Better than a takeaway - this fragrant, rich and versatile sauce includes spices like coriander, cumin and turmeric, along with the requisite garlic and ginger, all stirred with a purée of tomatoes, chillies and yoghurt. Mix with your favourite meat or vegetables, and serve with basmati rice and naan.
A refreshing, light salad for any hot summer day! The kidney beans and tofu make it a great vegetarian main, as well. The basil may be substituted with fresh parsley or mint. Be sure to make this salad just before serving.
If you love peanuts, try this wonderfully easy soup. Chilli, green pepper, onion and crunchy peanut butter are added to either chicken or vegetable stock (whichever you prefer). Not only does it taste great, it's ready in under 30 minutes.
These chickpea burgers are a delicious vegetarian alternative to beefburgers. This recipe makes 12 small or 6 large burgers.
This makes for an easy midweek supper or special breakfast at the weekend. With no pastry, you save both time and calories!
A tasty alternative to the traditional Spanish omelette, this is a quick and easy lunch for dinner for tired mums during the festive period.
This basic recipe for houmous is quick and easy - you'll have no reason to buy it from the supermarket again!
This is a really basic way to roast peppers for use in any recipe. Choose any colour peppers you like, or use a variety of colours. It's even quicker if you use the grill. After they are roasted you can add olive oil and balsamic vinegar, or lightly sauté in olive oil and garlic to serve with feta cheese on crunchy toast.
Simple but so delicious. Melted mature Cheddar cheese provides a wonderful, simple topping for the sautéed courgette slices. Serve with crusty bread or pitta.
I make this houmous all the time. It only takes a few minutes to prepare, and it's healthier than shop-bought without the oil. Increase or decrease the ingredients as desired, especially the chillies! Serve with tortilla crisps, pitta triangles or fresh vegetables. Add more of the reserved chickpea liquid for a smoother dip.
Homemade stewed tomatoes, straight from your garden.
This version of the delicious, creamy Middle Eastern dip uses yoghurt and is delightful with raw vegetables or toasted pitta triangles. It is much lower in fat than classic houmous.