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Pasta with two-cheese sauce

Pasta with two-cheese sauce

This is one of the quickest options for a nutritious family meal – the cheese mixture is prepared in the time it takes the pasta and peas to cook. When you add the hot pasta to the parmesan and ricotta, the heat melts them, producing an instant creamy sauce.
Burghul pilaf

Burghul pilaf

The combination of grains and beans is common to all cuisines with a tradition of vegetarian meals. In this delicious one-pot main dish, ground coriander and cinnamon and dried apricots add a Middle Eastern flavour.
Smoked fish paella

Smoked fish paella

One of the reasons the so-called Mediterranean diet is considered healthy is that it features many dishes like this one from Spain, based on rice cooked in olive oil with lots of vegetables and a modest amount of protein foods. The spicy chorizo here adds an authentic Spanish flavour.
Mushroom vegetable stir-fry

Mushroom vegetable stir-fry

Stir-frying really makes the most of vegetables, retaining their colour, flavour and texture. The best thing about this dish is that you can use up any vegetables in the refrigerator and turn them into a tasty and nutritious side dish or light meal served with noodles.
Leek and prosciutto pizza muffins

Leek and prosciutto pizza muffins

Sweet leeks, aromatic basil and savoury prosciutto are combined with mozzarella to make a sophisticated pizza-style topping for wholemeal muffins. For a crisp and refreshing contrast, serve with a simple salad of watercress sprigs and coarsely grated carrot tossed with oil and lemon juice.
Corn fritters

Corn fritters

In this recipe, crisp, juicy corn kernels are added to a thick batter flavoured with chilli and fresh coriander, and then pan-fried in big spoonfuls. Piled on a bed of watercress and drizzled with a minted spring onion and yogurt sauce, the fritters make a quick, easy meal.
Thai-style crab cakes

Thai-style crab cakes

Made from crabmeat and white fish, with all the classic flavouring ingredients of Thai cooking, these cakes taste sensational, and they come with a dipping sauce and crunchy salad. Serve with Thai fragrant rice.
Lamb steaks with rosemary

Lamb steaks with rosemary

Quick-cooking lamb steaks are coated with a rich-flavoured sauce made with red onions, garlic, fresh rosemary and black olives, and accompanied by a high-fibre, garlicky cannellini bean mash. Serve with crusty bread and a green vegetable such as grilled zucchini or pan-wilted spinach.
Chicken and pinto bean tacos

Chicken and pinto bean tacos

Here, tender chicken in a spicy mixture is quickly cooked to make a succulent filling for crisp taco shells. Sliced capsicums and pinto or borlotti beans add to the mix, as does a scattering of shredded lettuce, spring onions and avocado. A dash of Tabasco sauce gives a piquant kick.
Spinach and potato frittata

Spinach and potato frittata

This flat omelette makes a delicious vegetarian main course, and can be eaten hot or at room temperature. It is a versatile recipe, as almost anything can be added to it – a handy way of using up leftovers. Serve with toasted ciabatta bread and sliced tomatoes and/or a mixed green salad.
Ham and celeriac pitas

Ham and celeriac pitas

This refreshing salad sandwich is packed with crunchy vegetables, smoked ham, dried fruit and green olives that gives lovely contrasting flavours and textures. The tangy mustard dressing is based on Greek-style yogurt and mayonnaise.
Moroccan chicken with couscous

Moroccan chicken with couscous

Aromatic cumin, coriander and cinnamon give this chicken a real Middle Eastern flavour, and serving them with chickpeas further enhances the ethnic theme. Zucchini and sugarsnap peas add colour and all the benefits of fresh vegetables.
Bacon and broad bean salad

Bacon and broad bean salad

This delicious warm salad is packed with strong flavours and makes a fabulous supper or lunch served with chunks of crusty bread or a side dish of new potatoes. Use a mild smoked bacon as it is slightly less salty than some of the other cures.
Aromatic beef curry

Aromatic beef curry

This will satisfy even the most demanding curry addict. Lean and tender sirloin steak is quickly cooked with lots of spices, tomatoes, mushrooms and spinach, with yogurt added to give a luxurious feel. Served with cardamom-spiced rice, it makes a really healthy and nutritious meal.
Asparagus risotto with truffle oil

Asparagus risotto with truffle oil

Not only is risotto satisfying and delicious, it is a great vehicle for whatever fresh vegetables are in season. It needs plenty of stirring, but still takes only minutes to become perfectly cooked and creamy. A little truffle oil is a luxurious finishing touch for this risotto with fresh asparagus.

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