Quick, healthy dinners

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

Popular throughout the Andes mountains of South America, Argentinean locro is a thick, rich stew of mixed meats, beans and corn. Traditionally simmered over several...
Similar to mapo tofu but without the meat, this vego version uses Gochujang, a Korean chilli bean paste that lends a well rounded to the dish without melting your...
Black beans are revered in Latin cuisine for their meaty, earthy flavour. Quinoa, another South American export and tremendously popular 'super food', needs no...
Pho is all about the broth and its seasonings, so a little effort and a good homemade stock will make a huge difference to this vegan- and vegetarian-friendly...
This dish takes no time to prepare and works as easily for two people as it does for four. Chicken thighs carry more flavour than the breast, and cooking on the...

Japanese bar snacks

Turn your living room into an izakaya with moreish snacks and icy cold beers. Skewers, dumplings and karaage chicken are all essential eats!

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,...
Featured as part of our Cooks and their Books series, this recipe comes courtesy of Ross Dobson and Alison Adams from their book Izakaya. Dishes such as...
These delicious little Japanese parcels make a perfect appetiser for a dinner or drinks party. This recipe is for vegetarian dumplings; pork mince is another...
Kushi katsu is so popular in Osaka that the locals will line up for over an hour to get a seat. For this recipe, all manner of ingredients are skewered, crumbed...
Rachel Khoo's Kitchen Notebook Melbourne
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In season: Pineapple

Don't concern yourself with the pineapple-on-pizza debate, use this juicy fruit for burgers, cakes, noodle salads and cocktails.

Juicy pineapple and Japanese ingredients come together in this burger, which speaks of Hawaii’s fascinating fusion cuisine.
Arguably one of Mexico’s signature dishes, tacos al pastor (the shepherd’s taco) is a must-try eating experience. Thinly sliced pieces of pork are marinated in...
This recipe is from Poh Ling Yeow, TV host, chef and ambassador for Malaysia Kitchen.

Hawaiian martini

This cocktail is adapted from Roys restaurant on Waikiki beach in Honolulu. I had the pleasure of spending a 'bit' of time at their bar on a work trip when I...
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