I enjoy lunch midweek more than I do at the weekend as it’s a nice reward after a mornings hard work so I always make an effort to make the most of it with something delicious and substantial to keep you going in the afternoon. I rarely snack after eating these.

Chicken and Chorizo Hash

Smoked Chicken & Chorizo Hash

Serves 2 / Difficulty – Medium / Prep 20 mins and cooks in 1 hour (includes roasting time) The first time I tried this was in a local restaurant I was amazed by the flavours. I asked the owner how they got the smoked flavour and he told me a local supplier provided him with…

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Quesadilla

Easy Quesadilla

Serves 2 / Difficulty – Easy / Prep 2 mins and cooks in 5 mins These are so easy, tasty and often impress guests. Serve with my tasty Patatas Bravas recipe Ingredients Manchego cheese Flour tortilla’s Unsalted butter Method Heat a frying pan large enough to take the round tortilla bread Add a knob of butter…

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salmon and broccoli potato bake

Grilled Salmon, Potato and Broccoli

Serves 4 / Difficulty – Easy / Prep 20 minutes and cooks in 5 This is a quick, easy to make evening meal which tastes more impressive than the work that goes into it. Ingredients 750g medium waxy potatoes, cut into wedges 1 head broccoli, cut into florets 250ml tub crème fraîche 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard 2…

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Garlic and Herb Pasta

Serves 2 / Difficulty – Easy / Prep 5 minutes and cooked in 10 minutes This is one of my go-to lunch recipes, quick, easy and very tasty and I’d imagine quite healthy if you are on a diet and choose gluten free pasta and skip the parmesan. Adjust the herbs / garlic amounts to…

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Mexican Beef with Guacamole & Beans

Serves 2 / Difficulty – Medium / Prep 20 minutes and cooked in 3 hours You can also swap the beef for chicken (marinade with the rub and some olive oil, then stir fry until cooked). And also make fajita’s with this recipe by simply adding a tortilla, salsa (find my recipe here) and soured…

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Pasta with Broccoli and Pine Nuts

Pasta with Broccoli

Serves 2 / Difficulty – Easy / Prep 10 minutes and cooks in 10 A quick and easy lunch or dinner and is much tastier than you would think. Ingredients 190g of penne pasta Salt 1 head of broccoli, florets, chopped into 2cm pieces Freshly ground black pepper Small handful of pine nuts Olive oil…

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Prawns alla Busara

Prawns alla Busara

Serves 2-4 / Difficulty – Easy / Preparation and cooking in around 30 minutes This is a Rick Stein recipe that is pretty easy and very delicious. My mother in law makes a pasta all busara and if there is any sauce left over you can keep and use it to make a quick tasty…

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Salmon Mornay Recipe

Salmon Mornay

Serves 2 / Difficulty – Medium / Preparation 30 minutes and 30 minutes cooking time I developed this recipe after enjoying some scallops recently as a starter – and the taste transported me back 30 years to a lunch I used often have whilst working as a young art director in an advertising company. Over…

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