Social distancing stress baking is a problem when you live alone: a whole tray of brownies is way too much brownie for one person to eat. Here is my super basic recipe for when I needed something to cheer me up through a winter of lockdown. We’ve just made it through to the other side…
Seven-minute recipe: Gnocci with pesto and grilled cherry tomatoes
Grilling the cherry tomatoes is so delicious and takes just three to four minutes in the sandwich press depending on the size of the tomatoes. I saw this post by @fitness_bianca back in December last year and just had to have the combination of pesto gnocchi and cherry tomatoes. There many people in the world…
Seven-minute recipe: carrot, lentil and mint salad
This yummy carrot, lentil and mint salad is easily made within my seven-minute time frame.
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 sautéed onions just 3 minutes in the microwave
The butter add richness and really makes these onions taste just like I spent 20 minutes sautéing them.
Seven minute recipe: Beetroot and feta salad
Roast beetroot salad is one of my favourites and I wanted a way to work the classic beetroot/feta combo into my life in a quick way.
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…
Seven minute recipe: spicy mango salad
The inspiration for this recipe came from street hawkers in Sri Lanka who sold fresh mango with chilli and pepper.
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…