Simple stir-fries

To keep you smiling midweek.

"I came across a street food cart in Saigon’s busy Chinatown wok tossing rice noodles. I couldn’t help myself but ask the owner if I could make my own dish. Within 3...
“The Duchess of Northumberland introduced to me to a lot of ingredients - some with aphrodisiac qualities - so I wanted to cook something that would impress and...
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...
Traditionally made with beef or pork, this vegetarian mapo tofu is spicy, beautifully textured and lands with a punchy umami hit. Adjust the chilli heat to suit...
While not technically an "instant noodle" dish, this gluten-free stir-fry is so quick – and requires so little preparation – we deem it as such....

Ramadan recipes

To cure fasting fatigue.

This light, textural dish is often served as a fasting meal in the Indian province of Maharashtra. It’s not hard to make, but you must use sago imported from India,...
This fragrant dish of fish poached in a tamarind and coconut-infused bath sees traditional flavour combinations of Kashmiri cuisine, in its use of sugar and...
Versions of this comforting dish are made throughout the Middle East.
Dajaj, meaning ‘chicken’ in Arabic, and machbous, denoting spiced rice, is a popular Middle Eastern dish. It is similar to the Indian dish biryani in that the...

Chocolate Chip Day

Is every day.
This may very well be the perfect cookie. They’re crunchy on the outside, yet soft and chewy on the inside. Our secret is to cream the butter and sugar for twice as...
Cookie batter and a cast-iron skillet unite to make the supersized, beloved American ‘skookie’.
It's going to get messy. There's no option but to chomp down on these chewy brownie cookies and watch as the brown sugar mint ice-cream squishes out. Advice from...
Sipping on malted milk milkshakes and playing dominos is a vivid childhood memory. These biscuits combine the two and kids will love not only creating them, but...
Delicate, crisp and super more-ish, these wafers are perfect with a cuppa or served with vanilla ice-cream as a simple dessert. They are also delicious made with...

Warming vegetarian soups

Soups that are as nourishing and flavourful as they are light. 

The difference between a good soup and an amazing soup often comes down to the stock, particularly in vegetarian recipes like this one. Here, a stock cube will suffice...
Australia isn’t known for its chestnuts, but as it turns out, they actually grow really well here, as our friends from Sassafras Chestnut Farm have shown us. I’m...
The beauty of this type of soup is it’s easy to make and doesn’t really need a lot of attention. It’s simply a matter of gentle cooking and slowly layering...
The ultimate Italian comfort soup, brightened with a chunky basil and parsley oil.
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...
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