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Oregano-Lemon Cod with Cucumber-Yogurt Salad

Cod fish is an excellent source of vitamin B12, which is important for healthy skin, hair and nails.

New Mexican Green Chili

Spicy foods help to fill you up on fewer cal­ories, and they boost calorie burning, too. When cutting or seeding...


Round-Steak Chili

This recipe is easy: Throw everything into a pot, turn on a burner, and relax.


Turkey Sausage with Grilled-Corn Salsa

Turkey sausage is lower in fat than pork sausage. After handling jalapeños or other spicy peppers, be sure to wash...


Four-Bean Chili Bake with Polenta Topping

Black beans, white beans, and yellow corn kernels provide the basis for this protein-rich vegetarian chili. The cheesy polenta topping...

Marinated Lamb Kebabs with Grilled Vegetables

Lamb is particularly wonderful when grilled. Add such delectable flavoring as cilantro, lime, mint, and cumin, and you'll love this...


Moroccan Vegetable Stew

This is an easy dish to prepare in a slow cooker ahead of time, or you can have it simmer...


Fiesta Fit Soup

This delicious soup is a one-pot meal containing ingredients that are linked to reducing belly fat, including whole grains, fibre,...


Salsa and Shrimp Tacos

Expand your taco horizons by adding seafood to the mix, which is commonly enjoyed in taco-loving countries. Low in fat...


Mexican Tostadas

A tostada is a flat, crisp corn tortilla with toppings. Here, spicy tomato sauce and pinto beans replace the traditional...


Rice and Cilantro Salad

Perfect as a side, a taco filling or just on its own, this cilantro salad is a great dish for...


Grilled Shrimp Soft Tacos

If you're purchasing your shrimp fresh, be sure to devein them. This means gently pulling out the dark intestinal tract...


Citrus Chicken with Lentil & Carrot Salad

With its orange and lemon flavours, this is a great salad to serve alongside poultry or grilled fish.

Marinated Salmon with Cucumber Salad

This grilled salmon is light, refreshing and very simple to prepare.


Scallop and Guacamole Appetizer

Scallops are low in saturated fats, high in vitamin B12, and a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. You'll want...


Red Lentil and Vegetable Dal

A dal is a dish of simmered lentils flavoured with aromatic spices and usually served as a sauce. But add...


Greek stifado

A tempting beef casserole - with artichoke hearts, fava beans, new potatoes and juicy, purple-skinned kalamata olives - that is...


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Lamb and sultana stuffed onions

Stuffing vegetables is a great way of using them to make a healthy one-dish meal. This tasty stuffing, of spiced...


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Chimichurri pork kebabs

Kebabs are always a favourite, particularly for casual entertaining. Here, lean pork is marinated in a punchy Argentinian-style sauce, then...


Middle Eastern kibbeh

Lebanese-style meatballs are great for a relaxed family supper. They're made with lean ground lamb, bulgur, herbs and spices, then...


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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...

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Shrimp and spinach biryani

A fragrantly spiced pilaf-style dish that doesn't take much more effort than ordering takeout, yet is much healthier as it...


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Mixed vegetable biryani

Here is a vegetarian one-pot meal of golden saffron-scented basmati rice combined with spiced vegetables. Serve with a cooling banana...


Mexican bean burritos

A fabulous vegetarian bite that's deliciously healthy as well as fun to eat. The bean and vegetable mixture has a...


Falafel Pitas

Falafel are spicy chickpea cakes. They are a popular street food all over the Middle East. Served in pita bread...


Moroccan lamb and couscous salad

Enjoy the fragrant flavours of cilantro and mint in this North African-inspired salad, which can be largely prepared ahead. Lamb...


Tomato and lentil soup

This simple soup is flavoured with warm spices, then blended to a velvety smooth texture and topped with yogourt. Serve...