Let’s make pasta extra-special by adding mussels and our favourite high-fibre food, beans. Bonus: Enjoy this fancy but easy dinner in under 20 minutes.
The mint in this light pasta dish puts a spotlight on fresh spring peas.
If you haven’t tried rapini and ricotta together, you’re missing out.
This stuffed-pepper recipe is packed with iron.
It’s important to have an easy, make-ahead appetizer like this one in your repertoire. Guests adore it, but it’s not so rich that it will take away from the main course. Use a vegetable peeler to remove long strips from a washed lemon.
A staple in Italian cooking, rapini is one of the world’s richest sources of glucosinolates, important nutrients that are known to fend off cancer.
The dough for this pizza is easy to make, but there’s a quicker option: You can use store-bought and make this recipe in 30 minutes or less. Also, while this is healthier than most frozen pizzas, it’s pretty high in sodium; to cut back, reduce the amount of cheese.
These shrimp skewers are the perfect grill food. If you’re using wooden skewers instead of metal, be sure to soak them for an hour before grilling so they don’t burn.
This grilled salmon is light, refreshing and very simple to prepare.
A spicy, high-fibre and very satisfying curry that combines lots of vegetables with lean, tender lamb chunks and lentils. Serve with whole wheat chapattis or nan.
Flavoured with a small amount of spicy sausageand chili flakes, this is a traditional taste of Mexico. Guacamole and tortillas complete the meal.
A feast of colourful vegetables makes a superb topping for a pizza-style ciabatta. The bread soaks up the aromatic roasting juices so that it is deliciously moist with a crunchy crust. If you want to boost your vegetable intake even more, serve it with a leafy herb salad.
This golden, velvet-textured soup is very satisfying and perfect for a warm light lunch on a chilly day. Green apple adds a sweet-sour tang to the flavour, with added zip from chili peppers, and the croutons provide a satisfying crunch.
In this delicious vegetarian dish, thick slices of large zucchini are hollowed out and filled with a tasty stuffing based on creamy white kidney beans and fennel. A crispy topping of breadcrumbs and walnuts makes the perfect finishing touch.
This African vegetable dish is a great addition to any holiday feast. Sweet potatoes, a staple of African cuisine, are also loaded with health-boosting vitamin A.
While jerk seasonings are easily accessible in most grocery stores, they can be high in fat. Preparing your own is easy and will allow you to control the heat and spice.
Seasoning lean turkey meat with flavourful Moroccan spices makes for a winning combination.
This quick but sophisticated roasted salmon entrée is great for dinner with friends or for a family occasion.