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Lamb and Vegetable Bake

This hearty dish of lean lamb layered with delicious root vegetables and baked in a covered casserole is perfect for busy lives. Once assembled, it can simply be left to cook and won't be spoiled if left in the oven a little longer.

Jerk pork with grilled pineapple and corn

A spicy Jamaican paste, made with fiery chili peppers, fragrant allspice and thyme, flavours and tenderizes the pork in this...


Beef Stroganoff

Combined with mushrooms, a small amount of meat goes a long way. Cooked in a creamy sauce made with light...


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Chicken and chorizo paella

A little spicy chorizo goes a long way and adds a fabulous flavour to this colourful dish. Brown rice has...


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Jambalaya

The spicy tomato flavour and aroma of this one-pot rice dish make it really appealing. Tender chunks of fish, juicy...

Caribbean Coconut Rice and Peas

This recipe is based on a traditional Caribbean favourite that is often made with red kidney beans, which are called...


Greek lamb koftas

Pan-fried lamb meatballs make a delicious filling for warm pita bread pockets, packed with a crisp cucumber and leafy salad....


Chili-spiced squash soup

This golden, velvet-textured soup is very satisfying and perfect for a warm light lunch on a chilly day. Green apple...


Onion soup with Gruyère croutes

The secret of this rich, warming soup lies in the slow cooking of the onions and leeks, in just a...


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Fish boulangère

Firm white fish lends itself to gentle oven-braising on a bed of vegetables. Sliced potatoes and onion provide the vegetable...


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Roast vegetables with pears and bacon

A warming autumnal dish of roasted root vegetables with eggplant, sweet pears and salty bacon. Roasting brings out the sweetness...


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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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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...

Goat’s Cheese and Cranberry Strudel

An impressive centrepiece for a festive vegetarian meal, this crisp phyllo pastry ring is filled with mushrooms, hazelnuts, vivid, tart...


Seafood Pie with Potato Pastry

A very special fish pie that is sure to please everyone. The recipe uses a mixture of white fish, seafood...


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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Cheesy Vegetable Gratin

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


Roasted Vegetable Crumble

Sweetly flavoured, roasted vegetables topped with a savoury crumble that includes Parmesan, nuts, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds for added...


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Chicken and blue cheese gratin

A layered bake of sliced potatoes, celeriac and leeks with chicken, topped with cheese, makes a perfect dish for an...


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Lamb and vegetable bake

This hearty dish of lean lamb layered with delicious root vegetables and baked in a covered casserole is perfect for...

Sage-Brined Turkey Breast

Try a new spin on on a holiday classic. Brining turkey imparts flavour and creates a moist breast that will...


Seafood Soup with Fennel and Saffron

One of my favourite soups is Seafood Soup with with Fennel and Saffron. The aroma of the onion, fennel, garlic...


Corn & Shrimp Chowder

When making this, frozen or canned corn are both fine to use. If you like it spicy, add a pinch...


Salmone al Forno

This Italian-inspired salmon recipe is family-friendly. It's light but with robust flavours, and boasts the benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids


Greek Meatballs with Lemon Dip

These little meatballs, made from a mixture of ground lamb and rice, and flavoured with thyme, lemon and nutmeg, are...


Caramelized Onion Tartlets

The shells for these tartlets are made by pressing pieces of bread into muffin tins. The shells are brushed lightly...