In the oven

Savoury muffins, two ways

Over the past fortnight I’ve been making savoury muffins for breakfast. I don’t like sweet breakfasts, especially on a work day, and these savoury muffins are probably healthier than a big bowl of sugary cereal (I hope!). They take about 40 minutes to make and are portable, making it easy…

A Fishy Feast

Let me start by saying that I’d originally planned to make a fish curry for lunch today. Something fragrant, with curry leaves, and maybe even some tamarind. So I went to the store in search of fish steaks. Once I got there, though, I saw some beautiful Scottish salmon that…

Spinach & Feta Filo Pie

Spinach & Feta Filo Pie

I love the gooey, cheesy filling of this pie almost as much as the crunch from the Filo crust. It comes together fairly quickly, and uses only one (ovenproof) pan, making it a perfect weeknight meal. This is inspired by a Jamie Oliver recipe where he whips up a four-course…

Baked Greek Salad

A very simple salad, which looks more like it took more effort simply because its baked! I don’t love the sharpness of fresh tomatoes, but the husband loves Greek salad – this is a happy compromise. All you need is an ovenproof dish, and about 20 minutes to spare (really,…

Lentil & Chickpea “Burgers”

These “burgers” are chock full of lentils and chickpeas, and they’re baked, making them super healthy. When making vegetarian burgers, I skip the bun entirely – otherwise it quickly becomes too stodgy to eat. Adapted from Heidi Swanson’s Super Natural Cooking. If you don’t already, you must follow her blog, 101…

Fish cakes

Beating Monday night blues

Inspired by Jamie Oliver I tried making salmon fish cakes and purple slaw. Added some chilli and mustard to the fish cake mix to give it more flavour. All in all, a Monday night well spent!