Almost Shepherd's Pie

Adding different vegetables into the meat component of the meal is a good way of getting kids used to eating vegetables. Ingredients (Serves 4) 500g lean beef mince 1 onion, diced 2 sticks celery, diced 1 ca..

Baked snapper fillet with almond and olive tapenade

Ros Royal shares her scrumptious, healthy recipe (also great with blue-eye cod). Ingredients (Serves 4) 4 fillets of snapper or blue-eye cod — allow 200g per person 100g pitted Ligurian olives 100g natur..

Boston Beans

A student of Mim's, Daniela Di Giacomo, has very thoughtfully, given us a delicious slow-cooked version of her 'baked bean' recipe AND a convenient quick version. The quick version Ingredients (serves 4) 2 teaspoo..

Chick Pea Curry with Basmati Rice

You can make your own curry paste if you like, but to be honest with you with so many good quality ready made ones (with good ingredients) I could not be bothered. Okra beans are usually kept near the green beans..

Chilli Con Carne with Avocado and Yoghurt Topping

Try this Chilli Con Carne with oven baked corn chips on the side rather than on a bed of rice. Ingredients (Serves 4) 300g minced beef 2x400g can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed under cold r..

Creamy Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup

As the weather cools why not whip up a nourishing soup to warm the body. Ingredients 500g Kumera (sweet potato), chopped 500g carrots, chopped 1 small onion, peeled and chopped 1 good sized p..

Garlic Prawns

These prawns could be Mediterranean or Asian by changing the greens you serve with them. Garlic Prawns Below is the Mediterranean version. For the Asian version add some Asian greens to the stir fry ..

Green Tea Noodle & Seared Tuna

Fish is good for you, however, many people find cooking fish difficult. Not so with this simple, flavour packed recipe. Ingredients 200g of Organic cha soba green tea noodles (cooked as instructed, a bit under, as..

Grilled Lamb Cutlets with Mashed Potato, Garlic Green Beans and Roast Tomatoes

I guess this is really 'meat and three veg' but it tastes and looks a lot better than that. Ingredients (Serves 4) 12 lamb cutlets, all visible fat trimmed off 5 medium potatoes, peeled and cut in half 1/2 cup..

Mixed vegetable and tofu stir-fry

Colourful and crunchy, this healthy stir-fry is simply mouth-watering. Asian-style flavours and cashew nuts complement fresh, seasonal vegetables. Ingredients (Serves 4) 1—2 tablespoons rice bran oil or..

Moroccan Inspired Lamb with Couscous

This is not the authentic recipe but it is a pretty good imitation. You can use chicken instead of lamb, if you prefer. Ingredients (Serves 4) 500g diced lamb, all visible fat removed 400g cans diced Italian tom..

Potato and Leek Soup

Leeks are a personal favourite of mine--this tasty, versatile vegetable can be the base of stocks, soups, pasta and pies...

Roast Fillet of Beef with Mustard, Chives and Garlic

Rare roast beef should not be kept in the fridge for any longer than a day. Well done beef can be kept up to 3 days. Ingredients (Serves 4) 1kg fillet of beef (in one piece) 175g jar wholegrain French mustard ..

Roast Shoulder of Lamb with Roast Root Vegetables

It is a good idea to cook extra vegetables so that you can use them in lunch boxes, salads, omelettes, etc. They will keep in the fridge for 3 days. Ingredients (Serves 4) 1 shoulder of lamb on the bone 1 onion,..

Roast Vegetable and Lentil Salad

Whether you visit the greengrocer or the vegetable garden these ingredients are in season and at their freshest. This salad can be served as a meal in itself or as an accompaniment to a grander feast. Prepara..

Roasted free range chicken with fresh thyme and lemon

Easy and stress-free, and kind to the digestive system. Ingredients 1 x fresh free range chicken 1.2-1.4 kg 2 lemons fresh thyme…from your herb garden! (I like to use lemon thyme, to give that wonderful..

Seared Barramundi - Absolutely Natural

I prepared this dinner for my mother and husband last night, and decided that everyone should be eating so simply, and nutritionally! You simply can’t beat the flavour and texture of barramundi — but be car..

Seared Barramundi Fillet with Roasted Baby Tomatoes

The trick with this tasty and delicious dinner, is to pre roast the tomatoes, and flash in the oven ten minutes before serving! Ingredients (Serves 2) 2 X 200g portions Barramundi fillet 2 punnets of cherry toma..

Shakshuka

Delicious, hearty and SO easy to prepare, Shakshuka is North African dish based on eggs cooked in a spicy tomato sauce. It’s highly versatile and bursts with flavour. This fabulous recipe comes to us from the equally..

Spaghetti with Chicken, Cherry Tomatoes, Basil and Pine Nuts

Although I urge people to eat less starch, I don't think a couple of pasta recipes (for good measure) would be overdoing it. A hint, use a vegetable peeler to shave parmesan cheese. Ingredients (Serves 4) 500g “th..