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Grilled Tuna with Zucchini Pasta and Artichoke Sauce

Make good use of excess summer zucchini by creating "pasta", tossing with a flavourful artichoke and tomato sauce and serving alongside simple grilled tuna steaks. If you're short on time, substitute store-bought olive tapenade.

Niçoise Platter

When in doubt, opt for a niçoise salad, or a version thereof, for lunch or dinner. It appeals to almost...


Tuna and Tomato Pizza

Add canned tuna to a good tomato sauce, spread it on a ready-made pizza base and you have a delicious,...


Grilled Asparagus and Peppers

Here, spears of asparagus, peppers and green onions are grilled in a ridged cast-iron pan, then mixed with oven-baked Parmesan...


Garlicky Tomato Salad

When tomatoes are at their peak of sweetness, this garlicky tomato salad is particularly delicious. It's eye-catching, too, if you...

Pesto Pork Chops

Lean pork is now on the heart-healthy menu. To keep these pork chops healthy but succulent, top them with homemade...


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...


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...


Angel Hair Pasta with Basil and Walnut Pesto

This basil and walnut pesto recipe adds the extra health boost of spinach and the peppery surprise of arugula, in...


Crudites with Three Dips

Few foods are healthier than raw vegetables, so serve these crudites with tempting low-fat dips for a starter. Or, for...


Hearty Vegetable Pesto Soup

Fragrant basil pesto adds a taste of summer to this healthier version of a classic French vegetable pesto soup. Aromatic...


Leek and Prosciutto Pizza Muffins

Leek and prosciutto combine with basil and mozzarella to make a sophisticated pizza-style topping for whole-wheat muffins. Serve with a...