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The moment the temperature tips over 16 degrees I start eating salad again. I’m also on a bit of a health kick. This salad is massive and would easily do you for dinner.

[5 mins prep / 40 min baking @ 180 degrees C / serves 1 : 1 salmon fillet, 1 sweet potato, 2 eggs, rocket]

1) peel and chop 1 sweet potato, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper, place in the oven at 180 degrees.

2) in a ramekin, mix 1 dessert spoon of olive oil with cayenne pepper and smoked paprika to create a paste. Then smother on a salmon fillet. Pop in the oven 15 mins after the sweet potato.

3) after 15 more mins, boil two eggs for 8-10 minutes. Peel and halve.

4) flake the salmon and place on top of mixed leaves with the sweet potato.

Pop on your eggs with symmetry!


I’m calling this Moroccan chicken because it has my version of Moroccan seasoning on it – basically what I had in my cupboard after Googling what’s actually meant to be in Moroccan seasoning. Anyway it tasted lovely!

  • Honey
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Cumin seeds
  • Cinnamon
  • Ginger
  • Salt & pepper

1) rub the mixture of spices onto a chicken breast, leave to marinate for an hour (I went off to hockey training, otherwise I would have just baked it straight away!)

2) chop a yellow pepper and drizzle with olive oil.

3) oven both at 180 degrees C for 40-45 minutes.

4) chop chicken and pepper once cooled and place in tuppaware,

I assembled these at work as not to get soggy pitta bread. I recommend microwaving the pitta for 40 secs so it puffs up and makes stuffing easier. I also added a sploodge of caramelised onion hummus, not homemade in afraid. That is on my list of ‘things to make’.

You may have noticed already that my staple lunch is something in pitta bread. I must really learn to make pitta bread, recipes on a postcard please! I didn’t realise how simple homemade fajita seasoning is, I’m never buying a packet one again.

1) place chicken breast in a roasting/pyrex dish and drizzle with olive oil.

2) rub in the seasoning which consists of (I did equal shakes of all except salt and pepper obvs!):

  • cayenne pepper
  • chilli powder
  • cumin seeds
  • paprika
  • garlic powder (I used minced garlic as I didn’t have powder)
  • salt and pepper

3) cover with foil and bake in the oven at 180 degrees for 35 mins.

I actually cooked this before work this morning. Popped it in a tuppaware and assembled with spinach when I got to work. It was moist and tasty.