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.

Harissa is one of Morocco’s great gifts to the culinary world. Teamed with ras el hanout, a Moroccan spice blend, you have a punchy meat rub with only two ingredients....
Looking for a holiday recovery recipe? Then this Mexican-inspired number is it. Nutty quinoa adds substance and it makes use of leftover roast turkey to boot.
Using filo pastry often means using lashings of butter which, while delicious, doesn’t do much for the waistline. Yoghurt is a great alternative and not only...
A modernised version of that much-loved classic, agedashi tofu, this recipe layers new textures and bacon-infused dashi with a zingy hit from pickled spring onions.
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: Blood orange

Available from August to October, this blush-hued citrus hailing from Italy is ideal in salads and sweets or served as marmalade.

Without the ricotta, what you have here is a classic Sicilian salad. The salty olives, the anise of the fennel, a bit of extra oniony bite and the sweet tanginess of...
With their crazy colour, intense flavour and all-round goodness, blood oranges are a favourite here at chez Hansen. Vito Mancini from Redbelly Citrus farm in...
Duck and citrus is a classic combination that can’t be overlooked. Don’t be scared of cooking duck, as it’s not really as tricky as people would have you believe....
You will need ice-block moulds and paddlepop sticks for this recipe. Be creative and make use different shaped moulds for some kitsch fun.
A lovely, simple recipe that is influenced by our Sicilian friends who have a history of frozen desserts. The granita is a handy thing to have on hand in your...
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DIY dips

Hummus and pita, tamarind sauce-dipped veges, or jacket potatoes stuffed with cheese. Get the party started with these delectable dips.

Stage 14 - Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule/Lyon: This dip was created in Lyons, the silk capital of France in the 19th century, and the French title translates as "silk...
Chef Hassan M'Souli, of Sydney's Out of Africa restaurant, shares a recipe for a warm dip using fava beans that are split and peeled. It resembles hummus, as it...
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This sweet and tangy dipping sauce is a flavoursome snack with fresh, crunchy vegetables, but also pairs perfectly with seafood.
Anyone who knows me knows that I’m mad about chickpeas. I soak a batch weekly and always have homemade hummus in my fridge. It’s my go-to snack. When it comes to...
Sydney chef Hassan M’Souli shares his recipe for a traditional, Northern Moroccan dip using dried green peas and harissa. Serve warm with Moroccan flat bread or...
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