Traditional Jamaican rice and peas (well kidney beans).
Nourishing lentils are great value and very good for you. The warm spices and rich coconut milk combine to create an intoxicatingly flavoured dish.
This is a very plain and simple vegetarian pasta recipe that was born out of the imagination of 3 hungry friends in Brighton, who thougt adding a bit of port in the sauce wouldn't hurt.
This garlicky seafood stew is packed with mussels, seabass and prawns. It's beautiful colour comes from the cooked tomatoes and saffron.
This is an authentic recipe from Korea that's eaten with rice and other side dishes. It includes tofu, courgette, mushrooms and onions. Garnish with sliced spring onions. You might have to go to an Asian shop to buy some of the ingredients.
Middle-Eastern influences bring beans, aubergines, apricots, garlic and warm spices to this lamb hotpot, but the topping is in traditional British style – a golden layer of parsnip slices.
Rice and corn pasta is great for those with a wheat intolerance. It cooks and tastes just like wheat pasta and comes in a variety of shapes. This is a flavour-packed dish and simply needs a crunchy green salad to complete the meal.
This dish bursts with the colour and flavour of fresh herbs, zesty lemon and piquant chilli that enhance the sweet crab meat and pasta. It's an all-round star – easy to make in the time that it takes to cook some noodles.
Other winter vegetables can be used in this thick, warming soup. Try Jerusalem artichokes or swede in place of the parsnips or carrots. Garlic sippets are also very good with this.
Silverside is a lean cut of beef, but you can also use plain or salt brisket. The dumplings puff to twice their original size, so allow plenty of room in the casserole.