Chinese-style Vegetable Stir-fry

If you want to quickly cook and eat something healthy, then stir-frying is ideal.

Thai Red Fish Curry

This curry is full of aromatic flavours and spices and zingy lime juice.

Summer Vegetable Minestrone Soup

This seasonal soup is light and refreshing. Not only is it bursting with lots of flavours, it is also a good recipe to introduce children to eating pulses.


This recipe uses a different way to make bread which is lots of fun

Cheese and Herb Muffin in a Mug

This is a tasty savoury muffin that’s perfect for a snack. Try serving the muffins with our delicious Romanian Bean Soup or one of the other soup recipes available on our website.


This recipe is a slight twist on the traditional ‘poached egg on toast’ as it is served in a cup or mug

North African Chicken Tagine

This flavoursome dish originates from North Africa. It can be made with any meat, fish or vegetables, along with a variety of different dried fruits. Tagines traditionally take a long time to cook, but this one is a speedy version, ideal for a family meal.

Non-alcoholic Hot Apple Cider

Fill a flask with this and sip as you stand around your bonfire or snuggle up with a warming drink as the dark nights draw in.

Non-alcoholic Bellini Cocktail

A Bellini is a famous cocktail that was invented at Harry’s Bar in Venice in 1934. A Bellini combines peach puree with sparkling white wine to create a refreshing cocktail. In this non-alcoholic version the sparkling wine is replaced with sparkling grape juice.

Non-alcoholic Sangria

Sangria is a fruity drink, usually made with red wine and orange juice, traditionally drunk in Spain and Portugal. This is a refreshing non-alcoholic version using fruit juices – great for quenching your thirst.

Aloo Gobi

This is a classic Indian dish made with potatoes, cauliflower and a blend of spices.

Creamy Mushroom and Tomato Toasty Bagels

Cream cheese, grilled mushrooms and tasty tomatoes piled on a toasted wholemeal bagel

Mango and Banana Sunset Lassi

Lassi is a cooling yoghurt drink. It is usually drunk during the hot summer months but is also drunk after a meal as it is thought to aid digestion. Traditionally, rose water is a common ingredient and adds a sweet perfumed aroma.

Bread and Butter Pudding

Bread and Butter Pudding is a traditional family favourite which is economical to make because it uses up old bread and can be cooked in a microwave.

Spicy Potatoes and Spinach

Serve this as a main course with naan bread or chapatti or as a side dish with your main meal. This easy-to-make dish can be made as hot and spicy as you like. If you don’t want the ‘kick’, serve with a dollop of cooling plain yoghurt.

Noodle and Sweetcorn Soup

This quick, easy and tasty soup is made by using some basic store cupboard ingredients – perfect for those cold wintery days!

Pear and Cocoa Rice Pudding

Add pears and cocoa powder to the humble rice pudding to create a lovely yet healthy version of the classic French dessert: poires belle hélène (pears in chocolate sauce).

Raisin and Grapefruit Loaf

This is a brilliant and easy recipe that makes a delicious, moist fruit bread.

Marrow and Plum Chutney

Chutneys originate in India and are a great way of preserving fruit and vegetables. They taste great served with cheese, cold meats and spicy dishes. You can make chutney with almost any fruit or veg and a variety of spices, but be sure to keep the sugar/vinegar/vegetable ratio as stated.

Christmas Dinner and the trimmings

Roast turkey, roast potatoes, gravy, stuffing, Pigs in Blankets, sprouts, carrot and swede mash.

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