Pack your own lunch

Every day at work at approximately 11am, if I haven’t been organised enough to bring my own, I start to think about what I am going to eat for lunch. Usually this results in me going to a local cafe buying a cheap jacket potato with baked beans or trying to rack my brain as to what I may find in the local tesco (boo – Tesco)! Sometimes I’m organised and the evening before I may manage to get my shit together and prepare something fairly tasty and  nutritious to have instead – this does not happen as often as I would like.

Every now and then I’m going to try and come up with tasty new lunchtime treats, that are fairly straight forward to make and make things a little more interesting.

This week, it’s soup – Carrot and Cumin to be precise. I love soup. Nothing else can warm you as it does on a wet dreary day at work. I used about five or six carrots, an onion, garlic clove, a knob of soya marg, a tablespoon of sweet paprika and cumin. I sweated down the carrots, garlic and onions with the marg, added 900ml of boiling water, added the spices and simmered for about half an hour or so and then blitzed using a stick blender, added a bit of lemon juice and some salt and pepper to taste.


  1. Gorgeous looking soup. I’m back on the packed lunches bandwagon too. Roasted vegetable cous cous is my jam at the moment.

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