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Toasted turkey and pastrami bagels

With pastrami (cured, smoked meat) and bagels, the inspiration for this thick, filling sandwich can only be Montreal. But unlike that city's favourite snack, this version includes herby, light cream cheese and lean turkey. It is perfect for a tasty lunch-time bite.

Moroccan lamb and couscous salad

Enjoy the fragrant flavours of cilantro and mint in this North African-inspired salad, which can be largely prepared ahead. Lamb...


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Hummus salad

Homemade hummus only takes a few moments to whizz together and makes a perfect light lunch, served simply with pita....


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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...


Lentil and Cashew Nut Roast

Not only are low-fat lentils richer in protein than many other legumes, but their slightly smoky flavour makes a great...

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Braised duck breasts with celery and orange

Try this stylish dish for entertaining. Duck breasts are full of succulent flavour and when you remove the skin, you...


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Stuffed roast pork with prunes

Pork and prunes is a classic French combination, and here it is given an extra flavour boost with ginger and...


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Beef olives

This updated version of a traditional recipe is ideal for entertaining. Slices of beef are wrapped around a mushroom stuffing...


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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Pasta carbonara with leeks

A fabulously quick egg and pancetta pasta favourite with added vegetables for extra nutrition. It's surprising how little pancetta and...


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Fusilli with summer pesto

Whole wheat pasta is a good source of complex carbohydrate and has a low GI value. Tossed with steamed summer...


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...


Seafood Pie with Potato Pastry

A very special fish pie that is sure to please everyone. The recipe uses a mixture of white fish, seafood...

Baked Couscous Tomatoes

Large beefsteak tomatoes make tasty, juicy containers for a spicy dried fruit and nut couscous mixture, served with creamy yogourt.


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Vegetable Hash

Traditionally, a hash was the perfect way to use up leftovers from a roast dinner. Here, a glorious mix of...


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Lamb and vegetable bake

This hearty dish of lean lamb layered with delicious root vegetables and baked in a covered casserole is perfect for...


Healthiest-ever Lasagna

Lasagna is everybody's favourite cold-weather meal, but it can be very high in fat, especially if store-bought. This version includes...


Grilled Polenta with Mushrooms

Flavoured with Gruyère cheese and topped with a savoury mixture of mushrooms, walnuts and herbs, this is a sophisticated appetizer...


Bolognese Beef Pot

Lemon and fennel bring wonderfully fresh flavours to familiar braised ground beef in this Italian-inspired dish, making it as good...


Eastern Salad

Based on fattoush (the colourful, crunchy salad served throughout the Middle East), this version adds tuna for extra flavour and...


Vegetarian Moussaka

Traditionally made with ground lamb, moussaka can be made low-GI by using vegetables.

Grilled Tuna with Zucchini Pasta and Artichoke Sauce

Make good use of excess summer zucchini by creating "pasta", tossing with a flavourful artichoke and tomato sauce and serving...


Almond Salsa Verde

Serve this fresh-tasting almond salsa with the Salmon Skewers or use it to top your favourite grilled fish or meat


Smoked Salmon on Mixed Salad Greens

Smoked salmon has slightly lower amounts of omega-3 fatty acids than fresh salmon but, like other oily fish, it provides...