Fried bacon, onions and garlic stirred through a creamy sauce
Very easy, elegant and light soup. Ideal as a starter, or for lunch. Most ingredients you will already have, ready in 15 minutes. Very easily doubled or halved.
This carbonara is a delectable, mouth watering pile of yummy goodness. I recommend a nice salad with it - that's all you will need for a complete meal.
Bananas are simmered in brown sugar, butter and Irish whisky for a delicious warm treat to serve with vanilla ice cream.
This is a very flavourful Indian-style rice pudding. It's the best rice pudding I've ever had, and very easy to make!
This is a delicious and simple vegetarian pasta dish. Use your favourite blue cheese -- I always use Danish blue as I'm a lover of strong flavours. Use spinach fettucine if you like!
Cauliflower makes the most divinely creamy, mild, sweet-tasting soup and looks particularly pretty sprinkled with fragrant, dark green chives.
Perfect for vegetarians, but great for meat-eaters too, this hearty rice dish made with starchy short-grain rice is wonderfully rich and satisfying.
Save money by making this simple, versatile egg pasta. You won't want to return to the packaged brands after tasting your own homemade version!
There are few dishes as classic and easy as spaghetti with tomato sauce. Try this lovely version with a little added green from parsley and peppers in the summer when fresh tomatoes are at their peak.
Nourishing lentils are great value and very good for you. The warm spices and rich coconut milk combine to create an intoxicatingly flavoured dish.
Chocolate and almonds top off a rich buttery toffee. A simple recipe that you could easily remember and whip up any time. It might be easier if you use a sugar thermometer the first few times to check if the toffee is ready. I always get compliments and requests for more. Use any type of nut that you like in place of the almonds.
Delicious and creamy, this dish is prepared with fresh and simple ingredients.
I am not suggesting for a minute that spaghetti carbonara can be a diet food. However, if you are a fan of this creamy, comforting pasta dish and balk at the calories, here's a method that shaves a few off by omitting butter and cream. It's still yummy though!
I have made this many times in the past few years and its great on a cold wintery evening and has a feel good factor!
I had a few left over veggies which I didn't know what to do with, so I thought I would do this lovely warming soup! You can vary the ingredients to what you have in your cupboard.
I made this recipe to deal with a "green day" on Slimming World. If you use the pasta as free food, the gammon as a healthy B choice and the soup as a Healthy B choice, it is "syn" free! Fabulous. It works; I lost 4 stone.
These Polish dumplings feature traditional potato and sauerkraut fillings; they're a perfect way to use leftover mash. Hearty winter fare!
An easy, cheap, comforting soup that always makes me think of my mum's.
Straight from Orkney, here's a traditional clapshot recipe for Burns supper. Serve hot with oatcakes or haggis.