Baked egg & bacon bagel

I’ve coveted an egg in a bagel for quite a while now, thanks to Pinterest. I finally got round to trying one for brunch… and after a couple of attempts I succeeded. It was totally worth the wait, and so easy when you know how! I’ve given you the hands-off oven-based method here, but check…

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Spicy Spanish rice

This is one of my favourite family meals at the moment. It’s easy to make, cooks in just one pot, and is full of flavour. The kids absolutely love it – as prawns and chorizo are two of their favourite things. It takes slightly longer than I would normally spend on a weekday family dinner,…

Ham & cheese croissant with honey and mustard glaze

This has been one of my favourite snacks recently, especially as it’s so incredibly easy to put together.  I’ve started adding a little glaze to the croissants to make them a little more special. Luckily it takes just 30 seconds to make – and it’s totally worth it! Make in less than 10 minutes Serves…

Slow cooker bacon & sweetcorn chowder

This recipe is super easy – simply pop it in the slow cooker and let it cook while you work. It releases lots of lovely smells over the day… before providing you with a warming, wintery dinner. Even better, kids love it too! This isn’t quite a dump-and-go type recipe as you do need to cook…

Chicken and chorizo sheet pan

This is a super easy, hands-off meal. Especially as there’s no worrying about adding herbs or spices, as all the umami flavour comes from the chorizo and chicken while it’s cooking. This recipe gives you two half an hour chunks of time to get back to work while it cooks – if you can concentrate…

Sausage cassoulet

This is a simple version of the hearty classic from south-west France. It feels like an indulgence, but it’s pretty cheap to make. Plus, a small portion provides an amazing amount of fuel for your working day. It’s perfect for filling up the freezer too – especially as the oven does most of the work…

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…

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…