One-pot Vegetable Chilli

This is a quick meat-free version of Chilli Con Carne cooked with rice in the same pot.

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.

Pizza with a Herby Scone Base

This is a really simple version of an Italian pizza.

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.

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).

Parsnip and Apple Soup

Using ordinary eating apples for this soup will give a sharp sweetness to the earthy full flavour of the parsnips. The spices provide extra heat, which is ideal for warming you up.

Spinach, Squash and Chickpea Curry

This vegetable curry is delicious served with basmati rice. Any kind of squash can be used in this recipe – butternut squash works well. The canned chickpeas used in this recipe are pale yellow in colour but in South Asian countries red, black and brown chickpeas can be bought.

Lemony Fish and New Potato Parcels

The delicate texture of fish benefits from this fast and simple cooking method as it retains its fresh clean taste. Cooking fish in a parcel ensures the flesh stays moist and the fish cooks in its own juices. This meal is a speedy option for lunch or in the evening.

Mango and Banana Muffins

These simple muffins are perfect for little hands to get stuck into making and are a good way to use up overripe bananas. Crammed with natural fruit sweetness, they’re a really tasty treat. There are also no ingredients containing gluten or milk in this recipe, so you could whip up a batch for Allergy Awareness Week in May.

Mini Cheese and Onion Quiches

Quiche is a savoury flan which can be eaten hot or cold. Mini quiches are great picnic food or perfect for a packed lunch.

Carrot and Coriander Soup

This spicy soup is really popular and so easy to make. If you have an abundance of carrots it freezes well too! It is perfect to serve on a cold day. Cooking the soup in milk gives it a deliciously creamy taste and why not add a little crème fraîche too?

Sweet Red Pepper and Cheese Soup

This soup is easy to make and has a great flavour and colour. It is perfect to serve at events. Adding the milk gives it a lovely creamy taste.

Ham and Leek Cheesy Crumble

This tasty Ham and Leek Cheesy Crumble includes plenty of nutritious vegetables.

Kale and Barley Bites

This recipe is based on the Italian arachini – a popular snack believed to originate from Sicily. Our rustic treats are made using a pearl barley and seasonal kale risotto which is then formed into balls and shallow fried to make delicious, crispy bites.

Lamb and Lentil Burgers with Kiwi and Chilli Salsa

These delicious burgers and salsa work well together and the tasty meat with the tangy salsa is an unusual combination.

Leek and Potato Soup

This popular soup is sometimes called ‘Vichyssoise’ on menus. It is very easy to make and you don’t have to be too exact about the proportion of leeks and potatoes that you use. Although many recipes include cream, it can be made with milk, or just stock if you want a dairy-free version. It is a cheap recipe to make, using British vegetables that are in season in the autumn.

Prawn, Mango and Sweet Potato Curry

This is a really tasty curry dish and the mango adds an extra special fruity flavour.

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