All posts filed under: Lunches

Grilled Blue Cheese on Rye with Autumn Slaw

I had never had a grilled cheese until the day on which I write this blog post. Why didn’t one of you tell me about this? “Hey Cate, you know that thing people in America eat? The cheese sandwich fried in butter in a pan until it’s crispy and oozy and delicious? You really should give that a go”. That’s all it would have taken, people. As much as I keenly encourage consumption of delicious carbs, fat and sugar – particularly at the weekend – I feel it would be irresponsible of me not to offer you up something in the way of a healthy side. Hence this autumn slaw. Notice how I’m gently coercing you into embracing ever so slightly autumnal things? We’re nearly there baby.. I think it’s the colour of this that gives me the right to call it an autumn slaw, that and that alone. I’ll do as I please, this is my corner of the Internet, don’t question my pretty recipe names k? FYI, you’re gonna have plenty of leftover …

The Chip Shop Sandwich

This recipe combines my favourite elements from the chippie – bar the actual chips – and puts them between two slices of bread slathered with Lurpak, what could be better? According to a recent study commissioned by Lurpak, the general public are like, super boring when the clock strikes lunch. Apparently, we’re all eating the same generic sad desk lunches every day, the most popular choice here being ham and cheese sandwiches. Up your game, people! I, along with some other awesome bloggers, have been invited to GO FREESTYLE and come up with a sandwich idea that puts ham and cheese to shame – I feel like I’ve totally achieved that. OK, you got me, this really isn’t packed-lunch-able, it’s more of a weekend job. But you know I’m a huge fan of quick and easy (see my packed peanut noodles if you need convincing) when it comes to lunchtime, and I’ll only publish a recipe with a bit of extra work if I think it’s really worth cooking. A note on the ingredients: my favourite thing about …

Shredded Brown Turkey with Fragrant Quinoa

It’s with a heavy heart that I say it’s time to let go of the stodgy Christmas treats and get back into the swing of an everyday diet, I’d love to spend the rest of my days having a side of double cream with almost everything but unfortunately that’s just not viable. So, if you’ve still got some of that precious brown turkey meat waiting to be used up I have the perfect recipe for you to help you climb (perhaps reluctantly) back onto the healthy wagon. This is a delicious, fresh and zingy meal to wake up your desire to eat well again, I hope you all enjoy it! If you’ve used up all your turkey, this would work just as well with some cooked chicken. Serves 2 100g leftover brown turkey meat 2 tbsps smoky spice mix (I used this one) 50g hazelnuts, chopped 2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp sesame oil 1 tbsp cider vinegar (or lemon juice, something acidic!) 1 tbsp honey 80g quinoa 1/2 cucumber, chopped roughly small …