Aromatic one-pot chicken and rice
Pears with anise and ginger
Beef short rib sauce
Mushroom and camembert frittata
Pasta with baby spinach, garlic and chilli
Warm, wilted spinach and an infusion of garlic and chilli makes this easy pasta sauce a weeknight favourite.
Easy leek and gruyère tart
Rustically rough and loaded with gentle leeks and smooth cheese, this tart is a snap to get together.
Salmon and lemon-ricotta pasta
Simple but spectacular weeknight fare: seared salmon and bowtie pasta tossed in lemony ricotta and dill.
Pistachio and parmesan chicken strips
A crunchy crust, packed with flavour, makes these versatile tenderloins easy to make and terrific to eat.
Carbonara flatbread pizza
Italy’s answer to bacon and eggs, with prosciutto, mozzarella and Parmesan, as a pizza. Are you in?
Spinach and tomato sformato
Somewhere between a soufflé and a crustless quiche – easier than both – a sformato is quick and tasty.
Chorizo and chickpea baked rice
An easy, rustic dish to kick back with for a relaxed weekend. Casual cooking with lots of lively flavour.
Vichyssoise with chilli crab
A lightened up version of the classic leek and potato soup, made interesting with the addition of crab.
Hoisin and honey pork belly
The low-n-slow way to meltingly good pork belly. You can make it in advance, too, for easy entertaining.
Sprouts, shallots and hazelnuts
Brussels sprouts make a terrific side dish when you roast them with shallots, nuts and lemony flavours.
Roasted lemon potatoes
Give your everyday potatoes a tasty lift by roasting them with a whole lemon and your favourite herb.
A boldly dramatic side dish, this easy way with eggplant is substantial enough to stand on its own.
Quick berry crumble
Satisfy your warm dessert needs with this super-fast crumble with frozen fruit and a buttery topping.
A simplified version of semifreddo that you can – and must, really – make and eat on the same day.
Doughnut bread pudding
A simple bread pudding with a trick up its sleeve: it looks, feels, tastes and smells like doughnuts.
THE BASICS »
Risi e bisi
My way with this Italian classic of rice and peas is a set-and-forget affair. I call it my not-risotto.
Vanilla pouring custard
The simplest of custards is an easy, gentle undertaking while something warm and sweet bakes in the oven.
Back to basics: how to roast a chicken
A recipe for new cooks. Even if you think your oven is just a strange metal cupboard, you've got this.
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