Grilled steaks in the dead of winter? Say no more!
This lighter version of the great French classic, chicken in red wine sauce, is lower in fat and includes more vegetables. It just needs some crusty, rustic-style bread and perhaps a light green salad to serve it with. The dish is better if made a full day ahead so the flavours can mature.
The combination of Pernod and fennel adds a wonderful anise flavour to this popular seafood dish, which just needs some crusty whole wheat bread to mop up the tasty juices. Mussels are low in fat and rich in many minerals, including iron and zinc.
Boosted with vegetable goodness, this tasty treat is ideal for a quick, midweek supper dish. Crisp fennel and red pepper bring terrific texture contrast and a really fresh flavour to tuna and corn toasted on top of focaccia with a sprinkling of cheese.
A luscious, flavourful soup packed with vibrant vegetables and topped with beet salsa.
Meaty sausages are simple to cook, succulent and juicy, and when combined with diced vegetables and tender lentils they make a hearty meal with a healthy balance of nutrients.
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.
Turn a tray of roasted vegetables into a spicy meal by adding kidney beans, a tomato sauce and a cheesy topping. This should prove a popular dish for teenaged vegetarians and is great served with warmed soft tortillas.
This simple salad has wonderful flavours and colours. The fennel adds a unique flavour that pairs well with the tangy vinaigrette.
This Italian-inspired salmon recipe is family-friendly. It’s light but with robust flavours, and boasts the benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids
Lemon and fennel bring wonderfully fresh flavours to familiar braised ground beef in this Italian-inspired dish, making it as good for alfresco summer dining as it is for a light winter supper. Adding diced potatoes to the deliciously tangy tomato sauce rounds out the meal. Serve with a tossed green salad drizzled with a light vinaigrette.
Roasted beets are combined with spicy arugula, crisp fennel and sweet orange segments, sprinkled with walnuts and tossed with a maple infused dressing.
A medley of root vegetables combined with a light vinaigrette is the perfect winter dish for flavour and comfort.
Fresh fennel, green apple, and parsley create a delicious meal when accompanied with pork, chicken or grilled fish.
A mixture of fresh, wild mushrooms is good for making this quick, woodsy-tasting soup.
The sautéing fennel, onion and saffron is my favourite of all kitchen aromas. They are also a classic combination that is used in various fish and seafood recipes. In fact, I love saffron so much we gave it to my daughter Lucy as her middle name. Mussels with saffron and fennel is an excellent appetizer. The complexities of the flavours cleanse the palate and ready you for the courses to come.