Goats cheese, roasted pepper and pine nut tart

I’ve categorised this as Quick Cook recipe, however it does require 12 minutes in the oven so you could sneak back to your desk for an email or two, if you like (or you could just have a well earned rest). This recipe is super easy and requires minimal fussing. Premade puff pastry is great…

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Oven-baked bacon and porcini mushroom risotto

I bet you didn’t expect to have time to make a risotto during your busy work day. It turns out that risotto doesn’t have to be labour-intensive – after a quick fry and a stir, it’s into the oven for 20 minutes, allowing you to get back to work. Even better, it’s just as creamy…

About the Freelancer’s Cookbook

While working in-house at a busy publishing company, I was always dreaming of what I could cook if I was closer to my kitchen. Maybe I’d rustle up an exotic salad for lunch or have a hearty stew bubbling away, ready in time for the end of the day. Once I decided to go freelance…

Caribbean fish stew

This is quite an intense, spicy fish dish – that’s down to the lime, coconut and chilli working together. It’s a great afternoon pick-me-up after a hard morning’s work. Plus, the white fish is a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids and makes up one of the recommended two portions of fish each…

Tom yum noodle soup

I find this such a welcome treat for a bit of time out from work – it’s swift to make but packed with flavour. Noodle soup is probably best eaten away from the computer, so take this excuse to have a break from the screen and savour some amazing Thai flavours in just 15 minutes….

Butternut squash dhal

An easy curry to make in a big batch – and tasty too. The butternut squash gives this dhal a sweet kick and is perfect for adding another vegetable to your daily intake. Both spicy and filling, this is a great meal to warm you up and boost your energy when you most need it…

Pancetta, mushroom and spinach frittata

If eggs aren’t one of your go-to ingredients for a quick lunch or brunch, they really should be. This frittata is full of veg, super quick to make, and can be eaten hot or cold. Just perfect for fitting in around the demands of your work. Make in 10 minutes Serves 1 Gluten-free Ingredients 1…