Cauliflower and Potato Bake

Cauliflower is available all year round and is often eaten with a rich creamy sauce, as in this recipe. Freshly grated nutmeg and garlic add flavour to the sauce, which…

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Marrow with Tomato and Onion

Use well-flavoured English tomatoes for this recipe. Marrows are excellent cooked in a tasty sauce, as they happily absorb all the delicious herby juices.

Tomato Salsa

This recipe comes with a warning: once you've tasted this salsa, you may never go back to store-bought again.

Potato Salad

One of the all-time favourites, homemade Potato salad should be made with firm, waxy potatoes. These will not crumble when mixed with the mayonnaise. For a change, try using soured…

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Rice Salad

This is a good salad to make in the winter, using frozen French beans. Serve for lunch with cold chicken, turkey or any cold cooked meat.

Tomato Salad #3

This is one of the nicest summer salads, yet it is also one of the simplest. Serve with any meat or fish dish or with cheese-based quiches. Tomato salad also…

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Chicken and Mushroom Risotto

A true Italian risotto should have a thick and creamy consistency, which can only be obtained by using the right kind of short-grain rice. Many supermarkets sell 'Italian risotto rice',…

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Italian Pea and Ham Risotto

In northern Italy, where rice dishes are as popular as pasta dishes are in the south, this recipe is called 'Risi Bisi'. It is important to use an Italian short-grain…

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Persian Pilaf

In the Middle East and India, pilafs are served as a side dish instead of plain boiled rice. But they can also form a vegetarian main course, topped with plain…

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Cheese and Tomato Fries

The easiest and tastiest fries recipe ever – simply cheese and tomato – perfect for kids, adults, and even toddlers!

Duck, Bean and Vegetable Stew

A selection of beans, such as white haricot, pinto, barlotti and kidney, may be used for this recipe. They can either be dried or tinned. Look for dried pulses that…

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Duck with Chinese Mushrooms and Ginger

Ducks are often seen, comically Herded in single file, along the water channels between the rice paddies throughout the country. The substantial Chinese population in Indonesia is particularly fond of…

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Chilli Stuffed Peppers

Recipe for chilli stuffed peppers that are incredibly simple to prepare, low in fat, and full of flavour. Make them with hot or sweet chilli – be careful though, these…

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Chicken, Potato and Butter Bean Stew

This heart-warming chicken stew is given a decorative touch with a patterned potato topping. Sweet potatoes are very easy to mash, and their delicious flavour makes an interesting addition to…

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