All posts tagged: packed lunch

Spring Pasta Salad (perfect for packed lunch)

This month, Cate in the Kitchen turned three years old. I didn’t bake a cake, I didn’t write a blog post, I didn’t even really pay my own personal anniversary much notice until the past couple of days. When I got to thinking, I realised that this blog is a really different space than it was three years ago. I’ve grown as a writer, I’ve widened the net a little in terms of the content I produce here, and I’ve almost completely stopped publishing recipes – which was pretty much my sole purpose when I first started blogging. I don’t know why that is, exactly. It could be that consistently publishing new recipes takes a shit tonne of planning time that I no longer have, or that recipes just don’t do so well when it comes to traffic, or that my creativity is being channeled elsewhere. I’m always doing new things with food, but those experiments and discoveries and adventures tend to happen only on social media now, and never make it onto the blog. I …

Packed Peanut Noodles

Mornings suck, and trying to get my life together in time to pack some lunch before work is not always a realistic goal for me. Noodles are amazing, their speed and superiority have made this meal a staple throughout the working week. It takes literally 10 minutes from start to finish and can be knocked up after you’ve had your tea and sit in the fridge over night. If you are making it the night before, you might want to drizzle a little bit of extra oil in there in the morning just to spruce it up a bit – I usually forget and don’t mind them on the dry side but I know there are some fussy types in this world. Serves 2 (or one hungry lunch-breaker) 2 nests egg noodles 4 or 5 spring onions 2 tbsps sesame oil 1 tsp soy sauce 1 tbsp peanut butter 1 tsp honey Cook your noodles according to pack instructions (mine called for 3 minutes in boiling water, some don’t even need to be boiled they …