A gorgeously rich and creamy dish with chicken breast fillets, fresh mushrooms and bacon. Though the chicken cooks in the oven for up to an hour, the dish requires little preparation and the pan sauce is quick to make. This is especially lovely when balance out with green veg and served with a wild rice blend.
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.
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.
Spiced cod and basmati rice are baked together to make this traditional Indian one-pot dish. Try serving with grilled poppadoms and Brussels Sprouts with Mustard and Cumin (on this website).
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).
This quick curry is one of my stand-bys for busy nights. The curry paste is flavoured with cumin, cloves, cinnamon and red chillies, and can be made easily in a food processor.
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.
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.
Traditional Jamaican rice and peas (well kidney beans).
A true winter warmer, cheap to make, Always a hit with everyone, make it for the Veggie in your life or add some bacon and even the biggest meateater will be impressed. Good way to use up those odd vegetables that don't quite make a serving on their own.
This has been adapted from a recipe a colleague gave me. Its so easy to make that I always have the ingredients to hand for when I get a hankering for soup.
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.
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.
A firm favourite in our family, corned beef stew is a relatively cheap dish, always guaranteed to please. Using the quantities below, this should provide 6-8 servings although as with all good stews, it can be kept in the fridge for 2-3 days and be reheated, tasting just as good as the moment you made it! Alternatively, lower or increase the amounts depending on your requirements.
A comforting and nutritious vegetarian main course served topped with succulent, lightly caramelised onions.
One of the spicer curries! Serve on a bed of rice and sprinkle over the freshly chopped coriander.
These tender chicken thighs are simmered in tomatoes, beans and herbs and the result is a tasty and easy dish. Experiment with the types of herbs used; you could even add fresh chopped herbs if you have some to hand.
The meat can be omitted without compromising the dish. Serve hot with crusty bread and a nice spinach salad.
A hearty tomato and white wine-based stew for cold winter evenings. This one is for those who love peppery rocket!