Shrimp Curry & Fruit Sauce

Serve this lightly-spiced dish as part of a buffet meal, or as a refreshingly different lunch dish, with a bowl of rice. Serves: 4 Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: …

Chick-pea & Tomato Soup

A thick vegetable soup which is a delicious meal in itself. Serve with Parmesan cheese and warm sun-dried tomato bread. Serves: 4 Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes …

Lentil Pate

Red lentils are used in this spicy recipe for speed as they do not require pre-soaking. If you use other lentils, soak and pre-cook them first. Serves: 4 Preparation time: …

Chicken & Coconut Soup

This fragrant, Thai-style soup combines citrus flavours with coconut and a hint of piquancy from chillies. Serves: 4 Preparation time: 2 ¾ hours Cooking time: 15 minutes   Ingredients: 350 …

Chicken with Lemon and Garlic

Chicken strips spiced with paprika make an unusual course for four, and only need to be cooked at the last moment. Serve them as a main course with fried potatoes. …

Griddled Swordfish with Roasted Tomatoes

Slow-roasting the tomatoes is a great technique when you are entertaining as they need no last-minute attention, but a much quicker way is simply to grill them instead. Preparation time: …

Tasty and Healthy Beetroot Dip

If you like hummus, you’ll love this dip! Serve it with toasted wholegrain pitta bread, on oatcakes or with vegetable sticks. Preparation time: less than 10 minutes; Cooking time: none …

Light Fresh Mint and Pea Soup

This is a lighter and more summery soup. This can be made with fresh peas when they are in season, but using frozen peas means that, more often than not, …