Nothing quite says comfort like a bowl full of soup. This easy-to-serve, slow cooker meal is the perfect recipe to whip up any day of the week.
A typical butter chicken recipe can have about 600 calories and more than 30 grams of fat per serving. But this dish makeover cuts it down to 248 calories and 7 grams of total fat.
This quick-to-make Moroccan dish is sure to please turkey lovers.
A subtly spiced rice dish, this is based on a classic kedgeree recipe but with extra vegetables to add vitamins. Serve with a side salad.
A few simple ingredients make really tasty meat-free burgers. If you want to barbecue them, the best method is to cook the veggie burgers in advance and just heat them up over the coals, as this prevents them from sticking to the grill.
Few things go together as well as shrimp and couscous.
Elevate your go-to chicken soup recipe with your favourite warming Indian spices. Serve with whole wheat chapattis or naan bread.
The rice, with its slightly chewy texture and Indian spices, provides the perfect backdrop for tender chicken, crunchy raw vegetables, sweet grapes and toasted nuts.
This vivid three-vegetable mash is based on mashed potatoes tinted and flavoured three different ways with health-giving sweet potatoes, spinach and beets.
This Chili Shrimp Taco recipe brings the heat to dinner.
Serve with assorted raw veggies for a flavourful dip or with fresh baguette slices and crackers for a smooth spread.
Spicy foods help to fill you up on fewer calories, and they boost calorie burning, too. When cutting or seeding hot peppers, use rubber or plastic gloves to protect your hands, and avoid touching your face.
An aromatic North African-style casserole, richly flavoured with dried fruits and warmly spiced with ginger and cinnamon. The sweetness of the honey tempers the fiery harissa, and chickpeas add high-fibre carbohydrate to the dish.
Stuffing vegetables is a great way of using them to make a healthy one-dish meal. This tasty stuffing, of spiced lean lamb and bulgur, has a distinct Middle Eastern flavour.
Tender pork is perfect in a stir-fry, particularly when combined with fresh baby corn and a subtle curry flavour. The addition of Hokkien noodles makes a completely satisfying meal.
A fragrantly spiced pilaf-style dish that doesn’t take much more effort than ordering takeout, yet is much healthier as it is lower in fat. Serve with a refreshing raita (page 27) to complete the meal.
Falafel are spicy chickpea cakes. They are a popular street food all over the Middle East. Served in pita bread pockets with a colourful crunchy salad, they are deliciously healthy as well as fun to eat.
These protein-packed veggie burgers are made with a delicious high-fibre combo of Brazil nuts and red kidney beans, plus carrots for moistness.
Enjoy the fragrant flavours of cilantro and mint in this North African-inspired salad, which can be largely prepared ahead. Lamb is a good source of protein, as well as B vitamins, iron and zinc.
This simple soup is flavoured with warm spices, then blended to a velvety smooth texture and topped with yogourt. Serve it as a fast and sustaining lunch with nan bread or other lightly toasted bread of your choice.