This quick main dish can be served hot or cool. The pasta is topped with feta cheese, which has a fresh, salty flavour that goes well with pancetta, the Italian bacon, chickpeas and tomato in the sauce. For best results, use a tubular or thick pasta shape that will complement the chunky sauce.
This quick supper dish with a creamy sauce is so delicious that everyone will be surprised to learn that the sauce is made from only one ingredient. Colour and texture are provided by broccoli and cauliflower. Offer bread to complement the vegetables and a simple tomato salad to contrast with the creamy sauce.
Introduce vegetables to old favourites for up-to-the-minute healthy family meals. This well-loved pasta dish is delicious with mushrooms, peas and peppers added. Using a small amount of powerful Roquefort cheese ensures that the sauce is creamy and full flavoured, but not too high in fat.
This is the perfect choice when you fancy a change from meat, and it will appeal to the whole family. For a well-balanced meal, start with a root vegetable soup, and serve the loaf with a mixed salad and crusty bread.
Broccoli and cauliflower add extra nutrients to a family favourite, while a fat-free sauce keeps it light.
This version of an all-time favourite makes use of lower-fat dairy products and dry-cured ham instead of bacon to make a healthier dish with no compromise on flavour. To complete the meal, a salad suggestion is included as part of the recipe, but you can always make your favourite leafy accompaniment if you prefer.
I call this serendipity because it was just a heap of ingredients that were left in the fridge. When made for friends and family, they are usually surprised at how good it tastes. Its really adaptable too; you can use a carbonara sauce instead, cut out the meat and make it a veggie meal, or ive even used cabbage instead of brocolli and it tastes really good! Oh, and you can use rice instead of pasta to make a cheat's risotto.... See what I mean? See what you can do with it! Hope you enjoy it x
This seven-layer salad takes some inspiration from the salads they sell at Boots or M&S (pasta shells and julienned carrots) and some inspiration from my gran (curry powder and brown sugar). This makes a really refreshing, flavourful salad that I simply love and that my friends request at barbecues!
Fresh broccoli is tossed with olive oil and roasted under the grill, then added to a tomato and white wine sauce with spinach and feta.
This pasta dish is an easy and light vegetarian supper, perfect to enjoy when asparagus is in season.
This aromatic garlic, basil and tomato sauce will delight the senses. The goat's cheese is the perfect creamy complement to an already delightful dish!
A simple pasta dish using store-cupboard staples.
This is one of my favorite 'stand by' recipes. I keep the ingredients to hand to make a quick, delicious, satisfying meal.
Cheese, vegetables, basil and garlic make a coulourful, nutritious pasta salad perfect for a light picnic lunch.
This twist on traditional macaroni and cheese has the added flavours of garden peas, lemon and goat's cheese. It is best served with a tomato and leaf salad for a quick meal.
A wonderfully satisfying and hearty soup, made by simmering chicken, onion, carrots, broccoli and cheese tortellini together in a chicken stock. Serve with crusty bread.
A deliciously smooth pesto-like pasta sauce made with sautéed red peppers, onions and almonds, tossed with freshly cooked pasta.
This soup is really easy and takes only 20 minutes to make. It's packed full of flavour from the roasted red peppers and herbs. The fresh tortellini makes the soup a substantial meal.
The perfect way to use asparagus when in-season. Macaroni is heated with asparagus, eggs, Pecorino Romano and fresh parsley. It's deliciously creamy and totally moreish.
A classic dish that was created after Bellini's opera "Norma", it is made with fried aubergine, tomatoes, ricotta and fresh basil.