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Spaghetti Bolognese

Here's a new lower-fat version of a classic Bolognese, a full-flavoured meat sauce tossed with strands of spaghetti and served...


Asian-Style Chicken and Pasta Salad

Pasta bows taste deliciously different when combined with an exotic dressing of fish sauce, fresh red chili and rice vinegar...


Pasta and Chicken Salad with Basil

Quick to prepare, this pasta and chicken salad with basil makes an ideal midweek dinner and won't spoil if someone...


Spaghetti with Puttanesca Sauce

Puttanesca is an Italian sauce that's hearty, spicy and rich in flavour. This version keeps in the traditional capers, anchovies...


Angel Hair Pasta with Basil and Walnut Pesto

This basil and walnut pesto recipe adds the extra health boost of spinach and the peppery surprise of arugula, in...


Linguini with Tomato Sauce

This quick and easy linguini sauce is bursting with tomatoes and olive oil'foods that will keep your heart pumping strong.


Squash, Ricotta and Sage Gnocchi

There are numerous versions of gnocchi. Here a flour-based dough of mashed squash and ricotta cheese, flavoured with sage and...


Mushroom and Cheese Macaroni

Introduce vegetables to old favourites for healthy family meals. This well-loved macaroni dish is delicious with mushrooms, peas and red...

Mushroom Ravioli in Herb Jus

Store-bought stuffed pasta just does not taste anything like silken-textured homemade pasta with a freshly prepared savoury filling. This mushroom...


Herbed Eggplant Lasagna

Eggplants make delicious lasagna, but traditional methods usually involve slicing and frying them in copious quantities of oil. Here, eggplant...


Fusilli and Meatballs

Unlike traditional recipes, these meatballs are low in fat, yet they're full of the terrific taste you crave. Long curls...


Salmon Cakes with Creamy Tomato-Garlic Sauce

Give those fatty beef burgers a miss and try these heart-healthy, thick, juicy salmon 'burgers' instead. And while you're at...


Roast Salmon Strips with Potato Salad

This elegant entree is what the French would call a 'salade composée''a salad where the elements are arranged separately. In...


Pork Pot-Sticker Dumplings with Peanut Salad

These fragrant Chinese-style pasta purses are made with wonton wrappers. The pork pot stickers are part fried, then simmered in...


Dim Sum with Dipping Sauce

These Chinese dumplings have a chicken filling, which is lighter than the traditional pork mixture. Wonton wrappers, sold in most...


Spicy Chicken Satay

Moist, gingery cubes of chicken and crunchy vegetables are cooked on skewers and served with peanut sauce. Wedges of lime...

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...


Rice Croquettes with Mozzarella

These rice croquettes are moulded around nuggets of mozzarella and rolled in breadcrumbs before cooking. Traditionally croquettes are deep-fried, but...


Crudites with Three Dips

Few foods are healthier than raw vegetables, so serve these crudites with tempting low-fat dips for a starter. Or, for...


Vegetable Chips with Spicy Peanut Dip

Oven-baked vegetable chips are not only healthier than those that are fried, their flavour is fresher and more concentrated, too....


Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Crostini

Little bites of bliss, bursting with all the flavours of the Mediterranean. Here, sundried tomatoes are marinated with a blend...

Hot and Spicy Black Bean Dip

Update your party menu with a chili-laced black bean dip that's practically fat-free and an excellent source of fibre. The...


Creamy Tomato and Crab Soup

This tasty, hearty tomato seafood soup is surprisingly quick and easy to make using fresh crab meat. The flaky crab...


Creamy Chicken and Corn Soup

This hearty soup tastes really creamy, yet it doesn't contain any cream! Made with cooked chicken and fresh corn and...


Mediterranean Roasted Vegetable Soup

Roasting the onions, garlic, peppers, potatoes and zucchini caramelizes their natural sugars to bring out tantalizing sweetness. The pan juices,...


Chunky Gazpacho with Garlic Croutons

This chilled soup is a delicious concoction of tomatoes, red and green peppers and cucumbers with a hint of garlic'all...


Herbed Chicken and Potato Soup

The simple, delicious flavours of this herbed chicken and potato soup will make it popular with adults and children alike....