This garlic butter is so good, my grandmum actually called me for the recipe! Serve with freshly baked breads and rolls.
A dip low in fat and calories, but with loads of flavour. Let the dip chill so the consistency thickens and the beans have time to meld with the spices. If you can't find tinned black beans, use dried or a tin of refried beans instead.
This simple and tasty savoury frappé is a cool and refreshing way to get your five a day. If desired, you can also serve this as a cold summer soup.
This is a cool and refreshing summer soup. Use single cream if you want a lighter version.
Jarred beetroot are great for this recipe, making it ready in minutes. You can save the juice, freeze it and add it in place of the chilled water or ice. Try serving with a dollop of soured cream.
Freshly steamed spinach is blended with a rich, creamy sauce that's lightly spiced with nutmeg. Great side dish for roast beef or chicken.
A delicious cream sauce for a special occasion. I simply toss it with pasta. Toasted hazelnuts, walnuts or pine nuts are a nice addition sprinkled on top.
Frozen peas retain their nutrients much more than tinned, and they taste fresh and delicious. You can add more liquid (water or cream) depending how mushy you want your peas. Use semi-skimmed milk if you're watching your calories.
This cool, refreshing blend of natural yoghurt, chopped cucumber, dill and garlic is a perfect accompaniment to lamb or rice, or both! Mint may be used in place of the dill.
These light and fluffy scrambled eggs are great for serving a big crowd. I usually make them this way for Christmas morning and I never have much left over!
This Greek yoghurt sauce made with cucumbers and fresh mint is a classic. Serve with kebabs, chips, crusty bread or warm pitta. You need to make this in advance but it still tastes really fresh.
Large courgette rounds topped with pizza sauce and cheese, then cooked on the barbecue.
A deliciously creamy pumpkin soup that is flavoured with fresh thyme, garlic and peppercorns. Finishing with cream brings out the sweet flavour of the pumpkin.
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.
An easy last-minute party nibble served with crisps.