Pepper and Paprika Couscous

I really suck at thinking up interesting lunch ideas. Sandwiches, cold pasta or chilli goes in my lunchbox every day, and it gets really dull. This is part of my attempt to start making interesting things to have at work — although it tastes pretty fantastic scoffed straight from the pan. Not that I’ve done that. Ahem. Ingredients (makes enough for two) 1 red pepper … Continue reading Pepper and Paprika Couscous

Me & Hugh: New Potato, Tomato and Boiled Egg Salad

Serves 4 400g potatoes 4 large eggs 250g cheery tomatoes Handful of chives Seasoning For the vinaigrette 6tbs olive oil 4tsps cider vinegar 1tsp English mustard Pinch of salt If you’d ask me a week ago whether traditional potato salad, normally made with mayonnaise and chives, could be improved, I’d have scoffed and gone back to eating my industrial sized Costco tub of the stuff … Continue reading Me & Hugh: New Potato, Tomato and Boiled Egg Salad

Noodles agogo!

Vietnamese Prawn Salad

This is a fresh, lively salad recipe, with a Vietnamese feel to it. It’s perfect for a light lunch, or would also work well as a starter. Ingredients (Serves 2 generous main courses): 1x 375g packet thin rice noodles, pre-cooked (in the fridge section of supermarket) 180g pack cooked & peeled tiger prawns, cut in half lengthways Half a cucumber, deseeded and cut into matchsticks … Continue reading Vietnamese Prawn Salad

Courgette Salad

Chargrilled Courgette Salad

You will need: 1 Small courgette (I use baby ones from the garden) Fresh lemon thyme (or lemon juice and thyme) Olive oil Salt and pepper Salad leaves   1) Use a speed peeler to make thin strips of courgette, place them onto a plate/bowl so they don’t overlap. 2) Pour over a generous glug of olive oil (1-2 tablespoons), crushed thyme, and salt and … Continue reading Chargrilled Courgette Salad