Lentil Soup (seriously amazing!)
Recipe VIDEO above. Don't settle for a bland lentil soup. Make it right, and you'll have everyone begging for seconds...and thirds! The touch of spices and finishing it off with lemon really lifts this soup to the next level.
Really Quick Broccoli Pasta
Recipe video above. This is a great emergency meal OR carb + veg side for all those times when your cupboards are bare except for broccoli, pasta, and some kind of cheese. It's saucy without using tons of oil, and there's loads of sub options. Quick and utterly scrumptious - loaded with tons of broccoli!
Baked Broccoli Cheese Balls
You'll be surprised how much broccoli is crammed into these! They certainly don't taste healthy - but they are. They are juicy and moist inside, golden on the outside, they stay pretty round after baking, and are gorgeous to serve as a vegetarian main or as bites! Serves 3 - 4 as a main. Recipe video below and Gluten Free option in notes.
Sausage Bake with Potatoes and Gravy
Recipe VIDEO above. Cooking sausages in the oven with vegetables and gravy is a terrific quick dinner idea that takes mere minutes to assemble! The sausages get nicely browned, the vegetables tender, and a flavour packed gravy. Kind of like making a stew!
Recipe video above. Here's a Pad Thai recipe that really does taste just as good as takeout from good Thai restaurants, and you'll find everything you need at the supermarket. See here for a truly authentic Pad Thai recipe, if that's what you're after - but note that most people find it a little too "real" for their palettes because Pad Thai outside of Thailand is dialled back on the fish sauce/dried shrimp "funk".I use chicken here but feel free to switch with any protein, even…
Beef Stir Fry with Honey Pepper Sauce
Recipe video above. Copycat of restaurant style Chinese Beef with Honey and Black Pepper Sauce. Very fast and easy to make - it's on the table in 15 minutes! The sauce is absolutely divine - sticky, sweet, salty and with a subtle burst of heat from the black pepper.
Greek Lemon Potatoes
Recipe video above. The idea behind this recipe is that the potatoes suck up the amazing lemon-garlic-oregano flavoured broth, then roasted until golden crispy edges. These won't go super crunchy because of the way they're cooked - but you won't miss the crunch because they have flavour unlike any other ordinary roasted potato! If crunch is what you're after, try these recipes: Duck Fat Potatoes, or Truly Crunchy Roast Potatoes.
Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks in Red Wine Sauce
Recipe video above. A classic way to prepare shanks, these are slow cooked in a deeply flavoured red wine sauce until they are meltingly tender. You can't taste the red wine at the end, it completely transforms into a rich sauce. Make this in the oven, on your stove or even in a slow cooker - instructions provided for all!
Asian Slaw - healthy, crunchy Asian Cabbage Salad
Recipe video above. A light, healthy, CRUNCHY Asian salad that is a great side for all types of Asian foods. Dressing is a great salty / sour / spicy lime dressing reminiscent of Thai and Vietnamese food. Add CHICKEN if making this as a meal. Serves 8 - 10 as a side, 4 as a meal with chicken.
Chicken Tetrazzini - creamy Italian pasta bake
Recipe video above. A big, creamy pasta bake with juicy chicken and mushrooms. Cheesy, hot and completely delicioius! Rumoured to be named after an Italian opera star Luisa Tetrazzini when an American Chef created this dish for her. So it's not authentic Italian - but it doesn't make this any less delicious!!
Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni
Recipe VIDEO above. Juicy, perfectly seasoned spinach and ricotta filling inside cannelloni pasta tubes, topped with a simple, tasty tomato sauce and melted cheese. Great for freezing!
No Bake Mango Cheesecake
A celebration of summer! A creamy mousse-like VERY mangoey filling on a biscuit base topped with a beautiful mango jelly, piles of whipped cream, more mango and passionfruit. Toppings are optional - it's stunning without, prettier with! Recipe VIDEO below.
Naan recipe – chewy & fluffy!
Recipe video above. This is a recipe for naan bread that's fluffy, bubbly and chewy, just as it should be! Nobody will ever mistake this for just another basic flatbread!Perfect for slopping up your favourite Indian curries – yet so good that you'll happily devour it plain, straight out of the skillet!Makes: 6 naans, ~15-16cm / 6 - 7" diameter
Focaccia recipe (it's incredible)
Recipe video above. Forget the pale, too-sweet pillow bread that fuelled the focaccia rage of the 90's. This is how Focaccia should be - crispy on the outside, yet moist and fluffy inside with a little chew. This authentic Italian bread is bursting with character and impossible to stop eating at just one slice!
Chow Mein Ramen Noodles
Recipe video above. The fastest, easiest Chow Mein recipe ever! Made using a couple of cheeky shortcuts - ramen noodles, a Coleslaw mix, with the noodles cooked in the same skillet. It's a quicker version of real Chow Mein - 99% of the flavour, but FASTER!
CRISPY Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts (addictive!)
Recipe video above. With a crispy parmesan garlic crust and extra crunch from breadrumbs, these may well be the BEST brussels sprouts you ever have in your life!!! And they're SO EASY.