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Green Tomato Chutney

Green Tomato Chutney

If it looks like all your tomatoes will ripen at once, harvest some green ones now and reap a few jars of this tasty condiment.

Steamed Fish with Soy and Garlic

Steamed Fish with Soy and Garlic

A whole steamed fish makes a spectacular feast. Drizzling hot oil over the skin before serving makes the skin delightfully crisp.

Christmas Tree Cookie Stack

Christmas Tree Cookie Stack

Stacking these cookies in the shape of a Christmas tree creates a novel and delightful dessert that is less filling than traditional Christmas desserts. Let each guest break off one or more stars for themselves.

Blueberry and Cranberry Crunch Muesli

Blueberry and Cranberry Crunch Muesli

Start your day with this healthy mixture of fruit, nuts and seeds, served with low-fat milk or yogurt. In summer, leave out the dried fruit and serve the muesli with some fresh berries instead.

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Roasted Pumpkin and Beetroot Salad

Roasted Pumpkin and Beetroot Salad

This elegant salad is easy to prepare and you can roast the pumpkin and beetroot while you are cooking other dishes. Serve it warm with some crusty wholegrain bread for a light but balanced meal.

Miso soup

Japanese miso soup

This miso soup owes its rich savoury flavour to the shiitake mushrooms, ginger and dried kombu stock.

Green Coriander Rice

Green coriander rice

Making a herb and vegetable paste is a quick and simple way of producing vibrantly coloured, flavoursome rice. Toasting the rice in just a little oil and butter, then cooking with the paste before adding stock and simmering, develops and enriches the flavour of the dish.

Spinach and Fetta Omelettes

Spinach and Fetta Omelettes

This high-protein breakfast will help sustain your energy levels for hours. For extra fibre, serve the omelette with wholegrain toast. Add a green salad for a nutritious brunch or lunch.

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Christmas Pudding

Christmas Pudding

Serve this rich, moist pudding with custard or cream on any special occasion, but for Christmas choose one of the traditional butters or sauces to accompany it.

Blue Hawaiian Cocktail

Blue Hawaiian

Put your feet up and relax with this fruity cocktail.

Rhubarb and Apple Pie

Rhubarb and Apple Pie

Sprinkled with sugar and tangy with rhubarb and apples, this is a magical pie. If time is short, you can use ready-made shortcrust pastry.

Minestrone with Chicken Meatballs

Minestrone with Chicken Meatballs

In Italian, a minestra is a soup, but a minestrone is a BIG soup – a nourishing meal in itself. Tender and moist chicken meatballs and a host of seasonal herbs and vegetables enhance the depth of flavour in this delicious one-bowl meal.

Sweet and Sour Duck Salad

Sweet and Sour Duck Salad

With ripe nectarines, green grapes, red peppery lettuce and slices
of tender grilled duck, this is a particularly pretty salad. The unusual dressing complements and brings together all of the ingredients to make this a meal that is sure to impress if you are entertaining.

Greek-style Lamb and Salad

Greek-style Lamb and Salad

Enjoy the flavours of the Mediterranean with this healthy lamb salad.

Spicy Tomato Chutney

Spicy Tomato Chutney

Turmeric, cumin, mustard and cayenne pepper all add spice to this intense, easy-to-make chutney. Stir a dollop into curry as it is cooking to add even more flavour, then serve the chutney on the side for extra spice.

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