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Asian-Style Apple and Sprout Salad

In this crunchy raw salad, apple, carrot, celery and sprouts are tossed with sunflower seeds and dressed with a fresh lime, ginger and coriander dressing.

Salmon and Tomato Chowder

Chowder is a classic meal-in-a-bowl. This salmon and tomato version is flavoured with lean bacon, leeks and tomatoes and thickened...


Indian-Style Grilled Chicken Breasts

Tandoori dishes are often the healthiest option in Indian restaurants because they are cooked without fat added. At home, a...


Banana Cake

Quick and easy to prepare, this banana cake makes a healthy snack for hungry children or a handy addition to...


Fruit and Pistachio Baklava

Here is an updated version of the traditional Greek pastry, made with a filling of dates, dried mango and pistachio...

Banana Cinnamon Muffins

These delicious, moist muffins with a crunchy sweet topping are low in fat and contain bananas, oat bran, soy milk...


Bagels

These little bread rings are delicious teamed with savoury fillings such as smoked salmon and a soft cheese, or egg...

Multi-Grain Seeded Loaf

Serve this nutty-textured bread very fresh, cut into wedges. The multi-grain seeded loaf is good with a hearty bowl of...


Stir-Fried Vegetable Curry

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


Boston Baked Beans

These oven-baked beans are cooked slowly to create a richly flavoured vegetable dish'a revelation if you've only ever eaten the...


Fruity Pasta Salad

Pineapple and pear give this fruity pasta salad a sweet accent, while balsamic vinegar adds a delightful piquancy. With lean...

Spicy Stir-Fried Duck

Here, strips of duck are stir-fried with onions, water chestnuts, bok choy, bean sprouts and pear. Very little oil is...


Tandoori-Style Chicken Breasts

Tandoori dishes are one of the healthiest options in most Indian restaurants because the food is cooked without fat in...


Chicken Fajitas with Tomato Salsa

Although in Mexico 'fajitas' refers to a specific cut of beef, the term has also come to describe a combination...


Spicy Chicken and Vegetable Pastries

There are lots of variations on these savoury Mexican pastries, which are similar to Cornish pasties. The filling here is...


Sweet and Sour Chicken Pancakes

This is a novel way of serving the popular Chinese dish of stir-fried sweet and sour chicken. Here zucchinis and...

Mango Chicken Salad

This mango chicken salad recipe combines new potatoes, tender broiled chicken and asparagus. Tossed in a fresh orange dressing and...


Cidered Pork Stew with Herb Dumplings

A spoonful of mustard peps up this simple, vegetable-rich cidered pork stew. Fluffy herb dumplings served on top help to...


Normandy Pork with Apples, Celery and Walnuts

Fresh and fruity, this pork casserole with celery and walnuts comes from Normandy in northwestern France, where cider apples grow...


Sweet and Sour Pork

Sweet and sour sauce doesn't have to be a thick bright orange. This modern, light version of sweet and sour...


Sesame Pork and Noodle Salad

With its typical Chinese flavours'ginger, soy sauce and rice vinegar'this sesame pork and noodle salad makes a delectable dish for...


Sticky Pork Spare Ribs

In this dish, pork spare ribs are simmered first to tenderize the meat and to remove some of the fat,...


Fragrant Lamb with Spinach

This enticingly fragrant lamb and spinach curry is warmly spiced rather than fiery hot with chilies. Serve it with basmati...


Indian Lamb with Spiced Lentils

Freshly ground spices make this Indian lamb curry fabulously fragrant, while spiced lentils give texture and substance, as well as...

Beef in Red Wine and Brandy

Long, slow cooking gives this traditional beef casserole its inimitable flavour. The cooking liquid is reduced simply by removing the...


Sunday Special Roast Beef

Succulent roast beef, crispy roast potatoes and root vegetables, and feather-light, old-fashioned Yorkshire puddings make one of the best loved...


Scallops with Noodles and Ginger

This scallop salad is based on soba'Japanese buckwheat noodles. They are tossed with bean sprouts, bok choy, fresh coriander and...


Thai Green Fish Curry

This Thai green curry is wonderfully fragrant and is prepared with a homemade curry paste. Serve the fish curry with...


Teriyaki Swordfish Kebabs

Teriyaki is a popular cooking style in Japan. The teriyaki marinade for fish or meat is made with soy sauce,...


Asian-Style Fish with Noodles

A whole fish cooked with ginger, garlic and green onions is a traditional centrepiece in a Chinese meal. Here it...