I love cooking for the children, but I’m terrible when it comes to feeding myself. Natasha Corrett has got me hooked on this new wonder product which is Mothergrains’ Express Quinoa Pearl and Black, which comes in a packet ready to go.

I was in a huge hurry the other day but wanted to make a packed lunch to take into the office. I threw half a packet of the quinoa in a bowl with a grated carrot and half a cucumber cut up, and a good glug of oil and balsamic vinegarette. I mixed it together and threw it in a Kilner jar.  It wasn’t the most filling lunch, but it’s a good start.