So you're hosting a party tomorrow, but you haven't actually planned any food for it, either because, pft who needs food its a party, or because that was a problem for future you. Luckily I'm here to help (yes you need food, trust me your unruined carpets will thank me) with these fast and easy dishes you can make. Most of them travel well too so if you're feeling nice and someone else is hosting bring one along.

Stuffed Peppers

You can use full size ones but this is best with mini peppers.

Cut them in half (or sections if using full size peppers) and stuff with any of the following:

Crumbed feta mixed with olive oil, smoked paprika, oregano, minced garlic and chili to taste.

Chedder cheese and diced pickled onion with a dash of vinegar from the pickle jar and Worcestor Sauce (this recipe courtesy my Dad, he calls them British Boozer peppers).

Cook at 200°C or gas mark 5. If you want a raw version then stuffing them with a mix of couscous, diced tomatos and cucumbers cannot go wrong.

Canarian Potatoes

Soak baby potatoes in salt water as long as possible (start now if you can, no seriously) then roast them at 200°C for forty minutes. Don't add any oil.

Eat them with piri piri sauce, or mayonaise if you want (some people juggle geese).


Serves four. Blitz two avocados, half a red onion, a handful of cherry tomatoes, six cloves of garlic, two mild red chilis, 50g coriander and the juice of a lime. Salt to taste.

The easiest bit

Here is where you cheat. You know what looks really fancy? Chorizo and cheese on a platter. Supermarkets often have chorizo and speciality cheeses on sale at the end of a day, though no guarantees that'll hold true tomorrow. Just dice them up, lay them out on a platter, add some sliced French stick and even some olives if you're feeling especially flash and bam, you've got a grown up party with tapas! You can even get away with using crap chedder for this as long as you lay it out nicely. Reduced to clear might also have any number of things like sundried tomatoes and olives so its worth taking a run out after work to see.