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Mushroom Risotto

This risotto makes the most of both fresh and dried mushrooms.

Cauliflower and Stilton Soufflé

A soufflé is always bound to impress. Here's a classic combo that adds vegetable value to a light and fluffy...


Baked spinach and ham pancakes

You can cook the pancakes well in advance. Assemble the whole dish, then bake just before serving. The pancakes are...


Broccoli and salmon frittata

A really fantastic midweek dish, this is so easy. And if you use frozen broccoli florets it is a great...


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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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Chicken and spinach calzone

Calzone is an Italian pizza pocket that uses pizza dough to wrap up a filling. The delicious filling here is...


Vegetable and pasta soup

This classic pistou from the south of France, topped with a rich-tasting garlic and basil paste, called aïllade, and a...


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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...


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Butternut Squash Tart with Parmesan

Butternut squash make any dish look and taste superb. Their sweet flesh is rich in beta-carotene, and contains vitamin C,...


Stuffed Zucchini

In this delicious vegetarian dish, thick slices of large zucchini are hollowed out and filled with a tasty stuffing based...


Roasted Vegetable Crumble

Sweetly flavoured, roasted vegetables topped with a savoury crumble that includes Parmesan, nuts, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds for added...


Vegetable Moussaka

This is a clever variation on the traditional, meat-based Greek dish that is usually quite high in fat. The meat...

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...


Salmon and asparagus lasagna

It's always interesting to try a few changes with a familiar dish. This is an attractive and healthy variation on...


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Chicken parmigiana

An easy, Italian-style dish of chicken breasts, oven-baked with a low-fat, chunky vegetable sauce, with a Parmesan topping. Serve with...


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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...


Lightened-Up Creamy Caesar Salad

Caesar salad is often made with a mayonnaise-based dressing. My version uses low-fat yogurt and fat-free sour cream, which limits...


Artichoke Dip

This creamy dip is similar in texture to guacamole. It's great as an appetizer spread on whole-grain crackers, or as...


Savoury Squash and Pear Crumble

The sweet taste of squash and pear blended with breadcrumbs and crunchy walnuts provides a simple yet elegant recipe that's...


Red and Green Frittata

Eggs have protein and iron, important nutrients for fertility. Broccoli is a good source of folate and fibre. This baked...

Italian Turkey Meat Loaf

This meat loaf uses two kinds of turkey'ground and sausage'and the best Italian ingredients for maximum flavour.


Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

This Brussels sprouts dish can be prepared ahead of time and is a yummy addition to traditional turkey dinner.


Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Adding sweet potatoes to a gnocchi recipe makes it a little easier for the home cook to pull off, because...


Hemp Pesto

Use this hempseed pesto variation anywhere you would use a standard pesto


Peach Caesar Salad

Sweet, juicy peaches, buttery Boston Bibb lettuce and savoury bacon, anchovy and Parmesan meld together to create a summer take...


Whole-Wheat Rotini with Asparagus and Portobello Mushrooms

Boost your vegetable and fibre intake with this healthy and delicious asparagus and mushroom pasta dish.