Lunch al-desko: Butternut squash and feta salad

In weather like this it's tempting to eat out all the time (for me anyway), but if you have a nice outdoor area near your workplace you can get all the benefits without any of the spends! I love Middle Eastern food and using Za'atar (a blend of Middle Eastern spices available in any good ethnic [...]

Lunch al-desko: Think pink beetroot hummus

I love bright colours and this combination never fails to cheer me up! It's cheap and healthy, quick and easy to make, and kept in the fridge in an airtight container, will keep you going for a couple of days. Beetroot hummus What's in it 4 (small) vacuum packed beetroots 1 tin of butterbeans (you can use chickpeas but [...]

Lunch al desko: Chickpea, butternut squash and chorizo stew

There's still a serious chill in the air and, while a hot lunch doesn't suit everyone, this is one of my go-to recipes for wintry weather. It's the kind of food that ages well so a day or two after making it, this will be even tastier than the day you made it! I first had [...]

2018-12-01T09:54:46+00:00 February 23rd, 2016|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lunch al desko: Greek meatballs with homemade flatbreads

Nothing about this one sounds easy but it's surprisingly simple. Since going dairy free I've been craving cheese. This mince was originally bought for something Italian - spaghetti and meatballs or lasagne - but none of those things work without a good sprinkling of parmesan or some sharp cheddar. So, I decided to go Greek. Yes, [...]

Lunch al desko: Chickpea, chorizo and roasted vegetable salad

I had intended to make a series of 'lunch al desko' posts, so here's a second one... hopefully of many! This serves two so you can get two days from it or get brownie points by feeding your significant other! It's packed full of protein and very tasty but does have a bit of bold chorizo [...]

2018-12-01T09:55:13+00:00 January 19th, 2016|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lunch al desko: Asian broccoli and cashew salad

Usually my instagram and Facebook feeds are full of pics, but I never put recipes up here. This one that I came across by total happenstance is well worth sharing though. I'm sitting, crunching happily at my desk and think you all need to know about this tasty salad that is cheap, cheerful and quick to [...]

2018-12-01T09:55:45+00:00 November 10th, 2015|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , , , , , |