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Thai ‘Tom Yum’ Prawn Soup

This beautiful-looking soup is bursting with flavour. You'll need to get some of the ingredients at an Asian grocery store. Add fish sauce for a zesty option (you can find it in most grocery stores), but skip it if you're watching your sodium intake.

Greek Salad with Barley and Chicken

Grains, such as barley, are virtually fat free, a good source of dietary fibre and low in cholesterol. The dressing...


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Goat’s cheese, spinach and pesto lasagna

Fresh pasta needs only brief oven-baking. Used in a vegetarian lasagna it is layered with wilted fresh spinach and juicy...


Chicken and Broccoli Pasta Bake

A healthy, quick and easy family meal, this hearty bake combines ready-cooked chicken and whole wheat pasta in a cheesy...


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Citrus chicken and pineapple kebabs

Lemon zest and crushed cardamom seeds add a lovely flavour to marinated, grilled chicken kebabs, threaded with juicy chunks of...

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Steak with puttanesca sauce

This is a really quick recipe for dressing up lean round steak. A gutsy tomato sauce, boosted with anchovies and...


Spanish tortilla

Colourful and packed with flavours, this thick, flat omelette, called a tortilla in Spanish, tastes good served at any temperature....


Honeyed five-spice chicken pockets

Five-spice powder - a fragrant mix of cinnamon, cloves, fennel seeds, star anise and Sichuan peppercorns - is used a...


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Tuna melt

Boosted with vegetable goodness, this tasty treat is ideal for a quick, midweek supper dish. Crisp fennel and red pepper...


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Asparagus and prosciutto bruschetta

Why are the simplest dishes often the best? Here, a few fine ingredients lift this sandwich from the 'something on...


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Pizza slice

Everyone loves pizza and, made as a slice, it can easily be cut into squares and served as casual party...


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Smoked trout niçoise

A variation on a colourful Provençale favourite, this hearty salad is just perfect for an early summer lunch, making the...


Pasta, ham and fava bean salad

This quick and easy pasta salad is just right for busy people. It is appealing and sustaining and the watercress...

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Thai lamb salad

Try this delicious variation on the traditional Thai beef salad. Lean lamb tenderloin work beautifully with the fresh vegetables, fragrant...


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Fish boulangère

Firm white fish lends itself to gentle oven-braising on a bed of vegetables. Sliced potatoes and onion provide the vegetable...


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Mediterranean roasted lamb

Just a few fresh ingredients, simply cooked, make a warmly satisfying meal. Eggplants and shallots, whose flavours intensify with roasting,...


Warm tuna, pasta and parsley salad

This is a simple and delicious pasta dish that is just as good served hot as it is cold. It...


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Linguine with crab

This dish bursts with the colour and flavour of fresh herbs, zesty lemon and piquant chili that enhance the sweet...


Vegetable Pies with Cheese and Herb Pastry

There is always something appealing about individual pies. These are filled with vegetables in a parsley sauce and topped with...


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Tomato and Mozzarella Polenta

Why not try something different? Here, ready-made pesto is spread on a savoury polenta base, then topped with melt-in-the-mouth mozzarella...


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Goat’s Cheese and Cherry Tomato Clafoutis

Traditionally a sweet pudding, this savoury version of the French clafoutis is made with soft goat's cheese and small cherry...

Goat’s Cheese, Spinach and Pesto Lasagna

Fresh pasta needs only brief oven-baking. Used in a vegetarian lasagna it is layered with wilted fresh spinach and juicy...


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Chicken and broccoli pasta bake

A healthy, quick and easy family meal, this hearty bake combines ready-cooked chicken and whole wheat pasta in a cheesy...


Hearty Tex-Mex Brunch Eggs

Treat your family to a new take on lunch with this zesty recipe. Just add in some frozen kernels of Canadian...


Paul Finkelstein’s ‘Breakfast Noodle Soup

"Noodle soup with vegetables is a popular breakfast in many parts of the world," says 'Finkelstein. "I love breakfast soup...


Rosemary Marinated Olives

The flavour of olives is greatly enhanced by marinating them in fruity olive oil with fresh herbs and citrus juices....


Quinoa with Grilled Eggplant

Quinoa, a nutritious grain from South America, has a texture similar to split lentils when cooked. It contains more protein...