Mussels are great value and there's nothing better than sitting down to a huge bowlful, and mopping up the sauce with chunks of baguette.
Nourishing lentils are great value and very good for you. The warm spices and rich coconut milk combine to create an intoxicatingly flavoured dish.
Traditional Jamaican rice and peas (well kidney beans).
Pizzoccheri is a typical dish from Valtellina, the alpine region where my grandparents are from. It is made with a special type of pasta made with buckwheat, the "pizzoccheri", shaped as a short tagliatelle, about 7-8cm long and a bit thicker, cooked together with potatoes and cabbage or chard leaves. It is simple to make and goes down like a storm!!
This recipe uses less milk and no thickener whatsoever! Very cheesy, too! You can either serve it from the pot, or top with buttered breadcrumbs and put in a 180 / Gas 4 oven to brown for half an hour, but we like ours fine without.
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.
A staple dish in Indian cuisine, this vegetarian ‘dhal’ with vegetables is enriched with coconut milk, giving it an exotic, enticing flavour. Serve with rice, warm naan or chappatis.
The meat can be omitted without compromising the dish. Serve hot with crusty bread and a nice spinach salad.
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.
This simple pasta dish is sure to be a winner with all the family. It uses ready-cooked pieces of chicken tikka added to a tomato and yoghurt sauce that is tossed with fresh spinach and ricotta stuffed pasta.
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.
Golden pieces of chicken, flavoured with oregano and tomato, and juicy cherry tomatoes top roasted potato slices in this simple ‘leave it to bake’ dish. Toss some peppers and spring onions in a garlicky dressing to serve. Delicious!
Take advantage of small, trimmed leeks, turnips and potatoes to speed up classic dishes with a ‘throw-it-all-in’ approach. Brown everything briefly to add flavour, then bring it together with a creamy sauce. Delicious!
Leftover chicken from a roast is perfect for this crispy golden hash. It's easy to make and ideal for a one-pot supper.
I'm a very, VERY basic eater and I don't do veg (except for the mighty potato) and spices are usually out of the window too. Bonanza Pie is just a nice way to jumble what I like into one dish. Those who have tried it have all reported back positively.
This was a quick & simple meal my Mother in Law used to prepare,she came from Scotland near Oban and was a regular meal for the Family,cheap and very filling. When preparing do not add more than the amount of water stated, as a rule of the thumb,it should only cover 1/4 of the contents
This is a wonderful all-in-one chicken dish perfect when you need to whip up dinner quickly - even quicker if you already have leftover cooked chicken.
My children get to choose their birthday meals every year and my eldest daughter has chosen this dish for about the last 14 years. It is also a big family favourite :)
Cooking the rice with the rest of the ingredients came from my South African upbringing. It's my family's ultimate comfort food. I often make 2 lots up - 1 for the chili lovers and another (minus the hot stuff) for the chili haters! Both are extremely tasty and easy to prepare. Can be reheated next day too if you make too much! You can also add more veg depending on what's in the fridge.
This is a one-pan supper that will please the entire family. Mince, Italian chopped tomatoes, pasta and courgette are simmered in beef stock till the pasta is tender. The whole lot is finished with grated Parmesan for a tasty meal.