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Spinach, Prosciutto and Asparagus Salad

Here, pan-fried pieces of asparagus and prosciutto are combined with wilted baby spinach and crisp-baked croutons in a delicious warm...


Pork Medallions with Peppers

This quick sauté of pork medallions and peppers makes an excellent dinner party dish, with its well-balanced sweet and sour...


Old-Fashioned Shepherd’s Pie

In this version of the long-time family favourite, shepherd's pie, the ground lamb filling contains plenty of vegetables and red...


Mediterranean Stuffed Vegetables

An array of colourful Mediterranean stuffed vegetables makes an appetizing main dish, ideal for an informal help-yourself meal when entertaining...


Lamb Kebabs with Greek Salad

Cubes of lamb flavoured with a mixture of garlic, lemon and fresh oregano are cooked on skewers. The lamb kebabs...


Beef in Beer

Topped with thick slices of garlic and herb bread, this beef in beer casserole is hearty and satisfying. It's an...


Seared Beef with Garden Vegetables

A scrumptious sirloin is flash-cooked to seal in all its fabulous flavours. The seared beef is then surrounded by plenty...


Succulent Grilled Steak with Crispy Potatoes

In this recipe, slices of beef are marinated in a tangy green herb-based sauce, called chimichurri sauce, which hails from...

Pepper Steak with Leek Mashed Potatoes

Potatoes'as fries, baked or mashed'are a popular partner for steak. Here leek mashed potatoes with mustard accompany pepper-coated tenderloin steaks....


Filet Mignon Salad

How can steak be part of a smart diet? Very easily! Broil or barbecue the finest and one of the...


Shrimp, Melon and Mango Salad

This salad combines shrimp with colourful, juicy melon and mango tossed in a light dressing flavoured with fresh mint and...


Spaghettini Marinara

Cooked in a delicious wine-enriched tomato sauce, a nutritious mix of seafood makes an elegant partner for the thin spaghettini....


Salmon with Tarragon Mayonnaise

Fresh salmon is readily available all year round. This deliciously healthy dish with tarragon mayonnaise can be served warm or...


Seafood Lasagna

Packed with vegetables, this seafood lasagna is a superb vitamin-rich, nutritious meal. Choose vegetables that are fresh and in season,...


Fish with Spicy Green Lentils

Dark green Puy lentils, grown in the south of France, have a unique, peppery flavour that is enhanced by spicy...


Grilled Swordfish Steaks with Tomato and Pepper Salsa

Grilled fish steaks make ideal fast food, and serving them with a vibrant tomato and pepper salsa, rice and a...

Crumbed Fish with Parsley and Lemon

Gremolata is an Italian mixture of parsley, lemon rind and garlic. This recipe uses the gremolata with breadcrumbs to make...


Thai Fish Cakes with Dipping Sauce

These delicious fish cakes are flavoured with lemongrass and coriander, and spiced with Thai red curry paste. They're served with...


French Tuna and Bell Pepper Salad

This colourful French salad is full of varied flavours and textures. Chunks of tuna, wedges of potato, crisp beans, bell...


Pasta and Tuna Salad with Zucchini and Sundried Tomato Pesto

The dressing for this simple, colourful pasta and tuna salad has a sweet-sour flavour, which perfectly complements the lightly cooked...


Tuna Provencale on a Baguette

Flavoursome, savoury and full of heart-smart nutrients, this baguette sandwich is sure to become a favourite. The special today: a...

Cajun-Spiced Barley

Barley is one of the crops that farmers love, due to its short growing season and hardy nature. We should...


Herbed Polenta with Gorgonzola

Broiled slices of herbed polenta topped with a creamy, melting mixture of Gorgonzola and ricotta cheeses is a delicious dish,...


Green Coriander Rice

Toasting the rice, then cooking with a herb and vegetable paste before adding stock and simmering, develops and enriches the...


Spaghetti Carbonara with Roasted Tomato Salad

This version of the all-time favourite spaghetti carbonara makes use of low-fat dairy products and dry-cured ham instead of bacon...


Spaghetti Bolognese

Here's a new lower-fat version of a classic Bolognese, a full-flavoured meat sauce tossed with strands of spaghetti and served...


Pasta and Chicken Salad with Basil

Quick to prepare, this pasta and chicken salad with basil makes an ideal midweek dinner and won't spoil if someone...