Tangy red coleslaw
Aromatic one-pot chicken and rice
Sprouts, shallots and hazelnuts
Quick berry crumble
Panko-parmesan pork cutlets
There are times when only a crumbed chop will do the trick. This is food with mental health benefits.
Easy noodle stir-fry
A simple and versatile way to get a great dinner on the table in a few minutes with a minimum of fuss.
Mild salmon curry
A simple tomato and coconut milk broth, livened up with a few spices, makes for a tasty weeknight way with salmon.
Roasted asparagus and Caesar sauce
A fast and fabulous starter, with oven-crisped asparagus and a creamy sauce inspired by Caesar dressing.
Quick red pepper dip
An easy, storecupboard way to run up a spicy dip with roasted red peppers from a jar and walnuts.
Pistachio and parmesan chicken strips
A crunchy crust, packed with flavour, makes these versatile tenderloins easy to make and terrific to eat.
A pantry oven-baked risotto
Using everyday ingredients that you might already have to hand, this is the relaxing way to make a risotto.
Maple and lemon chicken marinade
It only takes a couple of minutes to get this spectacular marinade together for whole or jointed chicken.
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.
Garlic roasted mushrooms
Bring out the savoury earthiness of any mushroom with a quick roast and some garlic, thyme and almonds.
The sweetness of pumpkin meets its match in some chilli heat for an addictively good little side dish.
Buckwheat salad with herbs and nuts
Fast-cooking buckwheat is the delicious building block of this healthy salad packed with bold flavours.
Little Persian love cakes
Exotic, aromatic flavours come together in a miniaturised version of this delicious flourless cake.
Maple honeycomb crunch ice cream
The easy way to make this rich and creamy ice cream at home in under 10 minutes, no machine required.
Bittersweet chocolate loaf cake
A dark chocolate cake that’s not too sweet, one that tastes like a victory for the grown-up palette.
THE BASICS »
A useful, lemony salsa verde
Transform waning fresh herbs into a citrus-spiked green sauce and use it to take lots of dishes up a notch.
Notes on tahini
The creamy sesame seed paste is a versatile ingredient in condiments, sauces, dressings and even sweets.
My easy version of harissa starts with fresh red chilli peppers, ready to be used in the oven or grill.
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