Quick and Easy

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Here are a couple of my favourite things to eat when I’m in a rush.

Since having Mini Rod I’ve developed a few recipes that I can whip up in less than 10/15 minutes at lunchtime. That fact they take mere minutes to prepares means that not only are they really tasty, they’re convenient too – not a ready meal in sight in our house!

So here we have it. Avocado and Smoked Salmon Toast and my Super Speedy Mushroom Pasta.

I love Avocado Toast anyway, but the addition of Smoked Salmon makes it feel really substantial and luxurious.

Ingredients – Serves 1

2 thick Slices really good bread – I like Sourdough
1/2 a really ripe avocado
60g smoked salmon
Extra virgin olive oil
Lemon juice
Salt and Pepper


Toast the bread. In the meantime, mash the avocado with salt and pepper and set aside.

Once the bread is toasted, drizzle it with the olive oil and spread with the mashed avocado. Top with smoked salmon and a squeeze of lemon juice. Devour and make lots of yummy noises!

Avocado toast

Super Speedy Mushroom Pasta

Ingredients – Serves 1

100g dried pasta – I like pappardelle
Handful of mushrooms -sliced
Handful of chopped parsley
1/2 clove of garlic – crushed
Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper


Bring a large pan of water to the boil and add salt. When it is rolling, add the pasta and stir.

In a frying pan, heat the oil and garlic, add the mushrooms and cook until browned. Season with salt and pepper and add the parsley. Turn off the heat.

The pasta is likely to be cooked now, so drain it, reserving some of the cooking water. Add the pasta to the pan with the mushrooms and toss it all together, adding some of the reserved cooking water if it goes a little dry.

Serve piping hot, topped with a little cheese if you want. Lovely jubbly.

Mushroom Pasta


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