A variety of fresh vegetables, herbs and fish makes for a healthy dish that is bursting with flavour. I like to serve this dish with rice.
This lightly curried rice dish makes a simple yet satisfying vegetarian meal, with the chickpeas providing valuable protein. Serve with a yoghurt raita and mango chutney. A fresh, green, baby spinach leaf salad would also make a good accompaniment.
Hearty fish steaks baked with garlic, tomatoes and herbs make a dish redolent of the Mediterranean coast. Try serving with rice or crusty bread and a green salad, or a side dish of green vegetables such as Roasted Asparagus with Caramelised Shallot Dressing or Braised Fennel (both on this website).
Hearty one-pot dishes like this are great for family and friends. use any firm-fleshed fish and serve with crusty bread.
A fabulous yet surprisingly inexpensive dish – serve with crusty bread to mop up the delicious juices.
Try this quick idea for an easy, nutritious, bean-based meal that the whole family will love.
This spicy stew is simple to make with canned tomatoes and flageolet beans. Try serving with thick plain yoghurt and crusty bread or boiled rice for a complete meal.
This heart-warming soup is perfect for a chilly evening. It's packed full of vegetables and mixed pulses, making it an excellent source of fibre. Enjoy it with some crusty French bread to mop up the delicious liquid.
This cheering, main meal soup is sure to appeal to the heartiest of appetites. Lean pieces of beef are simmered slowly in a rich, spicy tomato and red pepper broth that's studded with golden sweetcorn and creamy butter beans. Serve with warm tortillas to complete the meal.
A spicy stir-fry with subtle curry flavours. It's quick to cook, includes a range of colourful vegetables and uses straight-to-wok noodles for ease of cooking.
A superb combination of flavours, conveniently roasted all in one big tin. The pork is best marinated ahead, if time allows. A spicy fruit relish would make a great accompaniment.
Potatoes and carrots are baked in a luxuriously creamy, crème fraîche sauce, flavoured with garlic and tarragon, with marinated chicken breasts cooked on top. Serve with cherry tomatoes and a green salad.
A centuries-old Lancashire dish of cold, stuffed chicken, made here with lean boneless breast rather than a whole chicken, and fromage frais instead of cream.
In this super-quick version of a Mongolian firepot, morsels of spiced chicken and vegetables are cooked in a fragrant stock with rice noodles. The broth is served at the end of the meal. Delicious!
Japanese style healthy chicken marinated in mirin and soy. Grilled and served with toasted sesame seeds with sizzling vegetables and rice.
This dish is generally found in Hungary, but this dish is tweaked a little in other countries, such as Turkey.
This traditional American dish was created in the nineteenth century, when India was considered to be the most exotic place on earth. The flavourings offered a welcome change from plain old chicken stew.
This is a hearty, warm and healthy soup. Easy to make for beginners. I came up with this recipe when I was looking for a soup to make for my partner and I to take to work for lunch. I needed something that would last at least 6 portions and that would be suitable for freezing. I wanted to ensure I was keeping the budget low and the goodness high so opted for swede instead of potato and beans instead of meat. I believe this soup would be to everyone's liking, even the kids.
This is a recipe I adapted from my grandmother's. This warm and comforting soup is easy to make and perfect for a Sunday evening with crusty ciabatta.
A simple, hearty and tasty vegetarian dish. Good as a light main, side, or wrapped in a flour tortilla with cheese. I always make a double batch and freeze some.