Butternut squash with garlic and chilli soup

As I’ve been under the weather for the past week with flu, this week looks like it might be a full week of: work, health and some ski fitness activities! So to kick off my week I have created a soup that will keep all germs away, as well as help me get back to…

Sweet potato and red pepper soup

Sweet potato seems to be everywhere at the moment, so I joined the trend, purchased some and used them in this weeks soup. This lunch kept me going all week, it was warming, filling and I only needed a cup of it a day. So it’s certainly worth trying for the chilly week ahead. Ingredients 3 red peppers…

Clear Mushroom Soup

My soup this week was a mushroom soup, not a cream of mushroom soup, think french onion style but with mushrooms! This dish according to nutracheck, a portion was only 75Kcal. My large flat mushroom was missed off my breakfast on Sunday morning, so it inspired me to use it for my weekly lunches. If I’m honest this…

Spicy butternut squash and chickpea stew

I purchased a butternut squash with the intention to make a curry for mid-week or weekend dinner, but  to my disappointment the book I was convinced would have the recipe, did not. So I reached out for this years favourite book: Good Things to Eat, Lucas Hollweg, and found a suitable replacement. The option was not a curry, still it…

Spinach and Lentil Soup

I find that lentils are great at this time of year, the temperature is dropping as the summer goes into hiding for another 6 months and lentils in soup can provide a healthy hearty meal for lunch or dinner. They are certainly heavily used in many vegetarian dishes in winter, but they do have a meaty texture…

Roast tomato and feta quiche

Roasted tomato and feta cheese tart Serves 8-10 portions ideal for lunches! 300g cherry tomatoes – cut in half Drizzle olive oil Feta cheese 100g 2 eggs 284ml pot double cream Handful basil leaves, shredded, plus a few small ones left whole for scattering. For the Pastry 280g plain flour , plus extra for dusting 140g…

This week it’s a wrap

After the bank holiday and seemingly lots of various outings it’s time to wind in the spending and re introduce a health kick. I don’t think I’ve done too badly on the healthy side of things, after all a lobster for a Sunday lunch can’t be too bad on the waistline. This weekend I headed to…

Broccoli and feta tart – work lunch

For this weeks’ lunch I’m going to have homemade tart or quiche. I think this becomes a quiche due to the egg content, but either way this should make 4 portions which is ideal as I’ll be out for lunch for one midweek meeting. Pastry – You could use a shop bought base if you…

Work Lunch – Quinoa salad

I heard about Quinoa  about a year ago, I’m sure that’s later than some people, but have you tried it yet? I have, and it’s definitely an alternative to couscous, which is refreshing. If not then do, at least once! Here is a salad that I’ve made myself this week, nice and easy and no need for…

Work soups – Lentil and citrus soup

So I suspect we’ve all had a lovely break over the long weekend, you’ve got back home from your travels and it’s back to work tomorrow. Maybe you’ve had a couple of large meals over the weekend and you don’t feel in tip-top shape? Well if you make a bit of time this afternoon you could make this soup for…

Work soups – Courgette and leek

Ingredients 1/2 onion 1 medium leek 1 Baked potato diced 3 Courgettes 600ml Vegetable stock Butter (for softening the veg) Time to create – under 1 hour Portions 4-5 so this should see you through the week So this weekend has been about green, if you celebrated St Patrick’s Day that is! my soup will follow…

Work soups – Roasted Butternut squash

This should serve 4 to 5 portions, so it’s ideal for your working week. If you don’t want soup without bread then take a slice in! This soup has one main ingredient so it’s easy on the wallet and the waistline.  Time: 1hr Cost: Approx £2.00 providing you have the spices in your cupboard and some stock cubes….