Pan Fried Sea Bass with Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables

Lately, unintentionally, I have found myself more and more often skipping the meat and choosing vegetarian or fish dishes instead. I haven’t really made a conscious decision about this, but I think it’s just because sometimes the amount of meat we consume as a society just feels a bit heavy. I’m nowhere near close to…

Roast Pepper, Crab & Prawn Rainbow Pasta

I’ve been indulging my pasta obsession again and have finally come up with a great recipe to use my rainbow striped pappardelle. These colourful pasta ribbons were the humble beginnings of what is now a fairly moderately sized colourful and unusual pasta collection. I don’t like to hoard them and let it all gather dust…

Spaghetti & Meatballs

This recipe is such a classic family friendly dinner. Kids love spaghetti, kids love meatballs, if they’re fussy about veggies you can blend up the sauce to hide them, and the flavours are so delicious we all still love this dish as adults. This is a great recipe to use for midweek dinners as well…

Mediterranean Tomato Stuffed Peppers

I’ll confess this recipe is more my Mum’s than mine, I made it last weekend under her instruction. Inspired by an old Delia recipe, these peppers are stuffed to the brim with tomatoes with olives and garlic for flavour and filled with oil and are a much lighter alternative to your more common rice or…

Tuna, Feta & Olive Lunchbox

First things first, say hello to my snazzy new lime green lunchbox! Okay, so it’s exactly the same as the last one, it’s just a particularly lairy shade of luminous green. Well we can be certain it won’t get mixed up with anyone else’s lunch at work. On a slightly more serious note though, if…

Prawn Salad with Dill & Paprika Lunchbox

Cooked prawns are a brilliant ingredient for quick salads and lunches, a great source of protein and really good for you. I’ve done a Sweet Chilli Prawn lunchbox on the blog before so I wanted to keep this one different. Rather than relying on a sauce for the main flavour, this time I’ve gone for…

Cous Cous with Mozzarella & Mediterranean Veg Lunchbox

So if, like me, you’ve been getting a bit sick of my lunch boxes being salad after salad, here’s a delightfully refreshing change. Sometimes (particularly in this cold, wet, vile British weather) you just want something a bit more substantial for your lunch. I’ve found that cous cous can be a little bit of a…

Roasted Red Pepper, Mixed Bean & Halloumi Salad Lunchbox

This was a really yummy lunch which sort of came about accidentally when I wanted to make a classic tuna and bean salad… but then realised I had no tuna left in the cupboard. I then thought I’d adapt it into a chorizo and bean salad… but then I realised the chorizo I’d left in…

Chorizo & Red Pepper Pasta Bake

This is a great recipe for satisfying a family full of hungry bellies, who doesn’t love cheesy, tomatoey pasta goodness with smokey meaty chunks thrown in. This is a great one for feeding the family as it’s made from a lot of ingredients you would probably usually have in the cupboards/refrigerator anyway. I’ve used chorizo…