All posts filed under: Lunches

Chilli Chicken Soup

It’s cold season, people are coughing and sniffling in office blocks nationwide. It’s gross. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been victim to the pathetic symptoms of the common cold and attempting to self cure with ginger tea and hot honey and lemon; which by the way are both awesome things to be drinking when you’re all bunged up. Despite many attempts by The Chilli Geeks, I will not be coerced into drinking shots of chilli – but I knew I had to get the hot stuff down me somehow because its a world renowned cold-curer.  Another classic home comfort for those burdened with the lurgy is chicken soup, so what better way to give my immune system a boost than turn chicken soup into a bowl of fire? Try this at home if you’re not afraid to let your mouth burn a little – or reduce the chilli content, it’s totally your call. PS – This recipe is Slow Carb Diet friendly. Serves 2 100g leftover roast chicken 80g shelled edamame beans 4 …

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Wensleydale and Chives

I love comfort food, and as the weather grows colder, my yearning for all things baked and roasted grows stronger. Autumn is just all about the orange vegetables, I can’t get enough of them as soon as the clock strikes September, and this recipe is a great way to get one in your life. Feed this to a vegetarian as a main meal component (think this instead of a chicken breast) or get it down you for lunch. Wensleydale and chives is a killer combination, and mixed with the sensation that is sweet potato you’re in for a treat. Serves 3  3 sweet potatoes 150g wensleydale cheese Large handful fresh chives Salt and pepper to season 1 tbsp grated pecorino or parmesan (optional) Pre-heat the oven to Gas Mark 6 (conversions here) Prick your sweet potatoes with a fork, a few holes each side will do. Place them straight on to the top shelf of your oven, no baking tray necessary, bake them for 45 minutes to an hour. Each oven varies, you’ll know they’re done …

Goats Cheese and Red Onion ‘Welcome Home’ Tart

This week, my Mum returned home from Port Eliot Festival. She had a wonderful time doing yoga outside, eating kedgeree (pictured) made by Dick and James Strawbridge and watching Beth Orton. Being all the way out in lovely Cornwall, it was a long old drive home, so I thought it might be nice to have something ready for her to eat as soon as she got home. This tart is made from all of her favourite flavours, my Mum’s the sort to go for goat cheese on her pizza instead of ham and pineapple – in short, she has a much classier taste in food than her daughter. I wanted to share the recipe with you as you all seemed to love the total simplicity of my peanut noodles, and this tart is just as quick ‘n’ easy. 250g block of puff pastry 2 tbsps green pesto 1 red onion, sliced handful sun dried tomatoes, sliced thinly handful olives, chopped 50g soft  goats cheese tsp chilli flakes Pre heat your oven to Gas Mark 7 …