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Mushroom Salad with Quail Eggs

Full-flavoured shiitake mushrooms are poached with more delicate chanterelles and oyster mushrooms, then tossed with herbs and topped with softly...


Roasted Eggplant and Pepper Dip with Black ‘Bugs’

This baba ganoush inspired recipe reaches news levels of darkness with rich pomegranate molasses, balanced by heady garlic, cumin, coriander...


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Lamb and eggplant curry

A spicy, high-fibre and very satisfying curry that combines lots of vegetables with lean, tender lamb chunks and lentils. Serve...


Blackened chicken

The spiced coating on the chicken breasts cooks to a delicious crunchy crust, keeping the inside flesh really juicy. It's...

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Mixed vegetable biryani

Here is a vegetarian one-pot meal of golden saffron-scented basmati rice combined with spiced vegetables. Serve with a cooling banana...


Beef pho

Pho (pronounced fur) is a Vietnamese fragrant beef noodle soup. It is perfect for lunch or dinner with friends because...

Pea Curry with Indian Paneer

Paneer is an Indian cheese, similar to ricotta but drier. It is often combined with peas in a curry. This...


Garam Masala

Garam masala is a spice mix that's a staple in Punjabi-Indian dishes. This recipe, which I got from my mother,...


Stir-Fried Vegetable Curry

A selection of ground and whole spices and a hint of coconut flavour the mixed vegetables in this contemporary curry,...


Keema Curry with Cucumber Raita

This mellow curry of ground beef has just a hint of chili, so it's ideal for children who like to...

Avocado and Shrimp Cups

Here, lettuce-lined bowls are filled with shrimp and avocado, mixed with spiced new potatoes and topped with yogurt for a...