An absolute supper saver recently has been this range of ready cooked lentils, grains and other loveliness. I know - 'loveliness' and 'lentils' aren't the most obvious companions but really these ones are great. The beluga lentils stirred through curried chicken and vegetables are delicious. The red and white quinoa makes a nice alternative to rice when added to Chinese-style leftover chicken. Quick and easy to use, we just add them to the saucepan and serve once hot.
This does sound like a sponsored post but it's not. We're so pushed for time thanks to work (my bad) and the commute (me again), that anything we find that might save us 5 minutes here, 10 minutes there, can only be a good thing. Whether it's hopping in a taxi to make sure I make my train (yup - me) or keeping a jar of Patak's curry paste in the fridge - every minute counts. Perhaps I should call this a sharing post. I've been raving about these packets to my team since I found them in Sainsburys - they think I'm nuts, but then they don't have to contend with SW Trains twice a day!