DIY Subway

For the past two weeks I’ve been making my own lunches for at least 3 out of the 5 working days. For the other 2 days, I’ve been buying Subway salad boxes. Silly me buying them when they’re so easy to make.

Subway Tuna Salad Box

Yesterday I bought the ingredients for the selection of Subway salad that I usually get. The only things I couldn’t get were the jalapeños (I wrote that word and my phone autocorrected it to ‘hale penis’) and crispy onion. I decided to try out my own for lunch today in the sun. Now I have 5 days worth of lunches for the price of approximately £10 rather than £4approx a go.

My own.

Now I know it’s just a salad but it’s amazing how much more fresh this was. Not only that – but I’ve saved one the plastic too. Hopefully this will help save me a few pennies as we go along!

Keep safe all,

S x

Cupboard Carbonara

Thought I’d just share this quick whipped up recipe for a take on spaghetti carbonara using items you may have left in your cupboards/fridges. A really simple and quick recipe taking about 15-20 mins.

What I found that I wanted to use for this was:

  • Linguine pasta
  • 2 eggs
  • Pack of un-smoked bacon
  • 2 x Sausages (needed to use them up)
  • Spinach
  • Garlic or garlic powder
  • Sea salt
  • Ground peppercorns
  • Olive oil

I don’t like cheese but if you have some add it too!

1) Start by boiling your pasta.

2) Cut your bacon and sausages into small pieces.

3) Heat a small amount of olive oil in a pan and add a lot of garlic/garlic powder, salt and pepper.

4) Add the cut up sausages and bacon to the pan and cook through stirring occasionally.

5) Ensure pasta is cooked and drain suitably.

6) Crack two eggs into a jar and stir with a fork.

7) Add the pasta into the on with the bacon and sausages and also add the spinach. Lower the heat. Stir until ingredients are evenly spread.

8) Add the egg into the pan sporadically whilst stirring.

9) Add in extra garlic and pepper and keep mixing in the until the egg has cooked.

10) Serve into a bowl add sprinkle a few raw spinach leaves on top.


Breakfast Club

Breakfast – the most important meal of the day. It’s the one I most struggle with. I’m one of those people who would prefer an extra 15 minutes in bed than get up and make a good breakfast and sit and eat it. So previously I’ve just grabbed something out of the cupboard and eaten it at work.

Now, however, I have found something thats quick to make (either at home or at work) and doesn’t require me to sit down and eat it like a Full English.

Here’s how to make it…

Tablespoon of Hemp seeds.Add half a cup of chocolate soya milk. Top it up with hazelnut milk and give it a stir. Cover with a layer of flax seeds. ‘Decorate’ with strawberries.

Voila! A seedy, chocolatey, nutty and fruity breakfast. It is much more filling than you may believe. Try it and see what you think!

2 Ingredient Pancakes 

The other day, a team member in a Facebook group that I am in posted a video of 2 ingredient pancakes. They looked amazing and so I thought I’d try them out.


  • 1 banana.
  • 2 eggs.
  1. Cut up the banana and mush it up.
  2. Add the 2 eggs and whisk.
  3. Heat up a pan and add the mixture.
  4. Flip pancake over as you would normally.
  5. Once golden brown and not slightly burnt like mine – serve. Add almond butter or peanut butter (I tried it with crunch peanut butter).

Voila. Easy pancakes. Unfortunately, I did not like them. Maybe that was just me or maybe I messed up the easiest recipe in the world (please excuse my poor visual presentation). You, however, may like them!

Try it out and let me know what you guys think! 


No Sugar Chocolate Banana PB Cake (Did I mention it’s Vegan too?)

Hello all.

So I experimented last week and came up with this creation. Safe to say my spot on the bake off is well and truly out of the window but, despite appearances, this was delicious!


150g self raising flour.
50g sweetener.
30g coco powder.
100ml vegetable oil.
Generous amount Crunchy Whole Earth Peanut Butter.
1 banana.


Mix flour, oil, sweetener, coco powder and peanut butter together until creamy.

Put in a preheated oven (180°C) for 20 minutes.

Take out the oven and leave to cool. Once cooled, apply a layer of peanut butter and add sliced banana on top.

Voila and enjoy!


Crispy Sage Pork with Apples and Veg.


So me and my girlfriend made this the other day and I must say, it was fucking ace. Not only was it tasty but it was also easy and relatively quick to make.

What you need:

  • Pork loin
  • Parsnips
  • Red onions
  • Carrots
  • Apples
  • Sage
  • Garlic
  • Orange Zest
  • Sea Salt
  • All spice
  • Black pepper
  • Butter

What to do:

  • Before doing anything, I tend to prepare all my ingredients. Peel the parsnips and carrots and slice them into sticks. Quarter the red onions. Remove the garlic cloves. Grate the orange. Measure out 4 teaspoons of Sage and 3 teaspoons of Allspice. Cut 3 or 4 slits on the top of the pork loin. (Remove any excess fat to your liking.) Core your apples. Measure out 150g of butter.Pre heat the oven to gasmark 7.
  • Season your loin with the sea sat and black pepper./li>
  • Pre-boil your parsnips, onions and carrots in water with a pinch of salt for 5 minutes.
  • Get your Sage, Allspice, 1 clove of garlic, orange zest and use a pestle and mortar to grind them altogether.
  • Mix the herbs in with the butter and fill the apples with it. Any excess can be spread on the pork loin.
  • Place the apples, veg and the last few clothes of garlic in a roasting tray. Place the pork on top of the veg.
  • Place the tray in the pre heated oven. After half an hour, remove the pork and stir the veg around. Place the pork back on top and place back in the oven. Turn the oven down to gas mark 4 for another half an hour.

Then voila, the dish is complete. You can adapt the dish how you like. Make some crackling to go with it, add spice, add more veg or whatever else you would like to do. Enjoy 🙂

15 Minute Fiery Prawn Linguine

Ok so I’m going to try and not post too many recipes on here but today me and my girlfriend made one of the best dinners I have had in a long time. And it took around 15 minutes! What’s even better is all you have to do is buy the ingredients, chop them up and cook them…. Even I could do it.

So what you need is:
King prawns
2 cloves of garlic
1 red pepper
A couple of button mushrooms
3 Spring onions
1 chilli
Lemon zest
Olive oil
Linguine pasta

You can add anything else you want or adjust the amount of any ingredient to suit yourself. If we make it again I would defiantly add a couple more vegetables and swap linguine pasta for tagliatelle.

1)Right, firstly I’d finely chop the peppers, onions, chilli and crush the garlic. Basically get everything ready so you can just throw it in.

2)Heat some olive oil in a frying pan or wok and add the chilli and garlic. Grate some lemon zest into the mixture.

3)Once the garlic, lemon and chilli is sizzling nicely in the oil, add the prawns and onions.

4)Pop the pasta in a saucepan of water and bring to the boil.

5)Add the rest of the vegetables to the frying pan/wok and stir constantly until sizzling hot and starting to brown.

6)Drain the pasta and pop a good heap on the plate. Add some of the prawns and veg on top of the pasta. Finish off with a sprinkling of finely chopped parsley.

It looked good in the pan but we couldn’t do the whole chef presentation thing when we plated it up so I didn’t bother with a photo. Just ate it. Hope you enjoy it too!