Quick, healthy dinners

Give ho-hum weeknight dinners a makeover! With minimal preparation and short shopping lists, these 30-minute recipes are inspired and healthy to boot.

A modern take on Indian-style fish and chips, this one-pot curry is spicy, saucy and every bit as tasty as its namesake. Feel free to throw some green peas into the...
Arguably one of the best snacks to accompany a cold beer, okonomiyaki is a time-honoured favourite in Japan. This recipe combines prawn and pork, crispy noodles,...
Flavoursome and easy to prepare, oyakodon is a satisfying, 30 minute meal that requires little effort. If crispy skin isn’t your thing, simply shred the cooked...
Inspired by a Mexican sauce called pepian, the pumpkin seeds add a lovely texture and earthiness to the sauce. With no oil, butter or fat, this is ultra-healthy...
Popular in Middle Eastern and North African cuisines, freekeh has a deliciously nutty flavour, with a texture similar to brown rice. Cracked freekeh cooks in half...

In season: Cauliflower

Not sure how to handle the blonde brassica? Try it mashed, pickled, in soups and curries, or covered in cheese.

This is a type of Italian pickle, translated as "gardeners", which is generally served as an antipasti and contains an assortment of vegetables – from the garden,...
Whenever there were signs of somebody getting a cold or not feeling well for some reason, I would see my mum rushing off with a pot of hot water, adding...
“There is a feeling of reassurance when one has a bird in the oven, the table set with thoughtful trimmings and the family round to celebrate life. These weekly...
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I’ve been playing around with cauliflower since I was a boy, ever since a bloke named Norm showed me a simple way to serve this underrated winter veg. Here is my...
Simple and easy to prepare, this beautiful braised tomato and cauliflower dish is great served as a stand-alone starter or as side to a main meal.
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Wok star: Stir-fries

If you’re well-organised and confident with a knife, your favourite stir-fry can be on the table in less time than it takes to order take-out.

Originating in Sichuan province, this fiery dish of pork, silken tofu and chilli bean paste is the perfect antidote to a cold winter's night. Serve with steamed Asian...
Popular in France, the langoustine is a delicious white shellfish, similar in appearance to a large prawn, but with small nippers like a lobster. In this recipe,...
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This chicken stir-fry recipe is packed full of spice and flavour. The Szechuan peppercorns (actually not a pepper but the berries from the prickly ash tree) add a...
If you’re well-organised and confident with a knife, this tasty stir-fry can be on the table in less time than it takes to order take-out. Lup cheong is a dried...
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