Vegetarian January

Spurred on by the over-indulgence of Christmas, and a desire to generally be a better person in January, I felt a little bit of a detox was in order. Veganuary is all the rage this year and I can’t log into social media without seeing or reading something about it. However, I’ve never been that…

Prawn & Mango Courgetti Salad with Sweet Chilli Dressing

In recent months I’ve really been trying to pay a lot more attention to what I put into my body and how it responds. Last year, after quite a long period of trying to figure out why I was getting stomach pains, I had my gall bladder removed. It’s a pretty minor operation and very…

Grilled Tuna with Aubergine & Freekeh Salad

As tuna of the tinned variety has become so common in our diets we often dismiss it as a bit of a store cupboard staple and forget what a nice piece of fish it really can be. Don’t get me wrong, I always have a supply of tinned tuna in the cupboard but it’s become…

Aubergine, Tomato & Mozzarella Tower

This is a dish I’ve often had different versions of in a variety of different (mostly Italian) restaurants but before now never attempted to make myself. I can’t think why not because it’s a really simple and tasty starter. This is obviously ideal for vegetarian guests and light enough that it’s not going to fill you…

BBQ Leftover Mediterranean Salad Lunchbox

I haven’t done a lunchbox for a little while, partly because out of laziness I’ve not been taking a packed lunch every day and have made quite a few trips to Pret/EAT at lunchtime of late, but also because when I have been making packed lunches they’ve been a bit repetitive and the same as…

Antipasti Salad

This is a really quick and easy lunch that takes five minutes to throw together and despite the fact that it’s ‘just a salad’ is absolutely jam packed full of flavour. I’ve called it an antipasti salad as it contains a few ingredients you wouldn’t be surprised to find on an Italian antipasti platter. The…

Chorizo, Beetroot & Mozzarella Lunchbox

I must admit when I started The Saucepot’s Lunchbox, I didn’t quite realise just how much of a challenge it would be to keep the lunch boxes varied. It started out with a lot of fish and seafood and I often use similar salady ingredients, but I think this week’s is one of my most…