How to reuse sliced bread plastic bag

A great way to keep your sandwiches tightly wrapped and safe without using a single tie.

Keep your empty plastic bags in the bread bin for later use but first, shake all the crumbs out over the sink and make sure there is no moisture inside (you may need to leave it for a couple of hours on your worktop, slightly ajar, for it to dry).

Place your sandwich at the bottom of the bag.

step 1 – place sandwich at bottom of bag

Place your palm on the sandwich to gently squash the air out, pinch the plastic bag close to the sandwich and rotate the sandwich part of the bag a couple of times to “seal” the opening


step 2 squash air out and rotate the sandwich part of bag a couple of times

Pull the opening side of the bag over the sandwich part of the bag. Your sandwich is now safely wrapped!

step 3 – pull opening side of bag over sandwich part of bag

How to keep your packed lunch cool

Healthy Packed Lunch

With the hot season coming, it is not always easy to protect your packed lunch from the heat. Not everyone has access to a fridge at work. You might even need to leave your food in your vehicle. Continue reading

Tortilla wraps for packed lunch

It’s has been a while since I last talked about packed lunches so I thought I would share with you this picture:

Tortilla wrap filling

I usually count two tortillas per adult for lunch but as I was running out of wraps, I thought I would big up the filling to compensate for the lack of carbohydrates. Here you can see, as well as the base I usually spread on the wrap, home-cooked ham, grated carrots, chopped pickled gerkins and cubed cheddar cheese. It was a bit of a squeeze but I managed to close the wrap. I don’t quite like shop-bought ham. I find it too thin… and too expensive. When I cooked ham next, I will take some pictures and show you how I cook it and what I do with it afterwards. So, stay tune!

Tortilla wrap sandwiches

filling of tortilla wrap sandwich

Place filling on a line

The expiry date on my tortilla wraps is approaching, so I’d better start using them. If stored in your cupboard too long, they become dry and will rip easily. So, not good if you are having lunch next to your keyboard or your newly printed report! Continue reading

Packed lunches – Planning ahead


Sample of kitchen basics

Before being able to produce some great packed lunches, you need to be well equipped. A few useful equipment/utensils are required, and, as well as your weekly trip to the shops, your kitchen cupboard and freezer will also need to hold a few vital ingredients. Hopefully, if you read this post today (being Friday) and go shopping at the week-end, you will able to Continue reading

How to make varied packed lunches

Your packed lunches, microwavable or not, can be as varied as your evening meals. The trick in preparing packed lunch is to use the leftover meal from the night before (so make sure you cook more food than you actually need). Let’s see what I mean using pictures: (click pictures to enlarge)

Above is some leftover chicken casserole with fresh tagliatelle pasta. Continue reading

What to bring for lunch at work?

Healthy Packed Lunch


My husband is renowned at work for his packed lunches. He tells me that his colleagues are very envious as most of them bring the same boring sandwiches, day after day. The thing is, they are so easy to prepare, they require minimum effort and most of all, they are so much cheaper and tastier than anything else on the market. Continue reading