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Add canned tuna to a good tomato sauce, spread it on a ready-made pizza base and you have a delicious, healthy meal in no time at all. This tuna and tomato pizza makes a flavourful change from the usual cheese-laden pizzas.
What a delicious way to welcome your guests! These mini double-cheese pizza bites are loaded with fresh tomato slices, black olives and fresh herbs. And because they’re on the light side, everyone will still have room for dinner.
Here’s proof’you can enjoy a slice of pepperoni pizza and do your heart good. A few heart-smart substitutions and lots of vegetables make this much more healthy than a pizzeria’s, and you get to savour the aroma as it bakes.
This whole-wheat bread loaf studded with raisins tastes good plain or with a little light butter or margarine spread on it. It’s also wonderful toasted for breakfast, when the gentle aroma of warm cinnamon makes a soothing start to the day.
Served fresh from the oven while still warm, scones are a popular treat. Here, mashed potatoes are added to the mixture, which makes these savoury scones wonderfully moist. Potato scones are a great way of using up leftover potatoes.
These savoury scones are made with soft cheese and plenty of fresh herbs’ideally a mixture of Italian parsley, chives, thyme and rosemary, although any combination will do. Ricotta herb scones are nicest warm, with soup or salad.
Fresh summer berries add delicious flavour, colour and nutrition to these tempting berry muffins. They are best fresh from the oven, but are also good once cooled’an ideal addition to a lunchbox, or for breakfast on the go.
These delicious, moist muffins with a crunchy sweet topping are low in fat and contain bananas, oat bran, soy milk and soy flour’all beneficial for anyone eating for a healthy heart. Enjoy banana cinnamon muffins warm at breakfast or at morning coffee.
Here’s a delicious, richly coloured tea bread that is moist enough to eat without butter. Spiced pumpkin tea bread makes a great addition to a healthy lunchbox, being rich in essential antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
These little bread rings are delicious teamed with savoury fillings such as smoked salmon and a soft cheese, or egg and salad. The double cooking method gives bagels their unique softness and slightly chewy crust.
This light Italian flat bread is prepared from a soft dough enriched with olive oil. This focaccia recipe uses just enough olive oil to give a good texture and flavour. Focaccia makes an ideal accompaniment to Italian meats, cheeses and salads.
Instead of commercial yeast, delicious sourdough bread is made with a ‘starter,’ which uses the yeasts that occur naturally in the atmosphere and on flour. Despite the time needed to ‘grow’ the starter, sourdough is not a difficult bread to make.
Serve this nutty-textured bread very fresh, cut into wedges. The multi-grain seeded loaf is good with a hearty bowl of soup or cheese and pickles. The mix of seeds can be varied to your own taste or you can use just one kind.
Rye flour is lower in gluten than wheat, so it produces a close-textured, moist loaf. Caraway seeds are a traditional seasoning, complementing the nutty rye flavour to make an excellent light rye bread that goes well with soft cheeses.
This recipe makes a very good basic loaf, but it is also infinitely flexible. You can make any number of breads, just by using different types of flour or adding herbs, nuts, cheese, olives, seeds, dried fruit and berries, or shape it into rolls.
The orange colour of squash signals beta carotene, a plant pigment that’s a potent disease-fighter. And this squash and chickpea stew is a meatless one, so the total fat content is minimal. Like all good stews, this is a fine make-ahead recipe.