This really simple recipe helps me whip up an instant meal with just the basic pantry ingredients that I usually have stocked up in my kitchen. I also baked some fresh bread the day I ate this meal, so it was quite incredible to mop up the sauce off my plate with slices of fresh baguette. Ingredients 1-2 tomatoes, roughly diced 2-3 sprigs fresh oregano 3-4 cloves garlic, crushed and minced 1 red bird chilli salt 1-2 tablespoons butter 3-4 tablespoons fresh cream grated parmesan cheese pasta of your choice (I used fresh ravioli), cooked as per instructions   MethodHeat the butter in a pan.…more


Baked potatoes are a big hit with me – I love the perfect casserole and have been experimenting with a few ways to keep it quick and easy. One of my favourites is a potato gratin with the potatoes sliced really fine, so that one doesn’t need to preboil them. While this is fantastic and light and delicate, I sometimes crave for the mushy, consistent texture with less bite and more feel! This potato bake keeps the prep really simple, and creates the perfect mix of flavours for a quick dinner. Ingredients4-5 medium potatoes, washed, peeled and roughly diced 1 cup spinach, washed and coarsely…more


Being ill is the worst thing that could happen, even if it is just a little sniffle. I lose the energy to cook for myself and get into a funk about how the world isn’t behaving the way it should (it should be waiting at my beck and call, bringing me all the food I crave). I lose a lot of energy and barely end up cooking, the kitchen larder slowly goes bare, and I have to really use my imagination to create meals out of close to nothing! Endless cups of tea help the mood for certain, and this is one of the few…more