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Butternut pumpkin and corn stew

Butternut pumpkin and corn stew

Butternut pumpkin has a lovely firm texture, ideal for cooking in stews. Combined with black-eyed peas, corn and red capsicum, it makes a nutritious family supper dish that is perfect for cold winter days. Serve with boiled rice or warm crusty bread.
Penne with artichokes and olives

Penne with artichokes and olives

This light pasta dish is ideal for summer dinners as only the pasta needs to be cooked. Once al dente, it is simply tossed, still warm, with diced tomatoes, quartered artichoke hearts, black olives and a rich lemony dressing flavoured with sun-dried tomato paste and garlic.
Fish parcels with orange

Fish parcels with orange

Whole red mullet are baked in the oven on a bed of aniseed-flavoured fennel and fresh orange segments. To save time, ask your fishmonger to scale and gut the fish for you. Serve one parcel per person and accompany it with new potatoes and some simply cooked green beans.
Smoked turkey baguettines

Smoked turkey baguettines

Mini baguettes, with their crusty exteriors and soft interiors, are the ideal breads for filling with all kinds of nutritious ingredients to make a quick snack. Here a combination of crisp and chewy vegetables is mixed with delicious smoked turkey from the delicatessen counter.
Potato and bacon chowder

Potato and bacon chowder

It's easy to make a nourishing supper based on ingredients you are likely to have on hand, such as onion, potatoes, parsnips, bacon and milk. Here they're turned into a hearty and satisfying soup, which is finished with a little vitamin-rich spinach. Serve with crusty brown bread.
Greek lamb kebabs

Greek lamb kebabs

Cubes of lamb flavoured with a mixture of garlic, lemon and fresh oregano are cooked on skewers and served with a Greek-style tomato and cabbage salad and pita bread for a deliciously aromatic main dish.
Hoisin beef stir-fry

Hoisin beef stir-fry

For a quick meal try this colourful stir-fry of thin strips of tender steak with fresh ginger, button mushrooms, red capsicums and crisp snow peas, served on Chinese egg noodles. Hoisin sauce, a sweet Chinese barbecue sauce made from soya and red beans, gives the stir-fry a rich flavour.
Butter bean dip with crudités

Butter bean dip with crudités

This quick and tasty dip is made from canned butter beans puréed with tomato paste, garlic and fresh basil leaves. Served with sesame seed breadsticks, pita bread and a selection of crunchy vegetables for dipping, it makes a nutritious lunch for 6 or a starter for 8.
Fruit bread slices

Fruit bread slices

If you're bored with cereal for breakfast, try this fruity alternative. Thick slices of fruit bread, toasted and spread with orange-flavoured cream cheese, are topped with strawberries and bananas. Cut the loaf lengthwise for 2 slices per portion, or cut crosswise for 3–4 slices each.
Naan with lentil ‘caviar’

Naan with lentil ‘caviar’

Yoghurt spiced with garlic and mint, then mixed with raw vegetables and high-protein lentils, is delicious spooned onto warmed naan. A few coriander and mint leaves on top add a touch of freshness, and a dab of chutney or lime pickle on the side gives texture and extra flavour.
Easy Christmas Crackers With A Tasty Surprise

Easy Christmas Crackers With A Tasty Twist

Pack three rum balls in a tube of paper inside a square of cellophane. Then twist the ends to make a cracker-shaped party favour.
Make This Tasty Christmas Table Conversation Starter

Make This Tasty Christmas Table Conversation Starter

Add a festive flair to a buffet or tabletop with this stunning cookie tree centrepiece.
8 Homemade Christmas Food Gifts

8 Edible Christmas Gifts You Can Make at Home

Save money and have a lot of fun by making homemade treats to give as gifts this Christmas.
5 Easy and Fun Halloween Food Ideas

5 Easy and Fun Halloween Food Ideas

If you’re hosting a Halloween party this year, or if you’re getting into the spirit of the holiday, why not create your own spooky snacks at home?
Veggie burgers

Veggie burgers

A few simple ingredients make really tasty meat-free burgers. If you want to barbecue them, the best method is to cook the burgers in advance and just heat them up over the coals, as this prevents them from sticking to the grilling rack.

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