Tag Archives: healthy lunch

recipe #14 spicy pasta soup

21 Jan


2 tbsp olive oil

1 red onion, chopped

1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped

2 x 400g whole plum tomatoes

1 1/4 litre of veg stock

110g broken spaghetti or other small pasta

handful of black pitted olives

half a handful of capers, drained and rinsed

handful of large. torn basil leaves


heat the oil in a large saucepan

add onion and chilli, cook for about ten mins until soft

stir in tomatoes, pour in stock, cover, bring to boil, simmer for 5 mins

add spaghetti, simmer for 6-8 mins, stir in olives and capers and basil

serve drizzled with olive oil and some warm crusty bread

recipe #13 roasted ratatouille pasta – quick office lunch

18 Jan


1 red onion sliced thinly

1 courgette, trimmed and in small chunks

1 aubergine sliced

1 red pepper, deseeded and cut into chunks

2 garlic cloves, with skin on, left whole

2 tbsp olive oil

200g penne pasta

basil for decoration and taste


heat oven to 200C

put all veg, garlic and olive oil in roasting tin, cover all veg with oil and season

toast for 20 mins, add tomatoes, roast for another 10 mins

cook pasta but keep about 5 tbsp of water when you drain it

put pasta and remaining water into oven tray and toss with veg in oil

add basil and squeeze over the yummy gooey garlic