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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.

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.

Berry Yogurt Swirl

Berry Yogurt Swirl with Walnuts and Pepitas

Celebrate berry season with this healthy swirl of goodness. It will give you the energy and nutrients you need in the morning. Use thawed frozen berries if fresh ones aren’t available – they’re just as nutritious.

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.

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Quick Ham and Cheese Quiche

Quick Ham and Cheese Quiche

With ready-rolled shortcrust pastry you can whip up a tasty, homemade quiche in no time, then leave it to bake. A colourful salad and boiled new potatoes go with it perfectly.

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.

Greek-style Lamb and Salad

Greek-style Lamb and Salad

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

Christmas Cake

Christmas Cake

Covered with almond paste and iced in a simple style, this rich fruit Christmas cake looks impressive. It should be prepared at least one month ahead to allow the flavours to develop.

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Chinese-style Omelette

Chinese-Style Omelette

This traditional Asian omelette combines eggs, turkey, and tasty greens into a flavour-filled dish to impress your guests with.

Beetroot and Raspberry Smoothie

Beetroot and Raspberry Smoothie

This vitamin-packed drink makes a filling and nutritious breakfast if you are in a hurry. The beetroot content of the drink may even help blood flow in older people, especially to the frontal lobe.

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.

Quick Chicken Laksa

Quick Chicken Laksa

This popular South-East Asian noodle soup is very versatile; you can make it using chicken, tofu, mixed seafood or a combination of all three. Laksa paste is sold in jars in specialist grocery stores, larger supermarkets and online — it can vary a little in heat, so adjust the quantity to suit your taste.

Mexican Bean Burritos

Mexican Bean Burritos

A fabulous vegetarian bite that's deliciously healthy as well as fun to eat. The bean and vegetable mixture has a great spicy kick, and is combined with crunchy salad, grated cheese and creamy yogurt in tortilla wraps.

Greek-style Lamb Kebabs

Greek-style Lamb Kebabs

Kebabs are a quick and easy way to cook meat on a barbecue. Keep them turning on their skewers to ensure thorough cooking and even browning. If you are using wooden skewers, make sure to soak them for at least 30 minutes so they don't catch alight on the barbecue.

Chilled Berry Cheesecake

Chilled Berry Cheesecake

Make this lovely cheesecake for special occasions, and to impress your guests. Quick to whip up, it requires no baking, but make sure you leave enough time for it to chill properly.

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