Make this risotto in early summer when locally-grown asparagus is in plentiful supply. Imported varieties are expensive, and don't taste as good because they are less fresh.
Tasty and simple supper, quick to prepare. Chorizo and apple make this deliciously sweet, savoury and spicy.
My mum showed me how to do this recently. It's a quick, healthy, one-pot lunch recipe, eggs poached in spinach "nests."
Sweet, golden-cooked onions add richness to brown ale and beef stock for this satisfying soup topped with tender strips of seared steak. Ready in no time, it's perfect with crusty French baguettes. Delicious!
I love pilau rice, so I came up with this Indian-inspired version that is a meal in itself!
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.
Here's a hearty and satisfying chilli – without the carne (meat) – that can be made in minutes. This version combines two varieties of beans with sweetcorn in a rich tomato sauce flavoured with herbs, fresh chilli and chilli sauce. Serve with boiled rice or plenty of warm crusty bread.
This traditional lunch-on-the-go, made with a quick-mix pastry, is always a great favourite and perfect for busy weekends. The filling is a tasty combination of lean beef and vegetables.
This traditional country-style, cold-weather soup is quick to make and tastes great. Hearty dumplings with a kick of horseradish make it a satisfying meal. Delicious!
A gorgeously creamy leek soup with a sharp cheese and mustard kick. It makes a delicious lunch served with cheese and onion bread or walnut bread. Plus, it's vegetarian too!