Tag: lunch

Easy panini dough

    Everyone likes a panini, right? The lovely crisp outside with the soft warm dough inside and a mouthwatering filling to boot. But have you ever thought about making your panini dough from scratch? It’s really very easy to do and the results are great. It’s a lovely rainy morning project to do with…


Eat Yourself Happy

    We all know how the food you eat affects your body physically but have you ever considered the fact that it can affect your emotions too? I’m talking Happy Food here. Not that emergency bag of chocolate buttons or the cream cake that you scoff at four o’clock when you’re having a particularly bad…


Sun-drenched Tomato Tarte Tatin

  Don’t panic if you don’t have an oven proof skillet, you can still make a tarte tatin using a cake tin. (Serves 4 as a lunch or 6 as a starter) Ingredients: 1 pack unearthed® slow roasted sun-drenched tomatoes 3 banana shallots, peeled 75g caster sugar 50g salted butter 40ml Balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp…


Keep Discovering with unearthed®

      Discover: verb:  to see, find, or become aware of (something) for the first time to learn or find out (something surprising or unexpected) Life is about discovering and food is one of those great discoveries. From an early age we are fed puréed food, finger foods, morsels of this and that, and…


Prawn & Quinoa Summer Rolls

    Essentially these are uncooked spring rolls, made with rice wraps and eaten cold. The idea being that they’re like a conventional wrap for lunch but the nutritional value of the filling isn’t compromised by a whole load of carbohydrates in the floury tortilla wrap surrounding it. They can be eaten hot by steaming…


Super Vegetable Soup

  A great way to use up those odds and ends of vegetables kicking around after a Sunday roast, this soup is both filling and healthy and is simply delicious. Serves 4. Ingredients:  1 tbsp rapeseed oil 1 medium onion, sliced 1 carrot, sliced 1 parsnip, sliced 3 large cabbage leaves, chopped 1 tbsp chopped…


Sun-dried Tomato & Mozzarella Rolls

        Yesterday saw me having a bit of an experimental day in the kitchen and these delightful little rolls were the result. They’re not difficult to make, freeze well and are absolutely beautiful with an antipasti platter or with a ploughman’s lunch. They’d also be gorgeous served warm with a nice big…


Aubergine Pizza

This is fast food at its absolute finest. Ready to eat in 15 minutes, it’s not only quick but delicious and healthy too. Ingredients (serves 2): 1 aubergine cut into 1/2 cm slices olive oil 3 small tomatoes, sliced green pesto 1 mozzarella cheese, sliced fresh basil leaves, torn black pepper Parmesan cheese   Method:…


Deep Fried Calamari

  This is a smasher, make no mistake: it is holiday on a plate as far as I’m concerned. But it also made me slightly nervous because I stupidly thought it was hard to cook. Ridiculous. It was probably one of the simplest things ever. My wonderful fishmongers Ashton’s did all the hard work, cleaning and…


Sweet Potato Rösti

I absolutely love sweet potatoes: we have them mashed with a winter roast and baked into spicy wedges with a barbeque, but last night I decided to do something a little more sophisticated with one and made rösti. They were ridiculously simple to make, although ridiculously hard work to grate – I suggest using a processor…


Midweek Fishcakes

  These make a great mid-week supper. They freeze really well and can be cooked from frozen, so I usually make a big batch and keep a stock handy. I use any fish I can get hold of really – the original recipe was for cod, but I’ve used all sorts of different combinations. Today’s…


Chilli Cheese

This really is the ultimate cheese on toast: full of good things, it’s pretty healthy to boot. As lunches go, you really can’t go far wrong. Once again, it’s one of those ‘think of a number’ recipes I so often publish – simply add as much or as little of each ingredient as you fancy….