Deep-fried ice cream with rum and raisin sauce – Recipe

The perfect combination of hot and cold. Prepare the ice cream balls in advance for an impressive dinner party dessert. Ingredients For the ice cream 1 litre/1¾ pints vanilla ice cream 150g/5½oz ginger nut biscuits 75g/2½oz desiccated coconut 2 free-range eggs, beaten 2 tbsp coconut cream vegetable oil, for deep frying For the rum and […]

Stir-fried pork with ginger and soy sauce – Recipe 1

Stir-fried pork with ginger and soy sauce – Recipe

This low-calorie, stir-fried pork is quick and easy while still delivering on flavour, and helping you on your way to getting five a day. Ingredients 250g/9oz pork tenderloin, all visible fat removed, cut into chunks 1 tsp cornflour 2 tbsp dark soy sauce low-calorie cooking spray 150g/5½oz button mushrooms, sliced 2 red peppers, deseeded and […]

Chorizo and butterbean stew with baked potatoes – Recipe 2

Chorizo and butterbean stew with baked potatoes – Recipe

This inexpensive dish makes a satisfying low-calorie midweek meal. Ingredients 4 baking potatoes (200g/7oz each) 200g/7oz cooking chorizo, sliced 2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes with onion and garlic 2 x 400g tins butter beans, drained 50g/1¾oz fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped salt and freshly ground black pepper Method Preheat the oven to 220C/200C Fan/Gas […]

Healthy Prawn and tomato pasta – Recipe 3

Healthy Prawn and tomato pasta – Recipe

This healthy prawn pasta recipe is given a bit of a spicy kick with the addition of chilli flakes. It is also a low-calorie meal, suitable for anyone eating 1200–1500 calories a day. Ingredients 125g/4½oz dried spaghetti or linguine 150g/5½oz broccoli, cut into small florets 100g/3½oz cherry tomatoes, halved 150g/5½oz large frozen prawns, completely thawed […]

Tuna and broccoli pasta bake – Recipe 4

Tuna and broccoli pasta bake – Recipe

Raid your store cupboard to make a healthy tuna pasta bake in a hurry. Finishing the pasta bake under the grill saves time, too. Ingredients 200g/7oz dried short pasta shapes, such as fusilli or penne 250g/9oz small frozen broccoli florets 40g/1½oz butter 40g/1½oz plain flour 600ml/20fl oz semi-skimmed milk 75g/2½oz mature cheddar salt and freshly […]

This is how to make stir-fry sauces – Recipe 6

This is how to make stir-fry sauces – Recipe

Mix together the sauces you already have in the cupboard and get delicious results. Here we show you how to make a cheat’s teriyaki sauce, an easy sweet and sour sauce, and a quick satay sauce. You’ll never buy ready-made stir-fry sauce again. Ingredients Cheat’s teriyaki sauce 2 tbsp dark soy sauce or tamari 2 […]

Steamed pork and prawn dumplings – Recipe 7

Steamed pork and prawn dumplings – Recipe

These dumplings are great when served at a party as a shared snack or make a wonderful starter to an Asian feast. Ingredients For the stock 250ml/9fl oz chicken stock prawn shells (see below) ginger and garlic peel (see below) chilli trimmings (see below) 1 garlic clove, peeled For the prawn dumplings 150g/5½oz raw shelled […]

Vegan chilli with peanut butter cabbage – Recipe 10

Vegan chilli with peanut butter cabbage – Recipe

Polenta is just another name for cornmeal and could easily be substituted here. The vegetable chilli is just as good served cold. Ingredients For the chilli 3 tbsp olive oil 1 small onion, chopped 2 carrots, diced ½ red pepper, seeds removed and chopped ½ yellow pepper, seeds removed and chopped ½ green pepper, seeds […]