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Indonesian fried rice

Flavoured with garlic, ginger and chili, this tempting dish with thin and tender strips of lean beef and juicy shrimp...


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Vegetarian burgers

These protein-packed veggie burgers are made with a delicious high-fibre combo of Brazil nuts and red kidney beans, plus carrots...


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Hummus salad

Homemade hummus only takes a few moments to whizz together and makes a perfect light lunch, served simply with pita....


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Vegetable soup with meatballs

Adding little meatballs to a vegetable soup turns it into a satisfying meal that will appeal to the whole family....


Beet and orange soup

A luscious, flavourful soup packed with vibrant vegetables and topped with beet salsa.


Vegetable and pasta soup

This classic pistou from the south of France, topped with a rich-tasting garlic and basil paste, called aïllade, and a...


Bacon and lentil soup

A satisfying and comforting soup packed with a good mix of healthy vegetables that take you well on the way...


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Braised chicken with beans

This is a great way to cook good-value drumsticks, so that they are moist and tender. A simple barbecue sauce...

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Tarragon chicken with creamy vegetables

Potatoes and carrots are baked in a luxuriously creamy, sour cream sauce, flavoured with garlic and tarragon, with marinated chicken...


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Stuffed roast pork with prunes

Pork and prunes is a classic French combination, and here it is given an extra flavour boost with ginger and...


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Sausages with French green lentils

Meaty sausages are simple to cook, succulent and juicy, and when combined with diced vegetables and tender lentils they make...


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Beef olives

This updated version of a traditional recipe is ideal for entertaining. Slices of beef are wrapped around a mushroom stuffing...


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Roast beef with thyme and fennel crust

A crunchy deep crust of herb-flavoured breadcrumbs ensures a succulent roast beef. It's roasted with a selection of tasty root...


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Braised Asian beef

Asian flavours are often associated with stir-fries, but as this delicious meal shows, they can be used to good effect...


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Carrot tart

Carrots make a great filling for a tart because they are sweet and colourful. Here the smooth and creamy filling...


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Chicken Cobbler

A richly flavoured combination of chicken and mixed vegetables, cooked in cider, with a topping of light, herby scones, makes...

Phyllo Shepherd’s Pie

An updated version of an old favourite. This pretty pie combines lean meat with lots of fresh vegetables, all topped...


Liver, Bacon and Mushroom Pie

Nothing beats the smell of a pie baking in the oven, and this one is even more aromatic than most...


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Fish Stock

Fish trimmings ' the head, skin and bones ' from any white fish with a good flavour can be used....


Vegetable Stock

Use this light stock as a base for delicate soups and sauces, and in risottos and similar dishes.


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Beef, Veal or Lamb Stock

You can use fresh, raw or cooked bones for this stock, plus any lean meat scraps. Trim fat or fatty...

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Vegetable Hash

Traditionally, a hash was the perfect way to use up leftovers from a roast dinner. Here, a glorious mix of...


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Cheesy Vegetable Gratin

A comforting, chunky vegetable stew is topped with a cheesy breadcrumb crust to evoke the flavours of traditional farmhouse cooking.


Healthiest-ever Lasagna

Lasagna is everybody's favourite cold-weather meal, but it can be very high in fat, especially if store-bought. This version includes...


Hearty Vegetable and Turkey-Bacon Soup

Your holiday leftovers won't go to waist with this hearty soup recipe.


Quinoa Pilaf

Quinoa is a gluten-free, high-protein grain. This brightly-coloured quick side dish will boost your soluble-fibre intake, too. For added protein,...


Thai Vibe

This Thai-inspired noodle salad contains kelp noodles which are easily available at your local health stores. Kelp is a seaweed...