Broccoli pasta bake – Recipe 3

Broccoli pasta bake – Recipe

A creamy broccoli and cheese pasta bake with plenty of vegs and a crispy, golden topping – what’s not to love? Ingredients 50g/1¾oz unsalted butter 50g/1¾oz plain flour 625ml/21fl oz semi-skimmed milk 175g/6oz cheddar, grated 2 tbsp mascarpone 1 tsp Dijon mustard pinch cayenne pepper 325g/11½oz pasta shells (conchiglie) 350g/12¼oz broccoli, stalks and florets roughly […]

Quick and easy chicken stew – Recipe 4

Quick and easy chicken stew – Recipe

This quick and light chicken stew is an easy and comforting midweek meal. It’s packed with vegetables and fairly low in calories, so it’s healthy too. Ingredients 1 tbsp light olive oil 1 onion, roughly chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 8 chicken thighs, boneless, skin removed, cut into bite-sized pieces 700ml/1¼ pint chicken stock […]

Banana and chocolate brownie pudding – Recipe 6

Banana and chocolate brownie pudding – Recipe

This decadent pudding is a great way to use up leftover bananas. Leave out the rum if making with children. Ingredients For the rum and raisin sauce 100g/3½oz raisins (or sultanas) 50ml/2fl oz rum (or brandy or whisky) 100g/3½oz salted butter 100g/3½oz unrefined light muscovado sugar (or soft brown sugar) ½ tsp sea salt 100g/3½oz […]

Chocolate steamed pudding with sauce – Recipe 7

Chocolate steamed pudding with sauce – Recipe

Indulgent and so comforting, this chocolate pudding is full of rich flavour and served with a divine pouring sauce. It is also great served with ice cream. Ingredients For the chocolate pudding 125g/4½oz baking spread or soft butter, plus extra for greasing 125g/4½oz caster sugar 2 large eggs 100g/3½ oz self-raising flour 25g/1oz cocoa powder, […]

Slow cooker meatballs in tomato sauce – Recipe 8

Slow cooker meatballs in tomato sauce – Recipe

Give the onions a quick fry before adding all the ingredients to the slow cooker to bubble away for most of the day. Serve the meatballs with tagliatelle and plenty of Parmesan. Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 400g/14oz can chopped tomatoes 2 tbsp tomato purée 1 tsp […]

Chicken tikka salad – Recipe 9

Chicken tikka salad – Recipe

This high-protein dish is easy to assemble at work or at home. It makes a great packed lunch, and if you’re not on a diet just double the quantities. Ingredients 100g/3½oz ready-prepared, cooked chicken tikka, sliced 50g/1¾oz tinned brown or green lentils, drained and rinsed 50g/1¾oz cucumber, thinly sliced 2 spring onions, thinly sliced handful […]

Creamy mushroom pancakes – Recipe 10

Creamy mushroom pancakes – Recipe

Savoury vegetarian pancakes are great for brunch or lunch as they are super-cheap and easy to make. Bring a taste of Northern France to your kitchen with this marvellous mushroom pancake recipe! Ingredients 1 large free-range egg, lightly beaten 160ml/5½fl oz milk 40g/1½oz plain flour knob of unsalted butter 4 spring onions, thinly sliced 200g/7oz […]

Healthy chicken and sweet potato curry – Recipe 11

Healthy chicken and sweet potato curry – Recipe

For a warming one-pot meal you can’t do better than this healthy chicken and sweet potato curry. It’s easy to make, low in fat and packed with veggies. Ingredients 1 tsp vegetable oil 1 large onion, diced 2 tsp finely grated garlic 1 tsp finely grated ginger 1 green chilli, finely chopped 2 tsp cumin […]