 a red chilli, deseeded Juice 1 lemon ½ small butternut squash, quartered 400g tin chickpeas in water, drained 1 courgette, grated and excess water squeezed out ½ tbsp ground cumin 1 tbsp ground coriander…


Sunblush tomato & shallot tarte tatin

  Things like tarte tatin generally require an oven proof skillet but don’t panic if you don’t have one, all is not lost, you can still make a very decent tarte tatin by using a well lined cake tin. This is a gorgeous recipe which makes a very impressive starter for 6 or a jolly…


Fabulous Frittata

  These mini frittata are very easy to make and superb for picnics or lunch boxes. Best served at room temperature to enjoy the full flavour, these are a fabulously healthy bite too. They’re also a great waste not want not recipe as they use up a wealth of bits and bobs from the draw…


Roasted Vegetable & Cannellini Bean Burgers

    These tasty burgers are one of my Waste Not Want Not meals, designed to use up all the odds and ends of vegetables kicking around in the fridge. They were quick and easy to make and held together well when cooked, although they’re not substantial enough to sit on a BBQ grill, so…


Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Pizza is a wonderful thing but sometimes there’s just a little bit too much bread in one for me and I end up leaving half the crusts. Not so with this little beauty, as the crust is made from the humble cauliflower making the whole thing a vegetarian delight.  It makes a very substantial meal…