Blog Posts - Packed Lunch Ideas



Coconut Chocolate Bites

These Coconut Chocolate Bites have just two ingredients and make a great snack. They are also on the healthier side of the naughty scale! I’ll admit I totally pinched this idea :) My darling Mum bought me a bag of coconut chocolate chips recent...
by Hedgecombers on Jul 11, 2016

Tenderstem and Cornish Blue Cheese Pasty

My recipe for a vegetarian Tenderstem and Cornish Blue Cheese Pasty is a quirky little twist on a traditional Cornish steak pasty, but with no loss of great flavour. The following recipe is an ode to Cornwall. The beautiful county that has been my...
by Hedgecombers on Jun 9, 2016

Snowdon Pudding

This Snowdon Pudding is an old fashioned steamed pudding that is stick-to-your-ribs good! I adore finding regional recipes, such as this Snowdon pudding, that have been long forgotten by the majority. They can often to be found in dusty old cook book...
by Hedgecombers on May 27, 2016

Fully Loaded Special Fried Rice

This Fully Loaded Special Fried Rice is a colourful dish that is perfect for rustling up at the last minute with most items coming from the freezer. Here’s my latest recipe for the #PowerOfFrozen campaign from Iceland. In this edition, I was...
by Hedgecombers on May 20, 2016

Broccoli and Almond Soup

This Broccoli and Almond Soup is so quick and easy to make, it’s ridiculously healthy and tastes sublime. I first published this recipe back in 2011 and I’ve been wanting to remake (and re-shoot) it ever since. If you happen to read this...
by Hedgecombers on May 16, 2016

Marinated Broad Beans

These Marinated Broad Beans are my idea of summer in a jar! Bursting with flavour, they’ll be the highlight of any buffet, Ploughmans or lunch box. This week I had the surreal experience of opening a magazine and seeing my words, recipes and ph...
by Hedgecombers on May 6, 2016

Alsatian Style Cheese Salad: Salade de Fromage Alsacienne

BrightonYourHealth - Serving You Health Tips | one.bite.at.a.time. The French main meal is le dejeuner, midday lunch. Here’s a French style cheese salad recipe from Alsace region, a perfect bring to work healthy lunch idea. Alsatian Styl...
by brightonyourhealth on Apr 23, 2016

Cheese and Red Onion Muffins

Cheap and cheerful, yet uber-tasty these Cheese and Red Onion Muffins are a great stand by for lunch boxes, morning coffee or after school snacks. How you all doing? On the verge of death by gluttony? I sure am, which is why I decided to bake these...
by Hedgecombers on Dec 28, 2015

Cranberry Cashew Muffins

These Cranberry Cashew Muffins are a tasty treat that are perfect for festive lunch boxes and picnics. They aren’t overly sweet but just enough to hold hunger at bay. Muffins are a staple in my kitchen, and these Cranberry Cashew Muffins are ju...
by Hedgecombers on Dec 17, 2015

Turkey Pesto Pizza

This Turkey Pesto Pizza is a fun and tasty way to use up those Christmas day leftovers. It’s quick to knock up the pizza dough and everyone can pile on their favourite leftover veggies too! Ahhh, are you feeling festive yet? Christmas seems to...
by Hedgecombers on Dec 14, 2015

Cinnamon Freezer Cookies

These Cinnamon Freezer Cookies are a brilliant stand-by to pull out of the ice box at a moments notice anytime you fancy a fresh batch of deliciously scented cookies. Dang, my kitchen smells good right now! This dough is fantastic, and one I’ve...
by Hedgecombers on Dec 1, 2015

Leek and Sweet Potato Soup

A simple twist on a classic, this Leek and Sweet Potato Soup retains the frugal and comforting kick of the original but with an extra level of earthy sweetness from using sweet potatoes over regular ones. Oh ‘eck! Go pimp your regular leek n t...
by Hedgecombers on Nov 27, 2015

Harissa Roast Salmon

This Harissa Roast Salmon is a cheeky little number that will elevate a piece of fresh salmon far above the ordinary. Why not double the recipe up and have the leftovers in your packed lunch the following day? My homegrown chilli collection wasn̵...
by Hedgecombers on Nov 20, 2015

Cinnamon Apple Cake

This Cinnamon Apple Cake has all the elements of a darn good fruit cake: Moist, juicy and utterly moreish. I didn’t have a great run of luck last week. Firstly I melted through the base of my laptop by putting it on top of the woodburner (yes,...
by Hedgecombers on Nov 9, 2015

Green Hazelnut and Chocolate Brownies

These foraged Green Hazelnut and Chocolate Brownies make use of the fresh nuts straight from the tree. If it’s out of season, or a bad year, feel free to substitute with regular dried hazelnuts that are available all year round. 2015 is turni...
by Hedgecombers on Sep 9, 2015

Tomato and Goats Cheese Tart

This impressive Tomato and Goats Cheese Tart is a whizz to knock up and can be on the table within 30 minutes. You know there are some recipes in this world that are mind-blowingly tasty, yet are so stoopidly quick ‘n’ easy to make that...
by Hedgecombers on Aug 26, 2015

Salt and Pepper Beef Jerky

This Salt and Pepper Beef Jerky is a great snack to have on hand when the next meal seems a lifetime away and you want something satisfying to your tastebuds that’s not laden with sugar. Normally I’d season beef jerky with spices such as...
by Hedgecombers on Jul 21, 2015

Chicken, Orange and Watercress Salad

This Chicken, Orange and Watercress Salad is a real hit with the juicy citrus, sticky balsamic glazed chicken and fresh watercress. This is one of those salads that takes no take time to throw together but looks and tastes like you’ve spent an...
by Hedgecombers on Jul 15, 2015

Dairy Free Easter Cookies

These cute Dairy Free Easter Cookies are such a treat, and you (or your little helpers) can go mad with the food colouring and icing bag! We’re off on our annual camping trip at Easter, spending the long weekend in 100 acres of gorgeous Cornish...
by Hedgecombers on Mar 23, 2015

Dairy Free Easter Cookies

These cute Dairy Free Easter Cookies are such a treat, and you (or your little helpers) can go mad with the food colouring and icing bag! We’re off on our annual camping trip at Easter, spending the long weekend in 100 acres of gorgeous Cornish...
by Hedgecombers on Mar 23, 2015


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