Sweet aniseed-flavoured fennel and mushrooms make a delicious combination in this smooth vegetable soup, topped with a cheesy garnish. Serve with chunks of rustic bread to make a satisfying meal.
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).
Nourishing lentils are great value and very good for you. The warm spices and rich coconut milk combine to create an intoxicatingly flavoured dish.
Try this quick idea for an easy, nutritious, bean-based meal that the whole family will love.
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.
Transform tinned cream of mushroom soup into a creamy sauce for pork chops. Quick and easy, but very delicious. One of my family's favourites served over brown rice.
This healthy chicken and vegetable casserole makes an easy mid-week meal. To make it even quicker, you could use supermarket washed-and-cut carrots and broccoli, ready to go from packet to pan. Mixed wild and long-grain rice goes well with the casserole, and adds sustaining and nourishing carbohydrate.
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 is one of the simplest soups to make with wonderful exotic flavours provided by lemongrass, coconut, ginger and chilli. The addition of instant soup noodles makes it quick and easy to prepare in one pan.
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.
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!
Warm up on a chilly winter's day with this aromatic, rich and golden lamb curry. It's a no-fuss recipe that can be left to simmer gently and needs just warmed garlic and coriander naan breads to accompany. Delicious!
More of a stew than a soup – a big bowl of this sustaining, meaty broth is guaranteed to keep you going until the next meal.
Leftover chicken from a roast is perfect for this crispy golden hash. It's easy to make and ideal for a one-pot supper.
Butternut squash, green beans and sweetcorn make a superb combination in this fast and tasty stew, based on a Native American dish. Serve with crusty bread.
A traditional French cassoulet would take several hours to cook, but you can make this shortcut version using canned beans and succulent, quick-browned duck breasts, then leave it to bubble on the hob. Serve with crusty garlic bread and steamed Savoy cabbage.
Keep your kitchen stocked with bacon, passata and chickpeas for this warm, comforting soup.
I took a look around the site for a recipe like this, and not having found one, I decided to have a go creating one. My family really enjoy it. You can adjust the heat to your own preference. You could also omit the chicken for a nutritious vegetarian option. I think it's pretty versatile. It would be delicious served with tortilla chips, guacamole and a fresh green salad. Hope you like it!
This combination of Asian stir-fry and fiery Caribbean seasoning makes sweet and spicy dish. Serve over hot white rice.
This dish is not only wholesome, but also extremely easy to make. It uses a few ingredients that you probably have at hand. The flavouring for the dish, comes from the natural juices of the chicken and the instant soup mix. Feel free to substitute in different flavoured soup granules. Serve with steamed vegetables.