Healthy lunch: Tuna and mixed bean pasta salad

I’ve been trying to ‘spice up’ my lunches at work after getting bored of sandwiches and getting into a bad habit of choosing unhealthy snacks from Tesco meal deals! At Weight Watchers these past couple of weeks we’ve been talking about proteins, good carbohydrates and good fats. I made this pasta dish for lunch last week and really enjoyed it, so much in fact that I made it again this week! You will need One Read More…

Spicy pepperoni and mince meat pasta

We had some left over tomato pasta sauce to use up and haven’t had pasta in months! One of Ryan’s favourite pasta dishes is a traditional spaghetti bolognaise, I decided to put a spin on it and added some chilli and pepperoni for a bit of a spice. It was really good but not as spicy as I expecting, I’ll definitely add more chilli powder next time we make this. It’s a great, quick and Read More…

Chicken and bacon pasta bake

We haven’t been eating a lot of pasta lately, which is sad as it’s one of my favourite things to cook and eat. Ryan has been eating healthier lately and pasta, even wholewheat pasta which we buy, is too high in carbohydrates for his current healthy eating regime. In spite of this he decided to treat himself and I decided to try a different pasta bake to my usual mince meat or lasagne or sausage Read More…

Marmite Pasta

A friend recommended this Marmite Pasta recipe to me as I love Marmite, it’s perfect for a quick, easy and cheap lunch (that is only if you don’t hate marmite! 😉 ). Personally, I’ve never thought to use Marmite in a recipe before and usually have it on toast or in sandwiches. My friend also told me about a Marmite recipe book! I may have to have a look the next time I venture into Read More…

Valentine’s Day 2016

If you’ve been following my blog for a while you’ll know I don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day, I’ll give presents and maybe do some heart shaped themed baking (I love baking) but haven’t celebrated much more than that. Ryan was at work today, cooking for many couples that had booked a table at the restaurant, I knew he’d be tired and hungry when he got home and decided to treat him. I cooked some chicken Read More…