Instantly marinate tofu with this easy hack for the lazy cook

Instantly marinated tofu triangles Tofu is one of my staples.  But often when I am trying to cook quickly I don’t have time to properly press and marinate the tofu and it can ends up being really tasteless. I’m rarely organised enough to prepare ahead of time or patient enough to wait an hour while my…

Perfect poached eggs in just 1 minute

One minute in the microwave is enough to make perfectly poached eggs, with oozy gooey yolks #yolkporn. That could pretty much be this entire blog post. I have been messing about with quick cooking meals for nearly a year now and this is a revelation. A friend who works in a cafe told me that when…

Ten minute snack: egg in a hole grilled cheese

I was talking with a friend recently about this blog and she wasn’t sure that there were healthy meals that would be faster to make than her go to lazy meal: grilled cheese.  Grilled cheese sounds so easy while something like a Mediterranean zucchini ribbon salad sounds complicated and like it would take a while to make. I…

January is Healthy Dessert Month

I hope all those who celebrate had a happy Christmas and those who are vegetarian or vegan did not get too frustrated by relatives asking if they were sure they didn’t want any of the Christmas ham. The new year is rapidly approaching and it’s always a good time to take stock of progress from…

Seven minute tofu lettuce cups

I was going to make a video of this recipe, but the time I got home from work it was late and the sun was setting.  Without natural light in the kitchen, I had to turn on the fluorescent lights, which make the food look awful.  So no video today. This is a fun dish…

Experiments with gnocchi in 7 minutes

I had been wanting to see if I can make a 7 minute gnocchi recipe for ages.  I love gnocchi and it’s normally quick to make.  I have made Amuse Your Bouche’s toasted gnocchi salad a few times and it only takes 15 minutes to pull together. The I discovered mini gnocchi at my local supermarket.  When trying…

Do you recognise these 7 mistakes in setting up a kitchen?

Today don’t have a new recipe to share, instead I am going to share some of the mistakes I was making in setting up my kitchen that were slowing me down when I was cooking. I have identified 7 kitchen set up mistakes and some of the solutions I have used to speed my cooking….

Seven minute recipe: Kale tabouli

I’m off to a picnic barbecue this afternoon and I wanted a salad that was quick to make and tasty to share with vegan, veggie and omnivore friends alike.